Monthly archives: November, 2018

Fighting graft essential for maintaining public support: veteran official

Lu Qun (left) speaks to a farmer about honeysuckle flower in Central China’s Hunan Province on September 11, 2015. Photo: IC Lu Qun is regarded by many on China’s social media as an “anti-corruption hero.” In his verified Sina Weibo account, China’s equivalent of Twitter, Lu, as an anti-graft official, dared to accuse the country’s …

British gourmet explores and promotes Chinese cuisine for 26 years

Fuchsia Dunlop wins the James Beard Foundation Awards for her article Lucky Peach, in New York, 2013. Photo: Courtesy of Fuchsia Dunlop Every time Fuchsia Dunlop leaves China, her luggage is filled with Sichuan peppers, cookbooks and bottles of bean paste. This British chef and food-writer specializes in Chinese cuisine. As a contributor to four …

China publishes guideline for building mediation rooms

China’s Ministry of Justice has released a guideline for building “mediation rooms.” Mediation rooms are organizations where civil and commercial disputes are resolved by mediators. A mediation room can be established by one or multiple mediators, the guideline said. According to the requirement for a mediator to be eligible for setting up a mediation room, …

China to launch first “Constitution Week” campaign

China will launch its first Constitution Week publicity campaign, which is scheduled from Dec. 2 to 8, according to an official circular released Monday. Leading officials and public servants should take the lead in learning, observing, upholding and being allegiant to the Constitution, and better employ the rule-of-law thinking and approaches to solve problems, said …

Strong tremors felt in Taiwan Strait 6.2-magnitude quake

Tremors were felt in eastern China’s Fujian Province when a 6.2-magnitude earthquake hit the Taiwan Strait at 07:57 a.m. Monday. Many residents in Fujian cities such as Fuzhou, Xiamen, Jinjiang and Nan’an felt obvious tremors. Their tables and cupboards began to shake around 8:00 a.m. and some who were sitting on the bed claimed to …

China Focus: China sees melting glaciers as temperatures rise

China is witnessing the melting of its glaciers as global temperatures rise. A report released by international environmental protection organization Greenpeace shows that against the background of global warming, glaciers in China have been melting at a rapid pace since the 1990s. Compared with the 1950s, 82.2 percent of China’s glaciers are shrinking, and the …

Senior legislators discuss legislative work to foster, regulate AI development

Senior legislators on Saturday met to study and discuss the legislative and supervisory work to foster and regulate the development of artificial intelligence (AI). Li Zhanshu, chairman of the National People’s Congress (NPC) Standing Committee, presided over and addressed the study session of the NPC Standing Committee Chairpersons’ Council. The legislators said a speech delivered …