Guangdong has become the latest province to order its officials to report their assets and employment information about children and spouses.Thursday, 15 October, 2009, 12:00am
China's economic miracle has brought incalculable benefits to hundreds of millions of people - not simply by alleviating poverty but by helping build a foundation for a better future. The price of such supercharged growth - industrial pollution and environmental degradation, among others - is sometimes discounted as the inevitable cost of development.23 Aug 2009 - 12:00am
Three officials in Liuyang city , Hunan province were prosecuted last week after being found to be responsible for cadmium pollution that killed at least five people and poisoned more than 500.13 Aug 2009 - 12:00am
Tropical rainforests are disappearing at an alarming rate. Scientists fear they will vanish within 40 years if nothing is done.
We are doing very little to stop this destruction. Let's take a look at our everyday lives. On what are your exercises printed? Paper. On what are you sitting? Wooden chairs. Where do you put your clothes? A wardrobe possibly made out of wood.7 Aug 2009 - 12:00am
The humming machines of the Xianghe Chemical plant in Liuyang city, Hunan, ran day and night.
They stopped only when the boss got a special call 'from above' - and that always happened before environmental inspectors' 'sudden visits', according to workers at the factory at the heart of one of the mainland's worst pollution scandals.5 Aug 2009 - 12:00am
Nine people were killed and 25 injured in a bomb explosion at a village restaurant in Hunan province after being invited to a dinner to resolve a family dispute.18 Sep 2007 - 12:00am
More than 40 million yuan will be spent by the central and provincial governments to commemorate the 90th birthday of Hu Yaobang in his hometown, in another sign by Beijing that it plans to rehabilitate the late reformist.7 Sep 2005 - 12:00am
Fireworks and firecrackers have a long history on the mainland. As early as the Sui Dynasty (581- 618), the new year was celebrated to the crackling noise of exploding firecrackers.
The first firecrackers were made from sections of hollow bamboo, used to hold gunpowder. They were called bamboo firecrackers, but bamboo was later replaced by paper tubes.31 Mar 1999 - 12:00am