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A third of Chinese graduates to work in first-tier cities


A recent employment survey has revealed 33.5 percent of new graduates from colleges and universities this year have signed contracts with employers in the country's first-tier cities: including Beijing, Shanghai, Guangzhou and Shenzhen.

32 kindergarten children injured in south China traffic accident


NANNING, May 23 (Xinhua) -- Thirty-two kindergarten children were injured in a traffic accident in south China's Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region Tuesday afternoon, local authorities said.

Riding on a "dragon," Xinhua journalist reaches the sea's depth


BEIJING, May 23 (Xinhua) -- Diving thousands of meters under the sea and doing interviews has been the "coolest" and "most unforgettable" experience in Liu Shiping's career as a journalist.

New bike-sharing draft guidelines issued in China


China's Ministry of Transportation issued new draft guidelines for regulating the bike-sharing sector on Monday.

Chinese scientist honored for deep-sea drilling system


CHANGSHA, May 19 (Xinhua) -- Central China's Hunan Province has honored a scientist for his contribution to a deep-sea drilling system.

62 percent of Chinese speak a local dialect, says survey


A survey released on Thursday has shone light on Chinese attitudes towards local dialects.According to the survey conducted by China Youth Daily and Chinese survey website, 62.8 percent of the 2,002 respondents said that they speak their local dialect.

Chinese Mainland increases job opportunities for Taiwan residents


Taiwanese residents are now eligible to work in public institutions in six more provincial regions, An Fengshan, spokesperson for the Taiwan Affairs Office of the State Council announced Wednesday.

Backgrounder: China's Youth Day


Youth Day in China falls on May 4. It originates from the Chinese patriotic campaign against imperialism i.e. the May Fourth Movement in 1919. In December 1949, the Government Administration Council officially announced May 4 to be Youth Day of the People's Republic of China.

First national park receiving strong legal and financial support


China's first national park will develop rapidly this year, with stronger legal and financial support from Qinghai province, the top provincial official said on Wednesday.

Women's status rising slowly in China: activist


Observers warned that social status of Chinese women is improving "slowly," and called for greater participation of Chinese women in public life, ahead of the InternationalWomen's Day which falls on Wednesday.