More than 1.39 million applicants signed up for 27,000 positions in national civil service exam this year. The vacancies hit record high while the average number of applicants vying for each position is the lowest in the past five years. This year will witness the strictest exam in history as those caught cheating face up to seven years in prison.
Railways began selling tickets on Thursday for trains scheduled to leave between Jan 24 to March 3, a 40-day period in China known as "Chunyun" when people travel back home to celebrate the Spring Festival, which falls on Feb 8 in 2016.
Ninety-two percent of Shanghai primary school students who took a recent test of their money smarts showed an understanding of financial management, and some even knew a thing or two about stocks and debts.
Shanghai’s authorities will continue to pursue a green development model for traffic matters over the next five years, with the main focus on further developing public transportation and offering stronger support for new-energy vehicles.