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  1. News - China

    German pianist Stefan Aaron plays composition on Great Wall in Beijing

    Posted Aug 13th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Musical journey German pianist Stefan Aaron plays his orange piano yesterday on the Great Wall in Beijing. Before his performance in China, Aaron played his piano at 4,206 metres on the peak of the Alphubel mountain in Switzerland. In these unusual places, he performs different new songs tailored to the locations, according to local reports. Photo: Reuters ...

  2. 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

    ... the "volcanic rocks of Hainan Island" to mountain springs in northeast China’s Changbai Mountains. In response to the article, the Jinan Daily  newspaper criticised the couple in an editorial on ...

  3. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Deforestation to blame for Beijing's pollution

    Posted Apr 01st 2013, 12:00am by XUN ZHOU

    ... amount of steel. Forests were destroyed as trees were felled to feed backyard furnaces. Many of the mountainous regions throughout China were deforested. Deforestation had devastating ... along Tianshui region's Xiaolong mountain, and Tangou in Wushan county, some one third of the forest was destroyed. The destruction of forests not only reduced the amount of water ...

  4. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Clean air should be a basic right

    Posted Jan 15th 2013, 12:00am

    ... but brought to a halt. Ringed by mountains that trap pollution, its roads choked by traffic and, in winter, locked in a chill, it represents a significant challenge. If clean-up measures ...

  5. News - China - WEATHER

    Early winter snowfall in Beijing breaks records

    Posted Nov 05th 2012, 12:00am by MANDY ZUO

    ... I still have no idea when I can get moving," a stranded Hebei Television reporter wrote on a Sina microblog around noon yesterday. More than 70 bus lines, most of them serving mountainous ... Five tourists, including four foreigners, were trapped in a blizzard on a mountain in Zhangjiakou, Hebei province, on Saturday night while traversing the Great Wall, China National Radio ...

  6. Comment - Blogs

    Discovering Beijing's off-road trails

    Posted May 13th 2013, 12:43pm by Jeanette Wang

    ... There were a lot of steps and untraveled trails. The climbs were grueling but satisfying. The scenery was spectacular- mountain views and canyons. The course brought you through little villages, ...

  7. News - China - WEATHER

    Cold waves hit many parts of China; Beijing sees 30-year low

    Posted Dec 24th 2012, 12:00am by Cary Huang

    ... In Beijing's mountainous northern suburbs, temperatures were expected to plunge to near minus 20 degrees last night, the Beijing Meteorological Observatory said. In urban areas, the temperature ...

  8. News - China

    Software engineer in Beijing dreams of new life in Montreal, Canada

    Posted Feb 14th 2013, 12:00am by MANDY ZUO

    ... in the mountains of the Ningxia Hui Autonomous Region and became Ningxia hukou holders. Pang, who was born and went to school and university there, also holds Ningxia hukou. The family moved ...

  9. Briefs

    Posted Dec 28th 2011, 12:00am

    ... on their way home, when it plunged from a mountainous road into a 59-metre-deep ravine. The survivors, all injured, were taken to hospital, with two students in critical condition. A local news portal ...

  10. In observing birds, biologist sees reflection of ourselves

    Posted Sep 18th 2011, 12:00am

    ... to reach me. We began to organise birdwatching trips, mostly in the mountainous areas around Beijing, under a group called Friends of Nature, which was founded by the late Liang Congjie. How did the first trip turn out? We went to the Jiu Mountain in the Haidian district. It was September 1996. More than 200 enthusiasts had signed up, but only about 40 to 50 people actually turned up ...




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