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Officials face punishment over environmental blunders

[2015-09-17 17:42]

Government officials will be sent to disciplinary watchdogs for punishment if they are found responsible for deterioration of the environment or neglecting environmental responsibilities, a deputy minister of environment said.

Network will monitor environment by 2020

[2015-09-17 17:37]

China will build a network to monitor the ecological environment by 2020, a deputy minister of environment said.

Harsh punishment for officials responsible for pollution

[2015-09-17 17:27]

In a bid to better protect the environment, China has tightened related accountability measures for Party and government officials, Gao Xuanmin, secretary general of the Organization Department of the Central Committee of the CPC said.

Magnitude 8.3 quake hits off coast of Chile, evacuations ordered

[2015-09-17 07:36]

The strong earthquake hit off the coast of Chile, shaking buildings in the capital city and flooding some coastal areas under a tsunami warning.

Australian father takes on drug dealers

[2015-09-17 07:11]

Police are investigating a case involving synthetic drugs after an Australian father went undercover as a buyer to drug dens in Central China.

Senior securities official under investigation

[2015-09-17 06:43]

Zhang Yujun, the assistant chairman of the China Securities Regulatory Commission, is by far the highest-ranked securities official investigated.

Chinese buyers still look abroad for property

[2015-09-17 07:17]

China's recent economic slowdown and stock market rout has not deterred Chinese enthusiasm toward overseas properties, brokers said.

Senior CPC official vows nation will play 'responsible role' in region

[2015-09-17 07:49]

China will play "a more active and responsible role" in handling regional issues in a bid to inject fresh momentum into the global cause of human rights, a senior official promised at a human rights forum.

Harder line taken in quest for efficiency

[2015-09-17 07:48]

The State Council pledged on Wednesday tougher punishment for officials who have failed to streamline government powers to improve efficiency.

UN peacekeepers to help police fight crime

[2015-09-17 06:51]

China will offer more technical experts and training to police officers in countries where needed to help fight cross-border crimes.

Chinese FM's speech on Xi's upcoming visit to US

[2015-09-16 23:22]

Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi delivered a keynote speech at the 14th Lanting Forum in Beijing on Wednesday, focusing on the upcoming state visit of President Xi Jinping to the United States and his attendance at the summits celebrating the 70th anniversary of founding of the United Nations.

Premier Li urges China, Vietnam to maintain maritime stability

[2015-09-16 22:10]

Premier Li Keqiang met with Vietnamese Deputy Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc in Beijing on Wednesday, with both sides agreeing that maritime stability and maritime cooperation were of utmost importance.

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