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  1. News - China Insider - CHINA DIGEST

    Free entry opens tourist floodgates at Three Gorges Dam; Last emperor's brother calls for Puyi play to be pulled

    Posted Oct 02nd 2014, 03:19am by LAURA ZHOU

    ... Beijing School safety drills The city's government says schools in the capital will have to conduct at least two safety reviews of buildings every year, the Beijing Times reports. ... it will not cancel the show, according to the report. Guangdong iPhone 6 crackdown The authorities in Shenzhen say they have tightened controls on the smuggling and sale of Apple's iPhone 6 in the city ...

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    Guangzhou villagers want Asian Games walls torn down; inquiry over new homes in Jiangxi tourism zone; Nanchang to build eight night markets

    Posted Sep 29th 2014, 04:46am by Staff Reporter

    ... Beijing Ageing population More than one-fifth of the capital's population are aged 60 or above, the China News Service reports. Figures from the city's civil affairs bureau said ... population posed a severe challenge to the city's health system and other government services. The number of women aged 60 or over in the capital is slightly higher than men. Record drug hauls ...

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    Taxi driver murder suspect found after 16 years on the run; photographic treasures saved

    Posted Oct 01st 2014, 03:00am by Staff Reporters

    ... of the city, depicts historic canals. Smelly sinkhole A 4-metre deep hole in the ground has appeared in a road in the Wangjing district of the capital, the Beijing Times reports. The 2 square-metre ...

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    Woman turns to bank balance fraud to impress new boyfriend; unfinished government HQ goes under the hammer

    Posted Sep 29th 2014, 08:24pm by Staff Reporters

    ... have been placed around the capital for the National Day holiday, the news website People.cn reports. There are about 500 plant sculptures in the city and a total of 400,000 square metres has been covered with flowers and floral decorations. More than 150 kinds of flowers have been used to decorate the city.   Guangdong Drowned in a prank A student at a university in Shaoguan ...

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    1 million in gold thrown out with the rubbish; 7 million yuan fine for unpaid water bills

    Posted Sep 24th 2014, 10:36pm by Staff Reporters

    ... of almost 7 million yuan for non-payment of charges racked up over 15 years, the Strait City Daily reports. Residents suspect there were leaks in water pipes to the building, according ... shaken Wencheng county near Wenzhou since September 12, the City Express reports. The strongest was magnitude 4, which is classified as a light quake. It was the most powerful tremor in the area ...

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    300 yuan first-date steak test; Morgue appeals for help to identify 19 bodies

    Posted Sep 25th 2014, 07:10pm by Staff Reporters

    ... between 2010 and this year.  The city morgue will be moved to another site and the authorities are trying to identify all the bodies stored there. Naked on campus Students at Hohai University ...

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    Jinan air quality ranked poorest; rare disease turns muscle into bone

    Posted Sep 22nd 2014, 07:25pm by Staff Reporters

    ... of iPhone 6 falls The price of a new iPhone 6 mobile phone has fallen 25 per cent over the past three days in Fuzhou, ahead of the device’s official launch on the mainland, the Strait City Daily  ... people secretly use it, but the building is not cleaned regularly by the city authorities.   HENAN Holiday clean-up Nearly 20,000 employees from 56 government agencies and bureaus in Zhengzhou ...

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    Fatal end to cancer patient’s ‘hunger cure’; Multi-pronged plan to deal with school intruders

    Posted Sep 23rd 2014, 09:32pm by Staff Reporters

    ... the largest drug dealing case in the city since the foundation of the People’s Republic in 1949, the Sanxia Evening News reports. Police, along with officers from Guangdong, seized 17kg of drugs from ... at the scene and the other on the way to hospital. Multi-pronged school plan The education bureau in Changsha  has distributed two-metre steel poles with curved prongs at the end to schools in the city ...

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    More strain on Beijing water supply; deaf crime boss jailed; Shenzhen metro sued over death

    Posted Sep 22nd 2014, 05:18am by Staff Reporter

    ... in the capital have put a strain on the city's water supplies as it sweltered in the heat during the summer, The Beijing News reports. Residents used 255 million cubic metres of water from June to August. That is 9 million cubic metres more than during the same period last year. The city saw record-high daily water use late in July, 3.1 million cubic metres a day, close ...

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    Office worker stabbed to death; teacher dared boy to jump off building; row after line dance held on train; woman dog owner bites cop

    Posted Sep 18th 2014, 08:24pm by Staff Reporters

    ... involved in a hijacking drama. The premiere was held at the Huachen  Theatre on Wednesday.   Shanghai ‘London’ cabs on streets Gold coloured London-style cabs are to ply their trade on the city ... taxis and fares will start at 19 yuan rather than the usual 14 yuan. Dog owner bites cop A woman who tried to sneak her dog past security checks at a subway station in the city bit a police ...




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