China’s patent operations more than 170,000 in 2016

China’s patent operations more than 170,000 in 2016

The number of China’s patent operations stood at more than 170,000 in 2016, a year-on-year increase of nearly 20 percent, according to the latest data from the Patent Information Annual Conference of China 2017 held in Beijing from Sept. 5 to 6. Patent operations include patent transfer, license and pledge. Intellectual property (IP) is playing an increasingly important role in China’s exchange with other countries in fields like economy, trade, science and technology, and culture,…

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11th Chinese Pharmacopoeia will include 6,400 types of medicine

11th Chinese Pharmacopoeia will include 6,400 types of medicine

The 11th edition of the Chinese Pharmacopoeia, expected to be published in 2020, will add 800 types of medicine, increasing the total number to around 6,400, according to Zhang Wei, secretary general of the Chinese Pharmacopoeia Commission (ChPC). The Chinese Pharmacopoeia is the nation’s largest medicinal guide, with its first edition released in 1953. Zhang said the current 10th edition includes 5,608 types of medicine, covering almost all medicinal products. The next edition will adjust…

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Chinese top political advisor meets Burundi senate speaker

Chinese top political advisor meets Burundi senate speaker

Chinese top political advisor Yu Zhengsheng met with Burundi Senate Speaker Reverien Ndikuriyo on Tuesday. China will work with Burundi to strengthen mutual trust and mutually beneficial cooperation to achieve common development, said Yu, chairman of the National Committee of the Chinese People’s Political Consultative Conference (CPPCC). Yu said both sides need to promote people-to-people exchanges and implement the outcomes of the Johannesburg summit of the Forum on China-Africa Cooperation. China’s CPPCC National Committee is…

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Top graft-buster stresses strict inspection at grassroots level

Top graft-buster stresses strict inspection at grassroots level

Wang Qishan, chief of the discipline watchdog of the Communist Party of China (CPC), has stressed enhanced disciplinary supervision at the grassroots level. Wang, head of the CPC Central Commission for Discipline Inspection, made the remarks during an inspection tour from Sunday to Tuesday in central China’s Hunan Province. Wang said the CPC has taken on an entirely new look because of the effective discipline inspections led by the CPC Central Committee. The problems discovered…

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Spotlight: “BRICS Plus” pushes for global governance reform

Spotlight: “BRICS Plus” pushes for global governance reform

The just-concluded 9th BRICS Summit was a show of Chinese wisdom on South-South cooperation and global governance, leaving behind “BRICS Plus” as one of its most important legacies. The annual summit has gathered leaders from Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa to discuss pressing development issues from emerging economies. This year, China has proposed “BRICS Plus” by inviting leaders from Egypt, Mexico, Thailand, Tajikistan and Guinea for a dialogue on the sidelines of the…

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Hong Kong Court of Final Appeal rejects appeal of 2 disqualified legislators-elect

Hong Kong Court of Final Appeal rejects appeal of 2 disqualified legislators-elect

Hong Kong Court of Final Appeal Friday rejected two disqualified legislators-elect’s application for leave to appeal over the case of their disqualification. The final judgement means the pair now have no more room to appeal against their disqualification. Hong Kong Court of Final Appeal opened a court hearing of the two disqualified legislators-elect, Leung Chung-hang and Yau Wai-ching’s appeal on Friday. After listening to the arguments of their lawyers, the Chief Justice Hon Ma and…

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Troops from PLA Macao Garrison mobilized for typhoon disaster relief in Macao

Troops from PLA Macao Garrison mobilized for typhoon disaster relief in Macao

About 1,000 troops from the People’s Liberation Army (PLA) Garrison in Macao were mobilized on Friday to support the relief efforts of the disaster caused by typhoon Hato in China’s Macao Special Administrative Region (SAR). The troops were called in at around 9:45 a.m. local time (01:45 GMT) to help with clearing piles of rubbish left by the typhoon. The mobilization, the PLA’s first disaster relief operation in the SAR, was at the request of…

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Country tourism boosted in SW China’s Guizhou

Country tourism boosted in SW China’s Guizhou

The scenery of Xiufeng village is seen in Jichang township of Dushan County, Qiannan Buyi and Miao Autonomous Prefecture, southwest China’s Guizhou Province, Aug. 25, 2017. In recent years, local government in Qiannan focused on improving the local transport and environment, which boosted local tourism development. The scenic area in Xiufeng village attracts more than 120,000 tourists every year, providing jobs for 357 people of 170 families.

