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China planning ban on tobacco and alcohol sales to children

22-08-2006China's legislature is considering its first ever law to ban the sale of cigarettes and alcohol to 300 million young people below the age of 18. A draft amendment to the Law on the Protection of Minors would compel shopkeepers to display signs...


China will not change its policy on foreign investment

21-08-2006The government recently released a series of policies regulating foreign investment in China. Some economists say that these latest regulations will only necessitate slight adjustments, and that China will not change its policy regarding the...


Water pollution study keeps innovation in mind

21-08-2006China will invest billions of yuan in a study on water pollution, a sign that the country is facing up to its chronic water problems. Currently 90 per cent of rivers running through cities are polluted, and more than 300 million rural residents...


Rain brings hopes of cooler days in Sichuan

21-08-2006Rainfall in parts of Sichuan Province over the weekend has brought hopes of an end to the region's worst-ever drought. Showers in cities and prefectures in the southwestern province yesterday and on Saturday at last offered some respite from the...


Canadian Navy frigate "REGINA" concludes China visit

21-08-2006The Canadian navy frigate "REGINA" left the Shanghai's Yangtze River Port on Sunday, concluding a 6-day friendly visit. The vessel with 233 people on board is commanded by Commodore Bruce Donaldson, Commander of the Canadian Pacific Fleet...


China to invest billions of yuan in giant water pollution control project

19-08-2006China is to launch a giant water pollution control project involving billions of yuan, said the environment watchdog on Friday. It will be the country's largest environment-related scientific research project in terms of investment, said Zhou...


Electrical problems likely sparked maglev fire

19-08-2006The investigation into the fire on Shanghai's maglev train last Friday is likely to show that electrical problems were the cause, China Daily has learned. A joint investigation by German manufacturers and Chinese experts was launched after the...


Majority of Taiwan people favor developing exchanges with Chinese mainland

19-08-2006A survey of more than 1,000 people in Taiwan has showed that more than half favor developing exchanges with the Chinese mainland. In the survey, conducted on August 10 and 11 at the request of Taiwan Thinktank, people were asked by telephone...


Majority of Taiwan people favor developing exchanges with Chinese mainland

19-08-2006A survey of more than 1,000 people in Taiwan has showed that more than half favor developing exchanges with the Chinese mainland. In the survey, conducted on August 10 and 11 at the request of Taiwan Thinktank, people were asked by telephone...


Garbage suffocating Chinese cities as rapid urbanization continues

19-08-2006More than 400 out of the 688 cities in China are now awash with garbage, experts have warned. Swelling urban populations have been blamed for the growth in waste with figures from the National Bureau of Statistics showing the proportion of...


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