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CPPCC member calls for more attention on mental health
Tao Kaiyuan, a member of the 13th National Committee of the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference (CPPCC), has called on society to pay greater attention to teenagers' mental health during the 14th Five-Year Plan period.
NPC deputy proposes improved care for elderly, school-age children
Xu Wenguang, secretary of the Communist Party of China (CPC) Quzhou Municipal Committee, called for improved care and services for the elderly and school-age children during this year's session of the National People's Congress (NPC), the country's top legislature.
CPPCC members propose rural vitalization in culture
Multiple national political advisors stressed that revitalization in culture should also be a major focus of rural revitalization and proposed various ways in which to do so.
CPPCC members suggest improving red tourism
As the centennial anniversary of the Communist Party of China (CPC) approaches, national political advisors have appealed to improve "red tourism," in which Chinese people visit locations with significance of revolutionary history.
NPC deputy suggests measures to improve public health emergency preparedness
Zhang Boli, a deputy to the 13th National People's Congress (NPC), suggested measures to enhance China's public health emergency preparedness and response capabilities based on its experience in fighting COVID-19.
China advances space cooperation in 2020: Blue book
​China actively promoted international space cooperation in 2020, offering satellite exports and launches, cooperative research and application services to the world, according to a recent report on China's aerospace industry.
China, Russia to jointly build lunar post
China and Russia have agreed to join hands in building and running a robotic scientific outpost on the moon or in lunar orbit, according to the China National Space Administration.
China subsidizes medical insurance for 78M poor people
​China appropriated 14 billion yuan (about 2.14 billion U.S. dollars) last year to subsidize basic medical insurance for nearly 78.37 million people living in poverty, said the National Healthcare Security Administration Tuesday.
Chinese int'l travel health certificate officially rolled out
The international version of China's travel health certificate was officially launched on Monday on WeChat by the Department of Consular Affairs of the Foreign Ministry. It is available for Chinese citizens.
Over 1 million apply for 2022 Beijing Winter Olympics' volunteer program
A total of 1,032,470 people have applied to become volunteers for the Beijing 2022 Winter Olympics as of Feb. 20, including 2,132 disabled applicants, according to the Beijing 2022 Organizing Committee.
FAST detects new fast radio bursts from space
​Scientists have detected three new fast radio bursts (FRBs) from elsewhere in the universe with the help of the world's largest radio telescope.
China's serious violent crimes drop to two-decade low
​The number of cases of serious violent crimes in China dropped in 2020 to the lowest level in two decades, according to a work report of the Supreme People's Procuratorate (SPP) unveiled Monday.
China to boost support for basic research over next 5 years
​China will invest more in basic research during the 14th Five-Year Plan (2021-2025) period, with such funding expected to reach over 8 percent of all research and development (R&D) expenditure, said Wang Zhigang, minister of science and technology.
CPPCC members advocate national reading day
National political advisors suggested the establishment of a national book-reading day on Confucius’ birthday to further promote China's cultural construction.
China to step up judicial protection of IPR
China will step up judicial protection of intellectual property rights (IPR) to support innovation-driven development, according to a work report of the Supreme People's Court (SPC) on Monday.
Political advisor suggests restoring fist-and-palm salute
A Chinese political advisor introduced a proposal advocating for the revival of the traditional Chinese greeting, the fist-and-palm salute, in the post-COVID era, during the fourth session of the 13th National Committee of the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference (CPPCC).
Sign-language national anthem becomes instant hit
A disabled dancer and national political adviser performed China’s national anthem at the opening of the annual session of the country's top political advisory body, becoming an instant hit and causing a buzz on the internet.
China to further boost preschool education
China will further boost preschool education this year, according to the government work report submitted on Friday for deliberation at the fourth session of the 13th National People's Congress (NPC).
China makes new breakthrough in heavy-lift carrier rocket engine
China on Friday successfully conducted a trial run on a 500-tonne-thrust liquid oxygen (LOX) and kerosene rocket engine, according to the China Aerospace Science and Technology Corporation (CASC).
China selects astronauts for space station program
​The crewmembers who will participate in the construction of China's space station have been selected and are being trained for their missions, according to the China Manned Space Agency (CMSA).
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