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Chinese mom fire-bombs water firm for denying son job


August 28th, 2012 - 3:24 pm ICT by IANS
Shanghai, Aug 28 (IANS) Three people were killed and four injured when a woman who was angry with her former water company for not giving her son a job hurled ... Read more...

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Three crocodiles escape custody in China


April 19th, 2012 - 9:26 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, April 19 (IANS) Three crocodiles broke loose and escaped in China while being moved to a new location in the Yancheng Safari Park in Jiangsu province.Two of them were ... Read more...

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Chinese military video game released


June 28th, 2011 - 10:21 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, June 28 (IANS) The Chinese military has released its first video game to help train soldiers, a media report said Tuesday.Glorious Mission was developed by the People's Liberation ... Read more...

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70,000 Chinese got US green cards in 2010


June 10th, 2011 - 5:39 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, June 10 (IANS) Over 70,000 Chinese applicants obtained a US green card in 2010, according to statistics released by the US Department of Homeland Security.The data shows that 6,625 ... Read more...

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China takes tourists to North Korea


June 9th, 2011 - 3:03 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, June 9 (IANS) Around 90 Chinese people Thursday began a trip to North Korea, becoming the first tourists from the country to drive across the border, the China News ... Read more...

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Man beheads wife after she gives birth to son


May 4th, 2011 - 2:35 pm ICT by IANS
Shanghai, May 4 (IANS) A man beheaded his wife in a hospital in China's Guizhou province, just days after she gave birth to a baby boy.The man, Long Jiulie, refused ... Read more...

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Over 30 ancient shipwrecks found near China coast


December 13th, 2010 - 12:17 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Dec 13 (IANS) Over 30 ancient shipwrecks have been discovered off China's shoreline, the national oceanic body has said. The shipwrecks were found during a research project called 908, the China ... Read more...

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Cigarette butts mean money in Chinese city


October 28th, 2010 - 3:27 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Oct 28 (IANS) A city in China has begun offering money to its residents who pick up discarded cigarette butts as part of a campaign to keep its streets clean. ... Read more...

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Chinese women prisoners participate in fashion show


September 6th, 2010 - 7:17 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Sep 6 (IANS) The inmates of a women's prison in eastern China have presented a fashion show to promote a lifestyle free of pollution, a media report said Monday. More than 120 ... Read more...

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North Korean military pilot killed as plane crashes in China


August 18th, 2010 - 4:21 pm ICT by IANS
Seoul, Aug 18 (DPA) A North Korean plane crashed in China, killing the pilot, a news report said Wednesday. The pilot may have been trying to defect to Russia, Chinese intelligence sources were ... Read more...

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Worker kills 11 in drunken rampage in China


August 2nd, 2010 - 8:47 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Aug 2 (DPA) A drunken coal worker in northern China killed a customer and then went on a rampage killing 10 other people and injuring a dozen more, officials and state ... Read more...

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Chinese wife refuses to have baby after Argentina’s WC debacle!


July 6th, 2010 - 3:00 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, July 1 (ANI): A couple in southwest China's Chongqing Municipality are at loggerheads after the wife refused to have a baby because Argentina lost to Germany in the World Cup.According ... Read more...

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Xinhua News Agency to launch global English TV service


April 30th, 2010 - 3:14 pm ICT by ANI
Beijing, Apr 30 (ANI): China's official press agency, Xinhua News Agency, will launch a 24-hour global English television service in July.The service will be produced by China Network Corporation (CNC), which is ... Read more...

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Chinese student confesses to killing snoring roommate


March 2nd, 2010 - 8:35 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, March 2 (DPA) A Chinese student has appeared in court for allegedly knifing to death another student over his snoring, news reports said Tuesday. Guo Liwei, 23, confessed to the court Monday ... Read more...

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Death toll climbs in fatal China coal mine blast


November 22nd, 2009 - 10:29 am ICT by IANS
Beijing, Nov 22 (DPA) The death toll from a gas explosion at a coal mine in north-eastern China rose overnight to 87, with 21 workers still trapped, local media reported Sunday. The explosion ... Read more...

