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Cremation deposit stirs dispute

A local government of East China's Jiangsu Province has asked local residents pay a 3,000-yuan ($440) deposit following a family members' death only to be returned after confirmation of cremation of the deceased, a move the government claimed was made to push forward eco-friendly funeral reform.
Source: Global Times | 2018/9/9 23:28:40

Chinese GM soybeans in Argentina expected to fill import gap

Planting soybean in foreign countries could provide a hand-up for China in the face of the ongoing trade war with the US, said an expert, as a China-developed genetically modified (GM) soybean may soon receive approval for commercial cultivation in Argentina this year.
Source: Global Times | 2018/9/9 23:28:40

Admirers remember Mao's death

The Chairman Mao Memorial Hall, located on the south end of Tiananmen Square, extended its viewing hours on Sunday to accommodate visitors coming to commemorate the death of late Chinese leader Mao Zedong.
Source: Global Times | 2018/9/9 23:28:39

28 injured after 5.9-magnitude quake hits Yunnan

A total of 28 people have been confirmed injured and nearly 5,000 residents were relocated after a 5.9-magnitude earthquake hit southwest China's Yunnan Province Saturday morning.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/9/9 21:41:46

Offenders with big tattoos educated amid China's crackdown on gang crimes

Police in Jinan, East China's Shandong Province, are getting serious against big tattoos in the fight against gang-related crimes.
Source: Global Times | 2018/9/9 19:13:40

Chips with full IPR play key role in China's supercomputer war with US

A Chinese team is using domestically developed technology to build a next-generation computer that will compete with the US, Japan and the European Union for speed records.
Source: Global Times | 2018/9/9 19:08:40

Guangxi int'l Zhuang medicine hospital to open soon

A patient is treated with traditional acupuncture therapy at Guangxi international Zhuang medicine hospital in Nanning, capital of south China's Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region, Sept. 7, 2018. The hospital, featuring the ethnic Zhuang medicine and therapy, is to open to the public soon. (Xinhua/Lu Boan)
Source: Xinhua | 2018/9/9 17:21:43

China to make national law on pre-school education

China's top legislature will begin making a law on pre-school education to regulate the fast-growing sector that has drawn increasing public concern.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/9/9 17:03:39

Farmers busy with autumn harvest across China

A farmer dries harvested walnuts in Shiqiaotou Village, Zunhua City, north China's Hebei Province, Sept. 7, 2018. (Xinhua/Liu Mancang)
Source: Xinhua | 2018/9/9 14:28:52

Universities enroll more students with disabilities

Colleges and universities are seeing a rise in the enrollment of students with disabilities over the years, according to the China Disabled Persons' Federation.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/9/9 11:44:25

China's self-developed heart stent wins worldwide recognition

China's self-developed heart stent has won recognition from the international medical community, with its clinical trial results published online in the world-leading medical journal The Lancet earlier this week.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/9/9 11:19:00

Yunnan 5.9-magnitude quake injures 14

Fourteen people suffered minor injuries as of 3 p.m. in an earthquake that hit Mojiang Hani Autonomous County, southwest China's Yunnan Province at 10:31 a.m. Saturday, local authorities said.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/9/8 19:21:45

China orders fire safety checks at museums nationwide

The National Cultural Heritage Administration (SACH) on Friday released a circular, ordering immediate actions to identify and eliminate fire risks at museums nationwide.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/9/8 13:50:59

Chinese premier meets ExxonMobil chairman and CEO

Chinese Premier Li Keqiang on Friday met with Darren Woods, ExxonMobil chairman and CEO.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/9/8 13:44:35

5.9-magnitude quake hits southwest China: CENC

A 5.9-magnitude earthquake hit Mojiang Hani Autonomous County in southwest China's Yunnan Province at 10:31 a.m. Saturday, according to the China Earthquake Networks Center (CENC).
Source: Xinhua | 2018/9/8 13:16:34

Xi sends congratulatory letter to investment and trade fair

Chinese President Xi Jinping has sent a congratulatory letter to the 20th China International Fair for Investment and Trade, which opened Saturday in the eastern Chinese city of Xiamen, Fujian Province.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/9/8 13:16:11

Guangzhou-Shenzhen-Hong Kong high-speed railway operational soon

The Guangzhou-Shenzhen-Hong Kong high-speed railway will officially start operation on September 23, the China Railway Guangzhou Group said Friday.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/9/8 11:01:02

Autumn smiles

A woman filters rice in Zibo, East China's Shandong Province on Friday. Chinese farmers look forward to the autumn harvest.
Source: VCG | 2018/9/8 0:18:40