Sustained drought affects Baise City of Guangxi

Sustained drought affects Baise City of Guangxi

Children play on cracked paddy fields in Pingguo County of Baise City, southwest China’s Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region, May 6, 2012. A sustained drought has affected at least 200,000 people, more than 70,000 heads of livestock and damaged 31,000 hectares of crops in six counties in the city of Baise of Guangxi, the regional civil […]

Xianyang: 16 corpses found in canal within 20 days

Xianyang: 16 corpses found in canal within 20 days

From the end of March to April 18, within 20 days, the salvage team and the police found a total of 20 bodies in Yinwei canal of Xianyang City. The source of some corpses have not been identified yet. The relatives of drowning person believed that the canal management department should be responsible for the […]

World bank released World Development Indicators 2012

World bank released World Development Indicators 2012

Definitive Reference for Measuring Development Progress The world bank released the 2012 edition of World Development Indicators (WDI) on 19th, the report includes updated data on global development, the quality of people’s lives, the environment, the economy, the functioning of states and markets, and global links – how actions in one part of the world […]

China arrested five people suspected of human organ trafficking

China has arrested a group of five people suspected of human organ trafficking. The detainees are suspected buying a kidney last year from a 17-year-old, who tried to find some money to buy the products of Apple – iPhone and iPad. As it became known, the teenager was contacted by the suspects through the online […]

Severe drought in Yunnan

Severe drought in Yunnan

March 22, Yunnan Province has suffered drought for more than three months. It’s the third consecutive year of drought in Yunnan since 2009. 790.10 million people were affected in Yunnan Province, the drought spreads in 125 counties, drying up 413 small reservoirs. 320.34 million people and 1.647 million livestock have problems with drinking water supplies, […]

Bear bile extraction: abuse of bears in China

Bear bile extraction: abuse of bears in China

In China, thousands of bears are kept on farms where people pick bear bile from them everyday. Recently, the association of animal rights, Animals Asia published a report and a video denouncing the poor condition of bears kept on farms in China. This video shows the suffering of bears and evidence of infections these bears […]

Chinese are increasingly fond of gold and diamonds

Chinese are increasingly fond of gold and diamonds

China will become the largest market for gold in 2012. And the largest buyer of diamonds in 2015. The gold price took off in New York. The Chinese appetite for raw materials continues unabated. China will surpass India this year as the first buyer of gold in the world, according to the World Gold Council […]

Documentary about Chinese in Britain Released

Documentary about Chinese in Britain Released

This year marks the 40th anniversary of the establishment of China-UK diplomatic relations. It’s been about 150 years since the first Chinese settlers arrived in Britain, A documentary telling the stories of the five generations of Chinese people in the country is being released in Britain. The documentary, entitled “Talk of Home” was produced by […]

Good luck charm: Here comes the year of Dragon

Good luck charm: Here comes the year of Dragon

This week Chinese people all over the world welcome the upcoming Year of the Dragon. Unlike the fire-breathing monster in European mythology, the dragon in China is a good luck charm. Dragon is a symbol of power, righteousness and prosperity. The Chinese emperor was sitting on the “Dragon Throne”. Of all the twelve zodiac animals, […]

Turning point: labor shortage and rise of urban population in China

Turning point: labor shortage and rise of urban population in China

China could be at a turning point of population, with the population of working age declined slightly. The share of China’s population of working age declined slightly in 2011, for the first time since 2002, while the most populous country in the world is aging rapidly, according to the National Bureau of Statistics (NBS). Last […]