A new chapter opened in mankind's exploration of the moon on Thursday morning as the first probe to land on the moon's far side reached its destination after a 26-day journey.

The number of births in China continued to fall last year, the third year since the implementation of a national policy to encourage couples to have two children, a population researcher affiliated

East China's Zhejiang province reported 4,544 new HIV/AIDS cases in the first ten months of this year, up 3 percent compared to last year, according to health authorities.

Authorities in Shanghai are asking for opinions from the public until Dec 6 on a draft regulation regarding garbage classification.

Hebei province in North China will see moderate to heavy air pollution from Saturday to Tuesday due to unfavorable weather conditions to disperse pollutants, the province’s air monitor forecast on

GUIYANG -- Four people were killed and nine others remain missing in a coal mine accident in Southwest China's Guizhou province, local authorities said Tuesday.

The nation's top legislative body has started drafting a special law for the protection of the Yangtze River, the country's longest waterway, as China continues the green development of the river,

Water quality in the country's offshore areas is deteriorating, even though the amount of wastewater discharged into the sea dropped last year, a report has found.

Rain-induced floods have killed three people and affected 932,000 in 62 cities, districts and counties in Sichuan province, with direct economic losses amounting to 2.4 billion yuan ($360 million).

A total of 580,000 people have been evacuated as typhoon Maria stormed into southeastern China on Wednesday, paralyzing railway and air transportation in some areas, authorities said.

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