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China to hike medical resources for children

China will significantly increase medical resources for children in the next five years, the head of the National Health and Family Planning Commission said on Tuesday.

Looking to the new generation

The government is preparing to further deepen reform of the national policy on planned parenthood to ensure a stable workforce and continued growth.

Laid-off workers gaining new skills

It was the last working day for Yang Hangming, a blast-furnace worker at Hangzhou Iron and Steel Group Company, but instead of being laid-off, Yang, 46, was sent to work in the human resources department at a privately-owned decorating company.

Passport relaxation assists opening-up

Xinjiang's move to make it easier for residents to apply for passports could be used by extremists and terrorists there to carry out jihad, or "holy war", abroad but the tight controls of the past are no longer suitable for an area aiming to be more open, said a senior official of the region.

National reading day should be set up

China should establish its own national reading day to encourage the reading of more books. That's one of the proposals raised by Zhu Yongxin, deputy secretary general of the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference.

Gaokao one of the hottest hashtags on Weibo

Not all topics can wield the same power on social media as China's college entrance examination, known as gaokao.

Electric carmakers galvanized by anti-pollution measures

China's leading manufacturers of electric cars will receive a big boost in the next five years, as the country provides more support for the sector amid mounting pressure to combat air pollution.

Cases of illegal GM crops 'under control'

Genetically modified crops have been planted illegally in China, but such cases are sporadic and under control, Minister of Agriculture Han Changfu said in Beijing on Monday.

Repentant convicts in Xinjiang get sentence reductions

Xinjiang's High People's Court plans to continue to reduce the sentences of those convicted of terror-related crimes and of jeopardizing national security where such reductions are in line with the law and those convicted demonstrate repentance and a determination to change, the president of the court said.

Beijing might not normalize car restrictions

Questions about vehicle restrictions in Beijing have been brought up on the sidelines of this year's NPC and CPPCC sessions.

South China Sea economic cooperation zone proposed

China should take the lead in establishing a Pan-South China Sea economic cooperation framework to better coordinate with countries in the area and enhance regional connectivity, a political adviser said on Sunday.

Delegate urges improved medical care in remote areas

Medical services in the Tibet autonomous region have notably improved in recent years, but there is still a big gap between the care available in Tibet and China's developed provinces, a hospital official and longtime physician said.

Granting longer visas for foreign experts eyed to ease entry

China is considering plans to make it easier for foreign experts to come and stay, such as offering them five- or even 10-year multiple-entry visas.

China not to ease environmental protection

China's Vice Minister of Environmental Protection Wu Xiaoqing said on Monday the country's environmental protection efforts will not be eased despite an economic downturn.

Guangdong promises to close poverty gap by 2018

Hu Chunhua, Party chief of Guangdong province, vowed on Sunday that the South China province will take the lead in poverty reduction and accomplish the task in 2018.
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