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Women make new gains in workplace in China


Women are making significant progress in the workplace in China, even in some traditionally male-dominated areas, according to a new report released ahead of International Women's Day on Wednesday.

More Chinese set to study overseas


Education expert forecasts rise in number of students learning abroad. Despite already being the leading source of international students for foreign universities and colleges, China is set to see even more of its young people go abroad to study in the next five years, according to an education policy adviser.

CPPCC member thwarts removal of English from college exam


A CPPCC member denounced on March 6 a proposal to remove English from China’s college entrance exam, stressing the benefits of studying English for students who live in an increasingly open world.

China underlines "shared human future" in promoting human rights


A senior Chinese diplomat on Wednesday stressed that in order to promote and protect human rights, all countries should join hands to build a community of a shared future for human beings, to work together for the realization of peace, development and win-win cooperation for all.

Officer ordered to stop forcing people to write


A city traffic officer who stopped jaywalkers and errant bicycle riders, and made them fill a notebook page with the phrase "Red for stop, green for go", has been ordered to stop it.

At least 10 dead in east China hotel fire


​At least 10 people were killed in a hotel fire Saturday morning in Nanchang, capital of east China's Jiangxi Province, firefighters said.

China reports 79 deaths from H7N9 avian flu in January


China reported 79 fatalities from H7N9 avian flu in January, health authorities said Wednesday.

Mob attack leaves 8 dead in Xinjiang


Local police officers shot and killed three rioters armed with knives that attacked and injured 10 people in a residential community in Pishan county in the southwest part of the Xinjiang Uygur autonomous region, on Tuesday evening, according to, a news portal run by the local government.

Unlicensed copycat cultural relics violate law


Thousands of forged terracotta warriors were on exhibition in Taihu county, East China's Anhui province, without the consent or authorization of officials overseeing the real ones. Beijing News commented on Saturday:

China may allow more movies from Hollywood


China is likely to allow more Hollywood films into the Chinese market as government officials and industry representatives from China and the US prepare to return to the negotiation table to discuss the quota for imported movies and sharing of box office profits.