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Healthy pastime plan afoot in Beijing

Putting one foot in front of the other is an increasingly popular pastime, and a healthy one, especially in major metropolises-which is why Beijing authorities are keen to keep the trend going.

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International exchanges to take off with new airport

As the starting point of the South Silk Road, an earlier and less-famous route than the Silk Road, Chengdu has had frequent international exchanges since the Western Han Dynasty (206 B.C.-A.D. 24).

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Ministry unveils blueprint to boost manufacturing

China announced an ambitious plan on Tuesday to encourage innovation and boost the competitiveness of its manufacturing sector. The plan, “Made in China 2025”, will have a far-reaching influence on the nation’s manufacturing strategy over the next decade by shaping the technology development path and future strengths of Chinese companies.

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Urbanization: No smooth road

Some of these clusters are huge, such as Chengdu-Chongqing in Southwest China. Another example is the urban sprawl in the middle reaches of the Yangtze River where 40 cities, with a total combined area of nearly 440,000 square kilometers, house approximately 160 million people. A convoluted history The story of urbanization is long and convoluted, […]

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Modern and urban aren’t the same

China’s new leadership has stressed the importance of urbanization for the nation’s modernization. But urbanization on its own does not equate to modernization. Even if more people from rural areas become residents in cities they will not enjoy a dignified life there without stable jobs. Instead they will simply and eventually create dual urbanrural structures […]

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Protect the countryside

During the rapid process of urbanization, the government must take measures to avoid damaging the countryside and declines in agricultural output, as well as the marginalization of farmers, said Chen Xiwen, deputy director of the Party’s leading group on rural work. China imported more than 60 million tonnes of grain in 2011 — including more […]

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