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Tourists to hit record high during Spring Festival holiday

The number of tourists traveling during the upcoming Spring Festival holiday is expected to hit a record high of 211 million, tourism authorities said on Thursday. The number of holiday…

Beijing plans fewer vehicles on roads during heavy air pollution

The number of vehicles on Beijing’s roads could be cut on days when the city suffers from heavy air pollution, according to a new regulation released for comments on Saturday.…

China amends law to boost care for elderly

China’s top legislature on Friday adopted a bill to amend the Law on the Protection of the Rights and Interests of the Elderly in order to improve care for people…

Shanghai encourages single-child couples to have baby

Family planning authorities in Shanghai Municipality are encouraging couples who are both a single child themselves to have a second baby. Single-child couples are allowed to have an additional baby…

“Top 10 concerns” survey reveals gender divide, reflects anxiety

“Top 10 concerns” survey reveals gender divide, reflects anxiety

A survey on what Chinese men and women worry about these days has revealed a gender divide, as male respondents reported worrying about not having enough money while female respondents…

China’s rural home appliance subsidy fruitful

China’s subsidy program for purchases of home appliances in rural areas, which is due to end nationwide on Jan. 31, 2013, has brought tangible benefits to people in rural areas,…

Chongqing ranks 3rd in China in order of leisure life

The News Conference of 2012 China (International) Leisure Development Forum was held in Chongqing on the morning of November 11. Shu Fumin, director of Insight China, said that according to…

China adds residents’ per capita income into economic growth target

Chinese leader Hu Jintao set a new target for economic growth on Thursday, saying that the country should double its 2010 GDP and per capita income by 2020. “On the…

Chongqing farmers’ income more than doubled in 10 years

The average income of farmers in Chongqing increased to 6,480 yuan in 2011 from 2,098 yuan in 2002 with an annual growth of 13.3%, according to Chongqing Agriculture Commission. The…

600 million middle-class Chinese by 2020: think tank

China’s rapid urbanization will greatly increase its number of middle-class people to 600 million and support an economic growth between 7 percent and 8 percent annually by 2020, a government…