Chinese political advisors discuss social governance

China’s political advisors discussed ways to improve social governance and the role social organizations should play at a bi-weekly consultation session here on Thursday. The session was presided over by Yu Zhengsheng, chairman of the National Committee of the Chinese People’s Political Consultative Conference (CPPCC). According to a statement issued after the session, political advisors […]

China vows heavier penalties for Internet rumormongers

China will redouble its efforts to rid cyberspace of rumors and slanderous content and dish out heavier punishments for Internet rumormongers, a government statement said on Tuesday. The joint statement issued by the Ministry of Public Security, Ministry of Industry and Information Technology and the State Internet Information Office said the move aims to “protect […]

Philippines to mark 100 million population

The Philippine Population Commission (POPCOM) expects the country’s population to officially reach 100 million on July 27. In an information released by the POPCOM-Western Visayas on Tuesday, the office said that the 100th million Filipino is anticipated to be born in the said date from either of the six provinces under the Western Visayas region […]

Chinese policeman executed for shooting pregnant woman

A former policeman was executed on Tuesday for shooting a pregnant woman dead in south China’s Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region. Hu Ping, formerly of the public security bureau of Pingnan County, was drunk when he shot the woman and her husband, who ran a rice noodle restaurant, on Oct. 28. The husband, Cai Shiyong, sustained […]

2014 Beijing Marathon opens registration for foreign runners

The 2014 Beijing International Marathon has started registration process for foreign runners, organizers revealed in Beijing on Sunday. The organizers have adjusted the race events and slots allocation with the mini marathon event being cancelled in 2014. The full-race marathon will be open to 26,000 entrants and half marathon to 4000 entrants. According to the […]

Court concludes hearing of gang leaders’ appeal

Courts in central China’s Hubei Province have concluded hearing the appeals of former mining tycoon Liu Han and his brother Liu Wei,sentenced to death at an earlier trial. The Liu brothers’ appeals were conducted by the Hubei Higher People’s Court at two different local courts. The Liu brothers and 34 other defendants were convicted of […]

Senior leader urges implementation of “mass line”

Senior leader Liu Yunshan has called for good implementation of the Party’s “mass-line” (群众路线) campaign at the grassroots level. Liu, a member of the Standing Committee of the Communist Party of China Central Committee’s Political Bureau, made the remarks during an inspection tour to northwest China’s Qinghai Province, where he visited grassroots government departments, hospitals, […]

Shaolin plans kung fu on call

Shaolin plans kung fu on call

The ancient martial art of kung fu might become as easy as a tap on the screen of your smart phone soon. China’s 1,500-year-old Shaolin Temple is looking to develop a game app to teach users martial arts on cell phones. Monks from the temple attended a summit held by e-commerce giant Alibaba this month […]

Beijing increases air patrols to combat terrorism

Beijing increases air patrols to combat terrorism

Beijing police have increased helicopter patrols since May as an anti-terror precaution, according to the municipal public security authorities. Yang Dongfeng, captain of the air police team, said eight patrol routes cover almost all transport hubs, major urban centers, open markets, parks and checkpoints on highway entrances to Beijing. The Beijing helicopter police team was […]

Spring Festival travel season 2014 begins

The Spring Festival travel season of 2014 began on January 16., 2014. It is estimated that 52.76 million passengers will travel by railway, plane, highway and boat during this period, more than in 2013. The travel season lasts from January 16. to February 24., 2014, 40 days in total. For highway transportation, Chongqing plans to […]

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