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12 feared dead after ferry sinks in eastern China


August 17th, 2012 - 10:21 pm ICT by BNO News
HEFEI, CHINA (BNO NEWS) -- Twelve people are missing and feared to have drowned after a ferry boat sank on a river in eastern China, government officials said on Friday. Nine other ... Read more...

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Bo Xilai case: Police admit Neil Heywood murder ‘cover-up’


August 10th, 2012 - 10:03 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 10 (IANS) Four Chinese policemen have admitted covering up the murder of Briton Neil Heywood, a day after the wife of a former top politician was tried for ... Read more...

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12 plants closed in China after lead found in kids’ blood


July 8th, 2012 - 11:05 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, July 8 (IANS) Twelve industrial plants in eastern China's Jiangxi province were temporarily shut down Sunday after more than a dozen children were found to have excessive levels of ... Read more...

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China, US firms sign deal worth $3.4 bn


June 23rd, 2012 - 6:51 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, June 23 (IANS) Chinese and US enterprises have signed investment contracts worth $3.4 billion during a business forum.The forum was held in eastern China's Jiangsu province.Eighty-five companies from 21 ... Read more...

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Ancient shipwrecks unearthed in China


May 29th, 2012 - 7:06 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, May 29 (IANS) Archaeologists in China have unearthed two shipwrecks under an artificial waterway that remained buried for centuries.Over 600 artifacts have also been recovered from the site in ... Read more...

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Century’s second Venus transit on June 6


May 21st, 2012 - 5:46 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, May 21 (IANS) In a rare celestial occurrence, Venus - the second planet from the Sun and the Earth's neighbour - will transit across the solar disc early June ... Read more...

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Blind Chinese dissident hopes to study abroad


May 4th, 2012 - 3:33 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, May 4 (IANS) Blind dissident Chen Guangcheng, who left the US embassy in Beijing Thursday, hopes to study abroad, a Chinese official said Friday.A spokesperson for the Chinese foreign ... Read more...

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Floods wreak havoc in China (Lead)


May 3rd, 2012 - 6:52 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, May 3 (IANS) Floods triggered by heavy rains have wreaked havoc in eastern China, affecting 400,000 people and destroying crops over thousands of hectares of land.Heavy rains have been ... Read more...

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China probes preserved fruit additives


April 26th, 2012 - 12:56 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, April 26 (IANS) China's quality watchdog Wednesday ordered an inspection of the country's major fruit processing units after they were found to use excessive additives in their products.Several firms ... Read more...

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Russia, China complete first stage of naval drills


April 25th, 2012 - 11:02 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, April 25 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Russia and China have completed the first stage of naval exercises in the Yellow Sea, off the coast of Qingdao in eastern China.Though Russia and ... Read more...

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China issues sandstorm alert


April 22nd, 2012 - 11:12 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, April 22 (IANS) China's meteorological authorities Sunday issued a low-level alert against sandstorms that are expected to hit the country's northwest regions.China has a four-colour coded warning system, ... Read more...

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Five dead in China building fire


April 22nd, 2012 - 5:08 am ICT by IANS
Beijing, April 22 (IANS) At least five people were killed after a fire broke out in a residential building in eastern China's Shandong province, officials said.The accident took place Saturday ... Read more...

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Endangered Chinese alligators’ population rising


April 19th, 2012 - 9:21 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, April 19 (IANS) Following efforts to support their survival, the critically endangered Chinese alligators living in the wild have witnessed a rise in population over the past few years.Anhui ... Read more...

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Illegal explosives caused China building collapse


April 16th, 2012 - 2:58 am ICT by IANS
Beijing, April 16 (IANS) As nine people were killed in eastern China Sunday after a building collapsed following an explosion, the authorities said it had been caused by explosives illegally ... Read more...

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Chinese city to sell off 1,400 cars


April 14th, 2012 - 3:48 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, April 14 (IANS) The local government of a city in eastern China will auction 1,400 cars used by government officials as part of a reform measure. The plan was ... Read more...

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Crew of hijacked Chinese cargo ship rescued


April 7th, 2012 - 9:41 am ICT by IANS
Tehran, April 7 (IANS) All 28 Chinese crew members on board a Chinese cargo ship hijacked by Somali pirates have been rescued, the Chinese embassy in Tehran said.The cargo ship, ... Read more...

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Nude iPhone photos spark privacy fears in China


March 23rd, 2012 - 8:44 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, March 23 (IANS) Smartphones like iPhones may not be well equipped to protect the owner's privacy as a woman in China found out the hard way.Photos and other data ... Read more...

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Elevator crashes at mine in eastern China, killing 13


March 17th, 2012 - 2:14 am ICT by BNO News
LUCHENG TOWNSHIP, China (BNO NEWS) -- Thirteen mine workers were killed on early Thursday morning when an elevator fell out of control and slammed into the bottom of an iron ore mine ... Read more...

