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Lei Feng's African brother

He had never heard of China's icon of selflessness before, but he is carrying on the good work of China's hero soldier.

Intolerable heat exposes 'dead' street vendor's scam

A soft drink vendor's scheme to fake his own death for financial gain was revealed after the heat in central China's Hubei province proved too much for him to bear on Saturday, according to local authorities.

Source of dead pigs in river still unknown

Authorities in Yichang, Hubei province, said on Monday that they are still investigating the source of a number of dead pigs spotted in the Yangtze River last week.

GPS devices to tackle food waste problem

Food waste collection trucks and trash cans will be outfitted with a computerized weighing and GPS device in Wuhan to deal with the problem of "gutter oil", illegally recycled cooking oil.

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.