Your daily briefing on China

Source: Xinhua| 2017-07-11 14:49:50|Editor: An
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GUIYANG -- Chinese President Xi Jinping has urged efforts to unswervingly advance reform of the country's judicial system and follow the path of socialist rule of law with Chinese characteristics.

Xi, also general secretary of the Communist Party of China (CPC) Central Committee, made the remarks in a written instruction conveyed to a national conference on judicial system reform, which was held Monday in the city of Guiyang in southwest China's Guizhou Province.

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BEIJING -- China has made progress in addressing environmental misconduct at drinking water sources in cities along the Yangtze River Economic Belt, the Ministry of Environmental Protection said Monday.

In May 2016, the ministry began an operation to inspect the management of drinking water sources in the region to uncover problems and loopholes.

Of the 490 cases of environmental wrongdoing found during the operation, 383 had been rectified by the end of June, accounting for 78.2 percent of the total, the ministry said.

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SHANGHAI -- A Chinese aircraft manufacturer has been certified to mass produce the country's home-grown regional jetliner ARJ21-700.

The Commercial Aircraft Corp. of China (COMAC) said it obtained the production license from the General Administration of Civil Aviation on Sunday.

The company plans to deliver five ARJ21-700 jetliners by the end of this year.

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ADDIS ABABA -- Ethiopia is to inaugurate two Chinese built industrial parks in September, as the East African nation strives to become the continent's manufacturing hub.

The statement was made on Monday by Tadesse Haile, state minister of economic affairs at the office of the Ethiopian Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn.

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CHENGDU -- An economic development zone in Chengdu, capital of southwest China's Sichuan Province, has established an offshore overseas talent base in San Diego, the United States.

The move brings Chengdu's number of overseas offshore talent bases to 13, the Chengdu Hi-tech Industrial Development Zone said Tuesday.