China has 18 mln newborns in 20162017-01-23
A total of 18.46 million new babies were born in Chinese hospitals last year, an increase of 11.5 percent from 2015, according to the country's health authority.
Beijing has 21.7 mln permanent residents2017-01-23
The number of Beijing's permanent residents, holders of Beijing residence certificates, grew marginally by 0.1 percent to 21.7 million in 2016, said the city statistics bureau Sunday.
Second-child policy increases births by 7.9%2017-01-23
The universal second-child policy implemented early last year was a major factor in raising the number of births in China to 17.86 million last year, an increase of 7.9 percent and the highest annual number since since 2000, according to the top health authority.
12 feared dead in central China landslide2017-01-22
Rescuers have found no signs of life of the 10 people missing after a landslide in central China's Hubei Province on Friday night, indicating the death toll is very likely to stay at.
Liaoning admits to falsifying data2017-01-18
Chen Qiufa, governor of Liaoning province, has for the first time admitted that the province was involved in submitting falsified financial data at city and county levels from 2011 to 2014.