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China’s religious groups encouraged to run charities

Chinese authorities have said that the government encourages religious groups to perform charity activities. The government actively encourages and supports religious groups to engage in charity activities and policies will…

Morgan Stanley predicts China growth 8.4 pct

Morgan Stanley predicts China growth 8.4 pct

China’s gross domestic product (GDP) will expand 8.4 percent year on year in 2012, down from 9.2 percent last year, a Morgan Stanley economist forecast Monday. “China will see a…

Millions thirst in Yunnan drought

Millions thirst in Yunnan drought

A drought in Yunnan Province has left 3.19 million people and 1.58 million livestock short of drinking water, the provincial government said Monday. Some plants had to halt production due…

China’s natural gas imports up 66.7 pct in January

China’s natural gas imports up 66.7 pct in January

China’s natural gas imports rose 66.7 percent year-on-year to hit 3.6 billion cubic meters in January, the country’s top economic planner said. The rapid increase has further pushed up the…

China asks India to cooperate to maintain border stability

China asks India to cooperate to maintain border stability

A Foreign Ministry spokesman on Saturday asked India to work with China to maintain peace and stability in border areas. Spokesman Hong Lei made the remark when asked to make…

Sino-U.S. Co-production to Film Tangshan Earthquake Blockbuster

Sino-U.S. Co-production to Film Tangshan Earthquake Blockbuster

Based on the tragic events of the Tangshan Earthquake, a new Sino-U.S. co-production named “Tangshan Earthquake Amnesty” is set to enter filming stages in the near future. A press conference…

Chinese banks urged to boost green credit

Chinese banks urged to boost green credit

Chinese banks have been urged to use green credits as a tool to support the nation to cut carbon emissions while achieving a sustainable growth, according to China Banking Regulatory…

China launches polar environmental assessments

China’s top oceanic authority on Friday launched a special project to research and evaluate environmental issues in polar regions. The project will include the launch of five Antarctic expeditions and…

Chemical plant blast in SW China

An explosion caused a chemical plant in southwest China’s Chongqing municipality to catch fire early on Friday morning, local authorities have said. No casualties have been reported so far after…

Suspected food poisoning sickens 50 in south China

Suspected food poisoning sickened more than 50 students in south China’s Hainan province on Thursday, local authorities said. The students in the Landun bilingual school in Haikou City suffered from…