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Chinese woman kills mother-in-law, toddler


September 12th, 2012 - 8:57 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Sep 12 (IANS) A Chinese woman has been charged with killing her mother-in-law and her three-year-old son after she was upset over her divorce, and then trying to commit ... Read more...

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Samsung to make on-site inspections on Chinese suppliers


September 4th, 2012 - 1:37 pm ICT by IANS
Seoul, Sep 4 (IANS) South Korean tech behemoth Samsung Electronics Tuesday said it will make on-site inspections on all 105 suppliers in China by the end of September as part ... Read more...

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Tropical fruit a new front in China’s African aid


September 1st, 2012 - 9:50 am ICT by IANS
Beijing, Sep 1 (IANS) Even as only a thin Chinese belt experiences tropical weather, the technology it uses to grow and process tropical fruit may contribute to the country's thriving ... Read more...

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28 ‘punished’ for China building collapse


August 27th, 2012 - 7:06 am ICT by IANS
Beijing, Aug 27 (IANS) A total of 28 people were found responsible for a building collapse that killed six people in China last year, and have been "punished", officials said.Seven ... Read more...

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Typhoon Kai-Tak affects one mn people in China


August 19th, 2012 - 12:18 am ICT by IANS
Beijing, Aug 18 (IANS) Typhoon Kai-Tak has affected more than one million people in south China's Guangxi Zhuang region, authorities said Saturday.At least one person was dead and two were ... Read more...

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China hotel fined after 140 fall ill


August 19th, 2012 - 12:16 am ICT by IANS
Beijing, Aug 18 (IANS) A five-star hotel in south China's Hainan province was Saturday fined 618,000 yuan (around $97,000) after 141 people fell ill after having breakfast there, officials said.The ... Read more...

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Chinese who took girl hostage shot dead


August 11th, 2012 - 1:21 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Aug 11 (IANS) A knife-wielding man who took a girl child hostage in south China's Guangdong province Saturday morning was gunned down by the police.The incident happened at about ... Read more...

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Chinese teacher sacked for stripping students


July 28th, 2012 - 6:25 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, July 28 (IANS) A university lecturer in China has been sacked from his post for asking women students to expose their private parts and touch themselves during a test, ... Read more...

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Yi Jianlian to carry flag for China in London


July 26th, 2012 - 6:07 pm ICT by IANS
London, July 26 (IANS) Chinese basketball player Yi Jianlian has been chosen to carry the flag of China at the opening ceremony of the London Olympic Games Friday."I am honoured ... Read more...

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Fake currency worth over $18 mn seized in China


July 23rd, 2012 - 3:00 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, July 23 (IANS) Fake currency notes worth 118 million yuan ($18.5 million) have been seized and 463 suspects were arrested for counterfeit money related crimes in a special crackdown ... Read more...

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Over 400 held, fake notes seized in China


July 22nd, 2012 - 10:56 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, July 22 (IANS) A total of 463 suspects have been arrested and fake currency notes with face value of 118 million yuan (around $18 million) seized in a countrywide ... Read more...

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Woman dies after wine drinking bet


July 19th, 2012 - 7:15 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, July 19 (IANS) A Chinese woman died of ethanol poisoning after she drank a full bottle of strong rice wine following a 100 yuan ($15) bet with her colleagues, ... Read more...

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11 killed in south China rains


July 15th, 2012 - 5:33 am ICT by IANS
Beijing, July 15 (IANS) Landslides and floods triggered by torrential rains in southern China's Guizhou province have killed at least 11 people and damaged homes of 980,000 residents, officials said.Authorities ... Read more...

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20 die in China explosion


June 29th, 2012 - 1:09 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, June 29 (IANS) Twenty people were killed and 14 injured Friday in a massive blast triggered by oil that leaked from a truck in south China's Guangdong province, authorities ... Read more...

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Beijing considering limited visa-free stay


May 28th, 2012 - 7:55 pm ICT by IANS
London, May 28 (IANS) Beijing is considering allowing foreign tourists a 72-hour window to explore the capital without a visa.Fu Zhenghua, the city's public security director, said it is an ... Read more...

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Chinese city to hold charity fair


May 7th, 2012 - 5:04 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, May 7 (IANS) A charity-themed expo is scheduled to run July 12-14 in the south China metropolis of Shenzhen, Mayor Xu Qin said Monday.Titled "Development, Integration and Transparency", the ... Read more...

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Drought hits south China


May 4th, 2012 - 3:12 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, May 4 (IANS) Drought has badly affected life in south China, with authorities saying at least 200,000 people and over 70,000 livestock have been hit.According to local officials, there ... Read more...

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China aims for high-speed internet


February 17th, 2012 - 1:06 am ICT by IANS
Beijing, Feb 16 (IANS) China will provide faster and cheaper internet services over the next five years, an official said Thursday.Qin Hai, vice chief of industry and information technology ministry, ... Read more...

