The number of dollar billionaires in mainland China has passed 300 for the first time, an annual ranking of wealth in the world's second-largest economy showed Wednesday.
China said on Wednesday that it will ditch 76 pointless official -- and sometimes obscure -- awards as it seeks to rein in waste and extravagance, part of President Xi Jinping's crusade against pervasive corruption.
China unveiled on Monday tough measures to stop the spread of what the government calls irresponsible rumors, threatening three years in jail if untrue posts online are widely reposted, drawing an angry response from Chinese internet users.1 Comment
China's first authentic version of the giant Rubber Duck that has made a splash around the world and inspired fakes across the country made its debut Friday -- but some complained that visitors had to pay to see it.
One of China's most popular microbloggers received a huge outpouring of sympathy Friday after announcing online that he has cancer.
A Chinese forensic expert who questioned the murder conviction of top politician Bo Xilai's wife has resigned one of her positions, state media said Monday, just as Bo's trial date was announced.
China hopes to suspend its laws governing foreign investment in proposed free trade zones, the cabinet said, in a sign the world's second-biggest economy could open further to foreign competition.
China intends to be thoroughly connected to the internet by 2015, with urban and rural household broadband speeds reaching 20 Mbps and 4 Mbps respectively, according to a blueprint issued by the State Council on Saturday.
Twenty-five people have been killed by floods which hit northeastern China over the past week, state media said Saturday, as other parts of the country continued to experience a heatwave.
Chinese authorities have detained Yang Maodong, a leading member of the country's loose New Citizens campaign that promotes democratic rights, his friend and an international human rights advocacy group said Saturday.