• Xi'an museum of neolithic relics, culture to reopen

    Xi'an museum of neolithic relics, culture to reopen

    XIAN, Feb. 12 (Xinhuanet) -- The museum of the Banpo Ruins, the largest and best-preserved primitive village ever discovered in China, will reopen on April 1 after renovations, the curator has said.The protection hall built half a century ago above the …
  • Struggle to get black history into classrooms

    Struggle to get black history into classrooms

    PISCATAWAY, New Jersey (AP) -- Assemblyman William Payne recalls the first book he heard as a kindergartner in the 1940s, and never forgot the black stereotypes that filled the 19th century childrens story."You grow up with these subliminal message…
  • School expense biggest burden for Chinese family: Survey

    School expense biggest burden for Chinese family: Survey

    In China, urban and rural dwellers spend most of their family income on childrens education, which is increasingly becoming the main cause of poverty for households, according to a recent survey.The conclusion is based on a national survey of 4,128 peop…
  • Income-tax threshold raised for foreigners

    Income-tax threshold raised for foreigners

    Foreigners working in China have to pay personal income tax only if their monthly pay is above 4,800 yuan (US$592), up from the previous threshold of 4,000 yuan (US$493), Xinhua reported yesterday.The revised law on personal income tax became effective …
  • Experts predict modernization progress

    Experts predict modernization progress

    China will have to make tremendous efforts if it is to become a moderately developed country by the middle of this century, according to experts.He Chuanqi, director of China Modernization Research Centre under the Chinese Academy of Sciences, told Chin…
  • China opposes Japan's push for UNSC reform

    China opposes Japan's push for UNSC reform

    Chinas State Council on Thursday issued the guidelines on the national medium- and long-term program for science and technology development (2006-2020), which sets the proportion of research and development expenditure in the gross domestic product at 2…
  • Less restrictions on cross-straits chartered flights called for

    Less restrictions on cross-straits chartered flights called for

    Xinhua News Agency published a commentary on chartered passenger flights across the Taiwan Straits during the Spring Festival, asking when the restrictions on the chartered flights will be lifted.The chartered flights have been operated three times, in …
  • Regular cross-Straits flights urged

    Regular cross-Straits flights urged

    A senior civil aviation official called for the establishment of regular charter flights across the Taiwan Straits as the Spring Festival charter-flight programme ended yesterday.Packed to capacity with 260 Taiwan passengers, Shanghai Airlines flight FM…
  • China, Norway willing to expand cooperation

    China, Norway willing to expand cooperation

    Visiting Chinese Foreign Minister Li Zhaoxing held talks with Norwegian Prime Minister Jens Stoltenberg in Oslo on Monday, with both sides expressing their common will to expand cooperation in various fields.Stoltenberg appraised the current bilateral r…
  • Railways move to deal with snowy weather

    Railways move to deal with snowy weather

    The Chinese Ministry of Railways has moved promptly to deal with heavy snows and rains which hit the central and eastern parts of the country since the start of February.Moderate and heavy snowfalls and rainfalls were reported in the provinces and munic…
  • DAB protests against Japanese FM's remarks on Taiwan

    DAB protests against Japanese FM's remarks on Taiwan

    The Democratic Alliance for Betterment of Hong Kong (DAB) Monday held a protest against Japanese Foreign Minister Taro Asos remarks of glorifying its 50-year colonization of Taiwan and using the word "country" when mentioning the island.Shouti…
  • Wu Guanzheng calls for protection of people's interests

    Wu Guanzheng calls for protection of people's interests

    Members of the Communist Party of China (CPC) should improve their working styles to protect peoples legal interests, said a senior CPC official in Tianjin on Saturday.Wu Guanzheng, member of the Standing Committee of the Political Bureau of the CPC Cen…
  • Document of HK crash victims in Egypt set

    Document of HK crash victims in Egypt set

    Death certificates for the 14 Egyptian coach crash victims have been issued and insurance companies will arrange to transport the deceased back to Hong Kong as soon as possible, Principal Assistant Secretary for Security Linda So says.Nine survivors, ac…
  • China confirms tenth human H5N1 infection

    China confirms tenth human H5N1 infection

    BEIJING, Jan. 24 -- Chinas Ministry of Health yesterday announced one more human case of bird flu, bringing the tally up to 10 cases.The infected person is a 29-year-old woman surnamed Cao from Jinhua Town of Chengdu, Southwest Chinas Sichuan Province, …
  • Chinese millionaires taste life in ivory tower

    Chinese millionaires taste life in ivory tower

    BEIJING, Jan. 23 -- Its a typical day in the life of a Chinese college student: wake up early in the morning, wolf down a bland meal in a busy cafeteria, struggle to stay awake through boring lectures,and study hard all day, only to curl up on an uncomf…
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