Category Archives: Front Page of the Day

Beijingers agree with Beijing Daily‘s position on stability: they’re all for it!

The Beijing Daily published two front-page editorials over the weekend calling on the general public to do their part to work for stability. As it continued to push the stability theme in a front-page local news story, today’s paper referred several times to the “strong response and resonance” its editorials had generated among Beijing residents.

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Say hello to Low-Carbon Chen!

Chen Guangbiao, the billionaire chairman of a Jiangsu-based recycling company, has changed his name to Low Carbon Chen.

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Bo Xilai quotes “In Memory of Norman Bethune” from memory

In a title granting ceremony that opened in Chongqing yesterday, Bo once again showed his love for using Communist material in his speeches and dedications.

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Swimsuit contest to enter college

Today the front page of Hubei newspaper Chutian Jinbao is a hodgepodge of news, a wonderful snapshot of contemporary China:

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Internet chat: Premier Wen promises to raise income tax threshold

During his latest Internet chat with netizens, Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao promised that the government would raise the tax-free threshold of individual income tax this year.

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Inflammable noodles rumor busted!

Today’s Beijing News dedicates an entire page discussing the possible causes of combustible noodles.

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National People’s Congress to introduce prison sentences for defected officials

A draft bill that will be passed soon stipulates that government employees who leave their posts without permission, defect to other countries and defect when they are abroad, may face prison terms from five years to ten years

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China evacuates overseas citizens from Libya

Ji’nan-based Qilu Evening News highlights the news of 83 Chinese workers’ safe exit from Libya and connects it to China’s increased effort to evacuate its overseas citizens from danger areas in recent years.

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Shandong tax authorities dismiss alleged high “bread tax”

Pan Yaomin, a Ji’nan CPPCC member (Chinese People’s Political Consultative Conference) and local wheat mill manager recently earned cheers for taking on the government’s tax regime, especially, the tax levied on one particular food: the steamed bun.

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Judge warns against “fake divorce”, calling it highly risky

To circumvent the new regulation, some of the most undaunted investors came up with ways to exploit the legal pitfalls: among others, “fake marriage” and “fake divorce”.

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