Chinese citizens are on their way to getting a civil code as a draft of rules stipulating the code's basic principles was submitted to China's top legislature for first reading on Monday. 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