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Curbing excessive house price growth added to government work report

The Chinese government has declared curbing skyrocketing house prices in select hot markets to be an important mission in 2017, Han Wenxiu, deputy director of the State Council Research Office said at a press conference on Friday, where he introduced an amendment to the recently released government work report.
Source: Globaltimes.cn | 2017/3/17 14:42:36

High-speed train runs along cole flowers in SW China

A high-speed train runs along the cole flowers at Anshun segment of Shanghai-Kunming high-speed railway in Anshun, southwest China's Guizhou Province, March 16, 2017.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/3/17 10:42:17

Feature: Education paves the way for young Tibetans

Sonam Tsering spends almost every minute of his waking hours studying for the national college admission test, which he will sit early June.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/3/17 7:58:36

Authorities start inspection of poverty relief work

Chinese authorities began a targeted inspection of the use and management of poverty relief funds in 28 provinces and regions on Thursday.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/3/16 22:18:40

TV show reveals flawed Japan food products

China on Thursday expressed its concern over the safety of food products imported from Japan, after the annual national CCTV gala claimed that a Japanese brand sells food products in China from regions which are contaminated by nuclear leakage in Fukushima.
Source: Global Times | 2017/3/16 21:03:40

Harbin bans sale, burning of traditional paper offerings to the deceased

The capital of Northeast China's Heilongjiang Province has banned the production, sale and burning of traditional paper offerings to the dead in an attempt to fight smog.
Source: Global Times | 2017/3/16 17:33:40

Rumors of limit on foreign book imports have parents worried about children’s literature

Zhao Qian, a 33-year-old Beijing mother, told the Global Times on Wednesday, that she is stockpiling her son's favorite foreign books, just in case she cannot find them later.
Source: Global Times | 2017/3/16 17:33:39

China to inspect use of poverty relief funds

Chinese authorities Thursday started a targeted inspection on the use and management of poverty relief funds in 28 provinces and regions.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/3/16 17:31:28

Urumqi logistics center accomplishes 200 trips of freight trains heading westwards

Freight train X9081 heading for Kazakhstan's Almaty is ready to leave a major logistics center in Urumqi, capital of northwest China's Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region, March 15, 2017. The logistics center in Urumqi had accomplished 200 trips of freight trains heading westwards.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/3/16 15:03:51

Later maturing oranges harvested in SW China

Farmers pick later maturing oranges at a planting garden in Changshou District of Chongqing, southwest China, March 15, 2017. Large areas of later maturing oranges are harvested here recently.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/3/16 13:47:20

Stranded sperm whale near death in S. China

The corpse of a stranded sperm whale is lifted at a dock in Huizhou Harbor in Huizhou, south China's Guangdong Province, March 15, 2017. On the morning of March 12, the 12-meter-long whale was spotted trapped in fishing nets in the waters of Daya Bay. After the whale was freed from the nets, authorities and zoologists tried to guide it back to the deep sea. However, it continued to swim in shallow waters off Shenzhen and Huizhou cities and was confirmed to have been stranded near the wharf on Tuesday afternoon. Experts speculated that, rather than being lost, the whale intentionally entered shallow waters due to its bad health.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/3/16 9:27:10

A British journalist's understanding of China's "Two Sessions"

Gregory Fountain, a British man working here with national English-language newspaper China Daily, stands on a desk in front of a huge calendar, talking, just like Gulliver has gone to the land of Brobdingnagians.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/3/16 7:21:32

South China Sea tsunami alert center expected to go on trial in 2017

China's tsunami warning center in the South China Sea is expected to start trial operations this year, according a UNESCO body.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/3/16 7:20:44

China plans to add 136 airports by 2025

China aims to build 136 new airports by 2025, government sources said on Wednesday.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/3/16 0:05:20

China, SK cut flights to each other’s country

Several airline companies in China and South Korea have cut the number of flights to each other’s country due to a sharp drop in passengers, amid a standoff over Seoul’s decision to deploy the US Terminal High Altitude Area Defense (THAAD) system.
Source: Global Times | 2017/3/15 21:53:39

Expert suggests blowing up injured sperm whale trapped near shore

An expert has reportedly suggested blowing up an injured sperm whale that has been trapped in a port in South China's Guangdong Province since Monday.
Source: Global Times | 2017/3/15 18:53:40

Volunteer-run schools help children fleeing fighting in northern Myanmar

Guohua (Kokang-China) Primary School's number 5, 6 and 7 branches that have been set up to accommodate children who have fled fighting in their native Myanmar began their new semester Monday.
Source: Global Times | 2017/3/15 18:53:39

Xinjiang launches training program for infrastructure boost

Northwest China's Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region will train 1.2 million rural residents by 2020 as part of a new wave of infrastructure spending.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/3/15 17:28:41