China’s fiscal revenue up 13.1 pct in first two months

China’s fiscal revenue up 13.1 pct in first two months

China’s national fiscal revenue rose 13.1% year-on-year to 2.09 trillion yuan (330.27 billion U.S. dollars) in the first two months, the Ministry of Finance said Monday. The annual growth rate decelerated from 24.8% recorded last year, but higher than 10% recorded in the fourth quarter of last year. The slowdown was caused by a combination […]

China amends law for human rights protection

China amends law for human rights protection

Human rights protection was written into the Constitution in 2004, which attracted widespread attention. Eight years later, The National People’s Congress amends the Criminal Procedure Law and once again highlights the principle of protecting human rights. The criminal litigation system closely relates with citizens’ personal freedom and other fundamental rights. Writing human rights protection into […]

Hu stresses military’s safeguarding social stability

Hu stresses military’s safeguarding social stability

Chinese President Hu Jintao on Monday called for the People’s Liberation Army (PLA) and the armed police to pay more attention to safeguarding social stability, including that of military personnel. Hu, who is also chairman of the Central Military Commission (CMC), made the remarks at a plenary meeting of PLA deputies to the National People’s […]

Political advisor suggests deepened reforms to attract overseas Chinese

Following are some quotes on deepened reforms to attract overseas Chinese from political advisor Ma Jianguo, also vice chairman of Jiangsu Provincial Committee of China Zhi Gong Party, at the ongoing annual session of the Chinese People’s Political Consultative Conference National Committee on Sunday: — A total of 50 million overseas Chinese serve as China’s […]

Chongqing to construct 23 river-crossing rail bridges

Chongqing will successively construct 23 river-crossing bridges for rail transit or dual purposes during the period of “12th five-year plan” according to Chongqing urban-rural construction commission on February 7. After the completion, Chongqing will become a city with the most rail transit bridges in China. Chongqing has put 2 bridges into operation for rail transit, […]

Sino-British Business Women Leaders Working Group established in Chongqing

The Sino-British Business Women Leaders Working Group was established on March 8, 2012, mainly to provide a Sino-British trade and exchange platform for Chongqing women entrepreneurs. Wu Su, deputy general manager of British Chamber of Commerce Southwest China Chongqing Branch, said that they will select a female business leader as the group leader after the […]

Detained without informing relatives

Detained without informing relatives

According to the revisions to the Criminal Procedure Law, crime suspect endangering national security can be detained without informing relatives. “The revised law says that when suspects or defendants are ‘involved in crimes concerning state security, terrorism or especially serious corruption and notification of where they are residing could obstruct investigations,’ they can be held […]