Volunteers Retrace the "Long March"
In mid-October, a team of volunteers started retracing the Long March
while providing free medical care for people along the way. From Yudu
County, Jiangxi Province, they are following the route of the legendary
1934-35 cross-country trek by the Red Army.
Sponsored by the Central Committee of the Communist Youth League of China
and the Ministry of Health, the goal of the program is to focus public
attention on health issues in rural China. The project is expected to
cost between 4.5 million and 5 million yuan (US$542,000 - US$602,000).
This year marks the 70th anniversary of the Long March, a 10,000-kilometre
trek completed by the Red Army, which resulted in a relocation of the
Communist Party's revolutionary base from southeast to northwest.
Police Reward Porn Site Informers
China's Ministry of Public Security rewarded a number of informers who
have tipped police about pornographic websites since China launched a
nationwide campaign to crack down on the illegal on-line operations this
The rewards are either monetary amounts from 500-2,000 yuan (US$60-US$240)
or anti-virus software, according to the ministry. As of October 8, police
have received 42,055 tips, including 7,222 involving on-line porn. With
the help of these informers, police shut down 1,125 porn sites and 290
other illegal operators engaged in gambling or swindling. The information
has also helped uncover 254 criminal cases and capture 445 suspects .