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China to open up its low-altitude airspace


August 24th, 2012 - 1:40 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Aug 24 (IANS) China will relax a ban on the use of low-altitude airspace across the country starting 2013, air traffic authorities said. A series of reforms will be ... Read more...

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Fugitive Chinese who killed nine shot dead (Lead)


August 14th, 2012 - 2:07 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Aug 14 (IANS) A fugitive who killed nine people during armed robberies since 2004 was shot dead in southwest China Tuesday, police said.Zhou was killed by police in Chongqing ... Read more...

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Chinese serial killer shot dead


August 14th, 2012 - 1:17 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Aug 14 (IANS) A fugitive gunman who is suspected of killing nine in armed robberies since 2004 was shot dead Tuesday in southwest China's Chongqing area, police said.Zhou, described ... Read more...

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China hunts for serial killer


August 13th, 2012 - 6:24 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Aug 13 (IANS) China has launched a manhunt for a serial killer who has murdered as many as nine people, a media report said.The search is on in Chongqing ... Read more...

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Police launch manhunt for ‘Chinese Rambo’


August 12th, 2012 - 10:09 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 12 (IANS) Chinese police have launched a massive manhunt in a mountain forest for an elusive bank-robber thought to be behind a string of deadly attacks, The Telegraph ... Read more...

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Bo Xilai’s wife ‘confessed’ to killing British businessman


August 7th, 2012 - 9:17 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 7 (IANS) The wife of China's fallen political star Bo Xilai has confessed to killing British businessman Neil Heywood last November, a media report said Tuesday.Gu Kailai had ... Read more...

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76 officials punished over medicine scandal in China


August 4th, 2012 - 12:14 am ICT by IANS
Beijing, Aug 3 (IANS) A total of 76 local officials have been punished for failing to prevent and stop the production of contaminated drug capsules, the State Food and Drug ... Read more...

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Nearly 100 killed in China rains (Third Lead)


July 23rd, 2012 - 10:08 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, July 23 (IANS) Torrential rains that have ravaged China's 17 provinces since July 20, have killed at least 95 people. Another 45 are still missing, the government said ... Read more...

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Chinese disappointed with beauty queens


July 18th, 2012 - 3:57 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, July 18 (IANS) Three winners of a beauty pageant in Chongqing, one of the largest cities in China, have failed to convince web users, who said the winners were ... Read more...

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50 dead, 42 missing in China floods


June 30th, 2012 - 7:59 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, June 30 (IANS) At least 50 people have died and 42 others are missing following floods triggered by strong rainfall which has been battering many parts of China for ... Read more...

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More Chinese wives get HIV from husbands


June 2nd, 2012 - 1:53 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, June 2 (IANS) The number of spouses infected with HIV by their partners is increasing in China, and most of those infected by spouses are females, China Daily reported ... Read more...

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Finnair starts service to western China city of Chongqing


May 17th, 2012 - 10:34 pm ICT by IANS
Helsinki, May 17 (IANS) In a bid to strengthen its presence in the growing Asian market nordic carrier Finnair has started a direct flight to western China city of Chongqing, ... Read more...

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China busts gang for selling gutter oil


May 5th, 2012 - 5:44 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, May 5 (IANS) The authorities in China have busted a gang which was manufacturing and selling gutter oil the last few years. It earned over 10 million yuan (over ... Read more...

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‘Sex-and-money’ involved in Briton’s death in China


April 15th, 2012 - 10:01 pm ICT by IANS
London, April 15 (IANS) Accounts published on Chinese websites about a British businessman murdered in a hotel claim to expose a sex-and-money scandal behind China's biggest political crisis in a ... Read more...

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Chinese politician’s wife held over murder


April 11th, 2012 - 11:30 am ICT by IANS
Beijing, April 11 (IANS) The wife of a suspended central committee member of the Communist Party of China (CPC) has been detained in connection with last year's murder of a ... Read more...

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Chinese microblogs stop comments after crackdown


March 31st, 2012 - 4:56 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, March 31 (IANS) Two major Chinese microblogging sites have suspended comment functions after they were "punished" for allowing rumours about a military coup in Beijing.A total of 16 websites ... Read more...

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14 Chinese kids rescued from human traffickers


March 11th, 2012 - 12:51 am ICT by IANS
Beijing, March 10 (IANS) At least 14 children were rescued and 38 suspects arrested when police busted two human trafficking rings in China, police said Saturday.The rings were busted in ... Read more...

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Labour in Communist China suffer exploitation


December 15th, 2011 - 3:40 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Dec 15 (IANS) Three-fourths of construction workers in China's big cities are suffering exploitation for working without labour contracts, a situation that offers an advantage to their employers in ... Read more...

