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China eyes global rare earth pricing index


August 9th, 2012 - 1:30 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Aug 9 (IANS) China, the world's top rare earth producer, plans to establish a global authoritative pricing index for rare earth metals in an effort to enhance its pricing ... Read more...

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Olympics: Germany beat Hong Kong for table tennis bronze


August 8th, 2012 - 8:18 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 8 (IANS) Beijing silver medallists Germany took bronze in the Olympic men's table tennis tournament here, defeating Hong Kong Wednesday.Germany's Timo Boll won the first and last singles ... Read more...

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China launches rare earth trading platform


August 8th, 2012 - 2:35 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Aug 8 (IANS) China Wednesday launched a trading platform for rare earth metals as part of its efforts to regulate the sector and strengthen its pricing power for the ... Read more...

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Hard times for Chinese returning from abroad


August 7th, 2012 - 8:12 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Aug 7 (IANS) Chinese people returning home after studying and working abroad are facing a difficult time finding jobs, and have managed to earn salaries of just 3,000-5,000 yuan ... Read more...

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Chinese official held for sodomising minors


August 7th, 2012 - 7:24 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Aug 7 (IANS) A provincial government official in China has been arrested for molesting, sodomising and raping four underage boys.Li Jun, a section chief with the Civil Affairs Bureau ... Read more...

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13 die in China rainstorm


August 7th, 2012 - 1:47 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Aug 7 (IANS) Thirteen people were killed following a rainstorm that battered the city of Shiyan in central China's Hubei Province from Saturday night to Monday morning, authorities said ... Read more...

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1,900 held in China fake drug racket


August 5th, 2012 - 6:16 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Aug 5 (IANS) Over 1,900 people have been arrested in a countrywide operation in China against the manufacture and sale of fake drugs, the government said Sunday.Fake medicines, trademark ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

Thief’s diary writing habit costs him


August 3rd, 2012 - 8:53 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Aug 3 (IANS) A Chinese thief's habit of writing a diary cost him badly when police seized his notebook in which he had recorded details of all 88 motorbikes ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Chinese scientists research largest freshwater lake


August 3rd, 2012 - 6:55 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Aug 3 (IANS) Chinese scientists have started a research programme on the country's largest freshwater lake in a bid to strengthen economic development in the region, Xinhua reported Friday.The ... Read more...

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Olympic table tennis: China’s Zhang Jike wins gold


August 3rd, 2012 - 1:28 am ICT by IANS
London, August 2 (IANS/RIA Novosti) World No.1 Zhang Jike beat fellow Chinese player Wang Hao for gold in Thursday's Olympic table tennis singles final.Zhang, the 24-year-old World Champion, closed it ... Read more...

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Teenager boy coaxed into bathhouse sex in China


August 2nd, 2012 - 6:07 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Aug 2 (IANS) Police in China have launched a probe into an incident in which a 13-year-old boy was seduced into having paid sex.It all happened inside a ... Read more...

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Top seed Zhang Jike advances to table tennis final


August 2nd, 2012 - 5:35 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 2 (IANS) Europe's sole hope of winning a table tennis singles medal was dashed when Germany's Dimitrij Ovtcharov was beaten 1-4 by top seed Zhang Jike of China ... Read more...

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China has over 1 mn multi-millionaires


July 31st, 2012 - 11:28 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, July 31 (IANS) In a first, the number of multi-millionaires in China has surpassed the one million mark, according to the latest edition of a Chinese magazine known for ... Read more...

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25 jailed for illegal abortions in China


July 31st, 2012 - 6:55 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, July 31 (IANS) Up to 25 people in China's Anhui province have been sentenced to prison or put under surveillance for administering illegal foetal gender tests and abortions, a ... Read more...

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China’s software industry slows


July 30th, 2012 - 4:30 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, July 30 (IANS) China's software industry grew at a slower pace in the first half of the year amid the economic slowdown both at home and abroad, China Daily ... Read more...

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Beware of cameras while smoking in Shanghai


July 28th, 2012 - 7:48 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, July 28 (IANS) In a bid to make people abide by the 'no smoking' rule at public places, police in China's Shanghai city have increased the number of surveillance ... Read more...

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China-made fireworks to light up London Olympics


July 27th, 2012 - 8:32 pm ICT by IANS
Changsha, July 27 (IANS) Fireworks made in China will light up the sky during the Opening Ceremony of the London Olympics Friday night."All the fireworks to be set off at ... 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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Rush for Sansha domain names in China


July 26th, 2012 - 7:44 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, July 26 (IANS) There has been a rush to secure domain names with Sansha, China's new administrative hub for the South China Sea, a media report said Thursday.China deployed ... Read more...

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Chinese man compensated for auction fraud


July 26th, 2012 - 12:08 am ICT by IANS
Beijing, July 25 (IANS) A man who was cheated by an auction company when he tried to sell his rare calligraphy collection to raise money for his daughter's treatment has ... Read more...

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Chinese city set to become major shipping hub


July 25th, 2012 - 10:38 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, July 25 (IANS) China plans to turn its coastal city of Xiamen facing the Taiwan Strait into a major shipping hub.Part of the plan is to build a 100,000-tonne ... Read more...

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Pricey peaches stolen from China laboratory


July 25th, 2012 - 9:16 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, July 25 (IANS) Thieves in China got away with peaches worth 100,000 yuan ($15,700) that were grown scientifically at a research institute.Three unemployed men who stole the peaches Monday ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

China tax collection down


July 25th, 2012 - 7:27 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, July 25 (IANS) Government tax collections in China have decreased in the first half of 2012, the finance ministry said.Collection of taxes related to personal income and real estate ... Read more...

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China truck driver jailed for overloading


July 25th, 2012 - 7:17 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, July 25 (IANS) A truck driver in China has been sentenced to four years in prison for overloading his vehicle, a media report said Wednesday.Zhang was also ordered to ... Read more...

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Chinese hides father’s corpse to collect pension


July 24th, 2012 - 5:23 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, July 24 (IANS) A Chinese man hid his father's death for half a year so that he could claim his pension.Li, whose father died in January due to cardiovascular ... Read more...

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Nearly 100 killed in China rains (Third Lead)


July 23rd, 2012 - 10:08 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, July 23 (IANS) Torrential rains that have ravaged China's 17 provinces since July 20, have killed at least 95 people. Another 45 are still missing, the government said ... Read more...

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China builds train link to ’sea of death’


July 23rd, 2012 - 6:20 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, July 23 (IANS) China has finished constructing a railway link to a lake that is known as the "sea of death" due to its high salt content, a ... 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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China to build five-star toilet


July 23rd, 2012 - 6:04 pm ICT by IANS
Shanghai, July 23 (IANS) It's not an ordinary restroom. A five-star facility will come up at a tourist site in China's Sichuan province that will have a lounge, a tea-table, ... 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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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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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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China to build 80 small airports


July 21st, 2012 - 8:15 am ICT by IANS
Beijing, July 21 (IANS) China will build at least 80 small airports by 2015 in the country, the aviation authority has said.According to a recent State Council guideline, the country ... Read more...

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60,000 Chinese hold assets worth 100 mn yuan


July 20th, 2012 - 6:47 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, July 20 (IANS) Around 63,500 people in China - with an average age of 41 - have individual assets worth more than 100 million yuan (around $16 million), a ... Read more...

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