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Armyworm outbreak threatens China grain output


August 14th, 2012 - 10:48 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Aug 14 (IANS) The armyworm outbreak in China's key grain producing areas has posed a major threat to the corn and rice crops this year, authorities said Tuesday.The agriculture ... Read more...

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China allocates $189 mn for flood relief


July 27th, 2012 - 7:14 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, July 27 (IANS) China has allocated 1.2 billion yuan ($189 million) for flood relief after over 70 people died in the deluge since past week.Half of the money will ... Read more...

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50 dead in China rains (Second Lead)


July 23rd, 2012 - 6:09 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, July 23 (IANS) At least 50 people have died in China in rain-triggered floods and accidents, authorities said Monday.In Beijing, the toll from Saturday's rainstorms climbed to 37 as ... Read more...

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Beijing downpour toll rises to 37 (Lead)


July 23rd, 2012 - 1:44 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, July 23 (IANS) The toll in Saturday's torrential rains here has climbed to 37 as more bodies were retrieved, authorities said. Among the victims, 25 drowned, six were killed ... Read more...

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China allots $19 mn to fight floods


July 23rd, 2012 - 1:07 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, July 23 (IANS) A sum of 120 million yuan ($19 million) has been allocated to help the cities of Beijing and Tianjin and the neighbouring Hebei province to fight ... Read more...

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China to host petroleum meet


July 18th, 2012 - 3:18 am ICT by IANS
Beijing, July 18 (Xinhua) China will host an international petroleum industry conference to discuss opportunities in the sector.The China Petroleum and Chemical International Conference (CPCIC) will be held Sep 10-12 in ... Read more...

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Hong Kong tops Chinese competitive city list


May 21st, 2012 - 9:57 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, May 21 (IANS) Hong Kong has topped a list of the most competitive cities in China and its special territories.The list - "Report on the Competitiveness of Chinese Cities ... Read more...

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Beijing forest shield to get thicker


May 4th, 2012 - 8:14 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, May 4 (IANS) A sprawling green belt protecting China's capital from sandstorm is set to get thicker.A forest belt running 230 km east to west has been created since ... Read more...

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Ten most attractive Chinese cities for foreigners


May 3rd, 2012 - 7:23 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, May 3 (IANS) Beijing, Shanghai, Tianjin and Shenzhen are among the 10 most attractive Chinese cities for foreigners, a survey has revealed.The results of the "2011 Amazing China - ... Read more...

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Former Chinese soccer chief goes on trial for graft


April 25th, 2012 - 2:57 pm ICT by IANS
Tieling (Liaoning Province), April 25 (IANS) Former Chinese soccer chief credited with leading the Chinese team into their only World Cup finals was put on bribery trial here Wednesday.Nan Yong, ... Read more...

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Over 300 use China’s fastest supercomputer


March 20th, 2012 - 1:53 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, March 20 (IANS) The number of registered users of China's fastest supercomputer has crossed 300, the authorities said.Companies from the US, Canada, Singapore and Sweden are among the users, ... Read more...

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200 flights hit as fog covers Beijing


March 17th, 2012 - 2:26 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, March 17 (IANS) Nearly 200 flights were cancelled as a thick blanket of fog enveloped Beijing Saturday.Fog impacted the north China region, including Beijing and Tianjin, grounding a number ... Read more...

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China’s poor to get better access to funeral services


March 2nd, 2012 - 11:58 am ICT by IANS
Beijing, March 2 (IANS) China will make funeral services more accessible to the poor by 2012 end, according to Vice Minister for Civil Affairs Dou Yupei.The Chinese government has ... Read more...

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Chinese student extracts gold from scrap CPUs


January 4th, 2012 - 6:47 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Jan 4 (IANS) A Chinese student has extracted pure gold from scrap CPUs, earning him the title "modern alchemist".Li Dianwu, a chemistry senior at Nankai University in Tianjin in ... 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 tests people’s proficiency in Mandarin


December 26th, 2011 - 7:32 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Dec 26 (IANS) A new Chinese proficiency test was launched in China last weekend to improve overall Mandarin proficiency among people in the country.The nationwide language proficiency test is ... Read more...

