Russian President Vladimir Putin's state visit to China on Saturday is expected to result in increased bilateral economic and political cooperation, while experts believe that the pairing of both countries' development projects in Eurasia will become a key topic during the visit. Full Story

Zhejiang official denies making churches fly natl flag, set up CPC offices

The government of Pingyang county in East China's Zhejiang Province on Monday denied a rumor that churches in the region have been required to raise national flags and establish offices run by the Communist Party of China (CPC). Full Story

Suspects to stand trial for coal mine murder scams

In scenes reminiscent from a 2003 movie, they plotted and killed one of their own and then extorted the private coal mine owners, claiming it was a tragic mining accident, saying that if they were paid a reasonable amount of compensation, they would, in return, make the trouble go away. Full Story