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People from Yuncheng, Shanxi province, enjoy colorful lanterns on Thursday, the day before the Lantern Festival that fell on Friday. Jiang Hua / For China Daily

Party leadership outlines key tasks

A key Party meeting held on Friday outlined China's priority tasks during the period of the 14th Five-Year Plan (2021-25), and called for efforts to ensure a head start in fully building a modern socialist country.


Transport sector off to good start

Although passenger trips dropped in January amid effective measures to contain COVID-19, China's transport sector has seen a good start to the year, with a huge growth in investment and freight volume compared with last year, posting double-digit growth over 2019, the Ministry of Transport said on Friday.


Job market remains stable despite COVID

The nation's job market is expected to remain stable this year though uncertainties brought about by the novel coronavirus pandemic will continue to pose challenges.


Get real about artificial intelligence

In recent years, artificial intelligence has been attracting increasing attention, money and talent. But much of the hype is the result of myths and misconceptions being peddled by people outside of the field.


China's social assets witness healthy surge

China's total social assets maintained double-digit growth during the last 10 years, while the overall debt expansion remained constrained since 2017, suggesting a healthier national balance sheet, experts said on Friday.


Homestays surge in popularity across China

The Lunar New Year holiday, which ran from Feb 11-17, was a special one for 26-year-old migrant worker Wang Jin. It was her first time celebrating the traditional festival in a homestay in Beijing rather than returning to her hometown of Tangshan, Hebei province.


Chinese enterprises expand in UK

Chinese business activity in the United Kingdom remained resilient last year despite trade tensions and pandemic disruption, a new report has shown, with the number of large UK-based China-owned businesses increasing along with the total value of Chinese investments into Britain.


Making cities fun places

Since November 2020, a long bench has been drawing passerby's attention on Shanghai's Yuyuan Road. When people sit on different parts of the bench, music plays from various instruments. What's more, as more people sit down, the multiple instruments play in harmony.


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