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Central China province to see extreme heat

Extremely hot weather is expected to hit Central China's Hubei province Thursday.

Lingering drought in S China damages agriculture

Wang Xiong has had the worst harvest in a decade due to the lingering heat wave and drought that has hit many parts of China this summer.

Students need some cool air in summer

An increasing number of university students across China have been complaining that it is impossible to bear the scorching summer heat without air-conditioning in dormitories. Students in Nanchang, Jiangxi province, Wuhan, Hubei province, and Chongqing municipality and other "stove cities" have been forced to sleep on the roof to escape the heat in their dorms.

Road construction set to accelerate

Road construction in China's central and western regions will speed up following a central government vow to boost the expansion of the railway sector.

Families looking to adopt turn to website

The founder of an online adoption website denied on Monday that he made a profit from the platform but admitted its services can be abused by human traffickers or illegal agencies.

It's time to cool off!

A man soaks his feet in the Hanjiang River while enjoying his supper in Wuhan, capital city of Central China's Hubei province on July 29, 2013.

In bid to compete, luxury Japanese brands go local

Two of Japan's top automakers are planning local production of their premium brands in the hope of grabbing a share of a segment long dominated by German manufacturers.