- Side effects mild as vaccination underway
About 39,000 residents in Beijing had been inoculated with A/H1N1 flu vaccine by Tuesday afternoon, with 14 cases of adverse reaction, an epidemic control expert said Wednesday.
- China honors 100 heroes and models
China on Monday paid tribute to 100 heroes and models who made outstanding contributions to the founding of the People's Republic of China and 100 others who have inspired the nation in the past six decades.
- Soldiers exercise for military parade on Oct.1
Soldiers are busy doing exercises to prepare for the scheduled military parade at the Tian'anmen square in Beijing to celebrate the 60th anniversary of founding of the People's Republic of China on Oct. 1.
- Typhoon-hit Taiwanese protest Dalai's visit
Dozens of typhoon victims from Pingtung County, who arrived in Kaohsiung on early Monday morning, waved banners and shouted to show their disapproval of the Democratic Progressive Party's (DPP's) invitation to Dalai Lama to visit Taiwan.
- China's top legislature starts bimonthly session
The 10th meeting of the Standing Committee of the 11th National People's Congress (NPC), the top legislature started its bimonthly session Monday morning, scheduled from Aug. 24 to 27.
- Angry villagers stage protest over lead poisoning
Several hundred villagers in northwest China's Shaanxi Province broke into a smelting plant Monday to protest the lead poisoning of more than 600 children.
- New rule tests officials' sense of responsibility
Since the ruling Communist Party of China (CPC) made public a regulation on officials' accountability a month ago, a batch of officials have received punishment for their mishandling of incidents that led to serious negative impacts.
- Smelting plant closed after lead poisoning probe
Authorities in northwest China announced Wednesday the closure of a smelting plant suspected of discharging waste that caused lead poisoning in at least 300 children.
- China lifts blockade on plague-hit town
China has ended a quarantine blockade around a remote northwestern town hit by pneumonic plague, Xinhua news agency reported late on Saturday.
- Official sacked over north China tap water pollution
The chief public utility official in Chifeng City, north China's Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region, was fired Tuesday over a tap water-pollution incident that sickened more than 4,000 residents last week.