Central Government News
- MOH calls on public to fight growing risk of A/H1N1 flu
China's Ministry of Health (MOH) Monday called on the public to fight against A/H1N1 flu as its risk is rising amid recent cases of group infection.
Flu vaccine production in pipeline
- Gov't pledges support for innovation-based SMEs
Science and Technology Minister Wan Gang said Monday China's government would provide strong support for small-and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) to help them tide over the current economic downturn.
- PLA gets tough with lawless drivers
The Chinese People's Liberation Army (PLA) has introduced strict new penalties for personnel caught drink-driving and breaking other traffic rules as troops prepare for a grand military parade through Beijing to mark the 60th founding anniversary of the People's Republic.
- Mainland, Taiwan increase regular direct flights
The Chinese mainland and Taiwan on Monday extended the number of regular cross-Straits direct passenger flights from 108 to 270 a week.
- Minister stresses importance of defense mobilization
Chinese defense minister Liang Guanglie Saturday stressed the importance of defense mobilization, saying the work on military preparedness will help enhance national security and stability.
- Courts urged to well handle major criminal cases
China's chief justice Sunday urged the people's courts all over the country to attach great importance to the trial of major and serious criminal cases and timely handle them in strict accordance with the law.
- Mainland reiterates position on Dalai's Taiwan visit
The Chinese mainland Sunday reiterated its "resolute opposition" against the Dalai Lama's visit to Taiwan.
- Wen urges greater effort to combat drought, ensure harvests
As severe drought ravages China's northern areas and begins to extend southward, Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao has called for greater efforts to deal with the situation and ensure good harvests.
- Central gov't allocates US$25m for disaster relief
China's central government has allocated 176 million yuan (about 25.7 million U.S. dollars) to fight ongoing drought, the Ministry of Civil Affairs said Friday.
- Top economic planner forecasts long-term stable prices
China's top economic planner said Thursday the country would avoid large, widespread and long-term price rises as overall supply would match demand in the foreseeable future.
- Vice premier stresses pollution treatment
Chinese Vice Premier Li Keqiang Wednesday chaired a meeting on the national pollution survey and urged more efforts to protect environment.
- Mainland 'resolutely opposes' proposed Dalai Lama's visit to Taiwan
The Chinese mainland said Thursday it "resolutely opposes" the proposed visit of the Dalai Lama to Taiwan "in whatever form and capacity."
- China's legislature updates laws
China's top legislature Thursday agreed a legislation overhaul with the updating and revision of 141 provisions in 59 different laws.
- China passes armed police law
China's top legislature passed the country's first law on the armed police, giving the force new duties and statutory authority to respond to security emergencies.
- China's legislature endorses climate change resolution
China's top legislature approved Thursday afternoon a resolution on climate change, ahead of an international conference in December in Copenhagen, Denmark.
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