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Beijing has introduced 10 policies over the past 18 days to rein in surging housing prices, including raising the down payment for second homes, imposing stricter tax regulations on residents without a local household registration (hukou), and shutting down real estate agencies for illegal operations, in a bid to promote the stable and healthy development of the property market.

Tsinghua University recently announced that starting from this year its students won’t get certificates after graduation unless they can swim.

Many migrants who work far from their hometowns don’t have time to get back home to mourn their dead at the tomb-sweeping holiday.

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Liu Qiangdong, CEO of JD.com, China’s second-largest e-commerce company, has called for small and micro enterprises, both online and offline, to enjoy the same tax incentives because some e-traders generally pay no taxes or are able to evade taxes, at a meeting co-chaired by the State Administration of Taxation and the All-China Federation of Industry and Commerce.

Bi Feiyu, a literature professor at Nanjing University (NU), is also a writer. His most famous novel Massage has won the Mao Dun Prize, one of the most prestigious literature prizes in China, and has been turned into a film.

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