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Fog, pollution in China's north disrupt travel


A combination of pollution and heavy fog affected countless road, rail and air passengers across northern China on Wednesday.

China's box office growth slows dramatically amid "weak crop" of films


Cinema takings expanded at the slowest rate in a decade in 2016 as big budget films like The Great Wall failed to draw audiences

Children paying price for shortage of doctors


"There are so many people and so few doctors," said Chen Yang as he sat in a waiting room at Beijing Children's Hospital late last month.

No donor found for next face transplant


The surgeon who performed China's first face transplant in 2006 said he has been waiting years to help a second patient but cannot find a donor.

Ivory stockpiles could stymie government ban, expert says


China has taken a historic step to ban the commercial ivory trade by the end of 2017, but campaigners warn that legal ivory stockpiles could become an issue.

China issues first red alert for fog


​China's national observatory on Tuesday issued a red alert for fog in a number of northern and eastern regions, the first ever national red alert for fog.

China runs more trains to meet holiday travel rush


​China Railway Corporation (CRC) announced it would dispatch 187 additional trains to accommodate the travel rush during the last day of the three-day New Year holiday Monday.

Beijing enjoys brief respite, but choking smog to return on Tuesday


Heavy smog that blanketed northern China at the weekend cleared somewhat on Monday, with flights in Beijing back to normal, but it was likely only to be a brief respite with more choking smog expected to return to the wintry north within 24 hours.

China experiencing baby boom now that one-child rule is lifted


As soon as China abandoned its one-child policy a year ago, Zheng Xiaoyu and her husband started trying for a sibling for their nine-year-old son.

Forbidden City opens relic "hospital"


A state-of-the-art conservation center to "treat" ancient cultural relics in disrepair opened at Beijing's Palace Museum on Thursday.