Central Government News
- China to close 1,000 small coal mines this year
Luo Lin, chief of the State Administration of Work Safety, said Saturday that the country would take measures to close 1,000 small-sized coal mines this year, in a move to improve coal mining management and work safety.
- Police chief stresses stability in Urumqi
China's Public Security Minister Meng Jianzhu labeled maintaining stability as "the central task of overriding importance" in Xinjiang, as situation in Urumqi City came under control Friday.
- Senior Chinese leader stresses rule of law
A senior Chinese leader on Friday urged stepping up law education in China for building a socialist country under the rule of law.
- PLA should study Scientific Outlook on Development in practical way
The People's Liberation Army (PLA) should study and practice the Scientific Outlook on Development in a practical way, Chinese President Hu Jintao said in an written instruction to the PLA recently.
- Import tariffs policy adjusted to encourage innovation
China's government is adjusting its policies on imported technological equipment with the purpose of boosting domestic innovation and greater industrial restructuring and upgrading.
- China to turn CIPG into int'l media group
China's government is to turn its oldest, biggest overseas publication body into an international media group, top publicity officials of the Communist Party of China (CPC) said Friday.
- New Chinese Hotel Industry Guideline released
China Tourist Hotel Association (CTHA) recently published the new version of the Chinese Hotel Industry Guideline, in which an article about checking-out-before-12 am is deleted.
- China to tighten supervision over lip-synching
Starting next month, the process of singing and playing in commercial performances in China will be recorded and observed to avoid lip-synching, an instruction posted on the Ministry of Culture's website said Thursday.
- Arrests made in rehab camp death
Four counselors at an Internet rehabilitation camp where a 15-year-old boy was beaten to death have been formally arrested in Guangxi Zhuang autonomous region.
- Dogs put bark in National Day security
More than a hundred police dogs will accompany security groups to ensure that celebrations on Oct 1 run smoothly, according to the Hong Kong-based Ta Kung Pao newspaper.
- Chinese characters revision to take public opinion into account
A Chinese education official said Thursday authorities would "seriously consider public will" in deciding on the revision of 44 Chinese characters after the move triggered widespread controversy.
- China's cultural sector urged to boost int'l exchanges
A senior Chinese leader on Thursday urged the cultural industry to make greater efforts to improve China's capacity to communicate internationally and boost cultural exchanges between China and other countries.
- China's State Council appoints senior officials
China's State Council, or Cabinet, announced Thursday the appointment of four senior officials.
- Ministry refutes media reports on new railway to Tibet
Chinese railway officials Wednesday refuted media reports that construction of the Sichuan-Tibet railway would start this month.
- China limits metal exports to boost price
The Inner Mongolia autonomous region is conserving reserves of rare earth metals, limiting exports and revamping the industry to prop up slumping prices and attract more investment, an official said at a joint press conference in Beijing Wednesday involving the five autonomous regions.Wednesday.
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