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China’s oil reserves went up 20 percent in 2011


February 24th, 2012 - 12:41 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Feb 24 (IANS) Chinese Ministry of Land and Resources has said the country discovered 1.37 billion tonnes of oil reserves in 2011, up 20.6 percent from a year earlier.It ... Read more...

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Cold wave to hit China


February 5th, 2012 - 5:14 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Feb 5 (IANS) A cold wave will sweep China nationwide from Sunday evening to Tuesday, bringing gale winds and plunging temperatures in most parts of the country, the meteorological ... Read more...

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Man smears feces on daughter’s mouth


February 4th, 2012 - 1:15 am ICT by IANS
Beijing, Feb 3 (IANS) Enraged by her cries, a man in eastern China allegedly smeared feces on his 10-year-old daughter's mouth, a media report said Friday.The 30-year-old father went to ... Read more...

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Three Chinese on trial for selling toxic salt


January 31st, 2012 - 4:21 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Jan 31 (IANS) Three men who allegedly manufactured and sold fake salt made from pesticide residue have appeared in a court in eastern China, a media report said Tuesday.Xu ... Read more...

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Chinese businesswoman’s death sentence upheld


January 18th, 2012 - 10:41 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Jan 18 (IANS) A court in eastern China Wednesday upheld the death penalty for a businesswoman who cheated investors out of millions of yuan.The Zhejiang Provincial Higher People's Court ... Read more...

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Mom cuts son’s penis because she wanted a girl


January 17th, 2012 - 6:21 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Jan 17 (IANS) A young mother in eastern China has cut her son's penis because she wanted a girl, a media report said Tuesday.The 23-year-old woman, who hails from ... Read more...

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China drought causes water shortage


January 12th, 2012 - 4:55 am ICT by IANS
Beijing, Jan 12 (IANS) A lingering drought in eastern China has caused a severe water shortage and affected over one million people, authorities said Wednesday.The water level in Poyang Lake, ... Read more...

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Chinese police hunt for suspect in armed robbery


January 6th, 2012 - 11:36 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Jan 6 (IANS) Police in eastern China Friday launched a massive search for a man who shot and robbed a man in front of a bank. The rare daylight ... Read more...

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Indian diplomat secretly tried to take away two Indians: Paper


January 5th, 2012 - 8:17 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Jan 5 (IANS) An Indian diplomat who offered consular support to two Indians involved in a business dispute secretly tried to take them away from a court in eastern ... Read more...

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British drugmaker to invest $200 mn in China


January 5th, 2012 - 2:13 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Jan 5 (IANS) AstraZeneca, Britain's second biggest drugmaker, will invest $200 million at a manufacturing plant in eastern China, the government announced Thursday.This will be the company's largest investment ... Read more...

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Nine jailed for hacking in China


December 17th, 2011 - 3:58 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Dec 17 (IANS) Nine people have been jailed for hacking and illegally acquiring online games accounts in China, Xinhua reported Saturday.Zhao and Yan, were jailed three years- and- eight ... Read more...

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Thief starves for days in a locked-up flat


December 14th, 2011 - 5:18 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Dec 14 (IANS) A burglar, who was accidentally locked up in an apartment by its owner in an eastern China city, was found barely breathing four days later as ... Read more...

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Father jailed for strip show at son’s wedding


December 11th, 2011 - 9:48 am ICT by IANS
Beijing, Dec 11 (IANS) A man in eastern China's Jiangsu province has been jailed for hiring strippers to perform on his beloved son's wedding.Zhang Cheng, a villager of Fengxian county, ... Read more...

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Eco-friendly tech expo opens in China


November 26th, 2011 - 3:24 am ICT by IANS
Beijing, Nov 26 (IANS) Over 240 domestic and foreign firms are taking part in an international eco-friendly technology expo opened in eastern China Friday.The three-day event in Nanjing, the capital ... Read more...

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Fog strands 1,200 ships in China


November 18th, 2011 - 2:17 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Nov 18 (IANS) More than 1,200 ships were stranded in eastern China Friday due to heavy fog, an official said.Parts of Jiangsu province were engulfed by heavy fog Friday ... Read more...

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Plane crashes in eastern China, casualties unknown


November 8th, 2011 - 7:09 pm ICT by BNO News
LISHUI, CHINA (BNO NEWS) -- A plane crashed near a city in eastern China on early Monday evening, state-run media reported on Tuesday, but only few details were released. It is unknown ... Read more...

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Table tennis playing robots debut in China


October 11th, 2011 - 11:05 am ICT by IANS
Beijing, Oct 11 (IANS) Chinese experts have developed two humanoid robots that can play table tennis. Wu and Kong are programmed to serve, return and score.The robots, each 1.6 meters ... Read more...

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