Jinjiang: A small city’s rise to prosperity

Jinjiang: A small city’s rise to prosperity

Some 38 years ago, Ding Hemu (丁和木) sold all his valuable belongings and gathered 1,000 yuan (about 151 U.S. dollars) to start a small shoe-making workshop, hoping to feed his family. With per capita land of just 0.03 hectare, however, it was hard to make ends meet in Jinjiang through farming back then. Now, Ding […]

Swimmer Sun Yang seeks breakthroughs at National Games

Swimmer Sun Yang seeks breakthroughs at National Games

China’s star swimmer Sun Yang arrived in Shenyang Sunday morning to take part in the 12th National Games. The distance freestyle specialist, who claimed the men’s 400m, 800m and 1,500m gold medals at the Barcelona World Championships, is seeking breakthroughs in short distance as he will compete for the title of the 100m freestyle. “It’s […]

Xi Jinping: Pursuing dream for 1.3 billion Chinese

Xi Jinping: Pursuing dream for 1.3 billion Chinese

Nearly 3,000 deputies to the national legislature made their choice on Thursday, electing Xi Jinping as the leader of China and its military. Long applause filled the Great Hall of the People as Xi was elected president of the People’s Republic of China (PRC) and chairman of the PRC Central Military Commission. Xi’s new role […]

Premier Li Keqiang’s confident press debut

Premier Li Keqiang’s confident press debut

Li Keqiang’s debut as China’s Premier in front of the world’s press has grabbed extensive attention, both at home and abroad. The 57-year-old person minced no words as he answered journalist’s questions, laying to rest doubts and concerns as to how he was gong to run the second largest economy in the world over the […]

Retired CPC chief of wealthy E China village dies

Wu Renbao, the retired Communist Party of China (CPC) chief of Huaxi Village in east China’s Jiangsu Province, died of cancer on Monday afternoon. Wu, 85, died at 6:58 p.m. at his home in the village. With annual sales revenue of more than 50 billion yuan (about 7.93 million U.S. dollars), Huaxi Village is one […]

Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez dies

Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez dies

Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez died Tuesday in a military hospital in Caracas, Vice President Nicols Maduro announced on the national radio and television. With tears in his eyes, Mature addressed Venezuelans from the Doctor Carlos Arvelo military hospital, where Chavez passed his last two weeks after he came back from Cuba on Feb. 18. “At […]

China issues stamps on Lei Feng

China on Tuesday issued stamps to mark the 50th anniversary of late Chairman Mao Zedong’s call of “learning from Lei Feng,” the country’s most famous Good Samaritan. Besides stamps, there are other philatelic products to mark the anniversary including commemorative envelopes and comic books, according to a China National Philatelic Corporation statement. Lei, a young […]

People first: Li Keqiang’s governance philosophy

People first: Li Keqiang’s governance philosophy

China’s Vice Premier Li Keqiang has continuously maintained a down-to-earth work style and a governance philosophy of putting people first. Since joining the State Council, China’s cabinet, in 2008, as the country’s youngest vice premier in nearly 20 years, Li has manifested his tenacity and decisiveness which were shaped by his early days. In March […]

Xi’s political path shows pragmatic style

Standing before the Golden Gate Bridge, a San Francisco landmark, Xi Jinping, in a photo released Sunday by Xinhua, looks like sunny young man on his maiden visit to the United States. The young county chief, with his hair being ruffled by sea wind, was not in the U.S. for tourism, but in hopes of […]

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