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Shanghai shares close down more than 3%

An investor checks the board at a securities company in Shenyang City Thursday. Chinese shares plunged again Thursday, with Shanghai ending more than three percent lower after another volatile day despite regulators relaxing margin trading rules.

Superman wannabe who had 23 surgeries to look like Clark Kent

Herbert Chavez, 37, strikes a pose which would make his idol, Clark Kent, proud. But doctors have said he needs to hit the gym if he wants the superhero's muscles

3 buried alive in Qinghai Province landslide pulled out with 2 minors in unconscious state

Local firemen and rescue personnel arrive at the scene tending the injured and pulling people out of their presumed graves after a landslide erupted on the side of a hill in Datong County, Qinghai Province about 7am today, China Central Television reported.

Premier Li welcomes OECD's role in China's modernization

Chinese Premier Li Keqiang (2nd L) visits the Rodin Museum in Paris, France, June 30, 2015. Li is on a five-day Europe tour to push forward the steady, healthy development of Chinese and European economies.


China relaxes margin rules as share prices fall

CHINA’S securities regulator has relaxed rules on margin trading -- borrowed funds that fuelled a spectacular stock market rally --...

China to lower stock transaction fees as markets tumble

Lawmakers play down concerns as they vote for new security law

CHINA’S legislature yesterday adopted a sweeping national security law that covers everything from territorial sovereignty to measures...

Approval for creation of BRICS Bank

Taiwan pilot shut off engine before air crash, report says

THE pilot of a passenger plane that crashed in Taiwan killing 43 people shut down the aircraft's only working engine, exclaiming: "Wow,...


Premier Li welcomes OECD's role in China's modernization

China hopes for the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) to offer more policy support and advice for its modernization...


Travel

Reconnect with childhood at Suzhou gardens

Reconnect with childhood at Suzhou gardens

Dubbed “Garden City” and “Venice of the East” in the past, Suzhou is still today...

Opinion

Stock market fundamentals remain sound

Chinese VIEWSDespite China’s recent stock market plunges, analysts remain upbeat because of sound economic fundamentals....

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A crowd gathers yesterday outside the Four Banks Warehouse on Jinyuan Road,...

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Rich Chinese go on a buying spree abroad

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THE Chinese, awash with cash and seeking new investment channels, are on an...

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Servce PMI shows improvement in June

CHINA’S service sector activity improved in June, an official monthly survey showed yesterday. The purchasing managers’...


Foreign funds in FTZ rise to US$24b

THE Shanghai (China) Pilot Free Trade Zone is playing an increasingly important role in attracting foreign investors...


World Bank sees China’s economy easing to 7.1%

THE World Bank Group expects China’s economic growth to ease to 7.1 percent this year, up slightly from an earlier...


Further easing still required after tepid PMI

CHINA’S manufacturing activity remained lukewarm in June, with analysts concerned that the growth pace was sluggish,...


Toyota’s most senior female exec quits after arrest

JAPAN’S Toyota Motor said yesterday that American Julie Hamp, its most senior female executive, has resigned after...


Canada OKs Cirque sale to TPG and China’s Fosun

CANADA on Tuesday approved the sale of the government-owned Cirque du Soleil to a US investment fund and its Chinese...

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Top up or travel on

PEOPLE living in Shanghai will from today be able to purchase, recharge and get refunds on their public transport...


Surgery for Taiwan victim

TERESA Yip, the 18-year-old student injured in the blaze at a Taiwan water park will receive her first surgery...


Business jets soar

THE number of foreign business jets flying into Hongqiao Airport in June rose 20 percent from the same period of...


Slaughterhouse 5 jailed

FIVE people have been sentenced to prison terms of up to two years for operating an unlicensed slaughterhouse,...


3 hurt in tunnel crash

A CAB driver and his two passengers — a 35-year-old woman and a 7-year-old child — were hurt yesterday when their...


Dry days ahead, for now at least

A WARM, dry spell is on the cards for the rest of the week as the rains take a back seat, at least until Sunday,...


