Drug report reveals up to 12 million Chinese addicted

  • Wed, 09/27/2006 - 12:00

China has become the most important trafficking route for illegal drugs in the Asia-Pacific region and may have as many as 12 million drug addicts.

Bronze Statue to Honor Victims of Communism

  • Wed, 09/27/2006 - 12:00

The construction of a memorial to honor millions of people killed by communist regimes will begin this week, after years of fundraising difficulties and downsized plans.

China's fierce Kyoto rules irk foreign investors

  • Sun, 09/24/2006 - 12:00

For Lu Feng, the Kyoto Protocol is like a lottery ticket with a guaranteed winning number - a cash windfall that will make life easier but not something he can build business plans around.

Letter from China: China seeks once again to dominate the media

  • Thu, 09/21/2006 - 12:00

The question seemed innocuous enough when it appeared in online poll early this month on the popular Chinese Internet portal, Netease: Would you like to be Chinese in the next life?

China Targets its Western Regions to Help Cover its Oil Deficiencies

  • Sun, 09/17/2006 - 12:00

Recent huge leaps in China's economic and industrial growth have made China the world's second leading oil importing country after Japan and the second largest oil consumer in the world.

China's headline news

  • Wed, 09/13/2006 - 12:00

China's leaders are defending a new regulation restricting press freedom of foreign news agencies in the country amid harsh criticism overseas.

Chinese Muslims find a fortune in Arabic

  • Mon, 09/11/2006 - 12:00

Arab oil wealth has created an unusual job opportunity for an ethnic minority in a depressed and remote area of China.

China Criticizes US Use of Secret Prisons

  • Sat, 09/09/2006 - 12:00

China has criticized the United States following the confirmation this week by President Bush that the Central Intelligence Agency is running prisons overseas to house terror suspects.

Sinopec wins bitumen tender in Nigeria

  • Thu, 08/31/2006 - 12:00

The  China National Petroleum Corporation  (Sinopec),  China's  second  largest oil company, won a USD 18.60 mln  tender  for  a  bitumen block in Nigeria on Tuesday, said the Nigerian Mines Ministry.

China to relocate 240,000 people to protect environment

  • Thu, 08/31/2006 - 12:00

China will spend 1.29 billion yuan (161 million US dollars) relocating 240,000 people from areas requiring ecological protection this year.