As men swarm to cities for work, 53pc of soil tillers are female, census findsSaturday, 23 February, 2008, 12:00am
Qu Liqiu, the wife of jailed mainland academic Lu Jianhua, hopes the mainland authorities will grant an amnesty to her husband following a call by freed journalist Ching Cheong for an amnesty in the year of the Olympics.
'I hope more people, especially those who are innocent, will be given an amnesty,' Mrs Qu said. 'Of course I hope Lu Jianhua will be freed, too.'22 Feb 2008 - 12:00am
A choking stench fills the air of a home for abandoned, disabled children in Jinzhou in Hebei province .16 Dec 2007 - 12:00am
Human-trafficking is a lucrative trade in Henan province , according to an investigative report broadcast by state television last year, with as many as 3,000 labourers duped or abducted and sold to brick kilns and mines through just a single trafficker in the previous three years.20 Jun 2007 - 12:00am
Many lower-level courts may be bankrupted when a regulation halving court fees comes into effect next month, deputies to the National People's Congress warn.
The State Council last year announced a rule to cut the fees in half from April 1 in an attempt to encourage poor people to settle disputes within the legal system.15 Mar 2007 - 12:00am
Guo Yanzou , 49, knows well that his son's life has been ruined by petitioning. But he now has a new cause - to save his son.2 Mar 2007 - 12:00am
Gao Yaojie shrugs off family fears as she takes first step to collecting US award
For 79-year-old Gao Yaojie, the journey from Zhengzhou to Beijing yesterday was not just a one-hour flight.
It took her 20 days of virtual house arrest and a heartbreaking week to finally arrive in the capital.23 Feb 2007 - 12:00am
Farmer left a cripple and penniless after fight for justice
Former village party boss Pang Shaohai says the agricultural polices announced by the central government over the past two years may sound appealing, but they mean nothing to him.15 Jan 2007 - 12:00am
Authors shocked at secret instruction to settle with party boss
Beijing has forced a publisher to compensate a local official who sued the authors of the internationally acclaimed book An Investigation of Chinese Peasants and the publishing house to avoid the embarrassment of a court handing down a verdict in the case.30 Dec 2006 - 12:00am
Violations of farmers' rights are rampant at the local level, prompting a scholar to call for a law to improve the protection of their civil and economic rights.15 Jul 2006 - 12:00am
Mainland media outlets will face fines ranging from 50,000 to 100,000 yuan if they break news on emergencies such as natural disasters without authorisation, according to a draft law being reviewed by the National People's Congress Standing Committee.26 Jun 2006 - 12:00am
Chongqing is grouping and relocating its factories and universities to dozens of industrial parks and a university city, to help catch up with the east and narrow the urban-rural income gap.27 Mar 2006 - 12:00am
Premier admits local officials have violated the law
Local officials who illegally seize farmland should be severely punished, Premier Wen Jiabao said yesterday, pledging that the rights farmers enjoyed under the household responsibility system will never change.15 Mar 2006 - 12:00am
Setting foot inside the Great Hall of the People for the annual NPC meeting can be a nerve-racking experience for government ministers, with journalists ready to pounce during probably the only time of the year they can freely ask the officials questions.14 Mar 2006 - 12:00am
A proposal to build a Cultural Revolution Museum has been submitted to the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference by 48 top scientists and writers in the run-up to the 40th anniversary of the start of the tumultuous period.
The group also sought relaxed controls governing writing and research on the topic, one of the most sensitive in the history of China.13 Mar 2006 - 12:00am