Faced with such serious smog and haze, a reporter from Henan speaks with residents about PM 2.5 masks that are useful for blocking dust and smog. A doctor is also interviewed about the effectiveness of such masks and how residents can prevent diseases caused by smog in their daily lives.
November's economic data was released by the National Bureau of Statistics of China this morning including the Consumer Price Index (CPI) and the Producer Price Index (PPI) as well as data about investment, consumption and other important indicators.
A weather forecast from Japan's NHK 8 channel that involves heavy snow, a storm and possible tornadoes. Watch the video and learn some useful weather terms.
As some Chinese get richer, many look overseas to invest in property. This news segment looks at the Australian real estate market with commentary from the author of a popular book called "Being a Chinese Property Owner in Australia."
An analysis of buying property in Australia continues with an in-depth look at Australia's low property tax and generous loan structure.
Find out how much would the bank charge for 5 cents loan for 5 years.
Lodging a complaint: Is it a new way to avoid paying bank fees?
This informative video talks about the public launch of a new type of credit card designed specifically for business travelers.
Wealthy Chinese are notoriously fond of buying property overseas and of sending their kids to university abroad. The mother in this news story is an extreme example of these two trends.
Learn about the large, expensive, yet increasingly popular Tibetan mastiff.
With exploding consumer demand for cars, major Chinese cities have monthly quotas restricting the number of new cars allowed on the roads, forcing the price of license plates to soar. Watch this news segment to find out just how expensive it is to be a new car driver in Shanghai.
A cautionary tale featuring some of China's biggest internet companies. In the space of just five days, over 200 people were swindled in what is essentially the Nigerian Prince scam with Chinese characteristics.
Delayed retirement is set to become a trend in China. But what factors need to be considered?
Find out how much a full-time housewife is really worth.
E-commerce is a rapidly growing sector of the Chinese economy as consumers increasingly turn to the internet to find cheap goods. Now, the government wants to start taxing the sector, which businesses say means prices will increase.
Find out some tricks that pharmacies utilize to try to sell medicine.
The much-anticipated "smart glasses" from Google were unveiled by Sergey Brin at Google's I/O Conference. This news item looks at what exciting features we can expect from the Google Glass when it goes on sale this year.
The astronomical cost of buying a home is one the biggest gripes for many Chinese people. However, the cost of buying a home after one's death may be even more prohibitive. This news report details this new trend of daylight grave robbery.
This video explains a new vegetable delivery service in Changshu.
The scamming industry is China's most profitable, cheating the Chinese of hundreds of billions each year.
Foreign trade scammers are another type of scammer out to victimize small businesses nationwide.
Bureaucrat scammers are out to prey on the unsuspecting with promises of wealth and prominence to those who believe them.
Text message scams are running rampant in China. Scammers are using all sorts of tactics to cheat victims of their money.
This is a countdown of the major financial events of 2013, starting with the "dama" gold-buying frenzy. The term "dama" literally means "aunty" and is a term for Chinese middle-aged, bargain-hunting women.