Almost 300,000 prostitutes have fled a southern Chinese city to continue business in other parts of the country following a recent wave of crackdowns on prostitution in the region, according to Taiwan's Central News agency.
A Chinese woman who allegedly hacked off the ears of her six-year-old nephew has been arrested, state media reported Friday, in a chilling assault that police say was triggered by a family dispute.
Chinese official media and web users poured scorn on local government officials Wednesday after they gave multi-millionaire tennis star Li Na an 800,000 yuan (US$132,000) reward for winning the Australian Open.
As the greatest urbanization drive in history swells China's cities with ranks of identikit apartment blocks, one culinary businessman is indulging his architectural appetite with a visual feast of extravagant, outlandish castles.
A Chinese Communist Party official has been suspended after running up unpaid bills of US$115,000 at a specialty pigs' feet restaurant, reports said Monday.
Riots in China's ethnically divided Xinjiang region on Wednesday left 27 people dead, according to state media which said police opened fire on "knife-wielding mobs."
A woman who Chinese officials said was 127 years old -- although international authorities never recognized the claim -- has died, relatives said on Tuesday.
At least 119 people were killed in a fire which swept through a poultry processing plant in northeast China on Monday, local officials said, in what appeared to be the country's deadliest blaze for 12 years.
A newborn baby boy was rescued from a sewage pipe in a Chinese apartment building after becoming stuck down a toilet, local police said Tuesday, in a case that provoked a shocked online reaction.
Ethnic minority people in China's Xinjiang are far more fond of dancing, singing and being good hosts than making trouble, a top official said on Tuesday, dismissing the idea that the far western region is a hotbed of unrest.