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People's Daily Online | China

Chinese police officer dismissed for forcing men to kneel
A senior police officer in north China's Shanxi Province has been dismissed for intimidating six young men who injured his son in a brawl, police and disciplinary sources said Thursday. Wang Jiansheng, deputy director of the Linyi county public security bureau, was also put on probation for a year within the Communist Party of China (CPC), said a spokesman from the public security bureau in Yuncheng City, which administers Linyi. Wang's act had damaged the police reputation and u ...
About 61,900 HK people reside in Shenzhen
The Planning Department of Hong Kong government Thursday announced that about 61,900 Hong Kong people were living in Shenzhen, mainland. The finding came from the Survey of Hong Kong People Living in Shenzhen which was made public on Thursday, which was jointly commissioned by the department and the Statistics Bureau of the Shenzhen Municipal Government last year. The survey revealed that the most commonly cited reason for taking up residence in the Shenzhen was reunion with pare ...
Chinese Vice Premier meets former British PM
Chinese Vice Premier Li Keqiang met former British Prime Minister Tony Blair Thursday in Beijing, and said China will continue its efforts to develop relations with the United Kingdom. Li said the two countries shared many common interests and mutual understanding on the issues such as trade and investment protectionism and reform of the international financial system. China would make concerted efforts with Britain to work for an early recovery of the world economy, Li told Blai ...
Students from quake-hit Sichuan to visit Japan
Eighty-six teenagers from quake-hit Sichuan Province in southwest China left home Thursday on their way to Japan for a holiday at the invitation of the Japanese government. The high school students, accompanied by 11 teachers and doctors, will fly to Japan Saturday from Beijing. They were scheduled to stay for seven days, said Yu Jun, leader of the group. Liu Bo, a student at Beichuan Middle School which lost more than 1,000 children in the earthquake on May 12 last year, said h ...
Search for nine missing Chinese seamen continues
Rescue and Search for nine Chinese seamen, who remained missing after a ship collision in the Malacca Straits on Tuesday night, was continuing, a Malaysian officer said on Thursday. "Based on findings, there is a strong possibility that some of them still on board," said Tan Kok Kwee, the director of the search and rescue operation in Port Dickson, some 90 kilometers southwest of Kuala Lumpur. The missing seamen were on a Liberia-registered oil tanker owned by a Taiwan company, which ...
China, Serbia forge strategic partnership
China and Serbia issued a joint statement during a visit by Serbian President Boris Tadic to China, announcing the establishment of a strategic partnership. Tadic arrived in Beijing early Wednesday for a week-long state visit, the first official visit by a Serbian head of state since Serbia was established as an independent state in 2006. Chinese President Hu Jintao, in talks with Tadic in the Great Hall of People in Beijing before the signing ceremony, said the visit would lift ...
Chinese vice premier urges to stabilize grain output
Chinese Vice Premier Hui Liangyu on Thursday urged local governments in Jilin Province to ensure autumn grain production and increase incomes for rural residents amid the widespread drought. The relative departments should strengthen anti-drought efforts and improve technological services for agriculture, including pest control and crop management, in a bid to stabilize grain output, said Hui during his tour in Jilin from Tuesday to Thursday. Local government agencies were asked ...
China's surplus in current, capital accounts down in H1 2009
&$&$China's forex reserve hits 2.1316 trln USD, up 17.84%&$&$ The State Administration of Foreign Exchange (SAFE) released the preliminary data of the country's international payment on its website on August 20, showing that China still keeps surplus of both the current account and the capital account in the first half of 2009. In the first six months of the year, China's current account ...
Defense technology corporation amalgamates IT units
China's state-owned defense technology corporation has amalgamated units specializing in information technology, equipment research and development. China Aerospace Science and Industry Corporation (CASIC) says the amalgamation will enable it to "provide advanced weaponry for IT-based warfare." Qian Xuesen, 98, one of China's pioneering, keystone space scientists and a founder of the country's astronautics science, sent a congratulatory letter Wednesday to the ceremony celebratin ...
Factbox about South-to-North Water Diversion Project
The South-to-North water diversion project was an initiative put forward by the late Chinese leader Mao Zedong. His proposal -- made during an inspection tour on the Yellow River in October 1952 -- was when conditions allowed it the north, which is deficient in water resources, could "borrow" water from the south, where there are plentiful supplies. The State Council, China's highest governing body, approved the ambitious project in December 2002 after a half century of debate. ...
