China’s religious groups encouraged to run charities

Chinese authorities have said that the government encourages religious groups to perform charity activities. The government actively encourages and supports religious groups to engage in charity activities and policies will be implemented to guide such charitable works, following the principles of “active support, equal treatment and lawful administration,” said a notice published on Monday that […]

Morgan Stanley predicts China growth 8.4 pct

Morgan Stanley predicts China growth 8.4 pct

China’s gross domestic product (GDP) will expand 8.4 percent year on year in 2012, down from 9.2 percent last year, a Morgan Stanley economist forecast Monday. “China will see a slowdown, but a hard landing is unlikely,” Qiao Hong, chief economist for Greater China, Morgan Stanley, said. The contribution of net exports to GDP will […]

Millions thirst in Yunnan drought

Millions thirst in Yunnan drought

A drought in Yunnan Province has left 3.19 million people and 1.58 million livestock short of drinking water, the provincial government said Monday. Some plants had to halt production due to water shortage, costing rough losses of 10 billion yuan (1.6 million U.S. dollars), vice governor Kong Chuizhu said. Drought and low rainfall in the […]

China’s natural gas imports up 66.7 pct in January

China’s natural gas imports up 66.7 pct in January

China’s natural gas imports rose 66.7 percent year-on-year to hit 3.6 billion cubic meters in January, the country’s top economic planner said. The rapid increase has further pushed up the share of imported natural gas in the country’s natural gas consumption, the National Development and Reform Commission (NDRC) said in a statement on its website. […]

China asks India to cooperate to maintain border stability

China asks India to cooperate to maintain border stability

A Foreign Ministry spokesman on Saturday asked India to work with China to maintain peace and stability in border areas. Spokesman Hong Lei made the remark when asked to make comment on a news report of Indian officials participating in activities organized by the so-called “Arunachal Pradesh” region. The report said the officials pledged to […]

Sino-U.S. Co-production to Film Tangshan Earthquake Blockbuster

Sino-U.S. Co-production to Film Tangshan Earthquake Blockbuster

Based on the tragic events of the Tangshan Earthquake, a new Sino-U.S. co-production named “Tangshan Earthquake Amnesty” is set to enter filming stages in the near future. A press conference was held on February 23rd in Beijing to announce the news, 163.com reports. Zhongshenghong Culture & Media Ltd will team up with the Hollywood Movie […]

Chinese banks urged to boost green credit

Chinese banks urged to boost green credit

Chinese banks have been urged to use green credits as a tool to support the nation to cut carbon emissions while achieving a sustainable growth, according to China Banking Regulatory Commission (CBRC). Banks should “pay special attentions” to environmental and social impacts possibly caused by their customers’ projects and, based on assessment results, determine credit […]

China launches polar environmental assessments

China’s top oceanic authority on Friday launched a special project to research and evaluate environmental issues in polar regions. The project will include the launch of five Antarctic expeditions and three Arctic missions over the next five years, according to a press release from the State Oceanic Administration (SOA). Researchers will focus on polar environments, […]

Chemical plant blast in SW China

An explosion caused a chemical plant in southwest China’s Chongqing municipality to catch fire early on Friday morning, local authorities have said. No casualties have been reported so far after the acetylene-burning blast happened at 3:30 a.m. at a workshop of Fangxin Fine Chemical Co. Ltd. in Jiangbei district, said a spokesman with the district […]

Suspected food poisoning sickens 50 in south China

Suspected food poisoning sickened more than 50 students in south China’s Hainan province on Thursday, local authorities said. The students in the Landun bilingual school in Haikou City suffered from vomiting, fever and dizziness after lunch, a teacher in the school told Xinhua. Three students were hospitalized and several were under medical observation. The rest […]

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