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New rule for admission fee for Dr. Sun Yat-sen's Mausoleum

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In memory of Dr. Sun Yat-sen's 144th anniversary, the founding father of the Chinese Kuomintang Party and a forerunner of China's anti-feudalism revolution, the local government announced fee-free admission Friday to commemorate the great democratic revolutionist.

The mausoleum was completed in 1929 in east China's Nanjing City, capital of Jiangsu Province. Starting in 1993, an 80 yuan (12 U.S. dollars) fee was charged for admission to the mausoleum.

"We decided to scrap the admission fee to draw more visitors to commemorate the life of Dr. Sun Yat-sen, our great democratic revolutionist," vice mayor of Nanjing City Chen Gang said in an interview.


Zheng He's fleet will start its new voyage starting from Nanjing

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Chinese admiral Zheng He and his massive fleet of Junkers started epic voyages from Nanjing 600 years ago. Now a new replica modeled on Zheng He's Treasure Fleet has been under construction since June this year and the fleet will undergo a trial voyage in 2013, according to a news source. One-third of the fleet now has been completed.

The ship is named "Vessel of 2,000 Liao" (liao is a unit of calculating timber: 12 by 7 cubic Chinese feet), is the flagship of the new Zheng He's Treasure Fleet. Made entirely of wood, the ship is 71.10 meters in length and has 1,600 tons of water displacement. Its main mast is 38 meters high and the breadth is more than 14 meters.


2014 Nanjing Youth Olympic Games

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The 2014 Nanjing Youth Olympic Games (YOG) will witness an the variety of Culture and Education Program (CEP), the organizers promised at a new briefing on Wednesday.

Ding Ming, Director of the Culture and Education Department of Nanjing Youth Olympic Games Organizing Committee (NYOGOC), revealed that the Nanjing organizing team would absorb the experience learned in Singapore and try to improve CEP activities in 2014.


Shanghai to Nanjing new high-speed train

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Connecting Shanghai to Nanjing, China's first high-speed train departed from the Shanghai Hongqiao Railway Station at 6 a.m., on July 1, 2010, marking the official start of the Shanghai-Nanjing high-speed train.

The minimum travel time between the two cities has been shortened from two hours to just 73 minutes. The Shanghai-Hangzhou high-speed railway is set to open three months later.

"It is a significant milestone for the development of the Yangtze River Delta region," said Xu Changle, deputy director of the Yangtze Basin Development Institute under East China Normal University.


Kunshan - China labor unrest in Taiwan funded factory

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Dozens of striking employees have been hurt in clashes with police in Kunshan, a city in Jiangsu and Honda was hit by a third work stoppage on Wednesday.

The fresh labor action, which came after a spate of suicides at Taiwanese high-tech firm Foxconn in Shenzhen, South China, again drew attention to what activists say are the difficult work conditions and low pay faced by millions of Chinese factory workers.

Honda's production in China has been crippled, with two assembly plants to remain closed till today over the strike at a joint venture making exhaust system parts. A new strike hit a factory making door locks and key sets in Guangdong province.

Last Updated on Thursday, 10 June 2010 03:20

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