China’s aircraft carrier anchors in military port

China’s first aircraft carrier, the Liaoning, anchored for the first time in a military port in Qingdao, eastern Shandong province on Wednesday morning. The anchoring marks that the aircraft carrier bay in Qingdao, which was built following a four-year construction, has already had logistic capacities, according to a statement from the military. The Liaoning left […]

Chinese police seize Myanmar drug trafficker

Police in southwest China’s Yunnan Province announced Monday that they have detained a drug trafficker from Myanmar and confiscated 14.9 kilograms of heroin. The suspect was caught carrying 29 packages of heroin while crossing the China-Myanmar border in Gengma county in the city of Lincang at 11:35 p.m. on Sunday, a spokesman with the Lincang […]

Official drives into theater, injures 26 in central China

An official has been taken into police custody after injuring 26 people by driving a government car into a movie theater in central China’s Henan Province, the local government said Monday. The accident occurred around 11 a.m. on Sunday, when Liu Xianchong, Party secretary of the Culture, Radio, TV, Film, Press and Publication Bureau of […]

The Hobbit hits Chinese screens

Epic fantasy adventure film “The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey” made its debut on Chinese screens on Friday. The film is the first of a three-part adaptation of the 1937 novel The Hobbit by J. R. R. Tolkien, with parts two and three to be released in 2013 and 2014. The three together will act as […]

Son of renowned Chinese tenor detained over suspected gang rape

The son of a famous singer has been detained along with four others for their alleged involvement in a gang rape. Beijing police refused to disclose the names of the suspects, only saying that five men, including one surnamed Li, were apprehended on Wednesday after a woman accused them of raping her. Police insiders who […]

China forbids linking doctors’ incomes, medical expenses

The Chinese government on Wednesday released a guideline on its basic medicine system that forbids hospitals from linking doctors’ incomes with their patients’ medicine and medical exam expenses. Some hospitals link doctors’ pay with revenues earned through medication sales and exam fees, creating greater economic burdens for patients. The guideline, released by the health reform […]

China to close over 5,000 non-coal mines in 2013

China’s safety watchdog said Wednesday it will suspend or shut down operations in over 5,000 non-coal mines that do not meet safety standards this year. The government will take steps to reduce accidents in non-coal mines and keep the death toll below 900 this year, according to a document released Wednesday by the State Administration […]

China plans pay-after medical payment system

Patients will be able to “pay after” they receive medical treatment as part of a new payment method, China’s Ministry of Health revealed Tuesday. According to Jiao Yahui, an official with the MOH medical administration division, more than 20 provincial regions are carrying out pilot programs for this method in local hospitals. In response to […]

China to build culture inheritance zone

The central government has approved a plan to protect and showcase cultural resources in northwest China’s Gansu province as part of efforts to promote cultural prosperity and support economically underdeveloped regions. Minister of Culture Cai Wu announced on Tuesday that the General Office of the State Council, or China’s cabinet, on Jan. 21 approved the […]

7 dead, 11 injured in central China road accident

Seven people died and 11 others were injured in a road accident that occurred in central China’s Hubei province on Tuesday, local government said. The accident occurred around 11 a.m. in Jianshi county. The accident apparently involved a minibus, although the precise nature of the accident and the number of people aboard the vehicle are […]

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