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China able to pay old-age pension in time, in full
Premier Li Keqiang said on Tuesday that China has the ability to pay pension benefits to the senior in time and in full.
China to create over 13 mln jobs in 2018
China aims to generate more than 13 million new urban jobs this year, Premier Li Keqiang said Tuesday.
Serious disease insurance to cover 20 mln Chinese
More than 20 million Chinese people will be covered by a serious disease insurance program as the government is increasing subsidies this year, Premier Li Keqiang said Tuesday.
Smokers on bullet trains could be hit with 180-day train ban
Travelers who smoke on bullet trains or the no-smoking areas on ordinary trains could be banned from train travel for 180 days, according to new guidelines issued by China's government.
Two sessions focus on cultural heritage protection
​Some hit cultural variety shows, including National Treasure and Every Treasure Tells a Story, have rekindled Chinese people's passion for traditional culture and offered them a new approach to learn about the profundity and charm of Chinese culture.
Measures urged to protect vanishing ethnic languages
For ethnic groups in China, moving from remote villages in the mountains or grasslands to modern communities means better prospects. But it puts their native language at risk of extinction, according to political advisers.
City cluster to boost cooperation
The past four years have witnessed positive outcomes of the coordinated development of the Beijing-Tianjin-Hebei region, and the three areas plan to further strengthen cooperation, to improve the overall competitiveness as a potential world-class city cluster, said officials on the sidelines of the ongoing first session of the 13th National People's Congress.
Shanghai call to better protect personal information
​Shanghai's deputies to the National People's Congress are calling for a comprehensive law to protect personal information.
Bay Area offers huge potential for young people
The Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area offers a fantastic platform for young people from the Hong Kong and Macao special administrative regions to work and start up businesses on the Chinese mainland, deputies to the National People’s Congress (NPC) said on Tuesday.
Accountability to protect antiquities
Crucial work has been done to safeguard China's cultural treasures, and more responsibilities are being placed on the government's shoulders, a senior official said on Tuesday.
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