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Fujian governor to visit Taiwan

Governor of East China's Fujian province, Huang Xiaojing, is scheduled to visit Taiwan from May 5 to 10, a spokeswoman for the Taiwan Affairs Office of the State Council said Wednesday.

Huang's trip was at the invitation of a policy foundation under the Taiwan-based Kuomintang party, Fan Liqing said at a press conference.

According to Fan, during the trip Huang's delegation will hold a series of cultural exhibitions as well as a forum to promote commerce, trade cooperation and investments between the two regions.

Central bank helps stop fraud

The People's Bank of China, the central bank, said it assisted in investigating 970 anti-money laundering cases last year, involving 301.2 billion yuan ($44.1 billion), up from 251.3 billion yuan for 2008 and 53.7 billion yuan in 2007.

Most of the cases involved money laundering arising from embezzlement, bribery, organized crime, financial crimes and drug trafficking, the bank said in a statement on Wednesday.

Site set up for kidney disease

An information support website for chronic kidney disease patients has been jointly launched by the Chinese Association of Health Education and Promotion and Baxter China.

The website,, is intended to serve as a platform for patients to exchange information on the prevention and treatment of chronic kidney disease, with veteran clinical doctors and experts invited to answer questions from patients online.

The prevalence of the disease among adults older than 20 is 10 percent, official statistics showed. If left untreated, the condition can develop into uremia, which can be fatal.
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