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'Shanghai grandma’ home sellers keep promise

A promise made five years ago was honored when almost a million yuan, part of the proceeds of the sale of a retired teacher’s home sold to help the Sichuan earthquake survivors, was donated to charity.

Henan issues farm-water guidelines

Agriculture and environmental protection authorities in Henan face 30,000 yuan ($4,762) fines if contaminated water is discharged into farmland.

China to amend consumer rights law

China's top legislature will consider a series of draft laws and amendments, including one to the country's consumer rights law.

Former housing official sentenced

A former senior official with the Ministry of Housing and Urban-Rural Development was convicted of accepting bribes and sentenced to 12 years in prison.

Fingerprints needed for new Beijing ID cards

Beijing police said that residents will be required to have their fingerprints taken when they apply for new identity cards.

Fingerprints needed for new Beijing ID cards

Beijing police said that residents will be required to have their fingerprints taken when they apply for new identity cards.

Who left the tap running?

An eight-meter wide and four-meter thick icicle hangs from a seventh floor apartment balcony after the owner left the tap running in Jilin city, Northeast China’s Jilin province on April 13, 2013. The apartment’s owner was afraid the tap water would become frozen and congested in the pipe after heating to the building was cut off as most residents had been relocated. The owner connected an open bottle to a running tap to create a waterfall from the building. Internet users have mocked it as “the ninth wonders of the world”.

Latest technology gets people talking

Rumors suggest that the days of free mobile voice messaging and texting may soon end.

Average age drops after leaders reshuffle

A reshuffling of local Chinese leaders had ended, with the average age down from 58 years and 6 weeks a decade ago to 57 years and 26 weeks today.

More grassroots courts to hear patent disputes

More grassroots courts will be allowed to hear patent lawsuits starting on Monday in the latest measure to tackle growing intellectual property disputes in China.