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Major stories in Chinese newspaper: Nov. 11

11-11-2010 08:36 BJT

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Now let's take a look at some news making headlines in Chinese newspapers.

The Southern Metropolis Daily says private businesses in Guangdong with a registration capital of 3 million yuan or above, are to be given naming rights for cities in the Province. The policy is part of a package aimed at relaxing the registration requirements of private businesses.

A survey released by The Oriental Morning Post says employers in Shanghai are paying more to this year's college graduates, while salaries for postgraduates have fallen since last year. Some employers see graduate employees as a more attractive option.

The Beijing News has a full page dedicated to the city's fast developing rail network. Five new rail lines are due to start running by the end of the year. A new line linking downtown to the southern suburbs begins test operations next week. Meanwhile, the city's first maglev line will begin construction next month.

The Beijing Youth Daily reports that foreigners have been recruited to help census takers in certain areas. This is the first time foreigners have been included in the national population census.

The Huaxi Metropolis Daily carries the story of a 10-year-old girl who dreams of becoming a ballet dancer, and is now to receive five thousand yuan per year from the Soong Ching-ling Foundation. The girl in the southwestern city of Chengdu, used to practice ballet under a street lamp, as her family was too poor to pay for dance tuition.

And Shanghai-based Xinmin Evening News reports on a couple who planted some 50 fruit trees on the roof of a residential building. The couple say they have been keeping the trees for 10 years. But they have recently received complaints from neighbors concerned about the weight on the roof as the trees grow bigger.

Editor:Zhang Ning |Source: CNTV

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