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Feeling the H7N9 strain

The avian flu outbreak has caused consternation and while some believe the TCM herb banlangen can prevent and treat the disease, experts are counseling a more cautious approach.

Beijing landfills to be brought into line in 2 yrs

Beijing has vowed to regulate 75 unofficial landfills by the end of this year and another 100 next year, while bringing 250 landfills into line by the end of 2015.

Boy's flu recovery shows benefit of early detection

Public health experts are working closely with doctors to detect early and mild H7N9 cases at hospitals, said Feng Zijian, director of the health emergency center.

TCM remedy sells out in H7N9-affected areas

A 10-yuan ($1.60) herbal remedy, indigowoad roots, or banlangen, has been selling out in stores across Shanghai and Jiangsu, Zhejiang and Anhui provinces.

Former airline executives on trial for embezzlement

Six former senior executives of an airline based in Shenzhen, in South China's Guangdong province, appeared in a Beijing court on Tuesday to face charges that they embezzled billions of yuan.

Wenzhou official dies after being disciplined

An official from a State-owned enterprise in Wenzhou, Zhejiang province, died accidentally while in the shuanggui process in the morning of April 9, according to the People's Procuratorate of Wenzhou.

Show must go on in Shandong

To warm up for the 10th China Arts Festival, more than 50 shows performed by foreign singers and dancers will be staged in cities across Shandong, according to a senior official from the provincial department of culture.

Changsha to host minerals, gems event

China's first minerals and gems event will kick off on May 16 in Changsha, Hunan province.

Development at mass grave sparks opposition

A mass grave that serves as evidence of Japan's invasion of China in the 1930s might be used for property development, which has sparked opposition from local people, Jinan Times reported.

Yuan to lead super rice strain project

China will launch a special scientific research project to develop a new super rice strain, expected to produce a bumper harvest of 14.9 metric tons a hectare, Minister of Agriculture Han Changfu said on Tuesday.