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  • TCM seeds from space head to the lab

    2013-08-24 11:02

    Traditional Chinese medicine may be the latest sector to benefit from cosmic farming as 150 grams of space-exposed ginseng seeds were delivered to a State lab on Friday.

  • Sympathy flows for mother in KFC store

    2013-08-24 10:57

    People in Beijing are donating to a young woman who has stayed in a KFC store in the city for nearly two months with her baby girl.

  • Less homework may be a valuable lesson

    2013-08-24 09:50

    A recent draft proposal looking at slashing written homework for primary school students may see an outpouring of joy from many children, but their parents and teachers are divided on the proposal's wisdom.

  • Animal lovers dote on furry families at fair

    2013-08-24 01:37

    At the 16th Pet Fair Asia, which began on Thursday in Shanghai's World Expo Exhibition and Convention Center, thousands of pet owners from around the country crowded the 37,000-square-meter venue.

  • Sex ratio may cause marriage squeeze

    2013-08-24 00:42

    China still faces a tough challenge to redress a long-term skewed sex ratio of births, which now stands at about 117.7 boys for every 100 girls.

  • Ministry announces student database

    2013-08-23 10:04

    A national student information database will be implemented in September for smoother school transfers and more efficient student administration.

  • Trami batters southern China

    2013-08-23 07:27

    Typhoon Trami has slammed into southern China, bringing with it torrential rain, while the country's northeast is tackling severe flooding that has left hundreds of people dead or missing.

  • Gates fund to spur 'toilet revolution'

    2013-08-23 06:26

    The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation on Thursday extended its global "toilet revolution" campaign to China, kicking off a competition with grants of $5 million to encourage Chinese talent to reinvent the toilet.

  • Draft moots cut in homework

    2013-08-23 01:32

    A draft guidelines document released by the Ministry of Education suggests homework may become a thing of the past for younger students.

  • Experts say police need guns on patrol

    2013-08-23 00:46

    Police officers should be equipped with more powerful weapons and get rigorous training to counter violent offenders, experts said.

  • Chinese govt resolute in cutting red tape

    2013-08-22 06:26

    The Chinese government on Wednesday vowed to strictly restrain itself from adding new administrative procedures in approving business projects as part of its campaign of cutting red tape.

  • Officials investigate villa in shape of temple

    2013-08-22 09:03

    An investigation has been launched into a temple-shaped villa on top of an apartment building in Shenzhen, Guangdong province, a week after a massive rooftop structure in Beijing was ordered to be demolished.

  • Group a building block for Africa

    An unusually heavy downpour hit Durban for two days before the BRICS summit's debut on African soil, but interest for a better platform for emerging markets were still sparked at the summit.