A delegation from provincial organs toured Pingtan, Fujian province on Dec 8 and 9 to investigate its social security system for the elderly.
TWO VOLUNTEERS from a nongovernmental organization were reportedly summoned and interrogated by the police in Ningde, Southeast China's Fujian province, following a tip-off that they were involved in prostitution. Since they were conducting a private investigation into local environmental pollution before their detention and they were released the next day, there are suspicions that the Ningde authorities were trying to deter such public supervision. A commentary on ifeng.com lauds such public supervision and urges local governments to keep an open mind to efforts aimed at exposing polluters.
More than 100 electric bicycles were destroyed by a fire in a residential area in Taijiang district, Fuzhou in Fujian province on Nov 30.
More than 1,800 HIV/AIDS cases involving people from outside the Chinese mainland were diagnosed between January and October.
Railways began selling tickets on Thursday for trains scheduled to leave between Jan 24 to March 3, a 40-day period in China known as "Chunyun" when people travel back home to celebrate the Spring Festival, which falls on Feb 8 in 2016.
A string of pictures of Fuzhou's blue sky have been promoted recently among Fuzhou netizens and won acclaim.