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China river pollution cleanup to last month


February 3rd, 2012 - 8:53 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Feb 3 (IANS) Efforts to cleanup industrial effluents from a major river in south China will take a month, authorities said Friday.Cadmium concentration in Liujiang river is expected to ... Read more...

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Drought hits shipping on two Chinese rivers


December 18th, 2011 - 4:15 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Dec 18 (IANS) Shipping was paralyzed along the drought-stricken Xijiang and Xiangjiang rivers running through south China as authorities preserved drinking water for the region's households.As of Sunday, more ... Read more...

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China sea levels to rise up to 130mm


November 16th, 2011 - 2:55 am ICT by IANS
Beijing, Nov 16 (IANS) Sea levels near China will rise up to 130 millimetres in the coming two decades due to global warming, a national scientific report has observed.The rise ... Read more...

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Grief in China as girl who was run over dies


October 21st, 2011 - 3:48 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Oct 21 (IANS) A two-year-old Chinese girl, who was hit by two vehicles on a market street and subsequently ignored by 18 passers-by, died early Friday after a weeklong ... Read more...

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300,000 evacuated as typhoon lands in south China


September 29th, 2011 - 11:42 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Sep 29 (IANS) About 300,000 people were evacuated in south China in preparation for typhoon Nesat's expected assault on the island province of Hainan Thursday.Packing winds of 42 metres ... Read more...

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Typhoon Nesat kills 31 in Philippines


September 28th, 2011 - 7:29 pm ICT by IANS
Manila, Sep 28 (IANS) Typhoon Nesat that exited the Philippines Wednesday left at least 31 people dead, displaced over 60,000 families and damaged infrastructure and crops worth over $22 million, ... Read more...

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Australian native dog came from China?


September 9th, 2011 - 9:01 am ICT by IANS
Sydney, Sep 9 (IANS) The dingo, Australia's native dog, may not be Australian at all. Fragments of DNA from such dogs suggest they may have come a long way from ... Read more...

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15 die in China factory fire


August 23rd, 2011 - 3:36 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Aug 23 (IANS) Fifteen people were killed Tuesday in a fire at a ceramics factory in south China's Guangdong province, authorities said.The fire broke out around 6.15 a.m., engulfing ... Read more...

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27,000 evacuated as Nock-Ten storm hits China


July 29th, 2011 - 8:52 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, July 29 (IANS) Over 27,000 people were Friday evacuated from a south China province as tropical storm Nock-Ten hit the coastal region, officials said.Nock-Ten hit the southern island province ... Read more...

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Over 1.5 mn people affected in China floods


July 15th, 2011 - 9:56 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, July 15 (IANS) Floods and landslides triggered by torrential rains in south China have affected 1.57 million people, officials said Friday.The National Commission for Disaster Reduction said heavy ... Read more...

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Reopen Stilwell Road as gateway to SE Asia: Northeast CMs


July 5th, 2011 - 4:35 pm ICT by IANS
Guwahati, July 5 (IANS) Regional heads in India's northeast have urged the central government to reopen the historic World War II Stilwell Road, linking the region with China via ... Read more...

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Three killed, 19 trapped in China coal mine cave-in


July 2nd, 2011 - 10:50 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, July 2 (IANS) Three people died and 19 others were trapped in a caved-in coal mine in south China Saturday evening.A 16-man rescue team was busy digging through the ... Read more...

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Over 2,600 people stranded in China flash flood


July 1st, 2011 - 2:58 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, July 1 (IANS) Over 2,600 residents of a low-lying township in south China have been left stranded by floods since Thursday, authorities said Friday. A flash flood triggered by ... Read more...

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Going bananas in a Chinese town


June 27th, 2011 - 5:53 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, June 27 (IANS) Officials in a Chinese town are attempting to increase banana sales after the demand for the fruit fell sharply.A free door-to-door delivery service of bananas is ... Read more...

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China, Vietnam complete joint naval patrols


June 23rd, 2011 - 2:59 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, June 23 (IANS) China and Vietnam, which went to war in 1979, have conducted joint naval patrols in the Beibu Gulf, the China Daily reported Thursday.The exercises took place ... Read more...

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China warns of floods, rains as millions face misery


June 20th, 2011 - 3:13 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, June 20 (IANS) The Chinese government has warned of severe floods following heavy rains even as over five million people have already been displaced or affected by floods in ... Read more...

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Floods kill 50 in China


June 11th, 2011 - 10:08 am ICT by IANS
Beijing, June 11 (IANS) After droughts, it is now turn for floods in China, wreaking havoc in major agricultural provinces that left at least 50 people dead and 40 missing.The ... Read more...

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