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China Issues Standards for Wooden Flooring
Two sets of standards for wooden flooring which become effective from November 1, are an attempt to tighten controls in the burgeoning house decor materials market, according to sources from a meeting of the China Wood Circulation Association held on Thursday in Beijing.

Artificially-bred Animals Back to Nature
More than 26,000 artificially-bred wild animals were recently released into the wild in Nanhai City of Guangdong Province. It was the first time such a large number of artificially-bred animals had been freed in Guangdong, said Professor Jiang Haisheng,of the South China Research Institute for Endangered Species.

Clean-up Begins in 19 Flood-hit Provinces
Major rescue operations are in full swing in all 19 provinces and municipalities affected by severe flooding this month in an effort to keep losses as low as possible, the state flood-control headquarters announced Monday.

New Changes in College Students' Choice of a Job
This year, about 1.45 million graduates from various universities in China will flood the job markets. The employment situation for college students is not very optimistic. A survey conducted recently suggests that about 80 percent of college students listed "pressure in job-hunting" as their top headache. Yet at the climax of the period when such students are busy signing contracts with their prospective companies, a new look is being taken at the students' job-hunting journey.

Ventilation Failure Caused Mine Blast in Jixi
Preliminary investigation indicates that the fatal coal mine blast that killed 115 people in Jixi last Thursday was caused by a ventilation failure that was the result of human error.

Young Chinese Say No to Drugs
More than 250 young people, led by Regina Ip, secretary for security of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (SAR), vowed full support to the anti-drug cause at a publicity function held in Hong Kong Sunday.

Quotas to Cut Sulfur Dioxide Emission
China's manufacturing enterprises will largely feel the pressure of cutting sulfur dioxide emission, as the government will impose quotas on the polluters for their emissions.

Overseas Travelers to Exchange Foreign Currency in Banks
Starting from next month, overseas travelers in Shanghai can exchange foreign currency directly at banks without paying commission, according to the State Administration of Foreign Exchange.

Complaints Over Low-price Air Conditioners Up
Low prices in the city's air conditioner market may not mean good bargains, as complaints about low-priced products are on the rise, Youth Daily has reported.

Millions of Donations to Help Dropouts Back to School
Thanks to a donation program entitled "China Children's Charity Day" initiated by the China Children and Teenagers' Fund and China Charity Federation, thousands of school dropouts in westen China are likely to back to school soon with donations worth millions of dollars.

Better Control of Cyber Cafes Urged
China should put cyber cafes under better control rather than closing them all, said China Internet Network Association. This was responding to the country抯 recent move to crack down all cafes after a fatal cafe blaze killing 24 people on June 16.

Police Roust Stowaways in East China
Thanks to the swift actions by the frontier police in east China's Fujian Province to curb illegal emigration since a nationwide campaign against human smuggling began April 1, by June 20, the local frontier defence authorities had foiled more than 30 attempts at people-smuggling, seizing some 350 stowaways and over 200 organizers.

Safety Center for Kids
Shanghai's first safety and poison prevention center for children was set up Friday at the Shanghai Children's Medical Center in Pudong.

Tibetans Enjoy Full Freedom of Press
"Tibetans enjoy full freedom of press," Losang Puncog, a senior official in charge of press and publication in Tibet told a visiting Belgian delegation in Lhasa Friday.

China Red Cross Appeals for International Help
The China Red Cross Society is appealing for help from the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies, to give aid to the areas affected by recent disastrous floods.

China Urges to Tighten Coal-mine Supervision
China's State Administration for Production Safety issued an urgent notice Friday urging local bureaus for coal-mine production safety to tighten their supervision of coal mines.

Man Jailed for Role in Destroying Criminal Evidence
A 51-year-old Beijing resident was sentenced to six months jail Friday for helping others destroy and falsify criminal evidence.

Glued to the City
According to an old Chinese saying, a good boy is willing to travel far from home to aspire to a greater career. Yet this creed is wasted on Shanghai youth whose nostalgia keeps them glued to the city. Every year, only a small proportion of students leave the city to attend universities.

Obesity Index for Chinese Adults Issued
China's obesity problem work group recently issued the first ever obesity index for Chinese adults, based on data analyses in the 1990s, according to an article published on "Popular Medicine" written by Professor Zhou Beifan with the China Academy of Medical Science.

111 Miners Died in Gas Explosion in Heilongjiang Province
Some 111 people have been confirmed dead in a gas explosion Thursday in the Chengzihe Coal Mine, northeast China, by Friday noon. Another four people are still missing and the 24 miners who were rescued from under the mine are now out of critical conditions, according to sources with the local government.

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