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Lower costs prompting Chinese to turn away from investment programs

After a wait of seven years, Xiao Duan finally moved to Canada with his father and got a permanent resident card. Duan is one of millions of Chinese families that have realized their "immigration dream" through other countries' investment immigrant programs. However, compared to the traditional program, Chinese immigrant agencies pointed out that lower costs and lower thresholds mean skilled immigrant programs have become a major choice for Chinese people seeking to move abroad.
Source: Global Times | 2017/10/11 20:48:39

Chinese railways try regional tailor-made train service

When Liu Hongyan went to the crowded ticket office at Xi'an railway station, northwest China's Shaanxi Province, during the National Day holiday, she was unable to buy a ticket home to Yulin.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/10/11 16:47:16

Palace Museum announces tickets now only available online

The Palace Museum has announced that all entrance tickets are now being sold online, a move to save visitors from queuing to buy tickets at the gate.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/10/11 16:45:34

North China province pledges to cut PM 2.5 by 40 pct

Shanxi has joined other regions in northern China by taking measures to mitigate air pollution in the autumn and winter seasons
Source: Xinhua | 2017/10/11 13:31:23

Fake Youth League accounts disappear on Twitter

Some faked China Communist Youth League (CYL) Twitter accounts disappeared recently, after the CYL's Central Committee announced last week that it had never even had an account on Twitter and vowed to take legal actions to protect its legitimate rights.
Source: Global Times | 2017/10/10 23:43:39

IMF raises China’s 2017 GDP forecast to 6.8% as country enjoys healthy growth

China's economy has enjoyed moderate and stable development in the past five years, contributing the largest to global economic growth, as its structure has been optimized and new growth engines have emerged, an official said on Tuesday.
Source: Global Times | 2017/10/10 23:18:39

Tibet forging ahead on stable development path: experts

Southwest China's Tibet Autonomous Region has seen great development and stability in the past five years and is expected to progress even further thanks to its development path with Chinese characteristics, experts said.
Source: Global Times | 2017/10/10 23:13:41

PLA officer scam leads to 270 people arrested

China's top military authorities have taken collaborative action with public security officials to clamp down on scams that provided fake IDs for people to appear as soldiers and have arrested more than 270 people, some of whom sold high military ranks for as much as 15 million yuan ($2.28 million).
Source: Global Times | 2017/10/10 23:08:40

Village loudspeakers tested to voice Party policies

Villages across China have been testing their loudspeakers along the streets and lanes to carry the voice of the Communist Party of China for the 19th CPC National Congress, next week.
Source: Global Times | 2017/10/10 23:08:39

Forbidden City in drive to bring people closer to traditional culture

Beijing-born photographer Lyu Yang is fascinated by everything about the Forbidden City. The 35-year-old has taken pictures of the century-old imperial complex every week for the past decade, and often volunteers to tell stories about the museum's history and cultural objects to foreign visitors.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/10/10 19:13:39

China’s ice breaker returns after first Arctic rim circumnavigation

Researchers on the ice breaker Xuelong, which means "Snow Dragon", finally arrived in Shanghai on Tuesday after completing their 83-day rim expedition at the Arctic.
Source: Global Times | 2017/10/10 19:13:39

China goes online to solve the problem of left-behind children

China's Civil Affairs Ministry (MCA) announced the official opening of an online management system for left-behind children on Tuesday, in an effort to give them greater protection.
Source: Global Times | 2017/10/10 19:01:29

Snow sighted in mountains of Beijing suburbs

It snowed in some mountainous areas of suburban Beijing Tuesday morning, Beijing meteorological authorities said.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/10/10 18:59:56

China to establish online platforms for exposing defaulted debtors

China has issued a notice advising authorities across the country to establish online platforms to expose debtors who fail to honor their credit obligations.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/10/10 14:09:26

After "broken glass" video goes viral, North China park assures tourists glass bridge safe

China's glass bridge craze has got some cracking up after one scenic area installed special effects that make the glass-bottomed walkway appear its cracking under their weight more than 1 kilometer in the air.
Source: Globaltimes.cn | 2017/10/10 14:07:07

Palace Museum pioneers work in keeping ancient civilizations alive

Beijing-born photographer Lyu Yang is fascinated by everything about the Forbidden City. Over the past decade, the 35-year-old has taken pictures of this century-old complex every week.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/10/10 11:03:22

South China customs seizes 1,600 tonnes of smuggled frozen food

Customs in south China's Guangdong Province seized more than 1,600 tonnes of smuggled frozen food valued at 60 million yuan (9 million US dollars) during the National Day holiday.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/10/10 0:41:54

HK Immigration Department introduces self-service departure for visitors

The Immigration Department of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region government announced on Monday that self-service departure for visitors to Hong Kong (Smart Departure) will be launched at Hong Kong International Airport on Oct. 10.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/10/10 0:38:05