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  1. News - China

    Pollution blamed for drop in Beijing tourism

    Posted Aug 03rd 2013, 12:51pm by Agence France-Presse in Beijing

    ... Agence France-Presse in Beijing The number of tourists visiting China’s capital fell by more than 14 per cent in the first half of this year compared to last year, state media reported on Saturday, with air pollution blamed for the decline. The total number of tourists arriving in Beijing during the first half of this year dropped 14.3 per cent compared to the same period last year, ...

  2. News - China

    China's rights record getting worse, says US official

    Posted Aug 03rd 2013, 10:36am by Agence France-Presse in Beijing

    ... Agence France-Presse in Beijing Human rights conditions in China are worsening, a senior US official said on Friday, accusing Beijing of harassing activists’ family members and repressing ... of problems of its own. In a rejoinder to a US rights report condemning China, Beijing in April accused Washington of human rights violations through its military operations abroad and failing ...

  3. News - China

    Spy trail paints dark picture in Pangang case

    Posted Aug 09th 2013, 11:10am by Associated Press in Beijing

    ... Associated Press in Beijing Industrial espionage case against mainland firm Pangang points to high-level official involvement in theft of DuPont secrets, US prosecutors say Spy trail ... prosecutors. Chinese companies accused of using stolen secrets face few consequences. That is no accident, intelligence experts say. They say Beijing has carried on a quiet but relentless campaign ...

  4. News - China - HUMAN TRAFFICKING

    Twin baby girls 'stolen' by Shaanxi doctor found

    Posted Aug 09th 2013, 02:28pm by Agence France-Presse in Beijing

    ... Agence France-Presse in Beijing Twin baby girls allegedly stolen and sold by the obstetrician who delivered them in China have been recovered by police, state media reported on Friday. The girls, born last month in the northern province of Shaanxi, were allegedly victims of the same female doctor who sold a baby boy reunited with his parents earlier this week. The obstetrician, ...

  5. News - China

    China rules out leaders’ summit with Japan

    Posted Jul 30th 2013, 12:44pm by Agence France-Presse in Beijing

    ... Agence France-Presse in Beijing Beijing has ruled out any imminent leaders’ summit with Tokyo, Chinese state-run media said on Tuesday after a Japanese official raised the possibility, ... as Diaoyu in China and Senkaku in Japan. Isao Iijima, a close adviser to Japan’s Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, said on Sunday after a visit to Beijing that a high-level summit “will be held ...

  6. News - China

    Chinese knifeman kills three in Shenzhen

    Posted Jul 29th 2013, 12:40pm by Agence France-Presse in Beijing

    ... Agence France-Presse in Beijing A Chinese man stabbed three passers-by to death in the southern boom town of Shenzhen on Monday, police said, the latest in a series of killing sprees ... vehicle. Also on Thursday, a two-year-old Chinese girl died after being thrown to the ground by a man in his 40s during a row with her mother over parking in Beijing. Earlier in the week, a man ...

  7. News - China

    China orders closure of factories in 19 industries in economic growth bid

    Posted Jul 26th 2013, 12:06pm by Associated Press in Beijing

    ... Associated Press in Beijing Beijing pushes ahead with economic restructuring China’s government has ordered companies to close factories in 19 industries where overproduction has led ... for growth was 7 per cent, prompting hopes among investors for at least a limited stimulus. Also on Tuesday, the Cabinet announced a tax cut for small businesses, indicating Beijing is trying ...

  8. Bo Xilai critic seeks compensation for 15 months' hard labour

    Posted Jul 26th 2013, 01:49pm by Agence France-Presse in Beijing

    ... Agence France-Presse in Beijing A Chinese official is demanding compensation after serving 15 months’ hard labour for criticising disgraced leader Bo Xilai, domestic media said on Friday, ... last year. Ren is now seeking a total of 167,762 yuan in compensation - half for the violation of his personal freedom and half for psychological harm, the Beijing Times said. The former claim ...

  9. News - China

    Nine dead, eight missing after landslides in quake-hit Gansu province

    Posted Jul 26th 2013, 12:31pm by Associated Press in Beijing

    ... Associated Press in Beijing Heavy rains sparked landslides in an earthquake-shattered region of northwestern China, killing at least nine people and burying another eight. The landslides struck just south of the city of Dingxi where Monday’s earthquake left 95 dead, five missing and more than 800 people in hospital. The worst landslide buried 13 people in Nanyu village and nine ...

  10. Sport - China - SWIMMING

    Chinese swim star in air hostess row

    Posted Jul 24th 2013, 11:45am by Agence France-Presse in Beijing

    ... Agence France-Presse in Beijing A row involving China’s swim superstar Sun Yang and an air hostess has given the Chinese a turbulent run-up to the world championships in Barcelona. ... 400m freestyle gold at Beijing 2008 was South Korea’s first ever Olympic swim medal, was at the centre of controversy in London when he was disqualified from his title defence over a false ...




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