Some families refuse melamine money

BEIJING – By the end of last year, the families of 272,000 victims of melamine-tainted milk and dairy products had signed up for one-time compensation payments, said a compensation fund manager. At least six babies…

Economy to grow by 9.3% this year: World Bank

BEIJING – The economy will maintain its high growth levels and the government still has plenty of room to further tighten monetary policy, World Bank economists said on Wednesday. The economy is predicted to grow…

Students lash out at dummies to vent emotions

In order to help its students improve their mental capacity to deal with stress, Hongtang High School in Ningbo city, in East China’s Zhejiang province, has introduced a psychological venting room, Zhejiang Daily reported on…

Three die amid Gaokao test

Three separate deaths of college-entrance-exam takers were reported in Hubei and Jiangsu provinces Monday, the first day of the exam, or Gaokao, highlighting the tremendous pressure that young examinees have to bear during China’s most…

Drugmaker exposed as polluter

A LEADING Chinese drugmaker in the country’s northeast has been exposed as having released pharmaceuticals into waterways and improperly burning medical waste, causing serious water, land and air contamination. Emissions from a factory operated by…

CBRC announces measures to aid small businesses

 The China Banking Regulatory Commission (CBRC) on Tuesday announced a series of favorable policies for lenders to offer more loans to small-scale enterprises. The move is designed to alleviate the financial pressure on smaller businesses…

Sea dispute a real test for China

Vietnam and the Philippines have been strengthening their marine forces by pumping oil from the sea, stationing troops strategically and using oil revenue to fund their militaries. Their common strategy in the South China Sea…