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New York Times | Dec 26, 2011

China’s effort is being led largely by one of its most powerful industries — the state-run utilities that operate the national power grid.

People's Daily | Dec 26, 2011

BEIJING, Dec. 26 (Xinhua) -- The Standing Committee of the National People's Congress (NPC), China's top legislature, began here Monday to deliberate draft interpretations on two annexes of the Basic Law of the Macao concerning election issues.

Li Fei, deputy director of the Commission of Legislative Affairs of the NPC Standing Committee, explained the draft interpretations to lawmakers.

The Basic Law of the Macao Special Administrative Region (Macao SAR) was adopted in 1993 and went into ...

People's Daily | Dec 26, 2011

XIAMEN, Fujian - President Hu Jintao hailed Xiamen in East China's Fujian province as a window for China's reform and opening-up policies in the past three decades and encouraged the city to further strengthen ties with Taiwan.

"The Xiamen Special Economic Zone's reform has acted as a forerunner, which proves the central government's decision was 'absolutely right'," Hu said in a congratulatory letter to mark the city's 30 years anniversary as a vanguard in economic development.

Hu also ...

People's Daily | Dec 26, 2011

BEIJING, Dec. 26 (Xinhua) -- The National People's Congress (NPC) Standing Committee, China's top legislature, began Monday its bimonthly session to deliberate an expository bill of the Macao Basic Law and other draft laws and amendments.

A total of 152 members of the NPC Standing Committee attended the session, which was presided over by Wu Bangguo, chairman of the NPC Standing Committee.

The lawmakers deliberated draft interpretations on two annexes to the Basic Law of the Macao Special ...

People's Daily | Dec 26, 2011

XIAMEN, Dec. 26 (Xinhua) -- The three-decade achievements of the Xiamen Special Economic Zone have shown that China has made the right decision to set up special economic zones (SEZs), President Hu Jintao said Monday.

Hu made the remarks in a congratulatory letter to a gala held Monday in southeastern Fujian province's city of Xiamen, which is celebrating the 30th founding anniversary of its special economic zone.

Over the past 30 years, the Xiamen Special Economic Zone has made marked soc ...

People's Daily | Dec 26, 2011

BEIJING, Dec. 26 (Xinhua) -- China aims to curb illegal entry, stay and employment of foreigners, which has developed into a "prominent problem" in the world's second largest economy.

The State Council, or the Cabinet, submitted Monday a draft law on exit and entry administration to the National People's Congress (NPC) Standing Committee, the top legislature of the country, for its first reading.

The existing law on exit and entry administration, established 26 years ago when China was far ...

Guardian | Dec 26, 2011

Sales of Triumph motorcycles are rising but the manufacturer needs to do more to conquer China and grow exportsBritish manufacturing's struggles with the cool factor seem immaterial when Steve McQueen is pictured astride a Triumph motorcycle.

New York Times | Dec 26, 2011

President Hu Jintao of China met with Prime Minister Yoshihiko Noda of Japan on Monday and discussed how to maintain stability on the Korean Peninsula.

New York Times | Dec 26, 2011

The China Mengniu Dairy Company says it destroyed the milk after government tests found it contained aflatoxin, which can cause liver cancer.

Voice of Russia | Dec 26, 2011

Brazil’s economy has overtaken Britain and became the world's sixth largest economy, London’s Centre for Economics and Business Research (CEBR) said in its report. The Center forecasts Russia and India to outrun Britain by 2020 and to be ranked 4th and 5th after the US, China, and Japan. TASS

People's Daily | Dec 26, 2011

BEIJING, Dec. 26 (Xinhua) -- Air passengers will have made 290 million trips in China this year, up 8.2 percent from last year, an aviation official said Monday.

Li Jun, deputy chief of Civil Aviation Administration of China, said here at a national civil aviation conference that China's aviation industry has witnessed a surge in passenger volume this year, with total air freight volume also expected to rise 6.6 percent year-on-year to 57.4 billion tonnes/kilometers this year.

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People's Daily | Dec 26, 2011

BEIJING, Dec. 26 (Xinhua) -- Annual growth of China's industrial production is expected to slow further, to around 11 percent, in 2012, Minister of Industry and Information Technology Miao Wei said Monday.

The growth was lower than the 15.7-percent increase in the country's industrial value-added output in 2010 and an expected 14-percent rise for this year.

The industrial value-added output measures the final output value of industrial production, or the value of gross industrial output mi ...

People's Daily | Dec 26, 2011

LHASA, Dec. 26 (Xinhua) -- Southwest China's Tibet autonomous region received 8.43 million tourists in the first 11 months of this year, a 27.7-percent increase from the same period last year, the local government said Monday.

The figure breaks up into 8.18 million domestic travelers and about 250,000 international tourists, according to a press release issued by the regional statistics bureau.

The region's tourism revenue over the same period totaled 9.277 billion yuan (1.47 billion U.S. ...

People's Daily | Dec 26, 2011

CHANGCHUN, Dec. 26 (Xinhua) -- The State Council, or China's Cabinet, has approved the country's 19th bonded zone in northeastern Jilin Province, which is expected to invigorate cross-border trade in Northeast Asia.

Zhang Huanqiu, head of the Management Committee of the Changchun Economic and Technology Development Zone, said on Monday that the Changchun Xinglong Comprehensive Bonded Zone covering 4.89 square km in Xinglongshan Township, Changchun, capital of Jilin, is slated to open by the e ...

Washington Post | Dec 26, 2011

BEIJING — China’s biggest milk producer destroyed a batch found to have excessive levels of a cancer-causing toxin, in another safety scare for the country’s dairy industry.
Mengniu Dairy Group said in a statement seen on its website Monday that the problem was discovered before the milk containing high levels of aflatoxin was sold to the public.
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