North Korean leader Kim Jong Un strikes fear into some hearts, but photos of a Chinese street food vendor with a distinct resemblance to the Pyongyang strongman have fuelled online mirth.
More than 260 unwanted children, most of them babies, have been abandoned in a Chinese "safe haven" in just over six weeks -- more than five a day -- since it opened in late January, authorities said.
A fire on a passenger bus in northeastern China killed at least 10 people and injured 17 on Wednesday, officials said, in the country's second deadly bus fire in less than a week.
An explosion at a restaurant has left one person dead and at least 23 injured in Dongguan on Monday, jolting the southernmost city which was recently shaken by a massive sex trade crackdown, CCTV reported.
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."