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China exports more mechanical, electronical products in 2012
China increased the value of its exports of mechanical and electronic products to 1.18 trillion U.S. dollars in 2012, taking up a greater share of the global market, according to new data.
Chinese in ROK reminded of insurance returns
The Ministry of Commerce (MOC) has reminded Chinese working in the Republic of Korea (ROK) of their right to claim back insurance premiums when their work ends and they return home.
Farmland policy reforms requested
Changes are being urged in China's farmland policies, including reforms in subsidies to farmers, as wasted or deserted land is challenging food security in a country with more than 1.3 billion people.
Sharing fruits of growth with people
The Chinese government should ensure that all Chinese people can equally share the fruits of social and economic development, a deputy from Beijing said during the ongoing session of the 12th National People's Congress (NPC).
Parental education needed for left-behind children
The large-scale migration of people from rural to urban areas combined with the fast pace of urbanization has brought great changes to China’s social economy, yet also many problems, such as the education of left-behind children. This issue has attracted great attention from the deputies to the 12th National People’s Congress (NPC).
Caring for families that lost their only child
How to take care of elderly parents who have lost their only child is a growing problem for Chinese society. Such families are faced with serious economic, psychological, and social security difficulties.
Gov't to take over unqualified civil charity orgs
The government will start managing poorly administered civil charity organizations in order to better safeguard the rights of orphans and abandoned children, a civil minister said Wednesday.
'Temporary couples' rise among migrant workers
Living far from home to earn a living, China's migrant workers can bear tough jobs and shabby accommodation, but it seems they can't ignore their primitive desires.
Chinese made 83.18 mln overseas trips in 2012
Chinese mainland residents made 83.18 million overseas trips in 2012 and there are about 20,000 China-funded enterprises overseas, Foreign Minister Yang Jiechi said Saturday.
Policy advisory committee urged
Responding to calls for high-level government reform, noted advisor Yu Keping called for the creation of a state-level policy advisory committee to promote reform efforts and limit the influence of interest groups who undermine government policy.
China strengthens legal supervision over food safety: Wu
China has strengthened its supervision over food safety in the past five years through legislation and inspection on compliance of relevant laws, said Wu Bangguo, the country's top legislator, here Friday.
China improves legislation to protect human rights: Wu
China has improved the procedural, criminal and administrative legal systems to better protect human rights in the past five years, said Wu Bangguo, the country's top legislator, here Friday.
China improves people's democracy through legislation: Wu
China has improved its democratic institutions and developed people's democracy through the adoption of a number of laws in the past five years, said Wu Bangguo, the country's top legislator, here Friday.
Making 'migrant workers' history in 5 years
A delegate to the annual session of China's top legislature expressed his hope that the term "migrant worker" will be no longer applicable within five years.
Funds needed for medical facilities in rural China
Health facilities in China’s rural areas are in poor condition with the chronic shortage of health equipment. More governmental investment is expected and needed to equip grassroots hospitals.
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