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Waterfall area closed to tourists

The mysterious problem of ‘twin cars’


Some relief from scorching heat next week

THE long stretch of sizzling heat will persist through Monday, the weather bureau said yesterday. Despite weak easterly winds bringing...

More fruits, and sweeter this year

China's industrial profits up 22 pct in H1

CHINA'S major industrial firms posted steady profit growth in the first half of the year, further evidence of firming strength in the...


McDonald's China assures customers ice cream gunk won't happen here

MCDONALD’S China assured customers that its ice cream machines are clean and safe after a US netizen posted photos of a disgusting...


Researchers hopeful of new treatment for Zika

A JOINT team from Fudan University and the Beijing Institute of Microbiology and Epidemiology has developed a peptide-based viral inactivator...


Student internships fail to deliver

MORE than 700 students of northeast China’s Shenyang Urban Construction College have finally been allowed to go home for their belated...


Royal tomb raiders sent to prison

ELEVEN people have been jailed for looting a royal tomb in north China’s Hebei Province. In October 2015, a chamber of the eastern...


Doctor found to help Charlie leave hospital

THE parents of Charlie Gard have found a doctor willing to look after the terminally ill baby so they can spend time with him away...


Cambodia expels phone fraud suspects

POLICE in Cambodia have deported to China 17 telephone fraud suspects, among hundreds of alleged scam crooks caught and expelled in...


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Chinese rail investment set to hit new high

CHINA’S railway investment rose in the first half year and the investment is set to hit a new high in 2017, authorities...


Game income close to US$15b for 1st time

CHINA’S game industry revenue surged over 20 percent to almost 100 billion yuan (US$14.5 billion) for the first...


UK economy hobbles into Q2 with 0.3%

BRITAIN’S economy hobbled along in the second quarter, barely recovering from a weak start to the year as industrial...


Boeing’s Q2 net income up

BOEING reported better-than-expected quarterly earnings yesterday and lifted its full-year profit forecast, citing...


Coca-Cola suffers big profit drop

COCA-COLA saw profits drop sharply due to sales of bottling facilities as it moved to expand offerings of low-sugar...

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Metro
Man arrested over ‘fake water’ Man arrested over ‘fake water’

A MAN accused of selling bogus barreled water worth 150,000 yuan (US$22,200) has been arrested for counterfeiting,...


Detained for paying ‘surrogate’ to take test

THE owner of a local education company has been detained for allegedly organizing people to sit national exams...


Researchers hopeful of new treatment for Zika Researchers hopeful of new treatment for Zika

A JOINT team from Fudan University and the Beijing Institute of Microbiology and Epidemiology has developed a peptide-based...


Ignorance is rife over hepatitis risk: study Ignorance is rife over hepatitis risk: study

ABOUT 30 percent of people mistakenly believe they can be infected by sharing a meal with a Hepatitis B or C carrier,...


Detained for paying ‘surrogate’ to take test Detained for paying ‘surrogate’ to take test

THE owner of a local education company has been detained for allegedly organizing people to sit national exams...


Get ready for a festival of festivals Get ready for a festival of festivals

A VARIETY of tourism events including food, light, music, sports and art events will be featured during the annual...

Latest Poll

The shared-bike craze has gripped many Chinese cities. While people enjoy the convenience brought by the traditional mode of transport, the two wheelers have also become a headache for urban management. Sidewalks are occupied by heaps of messily-parked bikes. Worse, some people are carrying passengers on the single-seat bikes! Authorities have now banned bikes in some downtown areas of Shanghai. What do you think? Related story »





National

Student internships fail to deliver

MORE than 700 students of northeast China’s Shenyang Urban Construction College have finally been allowed to go...


Before Haagen-Dazs there was Margilan

MEMETYUSUP Sidiq had never heard of Haagen-Dazs, but he is proud of his homemade ice cream, a real treat in northwest...

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An ancient scholar described honey as ‘sweet dew . . . smooth as jade’

HONEY is the classic symbol of natural sweetness, and China was one of the earliest civilizations to domestic bees...


Mexico City acts to save floating farms’ tradition

At dawn in Xochimilco (so-chee-MIL-co), home to Mexico City’s famed floating gardens, farmers in muddied rain boots...

World

Trump bars transgenders from military over ‘costs’

PRESIDENT Donald Trump announced yesterday that transgender people may not serve “in any capacity” in the US military,...


Lawmaker under fire for remark

A MALAYSIAN lawmaker came under fire yesterday for saying that women who deny their husbands sex were subjecting...


Rabbits hop on sheep to flee NZ flood

IT was a woolly ride, but three wild rabbits managed to escape rising floodwaters in New Zealand by clambering...

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Ticket sales begin for NHL preseason games in China

TICKET sales for the National Hockey League’s two preseason China games have started. The North America-based...


Report: Brain disease seen in most football players

THE brains of 99 percent of former National Football League players studied showed signs of a disease linked to...


Green sued over assault

GOLDEN State Warriors star Draymond Green was sued on Tuesday by a couple who say he and his entourage assaulted...


He Zi calls it quits at age 26

CHINESE Olympic champion He Zi has reluctantly retired aged 26, citing a nagging foot injury and her joy at expecting...


Elbow injury ends Novak season

NOVAK Djokovic will miss the rest of this season because of an injured right elbow. That means Djokovic will pull...


Pellegrini topples Ledecky in 200

Katie Ledecky said defeat in the women’s 200-meter freestyle final yesterday will motivate her “for a couple of...


Clubs pay debts after CFA threat

TEN Chinese Super League clubs say they have paid off debts related to player wages, bonuses and transfers after...


Monaco insists no Real-Mbappe deal

MONACO said yesterday that no deal has been reached with Real Madrid for teenage French international striker Kylian...

Native Title Act changes stuck amid stand-off between major parties

Native Title Act changes the Government declared urgent in February will not pass Parliament until...


Morrison reveals company tax cut 'blowout'

The Federal Government's full company tax plan will cost the budget more than $15 billion per...


Spirit of Tasmania crash in Melbourne could have been avoided: report

An accident which saw the Spirit of Tasmania II crash into a pier at Port Melbourne with 120 passengers...


Former PM John Howard 'uneasy' about bank tax

Former prime minister John Howard has expressed concerns about a multi-billion-dollar hit on Australia's...


Extra $2b for poles and wires has Premier hinting at budget boost

NSW Government says it has raised billions of dollars more than expected from the privatisation...


Who will bear the cost of the bank tax?

Opinion is divided over who will bear the costs of the Government's new bank tax, but it can...

 

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