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Alipay, WeChat Pay ban virtual currency trading

BEIJING – China’s two leading digital payment platforms Alipay and WeChat Pay have made explicit their policies forbidding transactions related to virtual currency trading. Alipay reiterated Thursday in a statement that it closely monitors over-the-counter…
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China Issues New rules on college National Scholarship

Undergraduate and junior college students applying for the National Scholarship must be of Chinese nationality, according to a newly released document, Beijing Youth Daily reported. The measures on the appraisal for the National Scholarship for undergraduate and junior…
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Railway link to Daxing Ariport commences service

A section of the Beijing-Xiongan intercity railway linking Beijing West Railway Station and Beijing Daxing International Airport began service on Thursday, one day after operation at the new airport began, according the country’s railway operator. The section is…
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China completes worlds longest cross-sea road-rail bridge

FUZHOU – China on Wednesday completed the main structure of the world’s longest cross-sea road-rail bridge in its southeastern province of Fujian. The last steel truss girder, weighing 473 tonnes, was bolted on the Pingtan Strait Road-rail Bridge, another mega…
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13-Year-Old Girl Dies in Explosion from DIY Popcorn Video

In Liangxinzhuang Village Shandong Province, two children created a horrifying explosion while following an online DIY popcorn making instruction. Outraged Chinese netizens and real-life parents started a heated debate online regarding whether video instructions with…
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Man pays debt owed by grandfather decades ago

On Wednesday morning, the Shen Family Ancestral Hall of in Ni’ao village, Zhejiang province, received an unexpected payment of 30,000 yuan ($4,200). The man who made the payment was 75-year-old Shen Wensheng, who is a resident in another village called Xiaonanmen in…
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Online platform to help check the spread of scientific rumors

Media reports have described the platform, jointly built by several central government departments including the National Health Commission, Ministry of Emergency Management, and the China Association for Science and Technology, as the “national team” to refute…
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FedEx accused of shipping illegal knives

Knives under strict sales and transportation controls have been found in FedEx parcels, Xinhua News Agency reported on Tuesday, citing unidentified official sources. The express delivery service provider based in the United States is suspected of illegally transporting such…
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First direct flight from China to Portugal opens

The Capital Airlines flight JD429 flew from Xi’an Xianyang International Airport to Lisbon, capital of Portugal, on Aug 30, marking the official opening of the Xi’an-Lisbon route. It is currently the only direct air route between China and Portugal Xi’an…
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Top AI awards presented at World AI Conference

China’s technology companies Huawei, iFlytek, Watrix AI and Alibaba won Super AI Leader awards at the opening ceremony of the World Artificial Intelligence Conference in Shanghai on Aug 29. Chinese telecom giant Huawei won the Superior Award for its Kirin chip, and…
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Employment policies to focus on new types of jobs, startups

A law on promoting employment should be amended to better cater to new types of jobs and solve new job-related problems, such as the disorderly startup market caused by people returning to their rural hometowns from big cities, legislators said on Friday. “The current…
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China to have first 5G-covered railway

The 141-kilometer Guangzhou-Shenzhen-Hong Kong Express Rail Link will become the first high-speed railway in China to have full 5G network coverage along its entire line, Xinhua reported on Wednesday. China Mobile will work with Chinese telecom giant Huawei Technologies Co…
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Shanghai launches new policies to attract global enterprises

Shanghai will promote the development of regional headquarters of multinational corporations in the municipality, local authorities said Tuesday. “Shanghai is home to more than 700 regional headquarters of multinational corporations, and it has long been the city with…
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Mother of 118 adopted children sentenced to 20 years in prison

Li Yanxia, a woman once famous for adopting 118 children, was sentenced to 20 years in prison and fined 2.67 million yuan ($388,000) for multiple crimes including manipulating children to serve her own purposes, according to the court statement in Wu’an city, Hebei on…