China to provide pandas with hospital

DUJIANGYAN, Sichuan, May 4 (Xinhua) — A new specialized center for giant panda rescue and disease prevention broke ground for construction on Wednesday in Dujiangyan City, southwest China’s Sichuan Province. Upon completion, the facility will…

Lingering spring drought hits central, south China

WUHAN – Although renowned as the “land of a thousand lakes”, central China’s Hubei province has been plagued by a lingering spring drought, which has impacted grain production and disrupted the area’s supply of drinking…

China to take lead in new-energy vehicles

China will launch a development plan in energy-saving and the new-energy vehicle industry to make the country a leader in the sector over the next 10 years, with government funding of 100 billion yuan ($15.28…

Small amount of iodine-131 found in spinach in China

Small amounts of radioactive iodine-131 have been detected in the air in 31 of China’s provinces, autonomous regions and municipalities. Radioactive cesium has been detected in 21. Iodine has also been found in spinach produced…

A village’s fight for environment

Zhang Gongli was delighted to see blue skies and white clouds again in his hometown, a small village in east China’s Anhui province. He and his village, Qiugang in Bengbu City, became famous because of…

China likely to launch Mars probe in 2013

China is likely to launch its first probe to explore the surface of Mars in 2013, a chief scientist said  Wednesday. “Mars is the first choice for mankind’s interplanetary explorations as it is the closest…