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Hazard search ordered after fire

2017-11-20 07:08:00

Beijing's top official has demanded an inch-by-inch inspection for potential safety hazards after a blaze on Saturday night killed 19 people and injured eight others in Daxing district. Full Story

Hong Kong seeks joint customs checkpoint with mainland on express rail to Guangzhou

2017-11-20 07:08:00

Hong Kong is launching a joint checkpoint arrangement for the express rail link connecting it with Guangzhou with the signing of a deal between the special administrative region and Guangdong province. Full Story

Quake doesn't halt New Year festivities

2017-11-20 07:08:00

Residents of Nyingchi, in the Tibet autonomous region, celebrated Gompo New Year with festival activities on Sunday despite having been hit by a magnitude 6.9 earthquake the day before. Full Story

Pension fund to get State assets boost

2017-11-20 07:05:00

Pilot program to begin in several provinces and expand in 2018 China will transfer a chunk of State financial assets to its social security funds, a program experts believe will ease the pressure of pension payments as the aging population continues to gr Full Story

Beijing orders city-wide investigation after deadly fire

2017-11-19 21:59:00

Cai Qi, secretary of the Communist Party of China Beijing Municipal Committee, has ordered a city-wide safety check after a deadly fire killed 19 people and injured eight others. Full Story

China expands smart court system

2017-11-19 20:18:00

China's court system intranet has been extended to 3,523 local courts and 9,277 tribunals across China, enabling all judicial officers to receive the same information when doing legal work, according to an official from China's supreme court. Full Story

China plans to install, upgrade 64,000 toilets at tourist sites

2017-11-19 20:16:00

China plans to install or upgrade 64,000 toilets at tourist destinations from 2018 to 2020 in an effort to remove a major nuisance for travelers and develop domestic tourism. Full Story

China section of transcontinental expressway opens to traffic

2017-11-19 17:47:00

The Chinese section of a transcontinental expressway project set to link western China with Western Europe has opened to traffic. Full Story

Chinese military website collects reports on fake news

2017-11-19 17:37:00

The Chinese military launched a platform on Sunday that allows the public to report fake news and other online activity that could be harmful to the armed forces. Full Story

Urban rail transit reaches 31 Chinese mainland cities

2017-11-19 14:53:00

As of the end of June, 31 cities on the Chinese mainland had urban rail transit in operation, with a total length of 3,965 km, according to the China Association of Metros. Full Story