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Didi requires drivers to pass facial ID scan

Didi is requiring its hitch service drivers to undergo facial identification following a recent murder allegedly involving a Didi driver, with Chongqing taxis practicing a similar safety measure.
Source: Global Times | 2018/5/16 20:58:40

Increase in state compensation to citizens whose personal liberty has been violated

China's Supreme People's Procuratorate (SPP) announced on Wednesday an increase of 25.85 yuan ($4.06) per day in state compensation to citizens whose personal liberty has been violated.
Source: Global Times | 2018/5/16 19:18:41

First Belt and Road graduate school launched

To support the Belt and Road Initiative (BRI), Beijing-based Renmin University of China (RUC) launched the first graduate school in the country named after the Initiative—the Silk Road School—to cultivate high-end international professionals and future leaders from Belt and Road countries and regions.
Source: Globaltimes.cn | 2018/5/16 17:04:15

World's biggest shaftless Ferris wheel begins operation

The world's biggest shaftless Ferris wheel was put into operation in east China's Shandong Province on Wednesday, according to the project's investors and local authorities.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/5/16 14:09:46

Chinese Vice Premier calls for high-quality development of Xiongan New Area

Chinese Vice Premier Han Zheng has called for high-standard and high-quality development of the Xiongan New Area, during his recent inspection tour to the region.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/5/16 1:11:07

Tibet officials finish US tour warning Americans not to support Dalai Lama clique

A National People's Congress delegation of legislators from the Tibet Autonomous Region of China completed a six-day trip to the US on Monday with the goal of reiterating China's sovereignty over Tibet and urging Washington "not to support the Dalai Lama clique," a Chinese expert said on Tuesday.
Source: Global Times | 2018/5/15 23:08:48

'Healing' fungus?

A drug store employee in Yiwu, East China's Zhejiang Province displays the cordyceps sinensis, which was transported by air from Southwest China's Tibet Autonomous Region on Tuesday. Cordyceps sinensis is an entomopathogenic fungus (a fungus that grows on insects) found in mountainous regions of Nepal and Tibet. One cordyceps sinensis costs from 35 yuan ($5.50) to 98 yuan, and is used as traditional medicine. Photo: VCG
Source: VCG | 2018/5/15 22:08:41

China requires Party building in social groups' charters

China's Ministry of Civil Affairs (MCA) said it requires social organizations to include Party building in their charters to ensure their correct political direction and strengthen the Party's leadership over social organizations.
Source: Global Times | 2018/5/15 22:08:39

China cracks down on property speculators in city bordering North Korea

A Chinese city bordering North Korea is cracking down on housing speculators who have been flying in from other cities to snap up properties in anticipation of a breakthrough in the Korean Peninsula denuclearization talks.
Source: Global Times | 2018/5/15 21:43:40

Central inspectors push for environmental improvement in China

China's central environmental inspectors have pushed for the addressing of problems found in seven provincial regions, the environmental authority said Tuesday.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/5/15 21:36:30

Xinjiang issues preferential policies for green mining companies

Northwest China's Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region has issued preferential policies for mining enterprises with exemplary records for implementing environmental standards. Companies that are labeled by authorities as "green" mining enterprises will enjoy preferential polices on mining rights, land use, as well as tax break and financial support over the next three years, according to a guideline issued by the regional government.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/5/15 21:35:20

Shanghai sets up pioneering brain science center

Shanghai has launched a research center focusing on brain science and brain-inspired intelligence, fields closely linked with artificial intelligence (AI).
Source: Xinhua | 2018/5/15 20:53:43

Public demands explanation for Sichuan Airlines flight accident

China's aviation regulators said Tuesday that the investigation into the peeling off of a plane's windshield, which caused a co-pilot to be "nearly sucked halfway" in mid-air, will focus on the design and manufacturing process of the window, while the public has called for a clear explanation of the incident that threatened the lives of 119 passengers.
Source: Global Times | 2018/5/15 19:53:40

Sina Weibo punishes popular account, hundreds of others for 'harmful information'

Sina Weibo punished 1,532 accounts on Tuesday, including a popular political critic account for "publishing harmful information about current affairs."
Source: Global Times | 2018/5/15 19:53:39

Doctor develops mental illness after interrogation at police station

A doctor out on bail has been reportedly hospitalized with mental illness symptoms after spending 12 hours in a police station to which he was summoned for questioning.
Source: Global Times | 2018/5/15 19:18:39

The murder of a woman by a Didi driver triggers calls for increased vigilance and tighter car-hailing company rules

On May 5, a young airline stewardess in Zhengzhou, Central China's Henan Province, ordered a hitch service from Chinese ride-hailing provider Didi Chuxing just like the company's other 450 million users in the country, but she never made it home.
Source: Global Times | 2018/5/15 19:13:40

67 pct choose to use public housing funds for home loans

The main uses of public housing funds are for home loans, downpayments, rent and renovations, according to a survey in Tuesday's China Youth Daily.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/5/15 13:51:49

Sichuan county bans some India-educated monks from teaching Buddhism to avoid separatism

Monks wrongly educated in India are banned from teaching Buddhism to residents of Litang county in Southwest China's Sichuan Province, an official said Monday.
Source: Global Times | 2018/5/14 22:38:40