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Tibetan monasteries welcome New Year pilgrims

Tibetan monasteries welcome New Year pilgrims

Monasteries in southwest China’s Tibet autonomous region have seen increasing numbers of visitors ahead of the upcoming Tibetan New Year, which falls on Feb. 11. Sonam Norbu, deputy director of…

China cracks down on erroneous maps

China has been cracking down on erroneous maps in both print and digital forms, according to a statement issued on Wednesday by the National Administration of Surveying, Mapping and Geoinformation.…

China vows upgraded protection for school children

A national meeting of social security organs’ chiefs from around China on Wednesday called for efforts to make schools safer for children. At least one full-time security guard will be…

Playing with fire causes China orphanage blaze

Friday’s orphanage blaze which left seven dead in central China’s Henan Province was caused by children playing with fire, investigators said on Tuesday. An investigation team consisting of police and…

Shanxi orders leak scandal company to halt production

The company whose recent aniline leakage aroused great concern in north China’s Shanxi Province was ordered to suspend production for safety overhaul, a senior provincial official announced Tuesday. Li Xiaopeng,…

Four dismissed for N China chemical leak

Four people directly responsible for a chemical leakage incident that contaminated rivers in north China’s Shanxi Province have been dismissed, local authorities said Sunday. Chen Jianwen, Tianji Coal Chemical Industry…

Chinese mainland tourists to Taiwan hits record high

Chinese mainland visitors to Taiwan topped 1.97 million in 2012, up 57.6 percent year on year, hitting a record high, the cross-Straits tourism authority said Sunday. The Association for Tourism…

7 dead in N China orphanage fire

Six children and one adult died Friday morning in a fire that engulfed an unregistered orphan shelter in Lankao county in central China’s Henan Province, local government sources said. Eight…

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