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679 firms in Beijing-Tianjin-Hebei region violate environmental laws and regulations: MEP

Environmental inspectors found that a majority of firms they inspected in the Beijing-Tianjin-Hebei region and surrounding areas were violating environmental laws and regulations, amid the country's "toughest" and largest national-level inspection on record.
Source: Global Times | 2017/4/13 16:28:39

Obsolete, pollution-prone factories will be ‘transformed’

Authorities of the newly established Xiongan New Area will move the current businesses out of the economic zone to make way for incoming State-owned enterprises and other non-traditional industries.
Source: Global Times | 2017/4/13 13:43:39

Icebreaker Xuelong returns to Shanghai after 33rd Antarctic expedition

Zhang Nan (R), a member of the Chinese scientific expedition team, hugs his wife after returning to Shanghai, east China, April 11, 2017. Chinese scientists concluded a 161-day expedition, the 33rd of its kind, to Antarctica on the Xuelong icebreaker and returned to Shanghai on Tuesday.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/4/13 8:37:56

China, India file bids for Tibetan medicine in UNESCO heritage list

China and India filed competing bids for Tibetan medicine to be included in the UNESCO Intangible Cultural Heritage list, with Chinese experts saying "Tibetan-in-exile" communities in India will not give India an edge.
Source: Global Times | 2017/4/12 23:23:39

China pledges efforts to develop medical institution partnerships

China's State Council on Wednesday called for concrete measures to improve medical services through partnerships between medical institutions.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/4/12 22:48:51

Farmer seeks state compensation after retrial acquittal

A farmer in north China's Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region is demanding that the state pay him 388,891.5 yuan (about 56,410 US dollars) in compensation after he was acquitted of unlicensed corn trading during a retrial.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/4/12 22:45:15

Xi’an fingered as among China’s worst-polluted

Northwest China's Shaanxi Province has one of the most polluted provincial capitals in the country, China's environment watchdog says, as it singled out Xi'an for "severe" air quality issues.
Source: Global Times | 2017/4/12 22:08:39

More overseas Chinese students lured by China’s economic strength

China’s economic might is attracting more overseas Chinese students home, with over 2.6 million of them having already returned and still growing, government data shows.
Source: Global Times | 2017/4/12 21:43:39

Missing teenager ‘spotted’ after 15 years disappearance

The family members of a Shandong woman missing for 15 years claim to have spotted her online in a video begging, relatives said Wednesday.
Source: Global Times | 2017/4/12 20:53:40

Putonghua on the rise among US elites

Mandarin learning is gaining growing popularity in the US, as President Donald Trump's granddaughter made a splash on social media for singing a Chinese folk song and reciting ancient poems in front of Chinese President Xi Jinping and his wife at a summit last Friday.
Source: Global Times | 2017/4/12 20:53:40

Jiangsu police say they are investigating student’s fall from dormitory

Jiangsu Province police say they are investigating the case of a student who was severely injured after falling from a dormitory building on Monday morning, after a similar incident sparked national discussion earlier this month.
Source: Global Times | 2017/4/12 20:13:40

School helps migrants’ children, but many are still missing out

"If I hadn't had a chance to study at the Dandelion school, I would have gone back to my hometown to finish middle school, or just dropped out and followed in my parents' footsteps like many of my friends did," said Selina Qiong, a 23-year-old from a small village in Central China's Henan Province.
Source: Global Times | 2017/4/12 20:03:39

Tulip flowers in full blossom at Shijiazhuang Botanic Garden in N China

Tulip flowers are in full blossom at the Shijiazhuang Botanic Garden in Shijiazhuang, capital of north China's Hebei Province, April 11, 2017.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/4/12 17:24:12

Fish-catching contest held in SW China

Local villagers compete in a fish-catching contest in Laotun Town of Taijiang County in Qiandongnan, southwest China's Guizhou Province, April 11, 2017.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/4/12 14:03:50

Amazing spring scenery across China

Photo taken on April 11, 2017 shows peony flowers in front of a stone figure of Buddha at Longmen Grottoes in Luoyang, central China's Henan Province. Peonies came into flourishing term in Luoyang, which was once an imperial capital for 13 dynasties through the Chinese history and famous for its peonies
Source: Xinhua | 2017/4/12 14:00:33

About 18,000 convicted for IP piracy, counterfeiting in China

Around 18,000 people were convicted on charges of intellectual property (IP) piracy and producing counterfeit products last year, said Vice Premier Wang Yang Tuesday.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/4/11 23:51:32

China mulls security control on exporting key data

Chinese citizens' personal information and the country's important data collected by Internet service providers may need evaluation and permission before being shared with non-domestic entities.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/4/11 23:49:18

Shenzhen police seize 630 tonnes of smuggled frozen meat

A total of 630 tonnes of frozen chicken feet, chicken wings, pig feet and pork were seized by border police in Shenzhen in south China's Guangdong Province, said local authorities on Tuesday.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/4/11 23:47:45