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China to launch inspection on cyber security law enforcement

China to launch inspection on cyber security law enforcement

China’s top legislature will launch a round of inspections on the enforcement of a cyber security law and information protection regulation, according to a statement made by the National People’s Congress (NPC) Standing Committee Friday. The cyber security law was passed in November 2016 and went into effect starting from June 1 this year. The NPC Standing Committee approved a 12-article decision in December 2012 to enhance the protection of personal information online and safeguard…

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China repatriates escaped armed robber to the US

China repatriates escaped armed robber to the US

Chinese police have repatriated an American fugitive to the United States, Guangdong Provincial Public Security Department announced Friday. Chinese police handed over escaped robber Ferguson Naquan to U.S. police at Guangzhou Baiyun International Airport early Friday morning, the department said in a statement. Ferguson Naquan was involved in the armed robbery of a jewelry shop in Connecticut in September 2011. He was arrested in June 2013 by the U.S. police and pleaded guilty. He was…

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China-Saudi Arabia cooperation to enter more fruitful era, broad consensus reached on key projects

China-Saudi Arabia cooperation to enter more fruitful era, broad consensus reached on key projects

Chinese Vice Premier Zhang Gaoli said here Thursday that he believes China-Saudi Arabia cooperation is going to enter a new era, being more robust, sustainable and fruitful. China and Saudi Arabia reached broad consensus on bilateral cooperation in such fields as energy, finance and industrial capacity, and on key cooperation projects when Zhang met the Saudi king and crown prince in the Saudi Red Sea resort of Jeddah. NEW ERA Chinese President Xi Jinping and…

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China targets 15 pct decrease in PM 2.5 this winter

China targets 15 pct decrease in PM 2.5 this winter

China’s environmental protection authority announced Thursday that 28 northern cities are aiming to lower a major air pollution indicator by at least 15 percent this coming winter. Between October 2017 and March 2018, China will reduce the level of PM 2.5 pollution by at least 15 percent in the cities around the Beijing-Tianjin-Hebei region, according to a plan released by the Ministry of Environmental Protection. During that period, the number of heavily-polluted days will also…

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122 Chinese telecom fraud suspects repatriated from Cambodia

122 Chinese telecom fraud suspects repatriated from Cambodia

Chinese police Thursday repatriated 122 telecom fraud suspects from Cambodia. Two planes carrying the suspects touched down at Chengdu Shuangliu International airport in Sichuan Province Thursday night. Handcuffed and masked, each suspect was led by two police officers as they disembarked the aircraft. The suspects were captured by Cambodian immigration officers in Poipet, Banteay Meanchey Province, on August 2. Mobile phones, bank cards, computers, and illegally collected personal information data of Chinese citizens were confiscated….

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India should avoid abuse of trade remedy measures: MOC

India should avoid abuse of trade remedy measures: MOC

A spokesperson for China’s Ministry of Commerce (MOC) said Thursday that India should follow WTO rules and avoid abusing trade remedy measures. “India has always been an active user of anti-dumping measures as a member of the WTO,” spokesperson Gao Feng said at a press conference. Since 1994, India has launched 212 anti-dumping investigations against Chinese products, with 13 investigations launched this year. The country currently has 93 anti-dumping measures against China, according to Gao….

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China to streamline approval procedures for industrial products

China to streamline approval procedures for industrial products

Chinese Premier Li Keqiang ordered reforms to streamline the approval procedures on the market access for industrial products to support the development of new technology. The government should focus on improving regulation after market entry and create a fair and just market environment, according to written instructions from the premier given at a recent meeting in Suqian, east China’s Jiangsu Province. Despite consumption upgrades and a rising number of new industrial products, domestic manufacturers are…

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