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China’s power consumption rises


April 14th, 2012 - 2:45 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, April 14 (IANS) China's power consumption rose 7 percent year-on-year to 416 billion kilowatt hours in March, increasing 0.3 percentage points from the January-February period, the National Energy Administration ... Read more...

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China’s electricity consumption goes up


March 14th, 2012 - 2:20 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, March 14 (IANS) China's power consumption rose 6.7 percent year-on-year to 749.7 billion kilowatt-hours (kwh) in the first two months, authorities said Wednesday.National Energy Administration (NEA) data shows the ... Read more...

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South Korea’s auto sales rebound


March 2nd, 2012 - 4:38 pm ICT by IANS
Seoul, March 2 (IANS) South Korea's automobile sales rebounded last month as domestic sales were enhanced amid rising working days, carmakers said Friday.Global car sales by the nation's five automakers, ... Read more...

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South Korea’s trade balance turns into black


March 1st, 2012 - 2:48 pm ICT by IANS
Seoul, March 1 (IANS) South Korea's trade balance turned into the black last month as exports recovered its growth trend despite lingering concerns over Europe's debt crisis and the global ... Read more...

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China’s crude oil output dips


February 26th, 2012 - 2:37 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Feb 26 (IANS) China's crude oil output slid 2.3 percent year-on-year in January to 17.08 million tonnes as the New Year holiday reduced workdays, the country's top economic planner ... Read more...

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Online orders surge after China spring holidays


February 4th, 2012 - 8:48 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Feb 4 (IANS) Online retailers were overwhelmed by a flood of orders in the week following the spring holidays in China, a media report said Saturday.They were mainly those ... Read more...

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China distributes money to 87 mn poor


February 4th, 2012 - 12:37 am ICT by IANS
Beijing, Feb 3 (IANS) China has distributed 20.7 billion yuan (about $3.3 billion) to over 87 million needy people across the country as part of a welfare program, the government ... Read more...

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Rings removed from Chinese man’s penis


February 2nd, 2012 - 10:40 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Feb 2 (IANS) Doctors in central China have removed two rings from a man's penis that got stuck after he put them on to avoid theft during his journey ... Read more...

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China’s rich spend $7 bn during spring holidays


February 2nd, 2012 - 9:53 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Feb 2 (IANS) Wealthy Chinese have spent $7.2 billion during their spring holidays abroad this year, a study has said.The figure was 28.6 percent up year-on-year, the Shanghai Daily ... Read more...

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Fog disrupts flights in China


January 31st, 2012 - 6:00 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Jan 31 (IANS) Dense fog Tuesday delayed 35 flights in central China, leaving some 3,000 passengers stranded, the authorities said.Thick fog blanketed the Changsha Huanghua International Airport, reducing visibility ... Read more...

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Needle removed from woman’s head


January 31st, 2012 - 3:24 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Jan 31 (IANS) A three-centimetre long needle was removed from a woman's head in China after doctors operated on her to bring her out of a coma.Forty-nine-year old Lin ... Read more...

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Firecrackers create tonnes of waste in Beijing


January 29th, 2012 - 5:54 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Jan 29 (IANS) Bursting of firecrackers in Beijing during the recent Chinese lunar new year festival created over 180 tonnes of waste.Setting off firecrackers is believed to be dispel ... Read more...

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Spring holidays bring travel boom in China


January 29th, 2012 - 6:37 am ICT by IANS
Beijing, Jan 29 (IANS) A week-long holiday to celebrate the Chinese lunar new year has spurred a travel boom in the country, the government said Saturday.The lunar new year on ... Read more...

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Chinese youths hire dates to please parents (Lead)


January 28th, 2012 - 6:55 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Jan 28 (IANS) The best gift a Chinese bachelor thinks he can take home for parents is a bride-to-be. Under parents' pressure to marry, many young men in China ... Read more...

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Chinese youth hire dates to please parents


January 28th, 2012 - 4:33 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Jan 28 (IANS) The best gift a Chinese bachelor can take home for parents is a bride-or-bridegroom-to-be. Being pressurised to marry, many bachelors in China opted to hire women ... Read more...

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New Year fireworks foul Beijing’s air


January 24th, 2012 - 7:57 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Jan 24 (IANS) China's New Year fireworks not just left thousands of tonnes of scrap in capital Beijing but also pushed the city's air pollution to hazardous level. The ... Read more...

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Chinese mobile users sent 10 bn SMS in one day


January 24th, 2012 - 3:18 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Jan 24 (IANS) Chinese mobile phone users may have sent more than 10 billion greeting messages Sunday, an expert said.Kuang Jie, senior partner of ProKing Management Consulting, made the ... Read more...

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China welcomes Year of the Dragon (Lead)


January 23rd, 2012 - 10:36 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Jan 23 (IANS) China Monday welcomed its Lunar New Year or the Year of the Dragon with celebrations across the country.The day marks the end of the winter in ... Read more...

