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First trials end for former tycoon and ‘mafia gang’

First trials end for former tycoon and ‘mafia gang’

THE first trials of 36 members of an alleged mafia-style gang led by former mining tycoon Liu Han ended yesterday in central China’s Hubei Province. Liu Han, his brother Liu Wei and 34 other defendants ...

April 20, 2014, Sunday

China army wants more college students

CHINA on Saturday kicked off its army recruitment of 2014, focusing on recruiting youngsters with higher education background. A ceremony was held in the Tsinghua University to encourage college students ...

April 20, 2014, Sunday

China raises alert against surging cancer crisis

A week-long campaign was held in Beijing this week to boost public awareness of cancer prevention and control, addressing a growing health crisis the country cannot afford to ignore. The Cancer Prevention ...

April 20, 2014, Sunday

Heavy rainfall to hit S China

CHINA'S meteorological authorities said on Saturday that heavy rainfall will hit the south of the country, especially the middle and lower reaches of the Yangtze River, in the next three days. Rain will ...

April 20, 2014, Sunday

Water not affected by central China oil slick

A moving oil slick found on the Xiangjiang River has reached the river's lower reaches in Changsha, capital city of central China's Hunan Province, provincial authorities said on Saturday. Monitoring ...

April 20, 2014, Sunday

Wind, hail damage houses, crops

Wind, hail damage houses, crops

An uprooted tree lies across a road in Sichuan Province’s Guang’an City yesterday. Strong winds and hail hit the city early yesterday and lasted for hours, damaging houses, roads and crops. There were no casualties but some villagers were evacuated....

April 19, 2014, Saturday

Seven killed in east China factory blast

The death toll has risen to seven following a chemical plant explosion on Wednesday in east China's Jiangsu Province, local authorities said today. Rescuers found another body at the scene after the blast ...

April 19, 2014, Saturday

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First trials end for mafia-style gang members

The first trials of 36 members of an alleged mafia-style gang led by former mining tycoon Liu Han ended today in central China's Hubei Province. Liu Han, his brother Liu Wei and 34 other defendants were ...

April 19, 2014, Saturday

Budget slashed in name of austerity

THE central government has cut more than 800 million yuan (US$128.6 million) from its budget for overseas visits, vehicles and receptions compared with last year amid a nationwide frugality campaign, ...

April 19, 2014, Saturday

Rise in Chinese women’s life expectancy

THE life expectancy of Chinese women has increased from 73.33 years in 2000 to 77.37 years in 2013, indicating considerable improvement in their health, according to new data revealed by health authorities. ...

April 19, 2014, Saturday

Industrial design expo in Suzhou

THE third China Suzhou Creative & Design Industry Expo, which opened at Suzhou International Expo Center yesterday, features a diverse range of exhibits on travel, art and urban planning. More than 1,000 ...

Qu Zhi | April 19, 2014, Saturday

CCTV whets appetite with series on cuisine

“WE want more people to observe the Chinese traits of resilience and frugality by introducing delicious Chinese food,” said Chen Xiaoqing of his new documentary series “A Bite of China II.” The series, ...

April 19, 2014, Saturday

Chinese phrases find their way into Urban Dictionary

ENGLISH speakers may soon be saying “you can you up, no can no bb” in response to criticism. The phrase, a translation from Chinese meaning “if you can do better, you do it, if not, stop grumbling,” was ...

April 19, 2014, Saturday

Banned ingredients found in noodle dish

THE owners of three illegal rice noodle workshops in Kunming, capital of Yunnan Province, have been detained for allegedly adding banned cancer-causing ingredients in the noodles. Yunnan rice noodle soup, ...

Li Qian | April 19, 2014, Saturday

Hostage rescued

January 10, 2014, Friday


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