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July 7: New anti-corruption push to start; ministry promises to make mobile tariff cuts happen

PUBLISHED : Tuesday, 07 July, 2015, 10:09am
UPDATED : Tuesday, 07 July, 2015, 8:44pm

Politics and policy

Party graft-busters announced the second round of corruption inspections this year, which will target 26 state organs or enterprises, including the Taiwan Work Office, the Ministry of Transport, the State Council's Office of Poverty Alleviation and Development, newspaper People's Daily and China North Industries Group Corp, a weapons research body. (Xinhua)
 

Premier Li Keqiang called on overseas Chinese to contribute to the country's economic growth during his meeting with delegates from over 80 nations and regions at the first overseas Chinese industrial and commercial congress in Beijing on Monday. (People's Daily)
 

Former high-ranking party official Ling Jihua accepted bribes worth dozens of millions of yuan and abused his power to promote a mayor, sources said. (Caijing)    

The Ministry of Culture, National Archives Administrations and Xinhua News Agency will jointly hold photo exhibitions in more than 150 countries and regions in the next two months to mark the 70th anniversary of the end of world war two. The exhibitions, which will be translated into six languages, will illustrate the Chinese people's bitter journey towards victory and highlight the Party's anchoring role. (Xinhua)
 

A movie commemoration of the 100th anniversary of former communist party leader Hu Yaobang has started production. Hu pursued a series of economic and political reforms in 1980s when he was the General Secretary of the party, and his death in 1989 prompted public commemorations which eventually led to the Tiananmen Square protests in 1989. The movie will mainly feature his political career in 1950s. (thepaper.cn)

Diplomacy

President Xi Jinping will attend the 7th BRICS Summit and 15th Meeting of the Council of the Heads of State of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) Member States from Wednesday to Friday in the central Russian city of Ufa. (Ministry of Foreign Affairs)

 

Economy

The China Financial Futures Exchange (CFFEX) said on Monday night it would limit investors' daily purchases of CSI 500 index futures to 1,200 lots, the latest action by the financial regulators to prevent more losses. (Xinhua)

The Ministry of Industry and Information Technology pledged to ensure domestic carriers lower charges for mobile networks and fixed broadband by at least 30 per cent from a year ago by the end of 2015. (China Radio International)
 

Investment in railway construction reached 186 billion yuan (US$30 billion)  in the first five months of 2015, up 22 per cent from a year earlier. (Beijing Daily)

 

Society

East China's Zhejiang, Jiangsu and Fujian provinces are on high alert for approaching typhoons Chan-hom and Linfa, which are expected to affect China in the coming days. (Xinhua)