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Chinese trains carry 80 mn people in 14 days


January 23rd, 2012 - 9:07 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Jan 23 (IANS) Over 80 million people travelled by trains in China between Jan 8 and 22 on account of the Chinese Lunar New Year, the railways ministry said ... Read more...

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Hu joins Chinese New Year festivities


January 23rd, 2012 - 4:20 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Jan 23 (IANS) Setting aside his busy work schedule, Chinese President Hu Jintao joined groups of Beijing residents to celebrate the Lunar New Year festivities.Hu visited the city's Qianmen ... Read more...

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Dining room blast kills five in China


January 23rd, 2012 - 2:36 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Jan 23 (IANS) Five people died when a man broke into their home in central China and detonated the explosives strapped around his body while they were eating at ... Read more...

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China lets prisoners go home for New Year


January 18th, 2012 - 6:00 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Jan 18 (IANS) Dozens of inmates in northwestern China will be temporarily released from jail to celebrate the upcoming Chinese New Year at home with their families as a ... Read more...

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Beijing post offices sell train tickets


January 16th, 2012 - 8:24 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Jan 16 (IANS) Post offices in Beijing are selling train tickets to help cope with the Spring Festival travel rush faced by the railways.Twenty-four post offices in the city ... Read more...

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Spring gala for overseas Chinese


January 13th, 2012 - 4:17 am ICT by IANS
Beijing, Jan 13 (IANS) A function was organised here for the non-resident Chinese to celebrate the country's traditional Spring Festival.Thursday's event was attended by senior officials like Jia Qinglin, chairman ... Read more...

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China to add 14,000 flights for festival rush


January 9th, 2012 - 10:42 am ICT by IANS
Beijing, Jan 9 (IANS) China's civil aviation regulator has asked domestic airlines to add 14,000 flights to meet massive passenger flow during the 40-day spring festival season that began Sunday.Passengers ... Read more...

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Millions of Chinese start spring homecoming


January 9th, 2012 - 12:14 am ICT by IANS
Beijing, Jan 8 (IANS) The massive spring tour has kicked off in China when tens of millions of Chinese travel to their native places to celebrate the Spring Festival.The Spring ... Read more...

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China launches first 3D TV channel


January 2nd, 2012 - 9:58 am ICT by IANS
Beijing, Jan 2 (IANS) China's first 3D television channel started a trial broadcast Sunday, officials said.The channel -- China 3D TV Trial Channel -- is being jointly operated by China ... Read more...

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China to launch first 3D TV channel in January


December 1st, 2011 - 2:37 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Dec 1 (IANS) Television viewers in China can expect a totally different viewing experience as the country's hopes to launch its first 3D television channel Jan 1, 2012, the ... Read more...

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China asks foreign journalists to abide by laws


March 7th, 2011 - 11:55 am ICT by IANS
Beijing, March 7 (IANS) China Monday asked foreign journalists to abide by the country's laws and regulations in reporting activities in the country.Foreign Minister Yang Jiechi, however, dismissed media reports ... Read more...

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Chinese get new year’s first haircut for good luck


March 6th, 2011 - 5:43 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, March 6 (IANS) Sunday, March 6, was the second day of the second lunar month in China. Considered a lucky day, many Chinese nationals got a haircut to give ... Read more...

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Karmapa ready for discourse, gets backing of Buddhist teacher


March 4th, 2011 - 11:58 am ICT by IANS
Dharamsala, March 4 (IANS) As the 17th Karmapa gets ready to hold spiritual discourses in the pilgrim town of Sarnath - for the first time after controversy over the ... Read more...

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221 mn Chinese travelled by train during spring festival


February 28th, 2011 - 4:48 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Feb 28 (IANS) A whopping 221 million people travelled by train during China's spring festival, which is also the largest migration of people anywhere in the world.The railway ministry Monday said ... Read more...

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Detained Chinese Nobel winner Liu Xiaobo’s wife claims her family is ‘hostage’


February 20th, 2011 - 6:05 pm ICT by ANI
Beijing, Feb 20 (ANI): The wife of the Chinese imprisoned Nobel Peace Prize laureate Liu Xiaobo has told a friend online that her 'whole family has been held hostage', adding that she ... Read more...

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Costly China-made liquor pushes Chinese to foreign markets


February 20th, 2011 - 10:36 am ICT by IANS
Beijing, Feb 20 (IANS) Many Chinese fond of alcohol are preferring to buy China-made liquor from foreign lands instead of their native country due to relative high cost in local markets. ... Read more...

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Sensex loses 261 points, closes below 18,000 points (Roundup)


February 8th, 2011 - 6:42 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Feb 8 (IANS) A benchmark index for Indian equities markets Tuesday closed below the 18,000 points-mark -- for the first time in over five months -- as selling intensified across ... Read more...

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