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Drought hits 672,000 people in Chinese metropolis


September 2nd, 2011 - 2:37 am ICT by IANS
Beijing, Sep 2 (IANS) A lingering drought has left 672,000 people and 317,000 livestock short of drinking water in a major Chinese metropolis, Xinhua reported.High temperatures and scarce rainfall in ... Read more...

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Property prices fall in Chinese cities in July


August 18th, 2011 - 3:01 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Aug 18 (IANS) More cities reported lower or unchanged property prices in July as compared to June, amid renewed government efforts to cool the market, authorities said.In July, some ... Read more...

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22 Chinese women rescued from forced prostitution


August 14th, 2011 - 8:35 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Aug 14 (IANS) At least 22 women, who were forced to become sex workers in a Chinese city, have been rescued by police, officials said Sunday.Six suspects have been ... Read more...

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Chinese cities see property prices fall


July 18th, 2011 - 4:18 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, July 18 (IANS) More Chinese cities have reported lower or unchanged property prices in June, which suggests that the government's cooling measures have begun to work, authorities said Monday.Twenty-six ... Read more...

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Ride horse to work, say equestrian enthusiasts


June 3rd, 2011 - 5:07 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, June 3 (IANS) China's equestrian enthusiasts have launched a campaign of riding horses to work to promote a more environmentally friendly means of transportation. About 1,500 people in more ... Read more...

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700 Chinese kids dance to Michael Jackson’s tunes


April 18th, 2011 - 12:51 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, April 18 (IANS) A video showing over 700 children dancing to Michael Jackson's "Dangerous" at a primary school in southwest China has taken the internet by storm.Students of ... Read more...

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Chinese city tracks officials through GPS-enabled phones


April 13th, 2011 - 9:36 am ICT by IANS
Beijing, April 13 (IANS) The local government of a major Chinese city now tracks down the whereabouts of its officials using GPS-enabled phones. An official is asked where he is ... Read more...

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Beijing limits house purchasing for market control


February 16th, 2011 - 10:05 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Feb 16 (IANS) Beijing municipal authorities have, in a significant decision, put a limit on the number of houses a family can buy in the Chinese capital city. The decision comes ... Read more...

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Two Chinese cities to tax second-home


January 28th, 2011 - 6:06 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Jan 28 (IANS) Two Chinese cities have launched the first-ever property tax for second-home buyers in an attempt to cool property prices, a media report said.Shanghai and Chongqing announced Thursday that ... Read more...

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Man abducted 30 years ago reunited with parents


December 13th, 2010 - 12:48 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Dec 13 (IANS) A 34-year-old Chinese man, who was abducted 30 years ago and sold at least three times during the period, has finally been reunited with his parents.Wu Jiubing from ... Read more...

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China to open activity centre for gay men


December 3rd, 2010 - 10:04 am ICT by IANS
Beijing, Dec 3 (IANS) China will soon open an activity centre for gay men, where the homosexuals will receive training on HIV prevention and will be given condoms free of cost.The Chongqing ... Read more...

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Shanghai named China’s sexiest city


September 20th, 2010 - 2:22 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Sep 20 (IANS) Shanghai has topped a poll of the sexiest cities in China because of its "strong economy, iconic buildings, landscape and cultural diversity". Shanghai is closely followed by Hong Kong ... Read more...

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South Indian bread tickling many a palate in China


August 31st, 2010 - 5:22 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Aug 31(ANI): A south Indian man is selling Indian delicacies on the streets of Chongqing and is also minting money from it.Shakti Kumar, a native of Chennai, moved to Chongqing ... Read more...

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Foxconn workers rally to boost morale


August 19th, 2010 - 5:55 am ICT by IANS
Beijing, Aug 19 (IANS) Thousands of workers of electronic giant Foxconn took part in a rally to boost the morale of the employees of the firm which witnessed a spate of suicides ... Read more...

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Chinese astronomer predicts appearance of UFO in 2011


August 3rd, 2010 - 6:33 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Aug 3 (IANS) Unidentified flying objects (UFO) may appear in 2011 or 2012, a Chinese astronomer has predicted. Wang Sichao, an astronomy and minor planet scholar, made the forecast under recently-heated speculations ... Read more...

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Former police chief gets death for corruption


July 23rd, 2010 - 9:58 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, July 23 (IANS) A court in southern China Friday sentenced a former provincial police chief to death for taking bribes, a media report said. The Chongqing No.1 Intermediate People's Court sentenced Chen ... Read more...

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Taiwan leader seeks closer ties with mainland China


July 12th, 2010 - 3:00 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, July 12 (ANI): Taiwan leader Ma Ying-jeou has called for closer ties with mainland China following the signing of a historic trade pact by the two sides last month. In ... Read more...

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