Awesome times demand shocking new words

Thousands of new entries, including catchy and popular phrases from the internet age, appear in the sixth edition of a well-known Chinese-language dictionary that hit stores yesterday.

Monday, 16 July, 2012, 12:00am

Demolition leaves family scattered, defenceless

The papers ordering Huang Gongdao to be detained while his house was demolished last month are now all he has to aid his fight for justice.

All the 63-year-old retiree's possessions, including the identity card he is asked to present whenever he seeks help from the courts, were lost when local officials levelled his six-bedroom home in Beijing's Chaoyang district.

26 Jun 2012 - 12:00am

Forced closure of schools linked to fatal accidents

The Ministry of Public Security is pushing regulators to address some of the root causes behind a spate of deadly school bus crashes in recent weeks as it moves to crack down on unsafe school buses.

17 Dec 2011 - 12:00am

School closures wrong, says wen

Premier Wen Jiabao has hit out at the aggressive closures of rural schools in a speech ahead of today's Teachers' Day that addresses the sorry state of rural education.

The problem could hinder the development of the whole country, he warned.

10 Sep 2011 - 12:00am

Red Cross admits it misused public funds

Amid a deepening credibility crisis over the Guo Meiling saga, the Red Cross Society of China has admitted it misused public funds but denied any corruption.

29 Jun 2011 - 12:00am