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Vision of 'good harvest' led to call for growth of FTZ in Shanghai

2017-09-21 07:56:00

China (Shanghai) Pilot Free Trade Zone, the first of its kind in the country, has been working as a driving force of deepened reform and opening-up, with the number of innovative ideas and policies duplicated and promoted worldwide as President Xi Jinping Full Story

Beijing makes way for high-tech trains

2017-09-21 07:17:00

Two high-tech railway lines and a conventional one begin trial runs on Wednesday in Beijing-a driverless subway line, a mid-to low-speed maglev line and a modern tram-all of which are expected to welcome passengers by the end of this year, according to th Full Story

Official: Use technology to solve new crimes

2017-09-21 07:07:00

China's top security official called for strong measures to prevent financial risks, including the use of technology to solve financial crimes, on Wednesday at a meeting of the Commission for Political and Legal Affairs of the Communist Party of China Ce Full Story

80% of Chinese adults clueless on contraception

2017-09-21 07:07:00

More than 80 percent of adults in China have misconceptions about contraception, according to a survey by the All-China Women's Federation. Full Story

Guo associate freed after conviction overturned

2017-09-21 07:07:00

Qu Long, a former close business partner of Guo Wengui, one of China's most-wanted fugitives, was released from prison after his embezzlement conviction was overturned because of insufficient evidence, Chinese media reported on Wednesday. Full Story

Michelin updates Shanghai food guide

2017-09-21 07:07:00

Amid widespread speculation, French tire manufacturer Michelin updated its famed food guide for Shanghai on Wednesday. Full Story

Book to the future

2017-09-21 07:07:00

A former headmaster has spent a decade building libraries to improve the prospects of illiterate children in Hunan province, as Wang Yuke reports from Hong Kong. Full Story

State Council extends cross-border zones to facilitate e-commerce

2017-09-21 07:05:00

China will set up more cross-border e-commerce pilot zones to facilitate trade and boost China's global competitiveness, under a decision made at a State Council executive meeting chaired by Premier Li Keqiang on Wednesday. Full Story

5.5-magnitude earthquake hits waters off Taiwan

2017-09-21 06:45:00

A 5.5-magnitude earthquake struck the waters off Hualien county of Taiwan at 10:29 pm Wednesday (Beijing Time), reported the China Earthquake Networks Center (CENC). Full Story

Nation set to launch Mars probe in 2020

2017-09-21 05:36:00

China is on track to launch its first Mars probe around 2020, and plans call for retrieving soil and rock samples from the red planet before 2030, said Zhang Rongqiao, the mission's chief designer. Full Story