Monthly Archives: August 2013

Chinese tourists aren’t that bad

Sharp increase in numbers leads to high visibility for Chinese tourists  Recent misbehavior by Chinese tourists overseas has made headlines around the world, with Chinese authorities writing travel etiquette into regulations to help travelers prepare for and respect other cultures.  Asked about the behavior of Chinese tour groups abroad, Kay Popken, managing director of strategy […]

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Preparation starts on 13th Five-Year Plan

Structural problems must be solved to support sustainable growth  China may be bracing for structural slowdown in its 13th Five-Year Plan (2016-20) as the country’s top economic planner starts its mid-stage assessment of the 12th Five-Year Plan (2011-15). The analysis sets the stage for preparing a blueprint for the next period of development.  Observers said […]

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Food safety tops public’s concerns

Illegal additives, poor hygiene and unsafe materials in the manufacturing process were the major concerns of the public in 2012, while private and multinational companies were the major sources of the worry, a new report says. The report on Chinese public opinion and crisis management studied 1,593 of the 5,000 major “public opinion events” last […]

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China, US militaries bolster ties

Chinese and US militaries have agreed to further strengthen cooperation and exchanges to boost mutual trust and understanding and avoid possible miscalculations and unintended conflicts.  China’s Minister of Defense Chang Wanquan, who is leading a military delegation on a four-day visit to the US, said he and US Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel have reached […]

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Golf has green future in China

Golf may be the next big thing in China thanks to the fact that it will be an official medal sport in the next Olympics in Brazil. The startling success of a 14-year-old Chinese protege is also winning the sport new fans. Belle Taylor finds out more. Song Huaxun from the China Golf Association proudly […]

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Top officials asked to take lead to curb smoking

Former health vice-minister says smoking control unsatisfactory so far Senior officials should play a leading role in curbing smoking in public places, experts said. “Officials at all levels should take the lead and set examples for the public,” said Huang Jiefu, former vice-minister of health, on Tuesday. “The rights of nonsmokers should be truly guaranteed, […]

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