Man charged over death of love rival

A MAN has been charged with killing his ex-girlfriend’s new lover and dismembering the victim’s body, the Putuo...

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The annual Yulin Dog Meat Festival has been a traditional carnival for local residents to get together with family and friends — and consume copious amounts of dog meat. Thousands of dogs are expected to end up on the chopping block during the festival, which has become increasingly controversial in China. Many well-off citizens have started to fight what it sees as barbarous abuse of man’s best friend. What do you think? Related story »



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A recent poll by Shanghai Normal University finds more than 80 percent of local foreign residents

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National

Children paid to be orphans in cash scam

An unlicensed orphanage has been closed after it recruited 20 children to act as orphans in a bid to raise funds,...


‘Precious work’ helps take antelopes out of danger

Wildlife officials have welcomed the removal of Tibetan antelopes from the endangered species list, but pledged...


Party rules keep officials in check

Wu Haixiang, a senior discipline inspector in Qufu, a city in east China’s Shandong Province, can spot a government...

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The unique wines of Valpolicella

Far be it for me to anoint nobility, but if there’s a royal family of red wines it has to be Valpolicella....


Tips to avoid wine list traps

Imagine this, you are going to celebrate an anniversary with your beloved one....


No reason to be intimidated

A meal without wine is far from perfect and a restaurant without a good wine list is just plain sad....

World

Indonesia jet crash toll rises to 142

THE number of people killed when an Indonesian air force plane crashed into a residential neighborhood rose to...


US, Cuba to open embassies, boost diplomatic ties

US President Barack Obama announced yesterday that the United States and Cuba will reopen their embassies in Havana...


It’s okay to take photo on White House tour

The White House lifted a 40-year-old ban on taking photos during public tours of the executive mansion yesterday...


Paris nod for 1st new skyscraper in 40 years

Paris city councillors voted yesterday in favor of hotly-contested plans for a giant triangular tower that would...

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Clubs pursue big names as NBA free agency opens

National Basketball Association free agency opened with Anthony Davis and Kawhi Leonard agreeing to contract extensions...


Calf injury forces Nishikori to pull out

JAPAN’S fifth seed Kei Nishikori pulled out of Wimbledon yesterday after a calf injury prevented him from playing...


Sharapova joins Djokovic, Raonic in 3rd-round play

Down a break at 1-3 in the first set, defending champion Novak Djokovic came to life and reasserted his dominance...


Robinho set to join Brazil clan at Guangzhou

Robinho is being heavily linked with Guangzhou Evergrande after the former Real Madrid striker announced his departure...


US soars as Germany pays penalty

United States midfielder Carli Lloyd (third left) passes for defender Kelley O’Hara to score past Germany goalkeeper...


Argentina sizzles but Martino wants more

COACH Gerardo Martino believes Argentina can improve on Tuesday’s 6-1 Copa America semifinal demolition of Paraguay,...


Costa for Bayern, Atleti signs Jackson

BAYERN Munich signed Brazil midfielder Douglas Costa from Ukrainian side Shakhtar Donetsk yesterday. The 24-year-old,...


Injured Bolt heads to see ‘world’s best doctor’

Sprint star Usain Bolt was in Munich yesterday, seeking treatment from famous doctor Hans-Wilhelm Mueller-Wohlfahrt...


Goosen qualifies for Open

TWO-TIME US Open champion Retief Goosen made birdie on the first playoff hole to qualify for the British Open....

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'Cute black puppies' raised by villager for two years turn out endangered black bears

TWO Asian black bears mistakenly bred as “pet dogs” by a local villager for two years in Yunnan Province have been...


Kitten survives unhurt after being fed through shredder on industrial recycling machine

An abandoned kitten in UK had a lucky escape when the box it had been dumped in was fed into industrial machinery...


Huge crustacean caught in the English Channel has claws so big they could crush a man's wrist

THIS massive crab caught in the English Channel has claws so powerful they could crush a man's wrist. The giant...


Huge crustacean caught in the English Channel has claws so big they could crush a man's wrist

THIS massive crab caught in the English Channel has claws so powerful they could crush a man's wrist. The giant...



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