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Cherries are blooming for major festival
China2017-02-24 10:43February 27 2017 03:16:59

Cherries are blooming for major festival

The annual Cherry Blossom Festival at Gucun Park in Baoshan District will start on March 15 and run into mid-April as part of the northern district’s ambition to promote eco-tourism over its traditional iron-steel base.

Small loans assist in fight on poverty
China2017-02-24 10:43February 27 2017 03:16:59

Small loans assist in fight on poverty

Small loans for the poor have become more accessible in China, as the government is intensifying a national campaign to fight poverty.

Upgrade of capital on target
China2017-02-24 10:43February 27 2017 03:16:59

Upgrade of capital on target

Beijing has made a series of successful steps to remove noncapital functions out of the city since President Xi Jinping paid a visit to several places in the capital three years ago.

Former president of Chinese pharmaceutical company under investigation
China2017-02-24 10:43February 27 2017 03:16:59

Former president of Chinese pharmaceutical company under investigation

Guo Zhouke, former president of the North China Pharmaceutical Co., Ltd, is under investigation, according to the Hebei provincial commission for discipline inspection on Thursday.

Virtual reality helps drug addicts kick habit
China2017-02-24 10:43February 27 2017 03:16:59

Virtual reality helps drug addicts kick habit

Chen strapped a pair of virtual reality goggles to his eyes and put on a headset. As videos played, his heart pounded and his hands sweat.

Ministry affirms illegality of home schooling without permission
China2017-02-24 09:33February 27 2017 03:16:59

Ministry affirms illegality of home schooling without permission

The Education Ministry released a notice on its website on Wednesday, stressing that parents or guardians are not allowed to educate children at home without permission from education authorities.

More than 300 mln people suffer depression globally in 2015: WHO
China2017-02-24 09:32February 27 2017 03:16:59

More than 300 mln people suffer depression globally in 2015: WHO

More than 300 million people across the globe were living with depression in 2015, over four percent of the global population, according to new global health estimates by the World Health Organization (WHO).

Poll shows overwhelming support to stub out smoking in public spaces
China2017-02-24 09:32February 27 2017 03:16:59

Poll shows overwhelming support to stub out smoking in public spaces

Experts called for nationwide legislation on a total smoking ban in public spaces following a survey released on Thursday revealing that an overwhelming majority of people support the move.

Study: toddlers' grammar skills learned, not inherent
China2017-02-24 09:32February 27 2017 03:16:59

Study: toddlers' grammar skills learned, not inherent

A new study indicates that rule-based grammatical knowledge among toddlers emerges gradually with a significant increase around the age of 24 months.

Weibo posts firm results
China2017-02-24 09:32February 27 2017 03:16:59

Weibo posts firm results

China’s microblogging site Weibo reported better-than-expected profit and revenue in the fourth quarter of last year as it benefited from strong advertising and marketing demand.

New record in fundraising
China2017-02-24 09:32February 27 2017 03:16:59

New record in fundraising

China’s private equity and venture capital fundraising set a new record in 2016, and will continue to rise in 2017 bolstered by a surge of yuan-backed funds, showed a survey released by consultancy PwC China yesterday.

Ctrip’s revenue soars 76%
China2017-02-24 09:32February 27 2017 03:16:59

Ctrip’s revenue soars 76%

Shanghai-based Ctrip said yesterday that its revenue soared 76 percent year on year in the fourth quarter following the acquisition of former rival Qunar by China’s biggest online travel platform.

Chinese companies to fuel hiring growth in 2017: survey
China2017-02-24 09:32February 27 2017 03:16:59

Chinese companies to fuel hiring growth in 2017: survey

More than half of firms on the Chinese mainland are expected to take on staff this year, according to a recruitment survey released Thursday.

IATA calls on China to adopt global standards
China2017-02-24 09:32February 27 2017 03:16:59

IATA calls on China to adopt global standards

Slot and traffic rights distribution in China has always been a contentious issue, and obtaining desirable arrival and departure slots at airports remains a top concern for foreign and domestic airlines.

Profit-taking hits shares
China2017-02-24 09:31February 27 2017 03:16:59

Profit-taking hits shares

Shanghai stocks edged down yesterday as investors took profits in cement companies.

P2P lenders to keep funds at banks
China2017-02-24 09:31February 27 2017 03:16:59

P2P lenders to keep funds at banks

China’s banking regulator yesterday issued a new rule requiring peer-to-peer lending platforms to use third-party banks for custody of funds as it enhanced a national campaign to curb financial fraud.

China sees biggest overseas returning wave in recent years
China2017-02-24 08:53February 27 2017 03:16:59

China sees biggest overseas returning wave in recent years

At the National Science and Technology Awards Conference held in Beijing on January, 2017, Ren Xiaobin and his team won the second prize in the 2016 National Natural Science Award.

Over 1,200 illegal immigrants arrested in Guangdong, Hong Kong
China2017-02-24 08:53February 27 2017 03:16:59

Over 1,200 illegal immigrants arrested in Guangdong, Hong Kong

More than 1,200 illegal immigrants have been captured by police in Hong Kong and Guangdong Province since the Spring Festival.

Beijing seeks 'positive energy' in South China Sea
China2017-02-24 08:53February 27 2017 03:16:59

Beijing seeks 'positive energy' in South China Sea

China urges countries outside of the South China Sea region to stop stirring threats of war and tension in the region, the Defense Ministry said on Thursday.

China seeks stable development in property market
China2017-02-24 08:53February 27 2017 03:16:59

China seeks stable development in property market

China is seeking to maintain stability in the property market this year after the roller coaster ride of 2016, with measures to prevent surges in metropolises and the growing inventories in small cities.

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