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China Hukou

The reform of the housing registration, or hukou system, has been under way in most regions in China following the State Council's call to establish a unified household registration system for urban and rural residents in a document issued in 2014.

To date, 29 province-level regions,apart from Beijing and the Tibet autonomous region,have unveiled official plans on the reform of the housing registration system, according to China News Service. The plans have in general phased out the so-called urban and rural hukou and replaced them with more general terms such as residential hukou, family hukou, or collective hukou.

International cooperation key to returning China's economic fugitives from the US, says expert.

They are the men and women who do the leg work, much of it tedious, unglamorous and unheralded, that will eventually bring some of China's most sought-after criminal fugitives to justice.

One of them, Holden Triplett, is an FBI special agent stationed in China whose life and career have taken him on an odyssey from a small town in Kansas to Texas, California, New York and Moscow before landing him in Beijing about 18 months ago.

Taiwan telecom-fraud suspects to face trial in China

The 77 suspected members of telecom fraud syndicates deported from Kenya this month will be tried on the mainland, said Chen Shiqu, deputy inspector of the Ministry of Public Security's Criminal Investigation Bureau.

"The suspects specifically targeted people on the Chinese mainland, and their victims are from the mainland. Not to mention that many of the suspects are themselves from the mainland," Chen said. "They will be investigated and prosecuted in accordance with mainland law."

2016 China Scandle: Identity stolen

Wang Nana in CCTV interview

If Wang Nana had not applied for a bank loan, she never would have learned that she had been admitted to college. She would have continued to think she had failed, that all of her studying was for nought, that her hopes for a better future were misplaced.

However, the loan application and a follow-up inquiry revealed that a well-placed bribe, an intercepted acceptance letter and lax procedures had changed the future for two high school graduates: Wang and the woman who assumed her identity in 2003.

2016 Beijing Film Academy's applicants increased dramatically

Students prepare to sit entrance exams at the Beijing Film Academy in Beijing, Feb 15, 2016. The prestigious acting school, regarded by many as the road to fame, plans to offer 10 bachelor's degree programs and enroll 437 students this year, a decrease of 52 students than last year, but the number of applicants has increased dramatically.