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New medical reform gets mixed reaction

Many patients and doctors have expressed discontent with Beijing's new medical reform announced on Wednesday, with doctors grumbling that "winter is coming for Beijing's public hospitals."
Source: Global Times | 2017/3/23 22:18:40

Apple courts controversy in China on RED branding

Apple's soon-to-be-launched red iPhones have stirred controversy in the Chinese mainland after netizens found that the (Product) RED branding was removed from Apple's Chinese mainland website and the (RED) initiative is supportive of the Dalai Lama who is seen as a secessionist by China.
Source: Global Times | 2017/3/23 22:18:40

Army seeks better recruits

Southwest China's Yunnan Province is encouraging retired servicemen and servicewomen to rejoin the army if they meet the job requirements, and offers a one-off financial incentive of 4,000 yuan ($580), local media reported Thursday.
Source: Global Times | 2017/3/23 22:18:39

New two-child policy makes employers leery of hiring women

Gender discrimination against women has deepened after China changed its policy to allow women to have a second child. Experts are calling for practical laws to protect women's rights in workplaces.
Source: Global Times | 2017/3/23 21:08:39

China seeks firearms from Myanmar refugees

A border county in Southwest China's Yunnan Province has demanded that Burmese locals living in the county surrender their firearms, which Chinese experts believe is China's way of maintaining peace and stability along the border.
Source: Global Times | 2017/3/23 20:08:39

Official urges archeologists to prove Xinjiang part of China since ancient times

Northwest China's Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region said archeological work should be used to counter anti-secessionist purposes, by using cultural relics to teach people that Xinjiang has always been part of China.
Source: Global Times | 2017/3/23 20:03:39

Alibaba announces plan to set up e-commerce hub in Malaysia

Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak (3rd L) and Alibaba's executive chairman Jack Ma (4th L) attend a ceremony in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, March 22, 2017. China's e-commerce giant Alibaba group on Wednesday announced a plan to set up an e-commerce hub in Malaysia encompassing logistics, cloud-computing and e-financial service to boost trade and e-commerce in the region.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/3/23 15:55:58

China's deep-sea submersible mother ship returns to Sanya

China's deep-sea submersible mother ship, Tansuo-1, returns to Sanya in south China's Hainan Province, March 23, 2017, after completing its 68-day voyage for the Mariana Trench expedition. The ship serves as the mother ship for a manned submersible that can reach a depth of 4,500 meters.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/3/23 15:51:48

2017 Boao Forum for Asia Annual Conference to be held from March 23

Photo taken on March 22, 2017 shows the conference site of the Boao Forum for Asia Annual Conference (BFA) in Boao, south China's Hainan Province. The 2017 BFA will be held from March 23 to 26 this year.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/3/23 15:07:02

Wild white swans return to suburban Miyun District of Beijing

Wild white swans fly over the Qingshui River in suburban Miyun District of Beijing, capital of China, March 13, 2017. A large number of wild white swans, which had not appeared in the Qingshui River in the past a dozen years, returned to the district thanks to the improvement of local ecological environment.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/3/23 11:15:59

World Water Day marked in E China's Zhejiang

Children of Yangxi Primary School learn knowledge on water survey in Changle Village, Zhili Town of Huzhou City, east China's Zhejiang Province, March 22, 2017. Wednesday marks the World Water Day.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/3/23 8:27:14

Beijing ends hospital markups on drug prices

Beijing announced Wednesday public hospitals will end markups on drug prices to separate medical treatment and drug sales, and to lower costs to patients.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/3/23 7:34:10

Chinese recall Rockefellers’ contribution to medical service

As many in the US mourned the death of banker and philanthropist David Rockefeller, a top hospital in China joined in the remembrance for the business tycoon.
Source: Global Times | 2017/3/23 0:43:39

Ningbo tells churches to install security systems over ‘safety concerns’

Religious authorities in Ningbo, East China’s Zhejiang Province have required churches to install surveillance systems since 2015 over safety concerns.
Source: Global Times | 2017/3/22 21:23:40

Henan school stampede kills one, injures 20

A student has been confirmed dead and more than 20 others injured following a stampede at a primary school bathroom Wednesday in Central China’s Henan Province.
Source: Global Times | 2017/3/22 21:23:40

Shutdown part of Beijing’s pledge to clean capital’s air pollution

In the latest move to curb air pollution, Beijing has shut down its last large coal-fired power plant, bringing the capital one step closer to achieving the goal of pollution reduction urged by locals.
Source: Global Times | 2017/3/22 18:43:40

Phoenix-shaped clouds appear in China’s Yunnan

A series of Phoenix-shaped clouds appeared in the sky above Three Pagodas Temple in Dali Bai Autonomous Prefecture, Yunnan Province on March 16, 2017.
Source: | 2017/3/22 18:17:33

Activity concerning firefighting knowledge held at N China's primary school

Pupils learn to use fire fighting equipment at Wutasidongjie primary school in Yuquan District in Hohhot, capital of north China's Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region, March 21, 2017. An activity concerning firefighting knowledge was held at Wutasidongjie primary school Tuesday to raise students' awareness in emergency situations.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/3/22 16:56:07