Monthly Archives: January 2013

Safe travel over Spring Festival a priority

The Ministry of Transport has pledged to ensure travelers will enjoy safe and convenient journeys during the coming Spring Festival travel peak, a ministry spokesman said on Thursday.  “We will spare no efforts to guarantee the safety of passengers,” He Jianzhong, who is also director of the ministry’s policy and statute department, said at a […]

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Ex-Japanese leader visits Nanjing

Hatoyama makes symbolic gesture, but Tokyo keeps ‘hard-line stance’  A former Japanese leader visited a memorial site to victims of Japanese wartime aggression, but analysts were quick to reject any suggestion that Tokyo will change its policies toward China.  However, channels of communication are being used and the leader of the New Komeito Party, coalition […]

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Awards recognize scientists

Innovation should be the major driver of future growth, Xi says Explosions expert Zheng Zhemin and radar engineer Wang Xiaomo have won China’s top science awards.  The State Scientific and Technological Awards is one of the highest honors for scientists who achieved major breakthroughs in cutting-edge scientific and technological studies.  The awards, given annually since […]

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Index shows wealth gap at alarming level

Experts suggest social equality has been sacrificed for growth An index that monitors the gap between the rich and poor has reached what experts consider an alarming level in China.  The Gini coefficient hit 0.474 in China in 2012, higher than the warning level of 0.4 set by the United Nations, the National Bureau of […]

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Beijing’s bulwarks

A self-made billionaire is reconstructing the capital’s ancient city walls – in miniature and in sandalwood. Deng Zhangyu reports.  Those born before the 1950s remember Beijing’s walls as the “city’s necklace”.  Most of the greatest pearls of this historical treasure have been destroyed but are being reconstructed – in sandalwood, at a tenth of their […]

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Authorities to boost wild bird protection

Five arrested for poisoning swans, ducks in Dongting Lake Wetland To prevent the habitat of wintering birds from turning into a hunting ground, local officials in Dongting Lake Wetland of Central China’s Hunan province have pledged stricter law enforcement. By Monday, a patrol led by the local forestry administration found that 15 swans and 31 […]

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