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Drivers obtaining their license will have to fill out an organ-donation form to state whether they will be organ donors in the event of a fatal accident, Chongqing Evening News reported Monday. Huang Jiefu, vice-minister of health, said in an interview that this plan is being adopted because of the severe organ-donation shortage in China […]

BEIJING – At least 2,428 Chinese governmental agencies and officials have been posting short messages online using domestic micro-blogging services that are similar to Twitter, according to a research report published by the Fudan University on Friday. By March 20, government and Party departments had opened 1,708 mico-blog accounts and officials had opened 720 accounts […]

A December 2006 US diplomatic cable leaked by Wikileaks has given valuable insights into what the Americans, at least the then US ambassador David Mulford, viewed as India’s role in the emerging political scenario in Asia. Not only did Mulford see India as a counterweight to China, “which it can never match,” but he also […]

BEIJING – China’s consumer prices may increase about 4.5 percent this year, exceeding the government’s full-year target of 4 percent, an official said Monday. Chen Dongqi, deputy chief of the Macroeconomic Research Institute under the National Development and Reform Commission, said consumer prices are still controllable, dismissing concerns that inflation would rise like an “unbridled […]

Editor’s Note: Neil K. Shenai is an Instructor of International Economics and Ph.D. Candidate at the Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS). By Neil K. Shenai, Special to CNN The notion of “American decline” is once again en vogue. Emerging powers such as Brazil, India, and China pose a threat to U.S. dominance, […]

A delicate tea set produced in China’s capital of porcelain, Jingdezhen, and embedded with rich culture traditions, is expected to arrive at Buckingham Palace for the royal wedding this week, media reports said. The gift originated from Zhu Xiaoju, a Chinese woman who once studied in the UK and came up with the idea during […]

Edit by Bo Peng One of the most famous TCM pharmaceutical companies—The Foci Pharmaceutical Company(佛慈制药), based in the city of Lanzhou in Gansu province, is applying for the Swedish drug administration to authorize one of its products, a pill-form of concentrated Chinese angelica, According to China Daily. This news gives some hope to some TCM […]

The recent series of food safety scandals to hit China has prompted calls for a revamp to supervision practices. Often when a scandal emerges, the public overlooks supervisory agencies and blames the food company at the center of the controversy. But as CCTV reporter Xue Jingmeng finds out, supermarkets are taking greater responsibility to fulfill […]

China has signed agreements with Thailand and Laos to build high-speed railways connecting the two Southeast Asian countries to China. Thailand’s deputy Prime Minister Suthep Thaugsuban said during the seventh World Congress on High Speed Rail that China is cooperating on high-speed railways with the countries of the Association of South East Asian Nations (ASEAN). […]

Asian soccer chief Mohamed Bin Hammam will have the support of the East Asian Football Federation in his bid to become the next FIFA President, the EAFF said on Tuesday. “The EAFF Executive Committee…has unanimously welcomed the decision of Mr Mohamed bin Hammam, president of AFC, to stand for the presidency of FIFA,” the federation, comprising […]

China is the global driving force for premium luxury cars as consumer enthusiasm fuels sales, industry experts said. On Tuesday, the first day of the Shanghai auto show, luxury carmakers encountered revved-up interest as their vehicles were snapped up. British car manufacturer Aston Martin said that all of its five One-77 cars for the China […]

The Disneyland park has started its construction in Shanghai, a financial hub of China. The  park which is the first in Mainland China is espected to be openend to the public in 2016. The Shanghai Disneyland resort project includes the theme park and Storybook Castle, two hotels, one deluxe and one value, a large retail, dining […]

Despite a sharp reduction in the number of trade remedies against Chinese goods and services launched by trading partners last year, Chinese companies still face trade and investment barriers, the Ministry of Commerce said on Tuesday. In 2010, 66 trade remedy investigations, including anti-dumping, anti-subsidy and special protection measures, were launched by 16 major trade […]

Taiwan’s geological authority has issued an alert that the island is likely to be hit by a tsunami. According to an official examination, a magnitude-8 earthquake may strike both the Ryukyu and Manila trenches, triggering a tsunami within one hour’s time. The distance between the two trenches and Taiwan is less than 4-hundred kilometers. The […]

The “Xinhai Revolution” began with the Wuchang Uprising on October 10, 1911 and ended with the abdication of Emperor Puyi on February 12, 1912. During the whole process, many organizations, including ‘Revive China Society’ (Xing Zhonghui, 兴中会), Hua Xing Hui (华兴会), Guang Fu Hui (光复会) and ‘Chinese Revolutionary Alliance’ (Tongmenghui, 同盟会), were actively involved. Leaders […]

Animal-rights activists are barking mad over news that trickled out over the weekend involving a truck full of 520 dogs that was stopped Friday on a highway en route to a slaughterhouse.  Discussion of the issue was rife over the next two days, particularly online, with people debating the merits of national laws protecting animals. […]

Twenty-five tons of bean sprouts containing cancer-inducing additives were uncovered by police in the capital city of Liaoning Province, China News Service reported on Monday. Eight suspects alleged to have added sodium nitrite, urea and other illegal additives were arrested for making poisonous food, according to a statement released by Shenyang police. The news came […]

At a press conference Thursday, Hong Lei, spokesman of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, reiterated that China has indisputable sovereignty over the South China Sea islands and adjacent waters. The region has abundant resources of oil and natural gas, and some surrounding countries have been exploring resources there for years. As part of the strategy […]

An ambitious scheme to boost China’s solar market through state support – Golden Sun – has backfired, threatening to destroy the businesses it aimed to help, writes Yuan Ying, winner of the “biggest impact” category at the China Environmental Press Awards. “Golden Sun” is a Chinese solar subsidy scheme, set up with the primary objective […]

 Chinese President Hu Jintao called for inclusive development in Asia on Friday as he attended the opening ceremony of the 2011 annual meeting of the Boao Forum for Asia (BFA). As the second decade of the 21st century dawns upon us, Asia is at a new starting point in its development, President Hu said as […]

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