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Officer ordered to stop forcing people to write


A city traffic officer who stopped jaywalkers and errant bicycle riders, and made them fill a notebook page with the phrase "Red for stop, green for go", has been ordered to stop it.

At least 10 dead in east China hotel fire


​At least 10 people were killed in a hotel fire Saturday morning in Nanchang, capital of east China's Jiangxi Province, firefighters said.

China reports 79 deaths from H7N9 avian flu in January


China reported 79 fatalities from H7N9 avian flu in January, health authorities said Wednesday.

Mob attack leaves 8 dead in Xinjiang


Local police officers shot and killed three rioters armed with knives that attacked and injured 10 people in a residential community in Pishan county in the southwest part of the Xinjiang Uygur autonomous region, on Tuesday evening, according to, a news portal run by the local government.

Unlicensed copycat cultural relics violate law


Thousands of forged terracotta warriors were on exhibition in Taihu county, East China's Anhui province, without the consent or authorization of officials overseeing the real ones. Beijing News commented on Saturday:

China may allow more movies from Hollywood


China is likely to allow more Hollywood films into the Chinese market as government officials and industry representatives from China and the US prepare to return to the negotiation table to discuss the quota for imported movies and sharing of box office profits.

Hospital officials punished for infection scandal


Several hospital officials in East China's Shandong province have been sacked after nine patients were infected by hepatitis B there.

Pangolin dinner prompts calls for species' protection


Animal listed as "critically endangered" after population declined by up to 94%

Fatal shooting of sexagenarian causes uproar among Chinese Americans


The shooting of a 60-year-old man in Chesapeake, Virginia, has stirred up indignation among Chinese-American communities, who are demanding justice for the killing of the unarmed man.

China to improve permanent residence permit system for foreigners


China will optimize the rules and process for issuing certificates of permanent residence to foreigners with favorable treatments.