Chen Zhongshi, celebrated writer and vice chairman of the China Writers Association, died at the age of 73 on Friday morning in Xi'an, Shaanxi Province. Full Story

Mainland children born in HK exhausted by 5-hour daily commutes to school

From 2001 to 2012, more than 200,000 children were born in Hong Kong - almost all of whom have Hong Kong residency - to parents who are Chinese mainland residents. Not eligible to attend public schools in the mainland, many of these children have to cross the border every day for school. Stuck in the middle, they seem doomed to suffer exhausting, several hour-long daily commutes just to get education. Full Story

As survey shows 77% believe cruel TCM practices should stop, firms under pressure

For centuries, traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) cures have included animal body parts, such as rhinoceros horns, black bear bile or deer antlers. Recently, concerns over animal protection have become more common, and those who manufacture the ancient medicine are being pushed to make changes. Full Story