• Environment March 22, 2019

    China on track to cap water usage below 670B cubic meters by 2020

    China is set to achieve its target of keeping annual water consumption below 670 billion cubic meters by 2020, a senior official said Friday.

  • 2019 NPC & CPPCC March 20, 2019

    Government Work Report amended to reflect future goals

    The Government Work Report, which was approved by the National People's Congress on Friday, sets new goals for improving livelihoods and tightening pollution controls based on proposals and suggestions from NPC deputies and political advisers, a research official said.

  • Culture March 20, 2019

    Protection of revolutionary relics boosted

    First county-specific conservation list released to preserve heritage for young.

  • Economy March 15, 2019

    Chinese economy kicks off 2019 on a stable note

    The beginning of 2019 offered fresh evidence of a stabilizing Chinese economy with economic data for the first two months showing resilience and progress.

  • 2019 NPC & CPPCC March 6, 2019

    Stakeholders give report high marks

    The Government Work Report, delivered by Premier Li Keqiang on Tuesday, received high marks from national lawmakers and netizens, a senior official said.

  • Around China March 4, 2019

    Rural areas to benefit from expansion of e-commerce

    China is committed to expanding e-commerce in rural areas to promote agricultural products and increase farmers' incomes, the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Affairs said.

  • Around China March 1, 2019

    SCIO briefing on the outline development plan for Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area

    The State Council Information Office of China held a press conference to brief the media about the Outline Development Plan for the Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area on Feb. 28.

  • Around China March 1, 2019

    China strengthens regional cooperation in Greater Bay Area

    China has made substantial progress in integrating the Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area into a vibrant world-class city cluster, officials said Thursday.

  • Society March 1, 2019

    SCIO briefing on high-quality transport development

    The State Council Information Office of China held a briefing Thursday morning to explain planning and progress of supply-side structural reform and the development of high-quality transport.

  • 2019 NPC & CPPCC February 28, 2019

    Government handles suggestions efficiently

    State Council departments handled 6,319 suggestions by national legislators and 3,863 proposals by national political advisers last year, during which targeted policies were promulgated to promote high-quality development and improve people's livelihoods, high-ranking officials said.

  • Economy February 28, 2019

    New tech board gets ready for launch

    The preparation work for China's groundbreaking science and technology innovation board is in full swing, with more supporting measures in the pipeline and detailed rules to be announced soon, China's securities watchdog and the Shanghai bourse said on Wednesday.

  • Economy February 27, 2019

    Bankers say NPLs are sector's top risk

    More than 60 percent of Chinese bankers highlighted concentrated outbreaks of nonperforming loans as the top risk facing the banking sector, and 52 percent of the bankers said they would pay close attention to risks associated with local government debt, according to a latest survey.

  • 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.

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