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  • 'Many people quit during that first week'


    Li Xueping, 49, has worked as a porter on Taishan Mountain since 2005.

  • Porters see a steep drop on Taishan Mountain


    The 18 Bends is the name given to the final stretch of the winding 6,800-step pathway that leads to the top of Taishan Mountain in Shandong province. Rising by 400 meters over 1 kilometer, most people who make it are usually too exhausted to enjoy the stunning views at the top.

  • German photographers record Tai'an


    With 2017 marking the 30th anniversary of the friendship between East China's Shandong province and the German state of Bavaria, a group of photographers drawn from both sides visited the 5,000-year-old city of Tai'an on May 13.

  • China gets tough with personal information leaking


    China courts have issued a harsh judicial ruling, stipulating those who illegally obtain or sell 500 or more pieces of personal information could face a sentence of up to seven years.

  • Strike at all links in chains that profit from selling of personal info


    AFTER THE SUPREME PEOPLE'S COURT and Supreme People's Procuratorate jointly issued a judicial interpretation on Tuesday on punishments for those guilty of stealing and selling people's personal information, the Ministry of Public Security also vowed to crack down on the illegal chains that have formed for the trading of personal information. An editorial on thepaper.cn comments:

  • Hiking on picturesque Mount Tai


    Enthusiastic walkers in their thousands flocked to the Taohua (peach blossom) Valley Scenic Spot on Mount Tai on May 6 to join in brisk annual early-summer hiking on the magnificent mountain.

  • Shandong province becomes world's third largest gold-mining site


    Shandong province becomes world's third largest gold-mining site