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China seeking 'space odyssey'

In the near future, Chinese scientists and their international colleagues, perhaps in the company of robots, will seek knowledge in laboratories on China's future space station.

Hebei sees gains from ties with major cities

Top leaders in Hebei believe the province will benefit from economic coordination in the Beijing-Tianjin-Hebei region, while accommodating more people to ease pressure on infrastructure and services in the two municipalities.

Building Bohai Bay economic zone a challenge: Official

The building of an integrated economic zone around Bohai Bay may bring huge benefits to the region but will also require intensive effort, said Tianjin's vice-mayor.

Beijing holds the key to regional integration

The dream of integrated development among Beijing, Tianjin and Hebei province will remain just that, experts said, unless existing barriers to the proposal can be hurdled.

Former EU envoy predicts stronger Sino-European relations

A former European Union ambassador to China said he believes Beijing is serious about improving relations with Brussels and that Sino-EU ties will improve with President Xi Jinping's visit to Europe this month.

Shanghai education ahead of countryside

A delegation of British education officials visited Shanghai in February on the first stop of a tour of Chinese cities. They were looking for pointers on how the United Kingdom could raise the quality of its secondary schools.

Higher subsidies proposed for ecology protectors

Deputies at the ongoing two sessions called on the government to establish a system for compensating residents who make a contribution to the nation's ecology.

Top Beijing adviser promotes role for consultants

Legislation is the turf of the people's congress, so how can the political advisory body play a part in lawmaking?

China calls for tobacco control legislation

Chinese lawmakers called for speeding up legislation to ban smoking in public places at the ongoing annual session of the National People's Congress (NPC), which will conclude on Thursday.

Hunts for fugitives to intensify

Prosecutors nationwide will step up the hunt for those who have fled abroad, according to the top procurator.

Beijing seeks ways to relieve congestion

China was once synonymous with bicycles. Now, roads on which two wheels previously reigned supreme have become the domain of the motorist.

Deputy sees GPS as way to protect elderly

After telling how his friend's elderly father had been lost for several months, Huang Daifang, an NPC deputy from Jiangxi province, suggested that governments should buy GPS products for families with older members.
Sansha should have marine rescue base

Sansha should have marine rescue base

The mayor of Sansha, Hainan province, proposes to establish a marine emergency and rescue base to deal with offshore emergencies involving fisherman and others.

Tibet welcomes more visitors, chairman says

The chairman of the Tibet autonomous region's government said the region is trying to create a world-class travel destination and he expects more travelers from around the world to visit the core area of the Qinghai-Tibet plateau.
More baby hatches expected

More baby hatches expected

China will proceed with the trial program of setting up baby hatches, said the nation's top civil affair chief.
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