What’s hindering wider use of labor pain relief in China?What’s hindering wider use of labor pain relief in China?A woman in Northwest China’s Shaanxi Province jumped to her death from a maternity ward window after she could not withstand the severe labor pain. The unexpected suicide case was widely covered by the press, awakening many Chinese women to the fact that they may have no access to pain relief in ch

China scraps highway tolls during holidaysChina scraps highway tolls during holidaysChina's State Council, or cabinet, has approved a plan to exempt tolls for passenger cars taking highways during important Chinese festiv…

High prices keep lid on real-estate StimulusHigh prices keep lid on real-estate StimulusA visit to Niu Huiju's tiny downtown apartment offers a glimpse of why the Chinese government is resisting calls to spark the real-estate…

Pavement collapses in heavy rainsPavement collapses in heavy rainsWith persistent rains battering Beijing, the number of collapsed pavements has been soaring, the city's road and bridge maintenance autho…

Foreign interns seek experience in Chinese firmsForeign interns seek experience in Chinese firmsMore foreign youths are seeking internships in China as the country's economic growth remains robust and businesses become more open to f…

Centuries-old Tibetan calligraphy kept aliveCenturies-old Tibetan calligraphy kept aliveAt 38, Dawa Tsering often recalls with fondness how hard he used to practise Tibetan writing as a child. "I often wrote on a birch bo…

Britons see 2 sides of Chinese murder suspectBritons see 2 sides of Chinese murder suspect Gu Kailai is charged with murder of British businessman Neil Heywood. To some who knew her in Britain, she was a loving mother …