China, Sierra Leone vow to cement ties

President Xi Jinping pledged support to Sierra Leone on Wednesday for developing its agriculture, infrastructure and human resources, calling for stronger political mutual trust, win-win cooperation and coordination on international and regional affairs to elevate bilateral relations.

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    Western countries attempted to draw Russia into an arms race while seeking to weaken it from within, but unsuccessfully, Russian President Vladimir Putin said during his more than two-hour-long state-of-the-nation address on Thursday.

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    China slammed the United Kingdom's groundless attacks on Thursday regarding Hong Kong legislation aimed at tackling national security crimes, urging London to stop meddling in Hong Kong affairs.

  • Procuratorates advance public interest litigation

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    Procuratorates in China have expanded their role in public interest litigation to safeguard the rights of specific groups, such as the elderly, disabled, women and minors.

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    All suggestions given to State Council in 2023 addressed: official

    Mar 01,2024

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    China's policymakers pledged on Thursday to further invigorate the economy, prevent and defuse risks and improve social expectations as they deliberated on the draft of the Government Work Report before the opening of the national legislature's annual session next week.

  • China, Thailand enter 'visa-free' era from March 1

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    Mar 01,2024

    China and Thailand permanently exempted visa requirements for each other's citizens on March 1, right after a temporary visa waiver for Chinese visitors that commenced last September expired on Feb. 29. The new deal is expected to facilitate tourism and economic recovery in both countries.

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    Mar 01,2024

    China's factory activity contracted for a fifth consecutive month in February, while non-manufacturing activities expanded at a faster pace, an official survey showed on Friday.

  • Law takes graft fight to private companies

    Mar 01,2024

    Chinese prosecutors and judges have pledged to strengthen the fight against corruption in private firms in line with a newly revised law, so that the legitimate rights and interests of entrepreneurs can be strongly protected.

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    Mar 01,2024

    China will firmly promote high-standard opening-up to the outside world and hopes that the member companies of the American Chamber of Commerce will continue to invest in the China market, a senior Chinese government official said.

  • Shanghai cooperation zone to bolster links between domestic, global players

    Shanghai cooperation zone to bolster links between domestic, global players

    Mar 01,2024

    China's initiative to establish a global business cooperation zone in Shanghai will enhance international business communication, strengthening connections between domestic and global markets, government officials said on Thursday.

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    China's Foreign Ministry urged the U.S. to stop slandering and smearing China on data security, and maintain an open, fair and non-discriminatory business environment.

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    China, Thailand visa-exemption agreement takes effect

    Mar 01,2024

    The mutual visa-exemption agreement between China and Thailand officially took effect on Friday, with bookings for two-way traveling orders surging on the same day as more Thai visitors are expected to visit China.

  • Self-driving robotaxi crosses Yangtze River in Wuhan

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    Mar 01,2024

    A self-driving vehicle developed by Chinese tech heavyweight Baidu Inc has crossed two bridges over the Yangtze River in Wuhan, capital of Hubei province, making the city China's first to carry out commercial autonomous ride-hailing services spanning across the river.

  • Ministry of Education unveils statistics on schools

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    Mar 01,2024

    China had 498,300 schools of all levels nationwide in 2023, a 3.9 percent decline compared to the previous year. A total of 291 million students were enrolled, seeing a 0.52 percent decrease from the previous year.

  • Palmprint recognition payment in Shanghai draws debate

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    Feb 29,2024

    At a gate machine at a subway station in Shanghai, a passenger can be identified with five fingers open and the palm centered 5 to 10 centimeters of the reading area.

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    Instead of responding to concerns of residents and neighboring countries, Japan commenced the fourth round of releasing nuclear-contaminated water from the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant into the ocean on Wednesday.

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    Feb 29,2024

    Chinese authorities are intensifying scrutiny of sentence reductions, parole and temporary release programs, aiming to ensure fairness and prevent abuses in the criminal justice system.

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