13 missing after ship sinks in E China

One person has been rescued and 13 others remain missing after a container ship sank in east China’s Bohai Bay on Monday afternoon, local maritime authorities said. The ship carrying 14 crew members was traveling from the northern coastal city of Tianjin to the coastal city of Taizhou in eastern Zhejiang Province, according to the […]

Xi urges armed forces’ loyalty, discipline

Xi Jinping, top leader of the Communist Party of China (CPC) and the CPC Central Military Commission, on Monday urged the country’s armed forces to be “absolutely loyal” to the Party, sharpen fighting capacity and abide by disciplines. While joining a plenary meeting of a delegation from the People’s Liberation Army at the ongoing national […]

Year’s first rainfall for Beijing

The first rainfall of the year fell in Beijing Tuesday, after weeks of haze, dust and drought. The city’s weather bureau said precipitation averaged 4 mm in the six hours from 2 a.m. to 8 a.m. The average volume reached 4.2 mm in downtown areas, and 4.9 mm in the northwestern suburbs. The Baihepu Reservoir […]

China to complete integrated mapping system by 2020

China will build up an integrated mapping system to cover the ground, underground, sea, air and outer space by 2020, said a senior official of the national surveying and mapping authority. The system, when completed, will facilitate the country’s economic development, national defense and government decision-making, Li Pengde, deputy director of the National Administration of […]

China reports more deaths from food poisoning last year

The Ministry of Health said Tuesday that 6,685 people suffered from food poisoning in 2012, with 146 of the victims consequently dying, up 6.6 percent year on year. The number of cases reported fell by 7.9 percent from the previous year, the ministry said. The ministry noted that no major cases were reported. Poisoning due […]

China launches campaign to crack down on porn

A campaign has been launched against pornography in online game advertisements, mobile systems applications and online media players, the National Office Against Pornographic and Illegal Publications said Tuesday. The office said the campaign, named “cleaning the web,” will also focus on online literature, fora, microblogs, social network services, search engines and realtime communications groups among […]

Missing baby killed in NE China

A missing baby, who was left in a car that had been stolen on Monday morning in northeast China’s Jilin Province, died after being strangled, local police confirmed Tuesday evening. Zhou Xijun, 48, handed himself to local police at around 5 p.m. Tuesday and confessed that he had strangled the baby and buried him in […]

China issues stamps on Lei Feng

China on Tuesday issued stamps to mark the 50th anniversary of late Chairman Mao Zedong’s call of “learning from Lei Feng,” the country’s most famous Good Samaritan. Besides stamps, there are other philatelic products to mark the anniversary including commemorative envelopes and comic books, according to a China National Philatelic Corporation statement. Lei, a young […]

Mainland hails Lien Chan’s visit

The ongoing visit of Honorary Kuomintang (KMT) Chairman Lien Chan has positive significance to mainland-Taiwan exchanges and high-level interaction, according to a mainland spokeswoman. A new consensus between the two sides has been established during the visit, Fan Liqing, the spokeswoman for Taiwan Affairs Office of the State Council, said at a press conference Wednesday […]

China honors female role models

The All-China Women’s Federation has granted 10 women the title of “Role Model for March 8th Red Banner Holder,” a national honor granted to those who are regarded as role models for all Chinese women to follow, the federation announced on Wednesday. Zhang Lili, a middle school teacher in northeast China’s Heilongjiang Province who lost […]