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China's space station to welcome int'l scientists
China's planned space station will offer scientists from around the world opportunities for research and experimentation, the lead designer of China's manned space program told Xinhua on Friday.
Liu Yunshan urges 'learning from Lei Feng'
China's ideological chief Liu Yunshan on Friday said "learning from Lei Feng," the nation's most famous Good Samaritan, can help shape the socialist core value system.
Female expected aboard China's new manned spacecraft
A Chinese space expert said Friday that three Chinese astronauts, including one woman, are expected to board the Shenzhou-10, the country's new manned spacecraft, which should launch sometime between June and August.
China to support eco-friendly burials
China's Ministry of Civil Affairs has been exploring the possibilities of more eco-friendly burials for the deceased.
Deputy suggests free rail travel in holidays
A deputy of the National People's Congress (NPC) has suggested free rail travel during major four festivals to especially benefit the low-income groups, the "New Press Daily" reports.
Parents call for marriage law revision
In order to realize same-sex couple marriage rights, hundreds of gay parents have now sent a letter to the National People's Congress (NPC) to call for a revision of the marriage law.
Cities need fiscal support in urbanization drive
Local governments need political incentives and fiscal support if they are to turn the country's 260 million migrants into urban citizens, as China's urbanization pace gathers steam, experts said.
Excessive rural school mergers halted
The Ministry of Education (MOE) on Tuesday announced at a press conference that the excessive merging of schools in rural areas had been halted.
Report: 4 rural schools disappear every hour
China to halt approvals for small coal mines
China's safety watchdog said Monday it will no longer approve new coal mines that do not meet production capacity requirements in 2013 in order to ensure work safety.
Gender bias seen in job fair ads
Employers continued to use discriminatory job advertisements at a major Beijing recruitment fair on Sunday, flying in the face of labor authorities' attempts to eliminate the hiring bias.
Organ donation center to launch this year
An organ donation center is expected to be established this year, according to the Beijing Red Cross on Feb. 20.
Sci-tech innovations get municipal awards
184 science and technology innovation achievements won an award at the 2012 Beijing Science and Technology Awards Ceremony on Feb 21.
Asteroid scare prompts calls for space research
With images of fireballs slashing through the skies over Russia still fresh in people's minds, China's top asteroid scientist called for greater research into the dangers asteroids pose.
Chinese scientists identify prehistoric species
Chinese scientists have announced that they have identified an enigmatic prehistoric insect, with a research paper published by academic journal Nature on Feb. 21.
3,000-plus Chinese mainland children adopted overseas
More than 3,000 Chinese mainland children were adopted by overseas parents in 2012, according to figures from the Ministry of Civil Affairs.
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