Free Press Journal
  • China scraps decades old one-child policy

    Surveys had pointed out that rapidly ageing China may face a labour shortfall as early as 2021 besides gender imbalance if the policy is pursued further.

  • TV series on Xi’s years as Chinese village worker

    Beijing: China’s media watchdog has approved a TV series featuring stories on farmers and “educated youth” from Liangjiahe village where President Xi Jinping started his career in the 1970s, part of the ruling Communist Party’s directive to youth to work in the countryside. The Shaanxi Liangjiahe Cultural Tourism Company said in a statement that the State Administration of Press, Publication, Radio, Film and Television approved its proposal to shoot the 45-episode TV series, ‘Liangjiahe’, in Shaanxi province.

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    China imposes 1-year ban on ivory imports as hunting trophies

    Beijing: Under pressure from international animal activists, China today announced a one-year ban on imports of African ivory acquired as hunting trophies in the country’s latest effort to fight wildlife poaching and trafficking. The State Forestry Administration (SFA) said in a statement that it would stop approving imports until October 15, 2016.

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    Chinese president to address Pakistan parliament

    Islamabad: Chinese President Xi Jinping will address a joint session of both houses of Pakistan’s parliament on Tuesday.  Xi arrived in Islamabad on Monday on his maiden visit to Pakistan. The much-anticipated visit is the first by a Chinese president after nine years  The chinese president’s address will be followed by opposition leader Khursheed Shah and Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, Geo News reported.


    A hype was created by the government that a huge figure was going to be invested, but less than one-fourth of it finally materialised, and this tells its own tale, says Salman Khurshid

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    China welcomes Modi’s invitation to Xi to visit India

    Beijing: China today welcomed Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s invitation to President Xi Jinping to visit India this year and said that the two countries are in touch to finalise the proposed high-level trip.