Chinese synchronized swimmers win second team silver at worlds

Chinese synchronized swimmers win second team silver at worlds

China claimed their second team event silver medal in synchronized swimming of the 17th FINA World Championships as they finished runners-up in Team Free here on Friday. Synchronized by the Peking Opera as an art manifestation to show Chinese traditional culture, China snatched 95.2333 points to add another silver after the Team Technical. “In terms of the power and quality, they performed better today than in the preliminary,” said China coach Wang Jie. After the…

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China Focus: More graduates choosing to work in second-tier cities

China Focus: More graduates choosing to work in second-tier cities

After graduating from Tsinghua University this summer, Xu Yingqiang left Beijing to work for a chemical trading company in Chengdu, southwest China’s Sichuan Province. “In cities like Chengdu, I can still pursue my dreams, but without all the struggling,” said the 24-year-old graduate. This year, the number of China’s college graduates is expected to reach 7.95 million, an increase of 300,000 on last year, according to the Ministry of Education. Other than swarming into megacities…

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Chinese armed forces to recruit more college students

Chinese armed forces to recruit more college students

China is looking to recruit more college students for its armed forces in 2017, officials said at a teleconference on this year’s recruitment plan Friday. According to the officials, recruiters should supervise and guide college students in the process, including student registration, pre-recruitment requirements and preferential recruitment conditions, in order to raise both the quantity and quality of recruited students. Armed forces on all levels should also enhance quantified assessment in their recruitment methods to…

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Local authorities hold news conference on fatal shop blast in Hangzhou

Local authorities hold news conference on fatal shop blast in Hangzhou

Local authorities of the West Lake District hold a news conference on a fatal shop blast in Hangzhou, east China’s Zhejiang Province, July 21, 2017. Bottled liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) has been blamed for a shop blast that killed two and injured dozens in Hangzhou, capital of eastern China’s Zhejiang Province, Friday morning, according to an initial investigation by local authorities. The shop is located in the West Lake District, a well-known scenic area.

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Top Chinese leaders visit military exhibition

Top Chinese leaders visit military exhibition

Top Chinese leaders, including President Xi Jinping, on Friday visited a major exhibition marking the 90th anniversary of the founding of the People’s Liberation Army (PLA). Xi, also general secretary of the Communist Party of China (CPC) Central Committee and chairman of the Central Military Commission, called for unremitting efforts to build the army into a world-class military. Senior leaders Li Keqiang, Zhang Dejiang, Yu Zhengsheng, Liu Yunshan, Wang Qishan and Zhang Gaoli, also visited…

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China punishes officials over environmental violations in Qilian Mountains

China punishes officials over environmental violations in Qilian Mountains

China has punished senior officials in northwest China’s Gansu Province over environmental violations in the Qilian Mountains national nature reserve, showing the country’s resolve for green development. An inspection team has found various irregularities in the area, including over-exploitation of mineral resources, illegal construction and operation of hydropower facilities, excessive emissions by local enterprises, as well as the failure of local officials to rectify existing environmental issues, according to a document jointly released by the…

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China’s economic growth to stay constant in next quarters: VP Bank

China’s economic growth to stay constant in next quarters: VP Bank

China’s 6.9 percent economic growth for the second quarter is stronger than expected, and the growth could stay constant in the next quarters, according to a report released to media by VP Bank, an international positioned private bank, here on Thursday. The report said price pressures in China’s industrial sectors are also moderating as the re-stocking cycle shifts into a lower gear. It added that private sector is now the growth engine of China, accounting…

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Chinese military monitoring waters around China

Chinese military monitoring waters around China

China’s naval forces are fully aware of any situation occurring in waters around China, said the Ministry of National Defense on Thursday. The ministry made the remarks in response to a report from Taiwan that when aircraft carrier Liaoning’s formation sailed through the Taiwan Strait, a U.S. destroyer also sailed into the strait and tracked the Chinese formation. “We have noted the report in question. China’s armed forces have kept monitoring that sea area from…

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Political advisors discuss medical assistance for Africa

Political advisors discuss medical assistance for Africa

Political advisors called for improving China’s medical assistance for African countries at a bi-weekly consultation session Thursday. Yu Zhengsheng, chairman of the National Committee of the Chinese People’s Political Consultative Conference, chaired and addressed the meeting. The advisors said that China should continue to help build the capacity of health systems in Africa. Local authorities should support medical teams going to Africa by providing favorable policies and improving the living and working conditions of medical…

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Tibet airports handle over 2 mln passengers in H1

Tibet airports handle over 2 mln passengers in H1

Airports in southwest China’s Tibet Autonomous Region handled a record high of 2.07 million passengers in the first half of 2017, the regional civil aviation authority said Wednesday. The passenger flow was 11.8 percent higher than the same period last year. A total of 19,600 flights took off or landed at Tibet’s airports from January to June this year, up 5.2 percent year on year. Cargo throughput also rose 26.2 percent to 15,900 tonnes on…

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Xinjiang students accepted into inland vocational institutes

Xinjiang students accepted into inland vocational institutes

A total of 3,300 students from northwest China’s Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region will attend vocational schools in inland cities as part of a program to increase the number of skilled workers in the region. Of the students, 88.5 percent are from agricultural or pastoral areas in Xinjiang, according to the student enrollment office. This year, 15,658 students applied for the program, 1,085 more than last year. Beginning 2011, students from Xinjiang have been able to…

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Chinese premier meets with Palestinian president in Beijing

Chinese premier meets with Palestinian president in Beijing

The two were photographed shaking hands at the Great Hall of the People before sitting down to talks. Abbas met with his Chinese counterpart Xi Jinping on Tuesday where Xi pledged to make “unremitting” efforts towards promoting peace in the Middle East. Palestinian officials have urged China, which supports an independent Palestinian state, to do more in the Middle East peace process. Chinese envoys occasionally visit Israel and the Palestinian Territories, though China has traditionally…

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Leading Australian IT students to visit Huawei in China for learning experience

Leading Australian IT students to visit Huawei in China for learning experience

Fifteen students from a top Australian information technology (IT) university will travel to China to learn at Huawei Technologies for three weeks, it was announced on Tuesday. The students from the Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology (RMIT) University will visit Huawei’s research and development facilities and manufacturing plants while working with technology experts. They will also experience university in China at the Beijing Language and Cultural University. The program is part of a three-year agreement…

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China increases U.S. treasuries holding in May

China increases U.S. treasuries holding in May

China increased its holding of U.S. Treasury securities for the fourth consecutive month in May, the latest data from the U.S. Treasury Department showed on Tuesday. China added its treasuries holding by 10 billion U.S. dollars in May, with the total holding up to 1.1022 trillion dollars. China’s foreign exchange reserves rose for the fifth month in a row in June, indicating easing capital flight pressure, according to data from the country’s central bank, the…

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