"The Flowers of War" begins on December 13, 1937. A group of young convent girls are fleeing for their lives through a besieged Nanjing shrouded in mist. The first words to be heard are those of lead girl Shujuan; "Everybody was running that day but no one could escape the thick fog." It feels somewhat [...]
An energy consumption cap, equivalent to no more than 4.2 billion tons of coal, may be set by 2015, an expert in the sector told China Daily. A plan has been formulated following two years of talks with provincial-level governments and is awaiting State Council approval, Han Wenke, director general of the Energy Research Institute [...]
THE social fostering fee, a sum charged for a child born outside China's one-child policy, has no legal basis and is out of date under the current low birth rate, according to population experts. They also question where the money raised, said to be as much as 20 billion yuan (US$3.17 billion) a year, goes. [...]
China's fishery administration authorities Wednesday confirmed that two of its vessels have sailed into waters near the Diaoyu Islands in the East China Sea. "Our vessels are conducting routine patrols that are authorized by the central government. We have every right to do so," a press official with the Regional Bureau of East China Sea [...]
LONDON, May 2 (Xinhua) — The Financial Times on Wednesday published an article written by Chinese Vice Premier Li Keqiang. The following is the full text of the article — "China Has Great Expectation for Europe." We Chinese have always had a lot of goodwill towards Europe, and there is much I expect to gain [...]
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