Updated: 2013-05-04 08:07
Resettlement of victims stressed
President Xi Jinping has urged for a "comprehensive and accurate" evaluation on the impact of the Lushan earthquake while stressing the resettlement of affected people as the central task for the relief work. Xi made the remarks in an instruction released on Friday on the relief work following the magnitude-7 earthquake that struck Lushan county in Sichuan province on April 20, leaving 196 dead and 21 missing.
China Post issues quake relief stamp
The China Post Group on Friday issued an earthquake relief stamp, with proceeds from sales of the stamp going to Lushan county, Sichuan Province. Some 10 million stamps have been made and will be sold for 1.2 yuan (19 cents) each, the company said. China Post has also donated 6 million yuan to the quake victims. Quake relief donations made through China Post totaled 4.77 million yuan as of Thursday, with the donations going to the Red Cross Society of China.
Websites punished for publishing porn
A total of 91 websites spanning China's 17 provincial regions were punished on Friday after they were found to have published pornographic images. The punishment ranged from closure to rectification through education, according to a statement released by the National Office Against Pornographic and Illegal Publications. Authorities with the office said they will "severely" punish websites involved in spreading pornographic or vulgar content, as well as those who are responsible for the websites.
Seven dead afterbuilding collapse
A building collapsed in Henan Province on Friday morning, leaving at least seven workers dead and dozens buried. The two-story building was under construction in Yanjin county. Thirty-seven people, most of them women, were lifting the building's foundations when it toppled down. The construction team's boss has been detained.
15 injured inbus accident
Fifteen people were injured in a bus accident that happened Thursday evening in Shibing county, Guizhou province, local police said on Friday. The accident occurred at 7 pm, when a bus with 48 people aboard traveling from Yifenggang county collided with a truck in Shankou village. The bus overturned, injuring 15 people. Three of the injured are in critical condition. All of the injured have been hospitalized.
Migrant workers outnumber locals
Shanghai has more migrant workers born after 1980 than locals of the same age, according to a report released by the Institute of Population and Development of the Shanghai Academy of Social Sciences. Zhou Haiwang, deputy-director of the institute, said that about 41 percent of the migrant workers graduated from junior high school and 31 percent of them graduated from senior high school. The report also said that about 56 percent of the young migrant workers in the city are single.
Dating party attracts 10,000
A planned matchmaking party in Shanghai is expected to be a hot date with 10,000 singles already registered. The youngest person in the event, which will be held on May 18 and 19, is just 21 but the "leftover lady syndrome" remains a powerful incentive for many others, according to the Shanghai Morning Post. There were six females for every four males in previous events.
Siberian tiger cub mistreated in park
The Jilin Provincial Siberian Tiger Park admitted lack of proper supervision on Friday over the mistreatment of a Siberian tiger cub. A netizen posted a photo online on Tuesday showing a tourist riding on a Siberian tiger cub, whose head was tied with a rope. The cub in the photo belongs to an animal troupe from Anhui province, which is renting a venue for performances in the park, said He Xin, director of the park's marketing department.
Ship returns afterNansha mission
A fishery administration ship from the Guangxi Zhuang autonomous region returned to Beihai port on Sunday after a 54-day mission defending the Nansha Islands in the South China Sea. This was the third time since 2010 that Guangxi's fishery administration successfully carried out operations in waters off the islands, about 200 hours sailing time away. The ship drove away foreign vessels 12 times and participated in rescue and assistance missions for Chinese fishing ships five times.