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Salt water lake’s in the pink ... and green

The strange appearance of a salt lake known as “China’s Dead Sea” has attracted many visitors curious to catch a glimpse of the two-color attraction....

September 22, 2017, Friday


Beijing seeking a total ban on fireworks

Beijing seeking a total ban on fireworks

Beijing is discussing amending its fireworks management regulations to ban them throughout the year in light of the city’s heavy air pollution and casualties caused during festivals....

September 22, 2017, Friday

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Government backs trials of joint home ownership

Government backs trials of joint home ownership

CHINA’S government is to give its full support to trial operations on joint-ownership properties in Shanghai and Beijing as part of its efforts to stabilize the property market, the housing ministry said ...

September 22, 2017, Friday


Women on a mission of peace

Women on a mission of peace

Female peacekeepers pose for photos at a departure ceremony in Zhengzhou, central China’s Henan Province, yesterday. They are among a team of 105 Chinese peacekeepers sent to South Sudan on a one-year mission. China has reiterated its support for UN peacekeeping operations reform guided by the purposes and principles of the UN Charter. Foreign Minister Wang Yi elaborated on China’s position at a Security Council debate. “China has always been a staunch supporter of and an active participant in UN peacekeeping missions,” Wang said. “We support the UN to make reasonable and necessary reform on the basis of broad consensus of its members.” China is also a major troops contributor and the second-largest contributor of funds, he said....

September 22, 2017, Friday


Trains to Beijing running at full speed

Trains to Beijing running at full speed

CHINA increased the maximum speed of bullet trains on the Shanghai-Beijing line to 350 kilometers per hour yesterday, six years after a fatal accident led to a speed cap. The limit was reduced to 300kph ...

September 22, 2017, Friday


University fuels debate on work popular online

University fuels debate on work popular online

A UNIVERSITY in east China has sparked controversy with a rule to rate the work of students and teachers as academic achievements if they receive a high click-rate in online media....

September 22, 2017, Friday


Hong Kong takes action to improve drinking water

Hong Kong takes action to improve drinking water

Hong Kong has launched an action plan to enhance drinking water safety, aiming at further safeguarding water quality through a “multi-pronged approach....

September 22, 2017, Friday


That’ll be a lot of candles!

That’ll be a lot of candles!

Zhu Zhengshi (center) celebrates her 117th birthday yesterday with more than 100 of her descendants, spanning five generations, at home in Chengdu, capital of southwest China’s Sichuan Province. She is the oldest person in the city, which has a population of around 16 million. ...

September 22, 2017, Friday


Saying it with flowers ... and fruit

Saying it with flowers ... and fruit

Workers install displays of giant fruit and flowers in Beijing’s Tiananmen Square yesterday in preparation for the National Day holiday. China is expecting a tourism boom for the upcoming National Day and Mid-Autumn Festival holidays, projecting double-digit growth in tourism revenue. From October 1 to 8, around 710 million trips will be made, with national tourism revenue to reach 590 billion yuan (US$90 billion), up 10 percent and 12.2 percent respectively from the same period of last year, according to the China National Tourism Administration. ...

September 21, 2017, Thursday


China’s bullet trains now the world’s fastest

China’s bullet trains now the world’s fastest

FROM today, China has the world’s fastest bullet trains. The domestically developed trains running between Shanghai and Beijing, called the Fuxing (meaning rejuvenation), show the nation, which started ...

September 21, 2017, Thursday


 

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