Senior official calls for resolution of long-delayed lawsuits
A senior Chinese official Wednesday called on the country's courts and law enforcement organs to step up their efforts in cleaning up long-delayed lawsuits. Zhou Yongkang, a member of the Standing Committee of the Political Bureau of the Communist Party of China (CPC) Central Committee, made the remarks at a national teleconference on cleaning up long-delayed lawsuits. Verdicts of compensation given by the people's courts across the country are often difficult to be executed sinc ...
Top political advisor urges overseas Chinese businessmen to promote peaceful reunification
Top political advisor Jia Qinglin has called on overseas Chinese businessmen to play their unique roles in promoting China's peaceful reunification. Jia made the remarks on Wednesday in a meeting attended by representatives of the China Overseas Chinese Entrepreneur Association in Beijing. Jia, chairman of the National Committee of the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference (CPPCC), said that overseas compatriots in business circles had made great contributions to the co ...
Chinese vice premier stresses medical reform
Chinese Vice Premier Li Keqiang on Wednesday called on authorities to rely on doctors and nursing workers in order to push forward the country's medical reform. Li made the comment when meeting with representatives of China's 1.7 million nursing workers here in Beijing. Li thanked the nursing workers for their contribution in the relief work of last May's Wenchuan earthquake in southwestern China, and while fighting the A/H1N1 influenza which has sickened nearly 3,000 Chinese since ...
Typhoon death toll in Taiwan still increasing
Seven more victims of typhoon Morakot were confirmed in Taiwan, raising the death toll to 141 as of 12 p.m. Thursday, local disaster response authorities said. The authorities also reported 440 people were missing, 54 more than Wednesday's figure. Rescue work is still underway at two villages in Kaohsiung where 523 villagers were buried alive by mudslides. No exact casualty figures are available at this time. Morakot was the worst typhoon to hit the island in nearly five ...
"China Tibet’s Mount Everest 2009" award-winning photographic works exhibition
&$Ceringlamo's happy life (China Tibet Information Center Photo)&$
【1】 【2】 【3】 【4】 Hubei people relocated to make way for massive water diversion project
&$Residents of Guanmenyan Village in Danjiangkou City, central China's Hubei Province, leave their former residence here by bus for a new location August 20, 2009. Danjiangkou Reservoir is a water control pivot along the middle route of China's South-to-North Water Diversion Project. Some people living around the Danjiangkou Reservoir will have to be relocated. According to the relocation plan, more than 320,000 people i ...
German police raid 180 Chinese restaurants
1300 German policemen raided 180 Chinese restaurants and apartments in search of illegal immigrants on August 17. The raid, targeting Chinese, is the largest since World War II. Chinese scholars deem that the action is related to the German labor market being heavily hit by the financial crisis. In the current election period, all political parties are making increasing efforts to single out and discriminate foreign workers. A report released by the German labor department suggested th ...
China launches more probes into U.S. steel subsidies
&$&$China will ensure transparency in its first dual trade investigation&$&$ On August 19, 2009, China's Ministry of Commerce (MOFCOM) announced on its website that it will investigate into another six US steel subsidies, including U.S. governments' coal subsidies and power and natural gas offered at low prices. According to a statement MOFCOM exchanged views with its U.S. counterpart on ...
Another China smelter shut down amid lead poisoning fears
Authorities in central China's Hunan Province have shut down a smelter and detained two of its executives after more than 1,300 local children were suspected to have lead poisoning, the second such scandal in the country within a month. As of Wednesday, 1,354 children in Wenping town of Wugang City were diagnosed as having excessive lead in their blood, with more than 100 mg of lead a liter of blood compared with the normal zero to 100 mg, an official with the city government said Thursd ...
Rebiya Kadeer not entitled to represent Uygurs: Kazakh social activist
Rebiya Kadeer and her World Uygur Congress disrupted the Uygurs' peaceful and quiet life and are not entitled to represent the interests of all Uygurs, a Uygur social activitist in Kazakhstan said on Wednesday. "Kadeer is an inciter. She and the World Uygur Congress (WUC) led by her could by no means represent the interests of all the Uygurs," said Farkhad Gasanov, president of the Kazakh Uygur culture association and member of the Assembly of the People of Kazakhstan, a group aimed at b ...
