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China online mobile phone sales soar


September 21st, 2012 - 5:11 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Sep 21 (IANS) About 10 percent of Chinese consumers now buy mobile phones online and their number is rising rapidly, a study has found.About 30 million mobile phones are ... Read more...

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Chinese couples turning to sperm black markets for child


September 18th, 2012 - 6:57 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Sep 18 (IANS) Longing for a child, many infertile couples in China are turning to sperm black markets where "donors" offer their sperm by injection or at times by ... Read more...

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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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China to tighten web rules as users cross 500 mn


September 12th, 2012 - 4:39 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Sep 12 (IANS) China's internet regulatory authority has vowed to strengthen management of the web, as the number of internet users in the country climbed to around 540 million, ... Read more...

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WWII bombing victims in China sue Japan


September 10th, 2012 - 7:56 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Sep 10 (IANS) Survivors of a series of bombings on a city in southwest China during World War II are seeking compensation from the Japanese government, more than seven ... Read more...

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Fake fortune teller jailed in Shanghai


September 10th, 2012 - 4:47 pm ICT by IANS
Shanghai, Sep 10 (IANS) A bogus woman fortune teller has been sentenced to around four years behind bars for swindling a woman here in the Chinese business hub of 190,000 ... Read more...

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China’s 2011 GDP growth revised upward


September 5th, 2012 - 5:15 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Sep 5 (IANS) China's gross domestic product (GDP) growth for 2011 has been revised upward by 0.1 percentage point to 9.3 percent from the previous year, the National Bureau ... Read more...

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China to levy heavier fines for trademark infringement


September 4th, 2012 - 1:37 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Sep 4 (IANS) China is expected to increase the ceiling of fines imposed on trademark infringement from half a million yuan ($78,800) to one million yuan, authorities said.Zhang Jianhua, ... Read more...

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Chinese officials being grilled on live TV


September 2nd, 2012 - 7:25 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Sep 2 (IANS) Facing public grilling on live television can be a tough experience for officials, but some Chinese local governments think it might be an effective measure to ... Read more...

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Taiwanese men told to squat when using public loos


August 28th, 2012 - 7:19 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 28 (IANS) A special drive has been launched in Taiwan to teach men to sit down when they wee, especially while using a public convenience.According to government workers, ... 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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Three killed as bridge collapses in China (Lead)


August 24th, 2012 - 1:59 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Aug 24 (IANS) Three people were killed and five injured when the ramp of a multimillion-dollar bridge in northeast China collapsed early Friday morning, sending four trucks hurtling to ... Read more...

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Napkin counterfeit ring smashed


August 22nd, 2012 - 4:01 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Aug 22 (IANS) An underground network of workshops that made and sold counterfeit sanitary napkins worth more than 150 million yuan ($23 million) has been destroyed, the Shanghai Daily ... Read more...

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China to invest $375 bn in energy-saving projects


August 22nd, 2012 - 1:14 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Aug 22 (IANS) China plans to invest 2.37 trillion yuan ($375.6 billion) in major energy-saving projects during the 12th Five-Year Plan period (2011-2015), said authorities.The projects are expected to ... Read more...

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Rich Chinese woman seeks love on the street


August 22nd, 2012 - 1:07 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Aug 22 (IANS) A young Chinese woman, who owns a villa, a luxury car and has a hefty pay package, is looking for love on the streets of ... Read more...

Posted in Life Style |

Sharath in Asian team for European TT tourney


August 21st, 2012 - 11:50 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 21 (IANS) India's top paddler Sharath Kamal has been included in the Asian team for the Euro-Asia Event European Stage table tennis event to be held ... Read more...

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Sharath Kamal in Asian table tennis team


August 21st, 2012 - 10:32 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Aug 21 (IANS) Achanta Sharath Kamal has been included in the Asian table tennis team that will take part in the 2012 Euro-Asia Event European Stage to be held ... Read more...

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China to spend $95 mn in pest control


August 21st, 2012 - 10:12 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Aug 21 (IANS) China will spend a whopping 600 million yuan (around $95 million) to protect agricultural fields from pests, Xinhua reported.The ministry of commerce said Tuesday that it ... Read more...

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Shanghai prepares list of ‘professional’ beggars


August 21st, 2012 - 8:22 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Aug 21 (IANS) Police in Chinese business hub Shanghai have published a list of "professional" beggars, who have been caught most often on Metro trains over the past four ... Read more...

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Chinese official sacked for pushing cameraman into pond


August 20th, 2012 - 4:35 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Aug 20 (IANS) An official in east China's Zhejiang province was Monday dismissed from his post after he allegedly pushed a cameraman into a fish pond.Shi Guofeng was sacked ... Read more...

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Chinese man gets death for arson that killed 11


August 20th, 2012 - 4:12 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Aug 20 (IANS) A 46-year-old Chinese man was Monday sentenced to death for an arson attack at his girlfriend's family's home that killed 11 people earlier this year.A people's ... Read more...

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Chinese jailed for swindling girlfriend


August 19th, 2012 - 3:01 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Aug 19 (IANS) A Chinese man has been sentenced to four years in prison for duping his girlfriend of about 200,000 yuan (about $32,000) to avenge her alleged betrayal.The ... 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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China to ensure security at every school by 2013


August 18th, 2012 - 12:03 am ICT by IANS
Beijing, Aug 17 (IANS) With a number of murder incidents taking place in Chinese schools in recent years, the country has decided to beef up security measures at schools ... Read more...

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China to deploy more security guards at schools


August 17th, 2012 - 2:01 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Aug 17 (IANS) China will deploy more security guards in schools as well as at kindergartens. The country witnessed a string of attacks on school students two years back.The ... Read more...

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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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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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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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10 confirmed dead in China storms


August 12th, 2012 - 3:09 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Aug 12 (IANS) At least 10 people have been confirmed dead while four others still missing in China's Liaoning province following a severe storm that hit the region last ... Read more...

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China’s largest gold miner posts gloomy results


August 11th, 2012 - 1:02 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Aug 11 (IANS) Zijin Mining Group Co., China's largest gold producer by output, Saturday said its net profits slumped 19.95 percent year-on-year in the first half of 2012 as ... Read more...

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Chinese firm exports high-speed train parts to Europe


August 10th, 2012 - 1:35 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Aug 10 (IANS) One of China's leading locomotive producers said Friday that it has delivered a batch of high-speed train compartments ordered by Siemens AG, marking the first such ... Read more...

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China spent $15 bn on poor students’ education


August 9th, 2012 - 11:03 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Aug 9 (IANS) China spent nearly 100 billion yuan ($15.7 billion) to support education for poor students, a media report said Thursday.The total amount spent on sponsoring students reached ... Read more...

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Typhoon kills four, affects millions in China (Lead)


August 9th, 2012 - 10:04 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Aug 9 (IANS) Four people have died and millions have been affected after typhoon Haikui slammed China, authorities said Thursday.The storm made landfall Wednesday in the coastal province of ... Read more...

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Typhoon Haikui affects 1 mn in China


August 9th, 2012 - 8:18 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Aug 9 (IANS) More than one million people in China have been affected by typhoon Haikui, authorities said Thursday.The storm made landfall early Wednesday in the coastal province of ... Read more...

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