‘We are iron ladies’, a student-written screenplay

A senior student at Southwest University wrote a screenplay ‘We are iron ladies’, reflecting the life of female white-collar workers. The screenplay has been approved by the State Administration of Radio, Film and Television and will be filmed after Spring Festival. ‘Iron lady’ (Nv Hanzi), a popular word on the Internet, indicates ‘masculine’ women in […]

Beijing to hold lottery for low-cost housing

Beijing’s plan to build low-cost housing for residential use has attracted wide attention since last month. Intended buyers can apply for the first batch of flats through a lottery by the end of this month, the Beijing News reports. The Beijing Municipal Commission of Housing and Urban-Rural Development unveiled its plan to supply 70,000 units […]

Voting begins to select China’s grassroots heroes

Online voting kicked off on Wednesday to select China’s grassroots heroes for the fourth quarter of 2013. The public can vote online at www.xinhuanet.com or via microblogs and mobile applications to select 10 individuals from 20 nominees whose actions or stories have moved or inspired Chinese people. The 10 winners of this quarter will contest […]

Beating the heat on a tight budget in Chongqing

For Wang Jing, a computer saleswoman in Chongqing, the latest level two national heat alert issued on Monday told her something she already knew: it is really hot. According to the forecast from the China Meteorological Administration (CMA), temperatures will climb as high as 42 degrees Celsius in several provinces in east and central China […]

Police seek foreign aids in investigating self-immolation case

Chinese police have sent co-investigation request to police authorities in related countries concerning a 32-year-old man who instigated a self-immolation incident in which two teenage boys died. Police in southwest China’s Sichuan Province said two teenagers died after setting themselves ablaze in Jamcha Village, Ruoergai County, in the Tibetan-Qiang Autonomous Prefecture of Aba. Rinchen Tseli, […]

Retired CPC chief of wealthy E China village dies

Wu Renbao, the retired Communist Party of China (CPC) chief of Huaxi Village in east China’s Jiangsu Province, died of cancer on Monday afternoon. Wu, 85, died at 6:58 p.m. at his home in the village. With annual sales revenue of more than 50 billion yuan (about 7.93 million U.S. dollars), Huaxi Village is one […]

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 […]

CPPCC’s new leader rejects Western political systems, champions consultative democracy

CPPCC’s new leader rejects Western political systems, champions consultative democracy

The newly-elected leader of the Chinese People’s Political Consultative Conference (CPPCC) pledged Tuesday that China will promote consultative democracy and will not copy Western political systems under any circumstances. “We need to steadfastly uphold the leadership of the Communist Party of China (CPC), adhere to and improve the system of multiparty cooperation and political consultation […]

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 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 […]