• 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.

  • Economy January 10, 2019

    Account opening norms eased

    Chinese enterprises will not need regulatory approval for opening primary and temporary bank accounts from the end of this year onward, the People's Bank of China said on Jan. 9.

  • Society January 7, 2019

    Recordings by law enforcement will be expanded nationwide

    China is expanding a pilot practice nationwide that requires administrative law enforcement officers, such as police and urban patrol officers, to record and archive their enforcement activities to be more transparent.

  • Society January 4, 2019

    China's top procuratorate restructures

    China's Supreme People's Procuratorate (SPP) has undergone a major restructuring to improve its work, especially to ensure professional criminal prosecution, top SPP officials said at a press conference Thursday.

  • Society January 2, 2019

    National-level IP court to hear patent disputes

    China will improve the protection of intellectual property rights in patent disputes by setting up a national-level IP court.

  • Society December 29, 2018

    China highlights 5 individuals dedicated to fostering high-skilled workers

    China introduced five outstanding individuals at a press conference Friday, to share their contributions to their work and dedication to fostering high-skilled workers.

  • Sci-Tech December 28, 2018

    China's BeiDou navigation system starts global service

    China's BeiDou Navigation Satellite System (BDS) has started to provide global service, said BDS Spokesperson Ran Chengqi on Thursday.

  • Around China December 27, 2018

    Preparations for horticulture expo rolling forward in Beijing

    Preparations in Beijing are in full swing for the incoming 2019 China Beijing International Horticultural Exhibition-including the construction of the expo park, which is planned for completion by the end of March.

  • Economy December 26, 2018

    Reform and opening-up sees market entity surge in China

    The reform and opening-up has unleashed market vitality in China, with the number of its market entities rocketing during the past 40 years.

  • Society December 25, 2018

    New app to help taxpayers get additional deductions

    A new personal income tax app, developed by the State Administration of Taxation, will be up and running next week to help taxpayers receive additional deductions, after a new rule was introduced over the weekend, high-ranking officials said.

  • Environment December 25, 2018

    Tree coverage takes big strides in north

    China's efforts to fight desertification in northern China have made major strides over the past 40 years, but challenges remain, according to an evaluation report by the Chinese Academy of Sciences.

  • Economy December 24, 2018

    China's sports industry to get huge boost by 2025

    China aims to triple the value of its professional sports industry to 2 trillion yuan (US$290 billion) by 2025, while the country strives to build 100 prestigious sporting events and 100 domestic brands with independent intellectual property rights.

  • Policy December 21, 2018

    Validity to be reviewed before regulations take effect

    A new mechanism will be established to review the legal validity of government regulatory documents before their implementation, high-ranking officials said.

  • Society December 20, 2018

    Agriculture sector mechanization rate exceeds 66 pct. in China

    China has seen an outstanding shift in way of farming with the mechanization rate in the agriculture sector exceeding 66 percent in 2017, an official with the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Affairs said Wednesday.

  • Around China December 17, 2018

    Hainan rises to FTZ challenge

    Hainan province vows to vigorously pursue the construction of a free trade zone and implement new policies designed to improve the business environment and ease trade, a provincial official said on Friday.

  • Society December 14, 2018

    China's employment situation better than expected

    A senior official said Friday that China's employment situation was better than expected, with a lower unemployment rate and rising job creation in November.

  • Economy December 14, 2018

    China's industrial output up 5.4 pct. in November

    China's value-added industrial output, an important economic indicator, expanded 5.4 percent year on year in November, official data showed Friday.

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