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BEIJING (China Daily/ ANN) - Premier Li Keqiang again urged more efforts to improve patients’ access to costly cancer treatments after a hit movie drew people's attention to the dilemma faced by patients.

“The fact that patients with cancer and other serious diseases can’t afford, have no access to or cannot wait to buy imported ‘lifesaving drugs’ highlights the urgency of reducing drug prices and ensuring supply,” Li said in a written instruction in response to heated public discussion following the screening of Dying to Survive.

BEIJING (China Daily/ ANN) - With the cloning of monkeys as an important foundation to build upon, an innovation park for research into brain intelligence and brain disease has been established in Shanghai.

The G60 Brain Intelligence Innovation Park, with a budget of 10 billion yuan ($1.5 billion), will be dedicated to becoming a world-class research center of brain disease models in nonhuman primates to serve medical diagnosis and treatment and a national-level development and transformation center of achievements in technologies regarding brain-inspired intelligence, Pu Muming, an academician at the Chinese Academy of Sciences and director of the Institute of Neuroscience of the CAS, said on Wednesday at the park’s inauguration ceremony.

BEIJING (China Daily/ ANN) - The environmental quality and living conditions on the Qinghai-Tibet Plateau have steadily improved thanks to government efforts, and local residents have been the economic beneficiaries due to the advent of green industry and ecological compensation policies, a white paper issued on Wednesday said.

“The Qinghai-Tibet Plateau has a low intensity of human activity. The air quality is little impacted, the types of pollutants are few, the density is low and the content of pollutants is similar to those at the North Pole,” said the document, entitled Ecological Progress on the Qinghai-Tibet Plateau.

BEIJING (China Daily/ ANN) - A two-day dialogue between the leaders of the Communist Party of China and over 40 political parties and organizations from nearly 40 African countries opened on Tuesday in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania, aiming to improve the exchange on governance philosophy and development path.

The CPC in Dialogue with World Political Parties High-Level Meeting Africa Thematic Event drew more than 200 participants and was lauded by African leaders. It offered a forum for Chinese and African political party leaders to explore development paths suitable to national situations.

BEIJING (China Daily/ ANN) - China will tackle weak areas in its business environment to further improve the country’s overall competence and consolidate its stable and positive economic performance, the State Council decided on Wednesday at an executive meeting chaired by Premier Li Keqiang.

The State Council called for further boosting market vitality and delegating due powers to market entities to develop a level-playing field for competition.

BEIJING(China Daily/ANN) – Chinese companies orchestrating an advertising bonanza of unprecedented proportions at the recently concluded FIFA World Cup.

BEIJING(China Daily/ANN) – The number of foreign study tours by Chinese students is likely to hit 1 million this year.

SHANGHAI(China Daily/ANN) – Faced with a number of economic uncertainties, Shanghai still managed to see steady growth in the first half of this year.

BEIJING(China Daily/ANN) – Fluctuations due to changes in the external environment, says expert.

BEIJING (China Daily/ ANN) - Leaders of the Brics countries are expected to coordinate as they cope with the challenges of de-globalisation, unilateralism and protectionism while shaping their consensus in further boosting economic growth, speakers said on Tuesday at an event organized by China Daily. Their opinions were presented at the third edition of Vision China, a series of talks organised by the newspaper, at the Gallagher Convention Center in Johannesburg, days ahead of the Brics summit in the city.