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Work begins on new bridge to North Korea

China has decided to take "an economic approach" to ease tensions on the Korean Peninsula and push North Korea to forsake its nuclear plan, according to Chinese observers.
Source: Global Times | 2011/6/14 17:56:12

High-speed rails set to surpass 13,000 km

China's growing high-speed rail network will surpass 13,000 kilometers this year, a senior railway official said Tuesday.
Source: Global Times | 2011/6/14 17:55:09

Woman's 77-yuan rent causes stir

An unemployed Beijing woman attracted unwanted public attention after she told President Hu Jintao, during a visit to her home last week, that she pays just 77 yuan ($12) a month in rent.
Source: Global Times | 2011/6/14 17:54:06

Military enterprises to face the market

China is set to complete shareholding reforms of its military industries within three to five years in a bid to accelerate the process of bringing them in line with civilian businesses and to raise more funds from capital markets.
Source: Global Times | 2011/6/14 17:52:23

Chongqing targets income gap

Chongqing Municipality has introduced the concept of the Gini coefficient into its 12th Five-Year Plan (2011-15) in a groundbreaking move for a local government.
Source: Global Times | 2011/6/14 17:51:16

Test flight a symbol of nation's sovereignty

A high-ranking military official said that China intended to declare its freedom to take action as part of its national strategy when it conducted a test fight of the J-20 stealth jet Tuesday.
Source: Global Times | 2011/6/14 17:50:18

Younger officials occupy top PLA posts

The People's Liberation Army recently announced the latest round of high-level appointments and some of the key posts went to younger and more professionally trained officials.
Source: Global Times | 2011/6/14 17:48:49

Experts dispute 'trust' survey

A survey conducted by a global public relations firm concluded that out of 23 countries, Chinese citizens trust their government the most, a finding many Chinese experts disputed Wednesday.
Source: Global Times | 2011/6/14 17:47:47

Hopes for first ever military export to West

A possible deal to export helicopters to a US military aircraft purchase program is a sign of China's growing ability to produce aircraft according to international standards, experts said.
Source: Global Times | 2011/6/14 17:46:22

Benefits shakeup on cards for civil servants

China is planning to conduct a trial run on bringing civil servants into the nation's general social security system in a broad scheme aimed at deepening reforms of the civil service system, a senior official said.
Source: Global Times | 2011/6/14 17:45:01

More measures planned to ensure social harmony

China will take stronger measures to resolve social contradictions to ensure a harmonious and stable society this year amid rising social unrest and challenges from Western hostile forces, an official in charge of public security affairs said.
Source: Global Times | 2011/6/14 17:43:22

Military to play wider rescue role

A senior naval official said Saturday that the Chinese military plays an essential role in protecting its overseas citizens amid international security crises, and such actions should be normalized and become regular in the future.
Source: Global Times | 2011/6/14 17:41:09

More departments disclose budgets

More government departments around the country opened up their account books to the public last year, in a move observers are hailing as an important step to improving transparency, while adding that more needs to be done.
Source: Global Times | 2011/6/14 17:39:46

Govt overhauls work units

About 39 million people will be affected by sweeping reform of the country's government-sponsored institutions by 2020, Outlook Weekly, a magazine run by the Xinhua News Agency reported on Sunday.
Source: | 2011/6/14 17:37:34

Aviation firms enter engine market

Aviation companies will invest heavily in improving domestic jet engines over the next five years as part of a plan to boost China's defense and aeronautic capabilities.
Source: Global Times | 2011/6/14 17:35:58

Foreign graft on the rise

Foreign enterprises say they are optimistic about the investment environment in China, despite another case of a multinational giant being found guilty of bribery and embezzlement.
Source: Global Times | 2011/6/14 17:34:00

More rural deputies for local congresses

Growing numbers of rural deputies in China's upcoming local people's congress elections will help narrow the rural-urban divide and ease social conflict at the grassroots level, experts said.
Source: Global Times | 2011/6/14 17:32:19