Just to get home from school, they climb 800 meters (more than 2,500 feet) toward the sky — on a ladder made of bamboo and secured to a sheer cliff face. Full Story

Beijing rakes in over 1 million in fines after ‘toughest’ smoking ban

Since smoking was banned in Beijing's public places in June last year, the health authorities have raked in 1.12 million yuan ($170,800) in fines as of April, according to a recent survey. Full Story

Unused govt funds top $1.5 billion

China's top auditor said on Tuesday that 9.7 billion yuan ($1.5 billion) in government funds for social projects had gone unspent, which experts partly blamed on certain officials who failed to act when action was required. Full Story