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23 dead, 90 trapped after China coal mine explosion


November 21st, 2009 - 6:02 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Nov 21 (DPA) A gas explosion at a coal mine in north-eastern China killed at least 23 workers, and trapped 90 early Saturday, media reports said. Some 528 miners were working when ... Read more...

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150,000 evacuated as storms batter southern China


July 4th, 2009 - 5:36 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, July 4 (DPA) Torrential rains and flooding forced more than 150,000 people from their homes, cut power and destroyed crops across southern China, state media reported Saturday. More than 47,000 people were ... Read more...

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China silences Tibet on Lhasa riot anniversary


March 14th, 2009 - 4:45 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, March 14 (DPA) Troops in full battle dress patrolled Lhasa, the capital of Tibet, Saturday as the anniversary of last year's anti-Chinese protests and rioting in the city was marked largely ... Read more...

Posted in Politics |

China to divert water from rivers to ease drought: official


February 8th, 2009 - 12:32 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Feb 8 (Xinhua) China will divert water from its two longest rivers to irrigate the drought-hit areas in the country's north, an official said. Water from the country's longest river, the ... Read more...

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Zardari wins economic deals in China (Lead)


October 15th, 2008 - 9:08 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Oct 15 (DPA) Pakistani President Asif Ali Zardari held talks with Chinese President Hu Jintao Wednesday as the two nations signed economic cooperation agreements covering satellites, trade, mining, agriculture and other ... Read more...

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Tibet quake bigger than first thought


August 30th, 2008 - 1:42 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Aug.30 (ANI): A 10-km-long crack belt running south to north was found on Thursday in Zhongba county of the Tibet Autonomous Region, which elevated the scale of the earthquake ... Read more...

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Toll in China chemical plant explosion rises to 18 (Lead)


August 27th, 2008 - 5:01 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Aug 27 (DPA) A series of explosions at a chemical plant left 18 people dead and two missing in southwest China's Guangxi region, the government and state media said Wednesday.The explosions ... Read more...

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China detains 17 foreigners in crackdown on ticket touts


August 17th, 2008 - 11:16 am ICT by IANS
DPA Beijing, Aug 17 (DPA) Chinese police have detained at least 17 foreigners in a crackdown on illegal ticket sales outside Olympic venues, state media said Sunday. The foreign nationals of unidentified countries ... Read more...

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Chinese Air Force bans drinking during lunch


August 12th, 2008 - 5:47 pm ICT by ANI
Beijing, Aug. 12 (ANI): The Chinese Air Force has banned drinking at lunch time. Under the provision that took effect on Monday, air force officers and soldiers may face punishment including demerit, ... Read more...

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Hu hosts pre-Olympic banquet for heads of state, IOC


August 8th, 2008 - 1:32 pm ICT by IANS
DPA Beijing, Aug 8 (DPA) Chinese President Hu Jintao Friday hosted a banquet lunch for 80 heads of state and top International Olympic Committee (IOC) officials who are here to attend the opening ... Read more...

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Wild and wacky ways to welcome the Olympics


August 3rd, 2008 - 9:21 am ICT by IANS
By Cindy Sui Beijing, Aug 3 (DPA) An acupuncturist tried to stick 2,008 needles in his head. Another man offered to give passers-by money if they brought him dead flies. And several others ... Read more...

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Beijing airport to be shut during Olympic opening ceremony


July 17th, 2008 - 9:15 pm ICT by IANS
DPA Beijing, July 17 (DPA) Beijing's central airport will be closed during the Olympics opening ceremony Aug 8 for security reasons, the China News Service reported Thursday. According to the report, flights that ... Read more...

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China sweats it out in its warmest spring for 57 years


May 31st, 2008 - 1:29 pm ICT by admin
New Delhi, May 31 (ANI): China experienced its warmest spring in fifty-seven years on Friday. According to the China News Service, a meteorologist was quoted as saying that the average temperature in ... Read more...

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