Train derails in Taiwan, killing at least 51

A train partially derailed in eastern Taiwan on Friday after hitting a truck that had slid down a bank onto the track, killing at least 51 people. With the train still partly in a tunnel, survivors climbed out of windows and walked along the train’s roof to reach safety after the deadly railway disaster. The…

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Full Text: Annex II to the Basic Law of the HKSAR

Annex II Method for the Formation of the Legislative Council of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region and Its Voting Procedures (Adopted at the Third Session of the Seventh National People’s Congress on 4 April 1990, amended, as recorded at the Sixteenth Meeting of the Standing Committee of the Eleventh National People’s Congress on 28…

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Xiong’an steps on road to long-term development

April 1 marks the 4th anniversary of President Xi Jinping announcing the plan to transform Xiong’an in Hebei province into a green and innovation-oriented city and China’s 19th national-level district and economic zone. Xiong’an New Area, about 100 kilometers southwest of Beijing, is designed to be a “city of the future” characterized by innovation-driven, sustainable…

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High-tech helps boost vaccination campaign

Cutting-edge technology has boosted China’s massive vaccination campaign against the novel coronavirus with mobile vaccination vehicles projected to be put into use in April, while formal industry standards are required to regulate these supporting facilities. Foton Motor Group revealed that it will launch a vaccination vehicle for COVID-19 vaccinations next month in Beijing and Hebei…

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Guangxi rising as efficient global trade portal

The Guangxi Zhuang autonomous region, a key crossroads providing western China with full access to global markets, will help expand the Belt and Road Initiative and support China’s opening-up in the 14th Five-Year Plan (2021-25) period, said Lan Tianli, chairman of the region and a deputy to the National People’s Congress. Early this month, 40…

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Panda Train starts experimental journey

Panda Train, China’s first panda-themed tourist train, began experimental journey in Chengdu, Southwest China’s Sichuan province, on March 24. Heading to Zunyi, Southwest China’s Guizhou province, Panda Train with a capacity of 252 seats has 12 carriages, including one super soft sleeper, two advanced soft sleepers, five advanced hard sleepers, one dining carriage, one multi-function…

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Nyingchi to Lhasa line to open this year

Building of Sichuan-Tibet railway will take more than a decade, says ministryA railway linking Nyingchi and Lhasa in the Tibet autonomous region is expected to open at the end of this year, the Ministry of Transport said on Wednesday. It is a section of a line that will eventually connect Sichuan province and Tibet. “Construction…

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Range of projects improve rural lives

Qin Zhaozhi, 29, a roads inspector from the Guangxi Zhuang autonomous region, has visited the regional capital, Nanning, only four times. For decades, there was just one road for people to escape the monotony and isolation of Qin’s home in Huanjiang Maonan autonomous county in northern Guangxi, where he was born, raised and educated. Cars…

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US proposes expansion of high-speed railroads

System, now ranked only 19th globally, would connect ‘megaregions’ The vision of a high-speed rail system in the United States has mostly existed only on the drawing board. But now, new US Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg says he wants the nation to be a leader in bullet trains. Speaking on Thursday at the Austin, Texas-based…

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Good prospects for trade with EU in 2021

Bilateral trade between China and the European Union will maintain steady growth this year as the two sides have expanded a number of free trade programs to boost their economic and trade ties, experts and business leaders said on Friday.   They made the remarks after Eurostat, the EU’s statistical office, announced on Thursday that…

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