Many people blame academic pressure and lack of school soccer for China's terrible soccer team, but that may be about to change thanks to a new evaluation system that will take into soccer skills. Full Story

Marvelous reasons for taking time off

A saleswoman at a Shenzhen company asked for a week's leave in November, for the unusual reason of feeling too ugly. What's more unusual is that her manager approved her request. Full Story

Schools to observe Constitution Day

Students across the country will read the Constitution on December 4, the first National Constitution Day, according to a government circular. Full Story