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Innovative uni gets under way
Chen Jia and Wen Weixin

New system to promote student creativity and postgrad research

Download website faces shutdown
Qiu Bo

Many Chinese netizens began complaining on Monday after discovering free download links for their favorite music were suddenly no longer available on a popular online site.

Marks from Falun Gong's flames not yet extinguished

Ten years after the tragic moment that changed her life, Hao Huijun, a former Falun Gong believer who survived setting herself on fire, is still struggling with remorse and pain.

A group of migrant workers get a special send-off
Chen Xin

A group of migrant workers know what "returning home with glory" means after they were seen off in a farewell ceremony staged by an organization pledging to protect their interests and city leaders.

As throngs travel the land, the Internet lends a hand
Yu Tianyu

It is the season of the largest annual human migration in the world when billions of trips are being made by people heading for their hometowns for Spring Festival reunions with families.

Guangzhou to curb government car use
Zheng Caixiong

Guangdong's provincial capital will not restrict vehicle registrations in new measures to curb traffic congestion, a senior provincial official said on Sunday.

Rural forced demolition rules being developed
Bao Daozu

Amendments will address prolific disputes on farmers?collectively owned lands not dealt with in recently implemented regulations

Window opens with launch of China Daily European Weekly

Europe's first English-language Chinese paper has scaled new heights following its launch in early December, signaling a new dawn in communications.

Quake victims still waiting for rebuilding funds
Yan Jie

Aid funds appropriated for reconstruction in a county in Northwest China hit hard by a 2008 earthquake were still not available on Thursday, although several local officials have been punished for mishandling quake relief funds.

Call for tai chi to gain UN status
He Dan

China should apply for intangible world heritage protection for tai chi to popularize the traditional martial art, a political adviser in Central China has said.

Officials to be required to report assets
Zheng Caixiong

South China's Guangdong province will launch a pilot project this year requiring Party and government officials to report their assets in the latest move to curb corruption.

Pandas get another five-year stay in Washington
Lu Chang

Giant pandas Mei Xiang and Tian Tian will continue to stay in the National Zoo in Washington for another five years, Chinese officials told a news conference on Wednesday.

Report calls for changes in air monitoring
Bao Daozu

Major indicators are absent in China's air quality reports, and the public is poorly informed about how the pollution is damaging their health, a report released on Wednesday said.

State Council approves demolition regulation
Wang Jingqiong

China's Cabinet on Wednesday approved in principle a draft regulation on home demolitions to end forced relocations by governments.

Pair detained for helping students cheat on exams
Chen Jia

Two suspects have been detained in Northeast China's Jilin province for their involvement in the sale of high-tech devices for cheating on the 2011 national entrance exam for postgraduate studies, as authorities pledged to thoroughly investigate the case.

Micro blogs crucial to handling emergencies
Wang Hongyi

Chinese enterprises are slow to recognize emergency situations and perform poorly when handling public relations crises, according to a recent report.

Flu to peak next month
Shan Juan

Experts urge public to go for vaccinations before spike

Highway fees set to decrease
Yan Jie

Highway toll fees will be made more affordable nationwide, as the Ministry of Transport will gradually introduce a stable and cheap charging system, a senior official said on Tuesday.

Earthquake relief aid mishandled
Yan Jie

A county in Northwest China that was hit by a devastating earthquake in 2008 was suspected of mishandling relief and reconstruction funds appropriated by the central government, according to media reports.

Govt ban on illegal software gains pace
Qiu Bo

China is seeking fresh approaches to enforce the ban on unauthorized software and to promote the installation of legitimate software, a senior official said on Monday.

Mayor vows to end capital's traffic jams
Xu Fan

The mayor of the capital city has vowed to work hard to end chronic traffic gridlock in five years.

Audit official demoted for violating discipline

A top auditor in the city of Haimen, East China's Jiangsu province, was discovered to have violated Party discipline by spending lavishly on hospitality, among other infractions.

Call for ethics in journalism
Bao Daozu

China's media industry has launched an educational campaign designed to curb false and distorted news through the twin processes of self-inspection and self-correction, in a bid to promote media ethics and strengthen reporters' sense of social responsibility.

'Traffic light' system to keep tabs on officials

Workloads monitored by the Party to improve efficiency, prevent graft

Govt says it won't reclaim residential land
Yang Yijun

A senior housing official in this coastal municipality said on Sunday that the government will not reclaim residential lands after their leases expire.

Shanghai vows to sustain GDP, incomes
Qian Yanfeng and Wu Yiyao

City pledges to buy helicopters to fight fires as more high-rises go up

Customers worried after fitness clubs closed
Chen Xin

A fitness club giant has suspended business in five of its centers in the national capital, leaving tens of thousands of members worried about getting their prepayments refunded.

Shanghai ready to launch tax on properties
Wang Ying

Shanghai's property tax will target new properties where each member of the family enjoys more than 70 square meters, local officials said.

Couples stand trial for forcing blind men to beg
Li Jiabao

Disabled had to play erhu on city streets for money

Childhood cancer rates on the rise
Shan Juan

Health experts have warned the public that pollution and environmental deterioration are behind rising cancer rates among Chinese children aged under 14.

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