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2014-04-25 12:24:43

Public windows into the Chinese government's policies and implementations NEW YORK, April 25, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- The May 2014 issue of NewsChina magazine is released. The current issue highlights the following headline topics: The cover story "Under the Microscope" features China's 2014 Two Sessions, as the annual meeting of China's National People's Congress (NPC) and Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference (CPPCC) in Beijing are known, are perhaps the clearest public...

2009-03-05 12:07:01

Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao said Thursday that strategic policies would push the country's economic growth to 8 percent in 2009. Speaking to the Second Session of the 11th National People's Congress in Beijing, Wen said as long as we adopt the right policies and appropriate measures and implement them effectively, we will be able to achieve this target, Xinhua, the official state-run news agency, reported. The premier said support for domestic demand, including support for automobile...

2008-08-31 09:00:19

Text of report by official Chinese news agency Xinhua (New China News Agency) ["Fourth Meeting of 11th NPC Standing Committee Closes in Beijing; the Meetng Votes To Adopt the Law on Promoting a Recycling Economy; President Hu Jintao Signs the Presidential Decree To Promulgate the Law; Wu Bangguo Presides Over and Speaks at the Meeting" - Xinhua headline] Beijing, 29 Aug (Xinhua) -The fourth meeting of the Standing Committee of the 11th National People's Congress [NPC] closed at the Great...

2006-06-29 21:48:29

BEIJING (Reuters) - China has approved tougher penalties for those found responsible for industrial accidents and financial crimes following a spate of corruption scandals and coal mine disasters, state media said on Friday. China's Communist Party has said corruption threatens its very existence and anti-graft campaigns are expected to heat up in the run-up to the 2007 party congress, a five-yearly meeting at which key appointments are made and future leaders promoted. The Standing...

2006-03-13 20:35:42

By Lindsay Beck and Brian Rhoads BEIJING (Reuters) - China's parliament approved a rural reform plan on Tuesday that seeks to address the chasm dividing rich cities and the poor countryside, closing one of the most contentious legislative sessions in a decade. The roughly 3,000 delegates to the largely ceremonial National People's Congress voted on the five-year plan approved by Communist Party leaders at a plenum last year. Parliament has never voted down Communist Party policy and...

2006-03-10 08:33:28

BEIJING (Reuters) - China should ban all medical advertising to protect public health, members of parliament were quoted by state media as saying on Friday, accusing most ads of "cheating and misleading" consumers. Advertisements promising cures for everything from hemorrhoids to balding are plastered all over Chinese cities, on the sides of buses, inside taxis, in newspapers and even crudely glued to lamp posts. "Nowadays medical advertisements about hospitals and medicines are...

2006-03-10 08:30:00

BEIJING (Reuters) - China should ban all medical advertising to protect public health, members of parliament were quoted by state media as saying on Friday, accusing most ads of "cheating and misleading" consumers. Advertisements promising cures for everything from hemorrhoids to balding are plastered all over Chinese cities, on the sides of buses, inside taxis, in newspapers and even crudely glued to lamp posts. "Nowadays medical advertisements about hospitals and medicines are flooding the...


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barratry
  • The offense of persistently instigating lawsuits, typically groundless ones.
  • An unlawful breach of duty on the part of a ship's master or crew resulting in injury to the ship's owner.
  • Sale or purchase of positions in church or state.
This word ultimately comes from the Old French word 'barater,' to cheat.
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