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  1. News - China - CHINA DIGEST

    China Digest, February 25, 2013

    Posted Feb 25th 2013, 12:00am by LAURA ZHOU

    ... BEIJING Smog spurs fireworks plea Environmental protection officials urged Beijing residents to refrain from setting off fireworks yesterday - the last day they were allowed to do so for the Lunar New Year celebrations - because of heavy air pollution that again shrouded the capital in smog, The Beijing News reports. Taxi companies shamed Municipal traffic authorities have named ...

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    China Digest, March 11, 2013

    Posted Mar 11th 2013, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... BEIJING Electric vehicles planned The municipal government plans to buy 5,000 electric vehicles this year, the Beijing Times reports. Most of the vehicles will be used by civil servants ... authorities will launch a fleet of small buses in June, in order to ease traffic jams by creating routes through narrow streets that larger buses can't take, the Beijing Times reports. The new ...

  3. News - China - CHINA DIGEST

    China Digest, February 8, 2013

    Posted Feb 08th 2013, 12:00am by STAFF

    ... bureau in 2004, but the director said it had received only one or two children a year, so they were sent elsewhere. BEIJING Director took kickbacks The former director of the Beijing Sci-Tech Information Centre was sentenced to 10 years in jail for corruption, The Beijing News reports. Hu Qinghua received more than 200,000 yuan in cash, shopping vouchers and gifts from a subordinate ...

  4. News - China - CHINA DIGEST

    China Digest, January 7, 2013

    Posted Jan 07th 2013, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Beijing Military fraud trial begins The embezzlement trial of the former deputy general manager of a state-owned military contractor has begun at Beijing's No 1 Intermediate People's Court, the Beijing Times reports. Yang Xiaoli, 50, told the court on Saturday that she transferred more than 22 million yuan (HK$27 million) to a private trade company in Hebei to thank ...

  5. News - China - CHINA DIGEST

    China Digest, February 6, 2013

    Posted Feb 06th 2013, 12:00am

    ... BEIJING Fireworks get go-ahead Fireworks went on sale in Beijing yesterday at 1,337 authorised retailers, amid calls for a ban on them during the Lunar New Year holiday as some people fear ... unsafe to set off fireworks- such as during heavy wind or on very smoggy days- but no ban will be imposed. New rules on air pollution Beijing is expected to publish new regulations on air ...

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    China Digest, February 4, 2013

    Posted Feb 04th 2013, 12:00am by Raymond Li

    ... BEIJING Job loss after hotel scuffle A member of the Miyun county People's Political Consultative Conference has been stripped of his membership because of a recent scuffle he had at a local hotel, The Beijing News reports. The man was angry at the high price of his bill, and he threatened to close down the hotel if they didn't reduce it. A video clip of the incident ...

  7. News - China - CHINA DIGEST

    China Digest, January 28, 2013

    Posted Jan 28th 2013, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... BEIJING Train kills woman A woman was hit and killed by a train while crossing railroad tracks near the Lishui Bridge subway station in Beijing on Saturday, The Beijing News reports. ... and a hat, which might have impeded her sight and hearing. Car lottery unchanged In response to rumours that Beijing might adjust its car licence plate lottery this year, local transport authorities ...

  8. News - China - CHINA DIGEST

    China Digest, January 21, 2013

    Posted Jan 21st 2013, 12:00am by ZHUANG PINGHUI

    ... BEIJING Village boss hit for graft A former village party secretary in Miyun county has been charged with taking more than 4.65 million yuan (HK$5.74 million) in bribes, the Beijing Times ... by her father, who was angry at her for crying, The Beijing News reports. Doctors called the police when the father brought the girl to hospital, and he was detained. She died last week. ...

  9. News - China - CHINA DIGEST

    China Digest, March 4, 2013

    Posted Mar 04th 2013, 12:00am by STAFF

    ... BEIJING Woman acquitted of theft A woman has been acquitted of charges that she stole books and statues from the home of Ji Xianlin, a famed linguist and professor of Peking University, ... and fined 10,000 yuan for illegally printing thousands of books valued at more than 13 million yuan, the Beijing Daily reports. The man was caught in July and all of the books were confiscated. ...

  10. News - China - CHINA DIGEST

    China Digest, December 24, 2012

    Posted Dec 24th 2012, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... BEIJING Blackmailer jailed A 27-year-old Beijing man was sentenced to 11 years in jail for blackmailing his female cousin by threatening to release a video of the pair having sex, Beijing ... the man to return the money and pay a fine of 11,000 yuan. Train hits SUV More than 200 passengers were stranded aboard a Beijing-bound train for four hours on Friday night after the train struck ...




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