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China reports more deaths from food poisoning last year

The Ministry of Health said Tuesday that 6,685 people suffered from food poisoning in 2012, with 146 of the victims consequently dying, up 6.6 percent year on year. The number…

China ups spending related to quality of life

China’s central budget for 2013 features notable spending increases in areas closely related to quality of life, including education, healthcare, social security and public housing. Government spending on medical and…

China to launch first national geographic census

China is set to launch its first national census of geographic conditions between 2013 and 2015, according to a Cabinet decision publicized Tuesday. A State Council circular said the census…

Most Chinese believe CPI will rise: poll

Chinese people are feeling the pinch from rising prices, especially in regards to food and housing, and a majority believe prices will rise this year, an ongoing poll shows. Around…

Beijing’s fireworks spree ends amid smog

Fireworks were set off amid heavy smog in Beijing on Sunday night to mark the Lantern Festival, the end to Chinese Lunar New Year celebrations and the city’s 16-day fireworks…

China retrieves defaulted payments for migrant workers

The Chinese government is checking companies nationwide for defaults of migrant workers’ wages, with over a million workers having already recovered their hard-earned money. The Ministry of Human Resources and…

China spends more on affordable housing

China’s government has stepped up efforts to ensure housing for low-income residents as its regulated property market has warmed in recent months, new data has revealed. The central government allocated…

China extends New Year greetings to overseas Chinese

The Chinese government on Wednesday extended New Year greetings to all overseas Chinese and those who have returned to settle in the mainland. Li Haifeng, director of the Overseas Chinese…

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