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7 dead in N China orphanage fire

Six children and one adult died Friday morning in a fire that engulfed an unregistered orphan shelter in Lankao county in central China’s Henan Province, local government sources said. Eight…

Central China official investigated for owning 29 houses

A former housing administration official in central China’s Henan Province is under legal investigation for corruption after a whistle-blower exposed that his family owns 29 houses. The procuratorate of Zhengzhou,…

Chinese language gains popularity in Serbian high schools

Chinese investments in Serbia have influenced more and more Serbian school children to take interest in learning Chinese language, said Wednesday Vesna Fila assistant to Minister of Education and Science,…

Tough traffic rule ensures safety

Tough traffic rule ensures safety

Drivers in China will have to pay more attention to traffic rules or risk paying much higher penalties, according to a revised regulation that takes effect on Tuesday. The regulation…

Hong Kong is testament of success of “One country, Two systems”: senior UN official

United Nations General Assembly President Vuk Jeremic, in his recent speech in Hong Kong, described Hong Kong as a testament of the success of the “One country, Two systems” approach,…

China handles 184 illegal news media cases

China’s various anti-illegal publication departments dealt with 184 cases involving illegal newspaper and magazines this year, according to the National Office Against Pornographic and Illegal Publications. The office said Sunday…

China’s transport improves, faces pressure

Some 87,000 kilometers of new highways opened in China in 2012, marking a record-high year-on-year growth rate, a senior transport official said Saturday. Minister of Transport Yang Chuantang said 11,000…

China maintains blue alert for blizzards, cold snap

China’s National Meteorological Center(NMC) on Saturday maintained its blue alert for blizzards and a severe cold snap in the next 24 to 48 hours. Eastern parts of northeast China’s Heilongjiang…

China stresses support for the needy during holidays

All levels of Party and government departments have been told to assist elderly and impoverished people during the New Year holidays by releasing insurance and special support funds for them.…

China convicts nearly 30,000 for IPR crimes

Chinese courts have convicted 29,852 people for crimes relating to intellectual property rights (IPR) since 2008, according to China’s Chief Justice Wang Shengjun on Tuesday. By June 2012, courts had…