Tag Archives: The Beijing News

Inflammable noodles rumor busted!

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

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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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Spring Festival travel fever begins; Ministry of Transport responds to “toll-fee incident”

The case of Shi Jianfeng has been in papers a lot lately. A reporter from the Beijing News tried to get a response from a high official in the Transport Ministry (交通部). First, the issue of Beijing traffic jams is addressed:

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CCTV, illuminated

The main picture shows the new CCTV tower lighting up at 11pm last night, from the east side, lights shone to illuminate the building.

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China imposes restrictions on home purchase by foreigners

The Beijing News: New policy allows overseas national to buy no more than one home in mainland China. Overseas institutions can only buy non-residential properties in cities where they were registered.

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Suggestions for education reform in Beijing

The main headline says that Migrant workers’ children can go to school in Beijing. Yesterday the Medium and Long-term National Educational Reform and Development Plan (2010-2020) was published, however this is the “trial edition” (征求意见稿). One of the issues discussed in the Plan is to “solve high school education for the offspring of migrant workers who are qualified.”

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Traffic worsens as Moon Festival draws near

Even though the Moon Festival holiday only starts from tomorrow, Beijing has seen traffic volume mounting recently, leading to frequent traffic jams.

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Beijing newsstands will resume selling SIM cards after a hiatus

Selling of prepaid mobile SIM cards at Beijing’s newsstands will be resumed after a hiatus due to the implementation of real-name policy on September 1st.

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Leave an online message for your favorite Politburo member

Other news include another initiative to direct the people’s messages straight to the government’s senior leaders. This time it’s an initiative to leave messages on the CPC section of People’s Net.

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Explosions in military facility injures 20

The Beijing News reports an explosion in Fengtai district (丰台) on the outskirts of Beijing

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