- 95 officials punished for brickwork slavery
China has punished dozens of officials for allowing slave-like exploitation of workers in brick kilns, and announced criminal investigations against six.
- China’s economy set to overtake Germany
China’s economy grew so rapidly in the first half of 2007 that it is likely to overtake Germany as the world’s third-largest by the end of this year, analysts say.
- China may float yuan after Games: analyst
China may allow the yuan to trade freely after Beijing hosts the Olympics next year, seeking to curb excessive lending and cool the economy, said Suan Teck Kin, an economist at United Overseas Bank Ltd.
- China protects 600-year old tomb amid flood-fight effort
A 600-year-old imperial tomb near a flood-ravaged Lake in east China has escaped from a danger of being submerged thanks to protection effort amid severe flooding and rainstorms, local government sources said on Monday.
- China revises student waltz program
Chinese educators are toning down plans to teach students to waltz after parents said they worried about puppy love and falling grades, local media reported Monday.
- China: Communists want entrepreneurs
China’s Communist Party, the world’s largest political party, is looking to attract more entrepreneurs and also extend a hand to some of those left behind in the country’s rush to modernize, state media reported Monday.
- China to invest USD 2.63 bn for eco-protection in Tibet
China plans to invest about USD 2.63 billion to protect the fragile eco-system on the Tibet plateau, an official said as the glaciers in the remote Himalayan region were shrinking at an alarming rate.
- Word on Shanghai’s street: No Chinglish
Shanghai has taken another step forward in the battle against Chinglish street signs. The city has enacted new guidelines to provide consistent renderings of Chinese into English on public thoroughfares, officials reported on Saturday.
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