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Thousands Visit Mao's Hometown on Anniversary of Late Leader's Birth
Thousands Visit Mao's Hometown on Anniversary of Late Leader's Birth

Updated:1293418417Source:Global Times

Thousands of people from all walks of life traveled to Shaoshan, the hometown of Mao Zedong in Hunan.
Loanwords from English No Cause for Worry

Updated:1293068433Source:Global Times

The General Administration of Press and Publication (GAPP), China's press regulator, decreed recently that English words, including certain portmanteaus words, would be removed from official Chinese publications.
Tainted Hotpots 'Common'
Tainted Hotpots 'Common'

Updated:1292469109Source:Global Times

Food safety has once again drawn negative attention amid claims that many flavoring ingredients served in popular hotpot dishes at restaurants contain harmful chemical additives, according to insiders.
Fans Furious as Fake News of Martial Arts Novelist's 'Death' Posted on Microblogs
Fans Furious as Fake News of Martial Arts Novelist's 'Death' Posted on Microblogs

Updated:1291955038Source:Global Times

A microblogger has been slammed for wrongly stating that renowned martial arts novelist Louis Cha, better known as Jin Yong, had died. It is the second time this year news of Cha's "death" has been disseminated on the Internet.
What's Driving "Heritage" Fever
What's Driving "Heritage" Fever

Updated:1291875440Source:CNTV.cn

More Chinese scenic spots are vying for World Heritage status. Their applications will be assessed next year.
TCMs Face European Ban in April

Updated:1291685860Source:Global Times

New Rules to Regulate Pinyin Spelling of Chinese Names

Updated:1291100146Source:Lifeofguangzhou.com

A new norm concerning the spelling of Chinese Name is to be promulgated soon. The family name shall be put before the given name and capital letters shall be used on the first letters of both names.
Ministry Tightens Checks on Plastic Surgery
Ministry Tightens Checks on Plastic Surgery

Updated:1291001732Source:China Daily

The Ministry of Health on Saturday called on health authorities nationwide to step up supervision of the country's medical cosmetology industry following the death of two people during cosmetic procedures.
Experts Express Alarm over New Tainted Milk Cases
Experts Express Alarm over New Tainted Milk Cases

Updated:1290652864Source:Global Times

Sample tests showed the melamine level in the beverage measured as high as 4.8 milligrams per kilogram, suggesting that the chemical was deliberately added during the production process to increase the protein content.
UNESCO Deems Peking Opera, Flamenco, French Gastronomy as Heritage
UNESCO Deems Peking Opera, Flamenco, French Gastronomy as Heritage

Updated:1289981919Source:Reuters

Peking Opera, Spanish Flamenco and the art of French gastronomy won places on Tuesday on UNESCO's list of intangible world heritages to preserve.
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Modern Guangzhou Souvenirs

Lifeofguangzhou.com picks some of the best Cantonese-style souvenirs for you – including those famous pieces as well as lighter and and comparatively cheap items but still with that defining Cantonese character.

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