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Snow affects over 2,000 residents in NW China

Persistent snow is disrupting the lives of more than 2,200 farmers and nomads in northwest China's Qinghai Province, blocking traffic and starving livestock, local authorities said Wednesday.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/3/15 14:55:05

Xinjiang Corps dispatches large locomotives for spring plowing

On March 10, the 10th Division of the Xinjiang Production and Construction Corps began preparing arable land with large locomotives, Cri.cn reported. Every March, the corps uses large vehicles to help melt lingering snow. At present, 10 such locomotives are dispatched to do the job on a daily basis to ensure that seeds can be sowed on time to maximize farmers’ income.
Source: People's Daily Online | 2017/3/15 10:13:34

China has 282 mln rural migrant workers by end of 2016

The number of rural migrant workers in China hit 282 million at the end of 2016, an increase of 4.24 million from a year before, according the Ministry of Human Resources and Social Security (MHRSS) Tuesday.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/3/15 9:45:49

9 killed in E China traffic accident

Nine people were killed in a road accident on Tuesday in Qingzhou City in east China's Shandong Province, local authorities said.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/3/15 9:45:31

Voices for change -- meet grassroots NPC deputies

Deputies to China's top legislature, the National People's Congress (NPC), come from all walks of life, including many from grassroots positions.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/3/15 9:43:17

Elders in Tibet's rural areas arranged in nursing homes for better care

Old people celebrate the Mid-autumn Festival at a nursing home for elders in Qonggyai County, southwest China's Tibet Autonomous Region, Sept. 14, 2016. A total of 11,400 elders in the region's rural areas have been arranged in nursing homes for better care in recent years.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/3/15 7:57:19

Cruise operators remove calls to S.Korean ports amid THAAD row

Several major cruise travel companies operating business in China, including Italian Costa Cruises, are removing calls to South Korean ports, amid a standoff between China and South Korea over Seoul’s determination to deploy the US Terminal High Altitude Area Defense (THAAD) system.
Source: Global Times | 2017/3/14 21:28:39

Poverty relief challenges highlighted by seriously ill child provided with little government help

Difficulties facing China's poverty alleviation efforts have been in the spotlight recently after a reportedly impoverished Yunnan Province boy that needed medical treatment to eat again was able to pay for surgery only after his case received media coverage.
Source: Global Times | 2017/3/14 19:33:39

Chinese shoppers want to use e-payment records for refunds: survey

Nearly 80 percent of shoppers would like their e-payment records to be accepted as proof for refunds or exchanges, according to a newspaper survey.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/3/14 18:43:39

Institute to be set up for China's marine development

The State Oceanic Administration (SOA) will open its fourth institute for marine research in Beihai City in south China's Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/3/14 13:17:24

Enormous cake celebrates birth anniversary of Taoism founder

Over 10,000 people gathered around the world's highest bronze statue of Lao Zi (604-531 BC), an ancient Chinese philosopher and the founder of Taoism, on Lao Junshan Mountain in Henan province on March 12. The crowd assembled to celebrate the 2,588th anniversary of the birth of Lao Zi. A massive cake was made to mark the occasion, decorated with the text of the Dao De Jing, a book believed to be finished by Lao Zi. Weighing 5 tons, the cake contained 30,000 eggs, 450 kilograms of sugar, 300 kilograms of milk and 600 kilograms cream. Nevertheless, the crowd made quick work of the tasty treat.
Source: People's Daily Online | 2017/3/14 10:13:45

Lacking funds, Chinese pupils forced to bow out of international robotics competition

A group of elementary school students from Rudong, Jiangsu province were forced to give up their qualification for an international robotics competition, as their families could not afford the expense to travel abroad.
Source: People.cn | 2017/3/14 10:11:05

Infectious diseases kill 1,409 in China in February

A total of 1,409 people died as a result of infectious diseases on the Chinese mainland in February, official data showed Monday.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/3/14 7:56:44

17 miners confirmed dead in China mine accident

Rescuers found bodies of 17 miners who had been trapped underground after a coal mine accident in northeast China's Heilongjiang Province on March 9, local authorities said Monday.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/3/14 7:55:05

Official urges proper use of ‘halal’ term

The Party chief of Northwest China’s Ningxia Hui Autonomous Region recently said that they have noticed a trend of misleading use of the halal concept and called for better definition to avoid confusion.
Source: Global Times | 2017/3/13 21:43:39

Woman arrested after broadcasting her vandalism at Lotte supermarket

A woman in Shenyang, Northeast China’s Liaoning Province has been put under police investigation after broadcasting live her damaging of products in a local Lotte Mart supermarket on Sunday.
Source: Global Times | 2017/3/13 21:43:39

Address change lands Mobike onto wrong list

The Beijing-based bike-sharing company Mobike confirmed on Monday that its relocation of registered office has led the authorities to list it among “abnormally operating” firms, noting, however, that the action would not affect its users.
Source: Global Times | 2017/3/13 21:43:39

China launches more favorable policies to lure overseas talents

The Chinese government, in the past years, has launched a series of programs to introduce overseas high-end talents and improve China's scientific research environment. Such endeavor has generated fruitful outcomes and has been appreciated by foreign experts.
Source: People’s Daily | 2017/3/13 21:28:20