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China’s manufacturing expanded at a faster pace in March, suggesting resilience of the economy amid concerns that monetary tightening measures would result in an economic slowdown. The Purchasing Managers Index (PMI) of China’s manufacturing sector rose to 53.4 percent in March, the China Federation of Logistics and Purchasing (CFLP) said Friday. The March index rebounded […]

Girls in South China’s Guangdong province will get a crash course on how to resist the sweet talk of “sugar daddies” when schools start teaching them about self-respect. The pilot project is aimed at telling girls at middle and elementary schools how to avoid falling into the clutches of older, richer men and stand on […]

China’s banks made a net profit of 899.1 billion yuan ($137 billion) last year, up 34.5 percent from a year earlier, the fastest pace in three years, the China Banking Regulatory Commission (CBRC) said in a report released on Tuesday. Net interest margin contributed 66 percent to the profit, up by 3 percentage points from […]

Three boys from Beijing are flying high after taking out the fiercely fought Global Battle of the Bands and picking up a cool 10,000 U.S. dollars, a week in a London recording studio and a 10-stop UK tour, in the process. “I feel good. I don’t know how to tell you,” Ricky Sixx said on […]

China is on course to overtake the US in scientific output possibly as soon as 2013 – far earlier than expected. That is the conclusion of a major new study by the Royal Society, the UK’s national science academy. The country that invented the compass, gunpowder, paper and printing is set for a globally important […]

A Chinese imperial jade seal used by Emperor Qianlong (1736-1795) sold for 12.4 million euros (17.45 million U.S. dollars) on Saturday at an auction in southwest France, setting the highest price for seals. The white jade imperial seal of 9.85-centimeter, with carvings of intertwined dragons on top, was one of a number used by Emperor […]

More than 100 university students from 10 eastern U.S. states have registered to compete for the “Chinese Bridge” Chinese Proficiency Competition, the organizers announced on Thursday. The 2nd “Chinese Bridge” Chinese Proficiency Competition for Foreign College Students in Eastern U.S., the biggest of its kind in eastern U.S., will start its preliminary rounds of competition […]

China and the European Union (EU) launched the second phase of the EU-China Trade Project (EUCTP) in Beijing on Thursday, promising deeper trade cooperation between the two sides. According to the second phase of the EUCTP, China and the EU would strengthen trade-related cooperation in the service sector, technological trade barrier, agriculture and food safety, […]

The nuclear radiation from Japan is not expected to affect China in the immediate future, according to weather experts. Meteorological authorities say the radioactive substances won’t pose a threat in the next three days after being diluted as they will be diluted in the atmosphere over the ocean and any rainfall would also reduce the […]

China’s Ministry of Finance is allocating 50 million Yuan for emergency repair on infrastructure in Yingjiang County, Yunan province, following the devastation caused by a recent 5.8 magnitude earthquake. About 25 people were reported dead, 250 others injured including while some 127,100 residents have been evacuated to safety. Yingjiang which lies close to Myanmar, Eurasian […]

The United States’ move to put some Chinese firms on a “notorious markets” list might hurt the companies’ reputation and China is concerned about the issue, a commerce ministry official said Sunday. Li Chenggang, head of the Department of Treaty and Law under the Ministry of Commerce, expressed the concern over whether it is appropriate […]

Zhang Gongli was delighted to see blue skies and white clouds again in his hometown, a small village in east China’s Anhui province. He and his village, Qiugang in Bengbu City, became famous because of a 39-minute short documentary named “the Warriors of Qiugang,” which was nominated for the 83rd Academy Awards for best Documentary […]

The country’s top legislator on Thursday warned of a possible “abyss of internal disorder” if China strays from the “correct political orientation”. China will never adopt a multiparty revolving-door system or other Western-style political models, Wu Bangguo, chairman of the National People’s Congress (NPC) Standing Committee, said while delivering a work report. The establishment of […]

World No 1 John Higgins of Scotland and Chinese ace Ding Junhui will spearhead a star-studded International Snooker Classic to be held Thursday in Boao, a county of south China’s Hainan province. A total of 16 top players compete in the four-day event, among whom 10 players rank top 16 in the world, including world […]

Every culture has its own rules on what is acceptable and what is not. This list will detail these customs in China. There is nothing better than experiencing a culture first hand – that doesn’t, however, mean that one should not take the time to read and learn about what is expected before going. This […]

Chinese President Hu Jintao on Tuesday called for greater determination and efforts to achieve substantial progress in transforming the country’s mode of economic development. Hu made the remarks in a panel discussion with a delegation from Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region to the National People’s Congress (NPC), China’s top legislature, which is convening its annual session […]

In its 12th Five-Year Plan, China has promised to ban smoking in public places “in an all-around manner”. This is the first time that China included an anti-smoking measure into its five-year plan. The new five-year plan (2011-2015) was submitted to the annual session of China’s parliament for review Saturday. The anti-smoking move was met […]

China is likely to launch its first probe to explore the surface of Mars in 2013, a chief scientist said  Wednesday. “Mars is the first choice for mankind’s interplanetary explorations as it is the closest Earth-like planet to Earth and could have life and be turned into a habitable place,” Ye Peijian, chief scientist of […]

The Chinese government is determined to push forward cultural industry reform in the coming years, as announced at a press conference Monday. According to Sun Zhijun, Vice Minister of Publicity Department of the CPC Central Committee, many sectors within China’s cultural industry have successfully completed systemic transformation during the past five years. Fiscal investment poured […]

China’s holdings of long-term U. S. Treasury securities totaled 1.16 trillion U.S. dollars at the end of December 2010, according to an annual revision report released by the U.S. Treasury Department on Monday. The figure was an increase of 268.5 billion dollars, or 30 percent from an estimate the government reported on Feb. 15. The […]

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