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May 28: Household registration reform speeds up; taxi drivers attack car using ride-sharing app Didi Zhuanche

PUBLISHED : Thursday, 28 May, 2015, 10:49am
UPDATED : Thursday, 28 May, 2015, 8:11pm

Politics and Policies

Local governments across the nation picked up the pace of reforming the restrictive household registration system, with 16 out of the 23 provinces releasing reform plans and timetables. (China News Agency)   
 

Top procuratorate vows "zero tolerance" towards the sexual abuse of minors and attempts to force them to engage in prostitution, and will investigate misconduct by officials who fail to act over such offences. (China Daily)
 

Beijing and Tianjin governments will provide financial and technological support to four smog-plagued cities in neighbouring Hebei province to help them cope with heavy air pollution. (China Daily)

Former premier Zhu Rongji, in a rare public appearance, participated in a book release forum by a former senior communist party official. (Wenweipo)
 

Economy

Li Hejun, chairman of China’s Hanergy Thin Film Power Group and formerly the richest man in China, dismissed reports that the solar power company is under investigation by Hong Kong’s market watchdog after its shares plunged 47 per cent within 20 minutes last week. (Xinhua) 
US regulators have subpoenaed JPMorgan Chase & Co over its communications related to 35 Chinese officials, including anti-corruption chief Wang Qishan, as part of an ongoing probe into the bank’s hiring practices. (Wall Street Journal)

The average annual salary of Chinese citizens was 49,969 yuan in 2014, according to a study by National Bureau of Statistics. Among all industries, financing and IT are the only two where annual salaries surpassed the 100,000 benchmark, with employees on average making 108,273 and 100,797 yuan respectively. (Beijing Youth Daily)   
 

Tech

A major breakdown on Wednesday of Alipay, the mobile payment processing service of e-commerce giant Alibaba, was caused by the accidental severing of optical fibre cables during a construction project, the company said. (Xinhua) 

Over 100 taxi drivers in the central city of Zhengzhou smashed a vehicle whose driver used Didi Zhuanche, a car-sharing app, as discontent among taxi drivers over the new mobile-based services heightens. (China News Agency)
 

Society

Police said 490 of the 500 Chinese-language pornographic websites it found in recent crackdowns are based outside China. Among them, 425 are based in the US and 13 in Hong Kong. (Beijing Youth Daily)
 

Nigeria said on Wednesday it would deport five Chinese businessmen accused of illegally importing textiles into the country’s second city, Kano. (AFP)
 

Police shot dead a murder suspect during a gunfight at an abandoned school in Shenfang, in western China's Sichuan province, when trying to arrest him. One police officer was severely wounded during the exchange of fire. (Sina.com.cn)