Monday, July 4, 2011
Migrant worker Yue Yaowei has lived in Beijing for six years but is not recognized as a resident of the Chinese capital — and so cannot get health insurance, buy a car or purchase a house.
Monday, June 13, 2011
Lead pollution from workshops in eastern China seriously poisoned 103 children and has affected hundreds of other residents in the country's latest case of unfettered industrial toxins, the official Xinhua news agency reported on Sunday.
Monday, May 30, 2011
Residents in Beijing may receive penalties if they fail to buy cars within the required half year after winning a car registration lottery, a mechanism the city introduced late last year to reduce vehicles on roads.
Tuesday, May 17, 2011
Police in Beijing have detained 11 suspects and confiscated more than 10,000 bottles of fake foreign liquor destined for use at the Chinese capital's bars and nightclubs, state press said Monday.
Monday, May 16, 2011
China, which employs an army of censors to police the Internet, has also deployed legions of “Web commentators” to get the government's message out — in a crafty but effective way.
Monday, May 9, 2011
With foreigners accounting for just 0.46 percent of its population, Chinese capital Beijing is still far from being designated an international city, a leading expert said.
Beijing's population rose to 19.6 million in 2010, and a huge influx of migrants contributed to the growth, the city's statistics bureau said.
Wednesday, May 4, 2011
Police in northeastern China have detained seven people suspected of deliberately starting a weekend fire in a hotel that killed 10 people and injured 35, the government and state media said Tuesday.
Wednesday, April 27, 2011
A Chinese state news agency says a man who killed four policemen in a shootout in eastern China has been executed. It was a rare case of gun violence in a country where private firearms ownership is illegal.
Tuesday, April 26, 2011
Seventeen poor migrants died when a fire swept through an illegally constructed Beijing building Monday, state media and officials said, in the latest accident to highlight lax Chinese fire safety.