Making an effort to overhaul the social security system

Editor’s note: As the five-year China-EU Social Security Reform Cooperation Project (EUCSS) plays an active role in advancing the country’s reforms in social security system, Matthias Reusing, second secretary, Co-operation Section of the EU Delegation…

Equal opportunities need enforcing

Taking less than five hours to complete the 1,318-kilometer journey from Beijing to Shanghai, the high-speed line has garnered praise around the world. However, news about the cabin crew is less praise worthy. The 309…

Chinese go abroad for bargains

New trend in buying high-end goods is to visit place of origin BEIJING – The Chinese are coming – with cash and credit cards in hand. Cities from Paris and London to New York and…

Chinese capital eyes Brazil’s high-tech sector

Focus shifting from agriculture and mining as trade surges dramatically RIO DE JANEIRO – China will invest $4.5 billion in Brazil’s technology sector this year, as Chinese investment in the Latin American country shifts from…

Stan Lai to host first mainland workshops

Renowned Taiwan-based dramatist Stan Lai, probably best known for his Secret Love In Peach Blossom Land (1986), will host a series of theatrical workshops for the first time on the Chinese mainland, sharing 30 years’…

China to reform oil pricing mechanism

To make domestic oil prices better reflect international prices, China is considering a reform of its pricing mechanism. On July 1st, the country lowered import duties for diesel and jet kerosene to zero, and cut…

China’s first modern art gallery turns 20

The Beijing-based Red Gate Gallery, billed as the oldest privately owned-and-run gallery in China, celebrated its 20th anniversary Saturday with “20 Years – Two Generations of Artists at Red Gate,” a sweeping retrospective of nearly…

7 cities form tourism alliance in China

As the Beijing Shanghai High Speed Rail gives more convenience for residents to travel, 7 cities along the route including Beijing, Tianjin and Nanjing have united to form a city tourism alliance. The 7 cities…