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  1. News - China - Beijing

    Man kills two in Beijing stabbing spree, dies in fight with police

    Posted May 05th 2013, 10:39am by Ernest Kao

    ... Staff Reporters A knife-wielding man stabbed two people to death and severely injured another in Beijing on Saturday before dying from injuries sustained during a stand-off with police. The incident happened at 2pm near the Guangqumen Bridge in downtown B ...

  2. News - China - SOCIAL MEDIA

    Video of abusive 'Beijing dance teacher' goes viral

    Posted Apr 29th 2013, 02:01pm by Ernest Kao

    ... A video showing a dance instructor physically and verbally abusing her students in a studio went viral on mainland social media over the weekend. The clip, which was first posted online via video sharing site Youku, shows a female dance teacher striking s ...

  3. News - Hong Kong - Beijing

    Louis Cha's martial arts classic to become 'required reading' for Beijing pupils

    Posted Apr 02nd 2013, 06:02pm by Ernest Kao

    ... Renowned Hong Kong novelist Louis Cha Leung-yung – read by many Hongkongers growing up – will soon be incorporated as “required reading” for Beijing primary school students, the Beijing Evening News reported  on Tuesday. The 89-year-old Cha, better known ...

  4. News - China - Beijing

    Exorbitant property prices reported in Beijing university district

    Posted Mar 21st 2013, 05:24pm by Ernest Kao

    ... Property prices in Beijing’s secondary market have come under scrutiny once again after a tiny apartment in a university district recently listed a sell price of 3.5 million yuan (HK$4.4 million) - close to the very high levels in Hong Kong. The price of ...

  5. News - China - Beijing

    Beijing air pollution soars off index as dust storm brews in west

    Posted Feb 28th 2013, 10:20am by Ernest Kao

    ... Beijing air pollution levels soared off the charts on Thursday morning for the second time this week, as a wave of heavy smog engulfed the city. The haze will be compounded by a sandstorm brewing in northern China, which has already affected parts of Inne ...

  6. News - China - Beijing

    Pet owner sues clinic after dog dies during 'facelift' to attract female mate

    Posted Feb 14th 2013, 01:37pm by Ernest Kao

    ... Beijing prosecutors are investigating the death of a Tibetan mastiff that died while undergoing a 'facelift' to 'make it look better'. Last week, the dog’s owner, surnamed Yu, said he was suing the veterinarian he claimed was in charge ...

  7. News - China - Beijing

    Centuries old Beijing temples converted to high-end 'dining clubs'

    Posted Jan 29th 2013, 04:03pm by Ernest Kao

    ... Beijing’s Municipal Bureau of Cultural Relics has come under fire after it allegedly allowed two temples to be transformed into upscale “dining clubs”, the Beijing Times reported on Tuesday. The two-hundred-year-old temples were designated as cultural her ...

  8. News - China - Beijing

    Beijing homeless sent packing after being 'robbed' by security officials

    Posted Jan 08th 2013, 03:21pm by Ernest Kao

    ... Ernest Kao Beijing security officials have been accused of “stealing” coats and quilts from homeless people in harsh winter cold as they were being moved from a bus terminus on Saturday. Dozens of “unidentified” people, alleged to be public security and urban management officials, raided a bus station on Saturday afternoon to remove a group of homeless migrant workers, who were ...

  9. Comment - Blogs - Beijing

    Beijing researchers abstain from drinking city's 'deteriorating' tap water for 20 years

    Posted Jan 07th 2013, 05:31pm by Ernest Kao

    ... Ernest Kao Nitrate levels in Beijing’s water system are edging dangerously close to the maximum limit set by the state, according to a Beijing couple engaged in water research, who have not drunk a single drop of local tap water for almost 20 years. According to Zhao Feihong, a researcher, levels of nitrate in Beijing’s tap water have reached a little over nine millilitres per ...

  10. News - China

    Beijing hospital staff grilled over private use of ambulance sirens

    Posted Dec 31st 2012, 12:07pm by Ernest Kao

    ... Ernest Kao With sirens wailing, a Beijing ambulance headed for the hospital was not rushing a patient back at all. It was returning from a noodle restaurant where staff members had dinner that night It was Friday evening in Beijing and along Haidian Dong San Jie, an ambulance could be seen hurtling down the street – the vehicle's blue and red lights flashing and sirens wailing. ...




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