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Toxic fumes kill six in China tunnel


December 10th, 2011 - 6:00 am ICT by IANS
Beijing, Dec 10 (IANS) Six workers suffocated to death after inhaling toxic smoke in an under-construction railway tunnel in China's Chongqing city, authorities said.The incident took place Friday when welders ... Read more...

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It’s a tough for elderly women in China


November 29th, 2011 - 9:54 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Nov 29 (IANS) Elderly women in China have to lead a more challenging life than men of their age.According to experts, such a disparity exists due to the elderly ... Read more...

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China bans commercials during TV dramas


November 28th, 2011 - 5:12 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Nov 28 (IANS) China has barred the airing of commercials during TV dramas effective Jan 1 next year.China's top broadcasting watchdog, the State Administration of Radio, Film and Television ... Read more...

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China’s transport authorities step up efforts to reduce emission


November 27th, 2011 - 12:28 am ICT by IANS
Beijing, Nov 26 (IANS) In response to the government's call to build a greener economy, China's transport authorities have taken a slew of measures to promote energy saving and emission ... 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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China cracks 28,000 IPR violation cases


November 6th, 2011 - 11:36 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Nov 6 (IANS) Police in China have cracked over 28,000 cases during the course of a year-long crackdown on intellectual property rights (IPR) infringements and counterfeit goods, Xinhua ... Read more...

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Chinese official bought 37 homes with graft money


October 18th, 2011 - 4:46 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Oct 18 (IANS) A Chinese official is being tried in a court for embezzlling over $6 million and purchasing 37 apartments with the cash, a media report said.Song Jun, ... Read more...

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29 injured in China restaurant blast


September 17th, 2011 - 3:27 am ICT by IANS
Beijing, Sep 17 (IANS) At least 29 people were injured when a blast ripped through a restaurant in China, authorities said.The blast occurred Friday afternoon at the restaurant called "007" ... Read more...

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China unveils first ultra-light civilian helicopter


September 15th, 2011 - 3:28 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Sep 15 (IANS) China Thursday unveiled its first ultra-light civilian chopper at an international helicopter exposition held for the first time in the country.The one-tonne AC310 helicopter, equipped with ... 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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China sends emergency aid to Libya


August 18th, 2011 - 11:26 am ICT by IANS
Beijing, Aug 18 (IANS) China has sent emergency aid for common people in war-torn Libya, a media report said Thursday.The first batch of emergency relief materials, sent by the Red ... 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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Beijing cracks down on illegal cooking oil


July 13th, 2011 - 6:10 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, July 13 (IANS) Authorities here have cracked down on restaurants using illegal cooking oil -- supposedly edible cooking oil produced from so-called gutter oil and swill-cooked oil."All restaurants must ... Read more...

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China focuses on quality of life in family planning


July 12th, 2011 - 9:42 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, July 12 (IANS) China's family planning policy will now focus on population management so as to improve the quality of life, an official said.Li Bin, minister of the National ... 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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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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China to check its food, water for radiation


March 29th, 2011 - 1:06 pm ICT by ANI
Beijing, Mar.29 (ANI): China's Ministry of Health has ordered local administrators in 14 areas, including Beijing, Tianjin, Shanghai and some coastal provinces to test their drinking water and food for radiation.The move ... Read more...

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Two ships collide in sea off China


November 29th, 2010 - 1:16 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Nov 29 (IANS) Two foreign-flagged cargo ships collided in the sea off China's Shandong province Monday, Chinese maritime authorities said. There were, however, no casualties.The maritime bureau in Weihai, a port ... Read more...

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Chinese supercomputer ranked world’s fastest


November 15th, 2010 - 1:24 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Nov 15 (ANI): A Chinese supercomputer has been ranked the world's fastest machine in a list issued by US and European researchers.The Tianhe-1A system at the National Supercomputer Center in ... Read more...

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