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Beijing air pollution notably reduced in winter: environment minister

2017-12-03 09:08:00

Air pollution has been notably reduced in Beijing, especially during the winter months, and the city is likely to meet its smog control target of the year, a cabinet minister said Saturday. Full Story

Li makes the case for closer SCO ties

2017-12-03 07:57:00

Premier Li Keqiang on Friday made proposals to deepen cooperation within the Shanghai Cooperation Organization at its annual prime ministers' meeting in Sochi, Russia. Full Story

Insurance protects a family's 'economic backbone'

2017-12-03 07:48:00

More than 290,000 rural families living in poverty across China have been included in a free health insurance program that protects the main breadwinner. Full Story

Rural Taobao brings e-commerce to the countryside

2017-12-03 07:48:00

Almost half of China's 1.3 billion population still live in rural areas. While incomes are growing, some rural residents still lack the employment opportunities and everyday products and services that city dwellers take for granted. Full Story

Web access puts Huamao potters back on the map

2017-12-03 07:48:00

A potter in a remote village in Guizhou province ended decades of low sales and saw his products attract customers nationwide using the internet. Full Story

Private capital tapped to help to alleviate poverty

2017-12-03 07:48:00

As the battle to eradicate poverty rages on, the Chinese government is increasingly using big data and the internet to land that killer blow. And it is already starting to reap rewards. Full Story

Lighting up people's lives

2017-12-03 07:48:00

In the day, the view of Wuzhen is dominated by white walls and brown wooden doors, but this scene changes spectacularly in the night when the different lights in the water town create a stunning kaleidoscope of colors against the black sky. Full Story

The dying craft of dyeing cloth

2017-12-03 07:48:00

One of the first things that catches the eye upon entering Wuzhen from its Xiazha entrance are the long pieces of indigo textiles with white patterns that gently sway from tall poles. Full Story

Chinese, Russian armed police hold joint anti-terrorism training

2017-12-02 17:50:00

Chinese armed police and Russian national guard on Saturday began a joint anti-terrorism drill near Yinchuan, capital of northwest China's Ningxia Hui Autonomous Region. Full Story