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Millions of cars made in China, but few recalled
Only two out of this year's 66 passenger vehicle recalls in China were made by domestic brands, according to records on the country's auto recall website, again raising concerns over weak safety regulations.
Just the ticket to Tianjin
The former commercial gateway to northern China is today a curious amalgam of architectural styles.
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Large number of petro plants threaten environment of bay
BEIJING - Petrochemical projects near North China's Bohai Bay have been a boon to the local economy but pose a threat to the region's environment, experts warn.
Super fireball lights up evening sky in N China
A golden UFO appeared in the northwestern sky and was seen by some citizens in Beijing, Tianjin and Hebei on the evening of Nov 30.
Concern over suspected oil belt near coastal centers 2011-08-05
TIANJIN - Officials in this coastal city have detected a suspected oil belt in the coastal waters of Bohai Bay, which could be evidence of the worsening impact of a massive oil leak that began in June.
Real Madrid thump Chinese league leader 7-1 2011-08-04
Spanish giant Real Madrid thumped Chinese super league leader Guangzhou Evergrande 7-1 on Wednesday night.
Police identify 7 more fatalities from train crash 2011-07-27
Police on Wednesday morning identified seven more fatalities from the deadly high-speed train collision in east Zhejiang province.
Young migrants prefer city 2011-07-22
The latest survey on migrant workers' employment showed that the younger generation of farmers-turned-workers are not willing to go back to cultivating farmland as their parents do.
Oil spill reaches beaches 2011-07-21

Oil from a huge spill off China's coast has been found ashore in two separate areas, authorities said on Wednesday, sparking calls for greater transparency about the disaster.