Credibility crisis poisons national morale
&$&$By Li Hongmei People's Daily Online&$&$ Nothing would be more startling than the result aggregated from an online survey of more than 3,376 people, which had been conducted by the authoritative Insight China magazine weeks before. The online study was intended to get a sweeping picture of China's credibility status by inviting netizens to compare and assess different industries and groups and point out the most and least trustworthy industries or groups. It was revea ...
Ancient Nepali cultural envoy to China Araniko commemorated
A two-week long Araniko Art Exhibition to commemorate the "Nepali cultural envoy to China" Araniko is going on Thursday at the Nepal Art Council in Nepali capital Kathmandu. Marking the 730th anniversary of the completion of the White Dagoba designed by Araniko, a Nepali architect, at the Miaoying Temple in Beijing, the capital of China, in 1271 and the 60th birthday of the People's Republic of China, the Nepal-China Executive Council, Embassy of the People's Republic of China and the Ad ...
NZ to provide some $67,500 to Taiwan following Typhoon Morakot
New Zealand will provide 100,000 NZ dollars (about 67,500 U.S. dollars) to support relief efforts in China's Taiwan region following Typhoon Morakot, Foreign Minister Murray McCully said on Thursday. "New Zealand extends its condolences to the people of Taiwan over the destruction caused by Typhoon Morakot," McCully said. There are currently 117 confirmed deaths, with a further 380 people missing presumed dead. More than 1.5 million were forced toevacuate their homes, and 14,000 ...
CPC delegation going to ROK, Vietnam, Laos
A Communist Party of China (CPC) delegation left Beijing on Thursday to visit the Republic of Korea (ROK), Vietnam and Laos. The delegation is headed by He Yong, member of the Secretariat of the CPC Central Committee and deputy secretary of CPC Central Commission for Discipline Inspection. The delegation was invited by ROK's Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade, the Communist Party of Vietnam and the Lao People's Revolutionary Party. &$&$Source: Xinhua&$&$ ...
Foreign trainees visit pollution-free tea base in E China
&$International trainees visit the pollution-free tea base in Xinchang County of east China's Zhejiang Province, Aug. 19, 2009. The training class of pollution-free tea production for the developing countries, a training program hosted by the Ministry of Commerce of the People's Republic of China, was opened in Xinchang County on Wednesday, giving training classes of standardized processing technologies, insect and disea ...

BBC News | China

North Korea to lift border curbs
North Korea is to ease curbs on cross-border traffic - the latest of what a US official called "good signals" from Pyongyang.
'Hundreds ill' near China smelter
China closes a second metal smelter after more than 1,300 children fall sick with lead poisoning, state media say.
Australia-China ties 'challenging'
Australian Prime Minister Kevin Rudd says ties with China are "challenging", as his Beijing ambassador flies home for talks.
South Korea wins Nigeria oil case
Nigeria's high court rules that its country's government illegally revoked exploration licences granted to a South Korean oil consortium.
China defence ministry on the web
China's defence ministry launches a website to allow outsiders to better understand national defence policy.
HK's Yeung moves on Birmingham City
Hong Kong-based businessman Carson Yeung has put down a £3m deposit with a view to taking over Birmingham City.
'Snorkel rice' could feed millions
A new "super" rice plant is developed which grows "snorkels" when exposed to floods, Nature journal reports.
Suu Kyi intruder returned to US
John Yettaw, the man jailed in Burma for visiting opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi, returns home to the US.
China web addict 'beaten' at camp
A teenage boy is repeatedly beaten at a boot camp to treat internet addicts in China, state media have said.
NZ finds new 'Lord of the Ring' in quest for lost wedding band
A New Zealand man who promised to find the wedding ring he lost in the ocean, retrieves it after 16 months, and is dubbed a new Lord of the Ring.
'Social networks' may help Tasmanian devils
A study of Tasmanian devils' "social networks" identifies ways to protect the endangered species from a deadly disease.
England v Australia: Fifth Test day one as it happened
England fail to build on a promising start as Australia restrict them to 307-8 on day one of the deciding Ashes Test at The Oval.
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