Experts study possible spread of virus by migratory birds

A group of medical, veterinary and avian experts recently gathered in Beijing to see if there is a relation between the current outbreak of the H7N9 avian flu virus and migratory birds. Having failed to remove the birds from a list of possible carriers, the experts suggested monitoring not only east China, where the first […]

Police seek foreign aids in investigating self-immolation case

Chinese police have sent co-investigation request to police authorities in related countries concerning a 32-year-old man who instigated a self-immolation incident in which two teenage boys died. Police in southwest China’s Sichuan Province said two teenagers died after setting themselves ablaze in Jamcha Village, Ruoergai County, in the Tibetan-Qiang Autonomous Prefecture of Aba. Rinchen Tseli, […]

Retired CPC chief of wealthy E China village dies

Wu Renbao, the retired Communist Party of China (CPC) chief of Huaxi Village in east China’s Jiangsu Province, died of cancer on Monday afternoon. Wu, 85, died at 6:58 p.m. at his home in the village. With annual sales revenue of more than 50 billion yuan (about 7.93 million U.S. dollars), Huaxi Village is one […]

13 missing after ship sinks in E China

One person has been rescued and 13 others remain missing after a container ship sank in east China’s Bohai Bay on Monday afternoon, local maritime authorities said. The ship carrying 14 crew members was traveling from the northern coastal city of Tianjin to the coastal city of Taizhou in eastern Zhejiang Province, according to the […]

Xi urges armed forces’ loyalty, discipline

Xi Jinping, top leader of the Communist Party of China (CPC) and the CPC Central Military Commission, on Monday urged the country’s armed forces to be “absolutely loyal” to the Party, sharpen fighting capacity and abide by disciplines. While joining a plenary meeting of a delegation from the People’s Liberation Army at the ongoing national […]

Year’s first rainfall for Beijing

The first rainfall of the year fell in Beijing Tuesday, after weeks of haze, dust and drought. The city’s weather bureau said precipitation averaged 4 mm in the six hours from 2 a.m. to 8 a.m. The average volume reached 4.2 mm in downtown areas, and 4.9 mm in the northwestern suburbs. The Baihepu Reservoir […]

China to complete integrated mapping system by 2020

China will build up an integrated mapping system to cover the ground, underground, sea, air and outer space by 2020, said a senior official of the national surveying and mapping authority. The system, when completed, will facilitate the country’s economic development, national defense and government decision-making, Li Pengde, deputy director of the National Administration of […]

China reports more deaths from food poisoning last year

The Ministry of Health said Tuesday that 6,685 people suffered from food poisoning in 2012, with 146 of the victims consequently dying, up 6.6 percent year on year. The number of cases reported fell by 7.9 percent from the previous year, the ministry said. The ministry noted that no major cases were reported. Poisoning due […]

China launches campaign to crack down on porn

A campaign has been launched against pornography in online game advertisements, mobile systems applications and online media players, the National Office Against Pornographic and Illegal Publications said Tuesday. The office said the campaign, named “cleaning the web,” will also focus on online literature, fora, microblogs, social network services, search engines and realtime communications groups among […]