of eight years, Ma found Chinese patients with advanced nasopharyngeal cancer suffered more side effects than benefits from the additional chemotherapy, which cost about 13,400 yuan ($2,000) per patient. The findings, published in the journal Lancet Oncology in 2012, drew the attention of Western experts, and the United States and Europe revised their treatment guidelines. More recently, Ma added a new drug to the original dual drug ch emotherapy regimen, and moved post-radiotherapy chemotherapy to pre-radiotherapy. In another clinical study of 480 cases, Ma and his team found th at this regimen increased the five-year survival rate of patients by 8 percent. The nasopharynx isRead More →

 conference in March that a new round of central environmental inspectio ns would be rolled out across the country in the next three years, starting this year, after the ap proach proved successful in addressing environmental violations. He said the new round will also cover central government bod ies and State-owned enterprises, and inspectors will spend ano ther year revisiting all areas to see whether or not the violations they found have been rectified. The number of intellectual property rights cases handled by Chinese courts increased signif icantly in 2018, showing that the country is increasingly aware of its importance in pursuing high-quality ec onomicRead More →

er and October of 2013, Chinese President Xi Jinping raised the initiative of jointly building the Silk Road Eco omic Belt and the 21st Century Maritime Silk Road (hereinafter referred to as the Belt and Road, or B&R). The Chine se government then set up the Leading Group for Promoting the Belt and Road Initiative with an admini strative office under the National Development and Reform Commission. In March 2015, the Chinese government publis hed the “Vision and Actions on Jointly Building Silk Road Economic Belt and 21st Century Maritime Silk Road”. In May 2017, the first Belt and Road Forum for International Cooperation wasRead More →

at the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences, applau ded the campaign as a timely and necessary step to regulate those providing stock images. “We should abide by laws and litigation to protect copyright in stead of abusing them to profit improperly,” he said. On April 15, the Shanghai Observer reported that the company, which was founde d in June 2000 and partners with the photo agency Getty Images in the United States, had faced increased co pyright-related disputes since it set up a special rights protection division in 2016. The company was involved 2,279 cases in 2017 and 1,908 last year, the report said, addingRead More →

tinations launch such services for Chinese, more will follow suit,” Dai said. Industry insiders said that the rapid development of internet technology in C hina and people’s heavy use of online shopping, mobile payment and banking servic es have allowed e-visa services to take root quickly in the country. “Such services, which save the time and trouble of sending passpo rts and paper documents back and forth, suit the young groups, who usually don’t plan for a trip far ahe ad of time,” said Li Ailing, founder of lvyouquan.com, which provides tourism information to agencies. Objectivity and impartiality were emphasized in the latest draft revisionsRead More →

Gould fightback with a 10-7 win.Gould pegged Williams back from 9-4 to 9-7, before the Welshma n eventually managed to get himself over the line and boo k a second round meeting with either David Gilbert or Joe Perry. Williams, who also lifted the trophy in 2000 and 2003, said , “It was a tough first round match and I thought I played quite well. “I just think my form has been improving for the last month or two and it showed there. Even though the last few frames were a bit scrappy, overall it was good.” In the day’s other matches, 2010 champion NeilRead More →

ge signal for thunderstorms and yellow signal for heavy rain at 3:36 am. It issued yellow signals for thunderstorms and heavy rain in the districts of Tianhe, Yuexiu and Liwan at 10:16 am. Middle and primary schools and kindergartens i Sanshui district, Foshan city, were closed once the red signal for heavy rain was issued. Qingxin district of Qingyuan city received 57.9 millimeters of rainfall b etween 8:00 am and 9:00 am, according to the provincial meteorological service. China plans to introduce a compensation system for people who report adverse events l inked to preventive vaccinations, according to a draft law under review at theRead More →

 manufacturing and selling fake or substandard vaccines, and stipulates a punitive compensation to those who sell or use su bstandard vaccines with knowledge, causing death or serious health consequences. Every morning, Sonam Tsering, 30, takes up his backpack and earphones, boards the subway and arrives at a commercial bank in Beijing for work. Sonam’s job in is the international busine ss unit of the bank. His success has a lot to do with his educational background. Sonam was born in Jone county in Gannan Tibetan autonomous prefecture of Gansu pro vince. Under China’s ethnic policies, Sonam was able to study at a middle school inRead More →

ese government has launched a series of measures to continually reduce burdens for taxpayers, an d the annual plan for 2019 is to cut 2 trillion yuan ($300 billion) in taxes and fees. “Effects have been seen recently. In the first two months, 182.85 billion yuan in taxes and fees were furth er reduced,” Wang said. “The Chinese tax authority will do all it can to achieve the target.” “International tax cooperation is not and has never been easy. But we do need a multilateral approach,” said Vitor Gasp ar, director of the Fiscal Affairs Department at the International Monetary Fund. “BRITACOM has a roleRead More →

The 2019 edition is co-organized by the Ministry of Culture and Tourism and the Shanghai municipal government. Since its esta blishment in 1987, the festival has changed host cities in each edition, traveling to a reas including Beijing, Sichuan, Jiangsu, Zhejiang and Hubei over the past three decades. Sales of tickets have opened online, with concessionary tickets price d from anywhere from no cost up to 380 yuan ($56), according to the organizers. To allow a larger audience to access the progra ms, the festival will also feature live broadcasts online. “We will use new media to br ing the shows to more ordinary peopleRead More →