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Historic IOU
   2014-11-06 08:51:49    CRIENGLISH.com      Web Editor: Shi

 

Beijing Times

Layout on Climate Change

China's National Development and Reform Commission has issued an official plan to cope with climate change through 2020.

As part of the official plan, the Chinese government says it will fulfill its previous emission reduction promises, as well as increase forest coverage by 40 million hectares in 2020 from 2005.

Beijing Times

Open Burning Crackdown

Authorities in Beijing have integrated open burning into their environmental evaluation system.

This will invovle a crackdown on openly burning garbage, fallen leaves and straw.

At the same time, authorities say the fines need to be increased.

Open burning fines only run between 20 yuan to 50 yuan.

China Daily

Tougher Work Safety Punishments

New work safety laws, which come into effect next month, will see tougher punishments for major work place accidents.

Those convicted could face fines upward of to 20 million yuan.

The new legislation, an amendment to the 12-year-old Work Safety Law, reiterates the value of human life over economic progress.

Dahe Daily

Heavy Traffic amid Extra Golden Week

High-speed rail tickets from Beijing to Henan are all-but sold out thanks to the APEC summit holiday for many people living in Beijing.

The government has granted a 6-day holiday to a vast majority of government employees.

This has led to a massive rush on train tickets for people hoping to visit relatives in Henan and other places.

China Daily

Younger are Studying Abroad

A new report from the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences shows that Chinese students are heading overseas at younger ages than before.

The number of students studying at US high schools reached 24 thousand last year.

The same stats suggest students receiving primary and high school education in foreign countries now account for a fifth of the total Chinese overseas pupils.

Beijing News

Historic IOU  

A villager in Henan is asking the government to honor a 30 thousand-silver dollar IOU issued by the New Fourth Army in 1946.

He found the IOU owned by his grandfather when demolishing the old house.

The local government is said to be investigating.

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