• Economy February 26, 2019

    Private firms get postponed payments

    Over the past three months, governments at all levels and large State-owned enterprises have paid private enterprises more than 160 billion yuan (US$24 billion) in postponed payments, with migrant workers the first to receive delayed wages, high-ranking officials said on Feb. 25.

  • Economy February 25, 2019

    Investors encouraged to enter scrap vehicle sector

    Private and foreign investors are being encouraged to enter the scrap motor vehicle business to fuel competition in China's huge market, officials at the Ministry of Commerce said on Friday.

  • Society February 22, 2019

    Civil affairs ministry unveils measures to improve livelihoods

    The Ministry of Civil Affairs on Thursday unveiled 10 policies and measures to be taken this year to improve livelihoods.

  • Around China February 21, 2019

    China moves fast toward winning battle against poverty by 2020

    China has made "important and decisive achievements" in poverty relief in the past six years, and will continue its efforts this year to lay a solid foundation for winning the battle against poverty by 2020, an official said Wednesday.

  • Policy Briefing February 21, 2019

    SCIO briefing on 'No. 1 Central Document' 2019

    The State Council Information Office of China holds a press conference on on "No. 1 Central Document" 2019 in Beijing, on Feb. 20, 2019.

  • Society February 20, 2019

    More talks sought to drop cancer drug costs

    The country's top medical insurance regulator plans more talks with pharmaceutical companies to lower the prices of cancer drugs, following negotiations last year that are thought to have benefited a large number of patients.

  • Economy February 20, 2019

    Perpetual bond policy will be fine-tuned to aid banking sector

    China's central bank will further improve its policy on perpetual bonds, with the first issued by a commercial bank last month to supplement capital and the banking sector's capability to support the real economy, bank Vice-Governor Pan Gongsheng said on Feb. 18.

  • Economy February 15, 2019

    China's 2018 aquaculture output tops 50 mln tonnes

    China's aquaculture output exceeded 50 million tonnes in 2018, accounting for over 78 percent of the country's total aquatic products output, official data showed.

  • Society February 15, 2019

    Fight against ecology crime made priority in China

    Procuratorates nationwide approved the arrests of 15,000 people suspected of crimes related to damaging the environment and natural resources last year, the Supreme People's Procuratorate said on Thursday.

  • Economy January 31, 2019

    Oversight of tourism market strengthened

    Measures are in place to prevent irregularities in the tourism market during the Spring Festival travel boom, but more work is needed according to a senior official of the Ministry of Culture and Tourism.

  • Society January 31, 2019

    Chinese patients able to rate tertiary hospitals

    Patients in China will be able to rate their satisfaction with their experiences while seeing doctors at tertiary hospitals, according to the National Health Commission.

  • Economy January 30, 2019

    Industrial output poised for more gains

    China's industrial output exceeded 30 trillion yuan ($4.46 trillion) for the first time last year, with a notable rebound in industrial investment, which signals a rise in confidence toward the country's manufacturing sector, according to a top industry regulator.

  • Around China January 25, 2019

    43,000 sites of Great Wall totaling length of 21,000 kilometers

    There are currently 43,000 sites on the Great Wall in China, which have a total length being more than 21,000 kilometers, according to a conservation plan.

  • Culture January 25, 2019

    Great Wall plan to protect giant relic

    Authorities said "excessive restoration" of the Great Wall will be avoided in the future to help preserve its historical integrity.

  • Society January 24, 2019

    China introduces more supportive measures for veterans

    China's Ministry of Veterans Affairs said Wednesday it had carried out multiple measures to help military veterans find jobs and support them in other fields.

  • Society January 23, 2019

    'Most beautiful veterans' urge ex-service personnel to contribute more to China's development

    Five of the "most beautiful veterans" honored for their achievements last year, on Tuesday urged fellow ex-service personnel to contribute more to China's development.

  • Society January 23, 2019

    30,000 to be recruited for national emergency response

    China will recruit 30,000 firefighters for its newly created China Fire and Rescue Team under the Ministry of Emergency Management in its latest effort to reform the national rescue force and minimize the cost of accidents and natural disasters.

  • Economy January 22, 2019

    China's demographic dividend still exists: Senior official

    China's demographic dividend still exists, and there is no need to over-interpret dipping population growth rate and birth rate, China's top statistics official said Monday.

  • Society January 21, 2019

    Government moves to ensure migrants' wages paid

    China will take steps to ensure over the long-term that migrant workers get their wages – a problem that had been a pain in the neck for many of the country's 200 million-plus people working away from their hometowns, high-ranking officials said on Jan. 18.

  • Economy January 21, 2019

    China's economy expands 6.6 percent in 2018

    China's economy grew 6.6 percent year on year in 2018, above the official target of around 6.5 percent, data from the National Bureau of Statistics (NBS) showed Monday.

  • Economy January 21, 2019

    SCIO briefing on China's economic performance in 2018

    The State Council Information Office (SCIO) invited Ning Jizhe, head of the National Bureau of Statistics, to brief the media on China's economic performance in 2018 on Monday.

  • Around China January 18, 2019

    Remedies to reduce drug prices

    China will launch a pilot program in March for pooled procurement of pharmaceuticals in 11 cities to bring about more affordable prices of key medicines and reduce financial burdens on patients, under a guideline published on Jan 17.

  • Around China January 18, 2019

    Up to 3b trips expected during Spring Festival travel rush

    About 2.99 billion trips are expected to be made during the 2019 Spring Festival travel rush between Jan 21 and March 1, China's top economic planner said on Friday.

  • Economy January 17, 2019

    China industrial output expansion better than expected

    China's value-added industrial output, an important economic indicator, expanded 6.3 percent year-on-year in the first 11 months of 2018, higher than the 6 percent annual target, a senior official said Wednesday.

  • Economy January 17, 2019

    China to advance FTZ construction to expand opening-up

    China has pledged to continue pushing forward the construction of pilot free trade zones (FTZs) to widen opening-up, a commerce ministry official said Wednesday.

  • Economy January 16, 2019

    Chinese economic officials elaborate policies to boost growth

    China's senior economic officials on Tuesday elaborated the country's policies to ensure sustained and healthy economic development.

  • Press Conference January 15, 2019

    SCIO briefing on China's imports and exports in 2018

    A press conference was held Monday on China's imports and exports in 2018.

  • Sci-Tech January 15, 2019

    China unveils follow-up lunar exploration missions

    China will launch the Chang'e-5 probe by the end of this year to bring moon samples back to Earth, a senior official of the China National Space Administration (CNSA) announced Monday.

  • Around China January 14, 2019

    Major construction wave coming next in Xiongan

    Xiongan New Area is gearing up for a massive construction effort as it enters a crucial stage in the development of the Beijing-Tianjin-Hebei province region after five years of planning, senior officials said on Friday.

  • Economy January 11, 2019

    Bonded zones to be expanded

    China aims to build its comprehensive bonded zones into globally competitive centers for process manufacturing, research and design, logistics, maintenance, repair and sales services, high-ranking officials said on Thursday.

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