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Palace Museum to auction off "biggest creative products": curator

A pair of Heavenly Lanterns and Longevity Lanterns each, the biggest creative products ever designed by the Palace Museum, will be put up for auction in early April, the museum's curator said Sunday.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/3/25 0:18:51

Situation begins to stabilize after blast

Seventy-two hours after explosion in a chemical plant in Xiangshui, East China's Jiangsu Province, rescue teams were still searching for missing people when a Global Times reporter entered the blast site on Sunday afternoon.
Source: Global Times | 2019/3/24 23:03:39

Summer Palace's cosmetics products achieve high sales

The Palace Museum has achieved huge success in cultural and creative products in recent years, and Summer Palace, another Beijing landmark, seems to be following suit.
Source: Global Times | 2019/3/24 22:18:40

China bans fishing in river flowing into Arctic

Chinese fishery authority said that fishing will be completely banned in the Ertix River, the only river in China that flows into the Arctic Ocean.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/3/24 21:56:04

59 discharged after chemical plant blast in E China

A total of 59 people have been discharged from hospitals after a blast hit a chemical plant in east China's Jiangsu Province Thursday, according to the rescue headquarters.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/3/24 21:21:56

Italy to return lost Chinese cultural relics

Witnessed by Chinese President Xi Jinping and Italian Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte, the Ministry of Cultural Heritage and Activities of Italy and the Minister of Culture and Tourism of People's Republic of China signed an agreement on Saturday in Rome that will see 796 sets of lost Chinese cultural relics and artworks return to China.
Source: Global Times | 2019/3/24 20:08:40

Poetry-quoting hobo hopes web influencers will leave him in peace

Literature-loving hobo Shen Wei, 52, a ragged and unkempt homeless man who lives near Yanggao South Road Subway Station in East China's Shanghai Municipality, has become an internet sensation after being filmed quoting from famous works, but he told his fans he just wants a quiet life, Chinanews reported on Friday.
Source: Global Times | 2019/3/24 19:23:39

Withdrawal of costume drama series reflects tightened regulations

Numerous costume drama series have postponed their debut and the registration of such genre at the national media regulator also decreased, amid reports of a comprehensive ban on historical dramas and web films.
Source: Global Times | 2019/3/24 18:28:40

VAT cut on 'orphan drugs' will lift healthcare burden, but many still struggle to afford medication

China has reduced value-added tax (VAT) by 3 percent on 21 orphan drugs and four active pharmaceutical ingredients starting March 1.
Source: Global Times | 2019/3/24 18:03:39

China's road cargo traffic busier in Jan-Feb

China's road freight transport saw steady expansion in the first two months of this year, according to the Ministry of Transport.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/3/24 17:11:51

Opening up "a distinctive symbol" of China today: vice premier

Chinese Vice Premier Han Zheng said Sunday that opening up has become "a distinctive symbol of contemporary China," and the country will unswervingly open still wider to the outside world.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/3/24 17:11:10

Blast search and rescue continues Saturday

Although major fires have been put out at the Xiangshui chemical plant explosion site on Saturday afternoon, firefighters and rescuers remain there searching for survivors. Local residents living nearby started to clean and restore their impacted houses, and volunteers are making lunches for the firefighters and rescuers.
Source: Globaltimes.cn | 2019/3/23 18:43:16

Xiangshui explosion possibly started from plant's warehouse of dangerous solid waste

A warehouse storing dangerous solid waste was the possible source of the blast at the Tiyanjiyi Chemical Plant in Xiangshui County, Jiangsu Province, not benzene tanks as earlier speculated, China Chemicals Journal reported Thursday, citing an insider close to the central government's investigation team.
Source: Globaltimes | 2019/3/23 16:25:29

Mayor: 64 killed in Xiangshui chemical plant explosion

An explosion at a chemical plant in Yangcheng city in East China's Jiangsu Province killed 64 people while 21 remain in critical condition and 28 others are listed as missing on Saturday morning, about 40 hours after the tragic blast.
Source: Globaltimes.cn | 2019/3/23 12:50:05

Deal toll of Jiangsu's tragic chemical plant blast climbs to 64

Sixty-four people are confirmed dead while 21 remain in critical condition in hospitals and 28 others are missing, 40 hours after a tragic chemical plant explosion in Xiangshui County, East China's Jiangsu Province, it was announced by Cao Lubao, mayor of Yancheng, at a press conference Saturday. (Photos: Li Hao/GT)
Source: Globaltimes.cn | 2019/3/23 12:19:52

Xi urges all-out rescue efforts for plant explosion that killed 64

Chinese President Xi Jinping on Friday urged an all-out rescue effort and precautions against further accidents after a chemical plant explosion in Xiangshui, East China's Jiangsu Province killed at least 62.
Source: Global Times | 2019/3/22 22:28:40

China Focus: China on track to cap water usage below 670 bln cubic meters by 2020

China is set to achieve its target of keeping annual water consumption below 670 billion cubic meters by 2020, a senior official said Friday.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/3/22 19:40:03

China May Day holiday extension boosts tourism interest

The Chinese government's decision to extend the May Day holiday has boosted online searches and orders for trips, according to the country's biggest online travel agency Ctrip.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/3/22 17:51:30