6,000 take part in emergency response drills 2011-07-07
Paramilitary policemen march with sandbags during a simulated flood as part of an emergency response drill in Tianjin, July 6, 2011.
Large-scale military drills held in Tianjin 2011-07-06
The Tianjin Garrison Command of the Chinese People's Liberation Army (PLA) held a large-scale military drills in the municipality of Tianjin on Wednesday.
Green-energy communities sprouting up 2011-07-01
The Tianjin Yujiapu financial district was nominated as the "first low-carbon model town project" in the Asia-Pacific region.
China steps up subsidies for the needy 2011-06-27
More than half of all Chinese provincial-level regions have established a mechanism to offer subsidies to the needy as high inflation pushes up their daily living costs.
It's graduation time 2011-06-23
As time comes for Chinese college graduates to say goodbye to each other, the moment was set to become a lifetime memory.
A singer heart and soul 2011-06-21
Liu Huan sums up his musical journey over the past 25 years as a willingness to listen to what's new.
Beijing, Shanghai top China's well-being index 2011-06-19
Beijing, Shanghai and Tianjin topped the charts of a well-being index that is part of an academic report in review of the overall development of people's livelihood in China during the 11th Five-Year Plan (2006-2010).
Beijing-Tianjin train tickets start online sale 2011-06-12
The Ministry of Railways said Saturday that online sales of tickets for Beijing-Tianjin intercity trains will be launched on Sunday.
Children rushing to serve after Li's victory 2011-06-10
In Tianjin, hometown of Peng Shuai, parents have become more willing and able to support their children's tennis.
Cities consider giving college aspirants break 2011-06-08
From 2010 on, students in Tianjin can take two versions of the English listening section of the test. The higher of their two scores will be deemed the official one.
Challenges in environmental protection still serious 2011-06-04
China admitted that it is facing serious challenges in environmental protection, including pollution from toxic metals aggravating the public and a severely unsafe underground water supply.
Driver faces family in court over accident 2011-05-31
Relatives sue for compensation after fatal crash on road trip
Capital's revised plan spreads population 2011-05-25
BEIJING - International organizations and multinational companies may set up their headquarters in the capital's Tongzhou district, to the east of Beijing's central business district, if revisions to the metropolis' urban plan are approved, Beijing News has reported.
Beijing to revamp its city planning 2011-05-24
Starting in 2011, Beijing and Hebei province worked together on some city planning, and the plan includes Beijing, Tianjin, and other nearby cities in Hebei province.
Tianjin, Crabs and Traffic 2011-05-23
The other morning it rained rather heavily. It does not rain very much in Tianjin so heavy rain is a sight. Going to work is always chaotic at the best of times: lights, police signals, road rules, all amount to nothing but out of chaos comes order and all seem to reach their destinations on time and in one piece.
CPC to regularise talks with European parties 2011-05-18
The Communist Party of China (CPC) will institutionalize its contact with political parties from European countries, said a senior CPC official here Wednesday.
'Family planning still needed' 2011-05-18
SHANGHAI - Though some have argued it is time for the government to relax its family planning policy to offset the country's aging population, an expert in Shanghai said her research reveals that it is still too early to encourage people to have more than one child.
2nd China-Europe High-Level Political Parties Forum 2011-05-16
The 2nd China-Europe High-Level Political Parties Forum is scheduled from May 16th to 18th in Beijing and Tianjin.
China to launch safety check on rail projects 2011-05-10
China's Ministry of Housing and Urban-Rural Development said Tuesday that it will conduct safety checks on ongoing urban rail construction projects starting later in May.
Mother's Day marked in prison in N China 2011-05-08
A total of 14 prisoners' mothers were invited here Saturday to share the festival with their boys at a prison in North China's Tianjin.
CPC to host second China-Europe political party forum 2011-05-06
The Communist Party of China (CPC) will host the Second China-Europe High-Level Political Party Forum in Beijing and Tianjin from May 16 to 18.
Cultural expert urges better relic preservation 2011-05-02
While various celebratory activities are being held in observance of the 100th anniversary of China's landmark 1911 Revolution, a cultural expert warns that many of the revolution's historic sites are disappearing.
Hu stresses public housing for low-income earners 2011-05-02
Chinese President Hu Jintao has urged local governments to make greater efforts in developing public rental housing units for the country's medium- and low-income earners during a recent inspection tour to the northern city of Tianjin.
Quenching N China's thirst 2011-04-26
Across northern China, water shortage has emerged as a regular feature of spring as fast-growing urban populations strain limited municipal water supplies.
A game-changer 2011-04-10
With its unprecedented investment and determination to run professional teams, Guangdong Evergrande has rocked the world of Chinese sports.
China looks to take salt out of seawater 2011-04-09
"The desalinized water is most likely to be used in dry areas in the north, such as Tianjin, Dalian in Liaoning province and Qingdao in Shandong province," Zou Ji said.
Tianjin clinches fifth league title in a row 2011-04-04
Defending champions Tianjin outclassed Guangdong Hengda in a hard-fought five-set match to win the 2010-2011 China Women's Volleyball League on Sunday.
E-bike show kicks off in Tianjin 2011-04-01
The 11th China North Int’l Bicycle & E-bike Exhibition kicked off in Tianjin on March 31, 2011.
Students nationwide study security, safety 2011-03-29
Chinese students in primary and junior high schools took part in drills during the annual security education day, which is the last Monday in March.
Chinese approve of relief aid to Japan 2011-03-18
Nearly 80 percent of Chinese respondents said they support the government's efforts to aid Japan despite frictions between the two Asian neighbors, a survey suggests.
The spirit of dance 2011-03-16

She possesses just a junior middle school education but is a thesis adviser to PhD students. National first-level dancer Zi Huayun is the only dancer in China to be recognized as much for her academic research as for her performances. "The tragedy of a dancer is that when you have the most youthful and supple body, you don't really know the secret of dance, and when your mind becomes mature you body begins to age,?says the professor of dance with the Chinese National Academy of Arts.

Netizens debate the merits of videoed bank robbery 2011-03-04
A surveillance video showing a man robbing a bank in Tianjin is sweeping Chinese cyberspace, causing heated discussion about his "unprofessional" behavior.
Users warned of Valentine's computer viruses 2011-02-14
Chinese technology experts on Monday warned computer users to be alert against Valentine themed computer viruses.
Snow cooling drought worries in some areas 2011-02-14
BEIJING - Recent snowfalls in parts of the country have relieved severe droughts in some of China's major wheat-growing areas, but the situation is still worsening in others, experts and officials have said.
Tianjin mulls raising minimum wage by 16% 2011-01-26
The city planned to hike the minimum monthly wage to 1,070 yuan ($163) from the current 920 yuan, the city bureau of human resources and social security said in a statement on Tuesday.

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