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  1. Has landslide threat halted dam's finale?

    Posted Nov 08th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... was submerged. More than 200 residential areas like Quchi are threatened by landslides, according to Xinhua. An anonymous government official in Yunyang county told Caijing magazine that alerts ... to slopes already recognised as posing a danger, others had emerged as vulnerable since water levels had started to rise. According to a report posted on the website of Chongqing's Yunyang ...

  2. News - World - UNITED STATES

    Pan-Asian explosion in Orange county, California, with numbers up 41pc in 10 years

    Posted Jul 21st 2014, 09:26pm by NYT

    ... explosion in Orange County When the Chinese School in Irvine opened in the 1970s as a home for teaching the language and culture, only 30 students filled a handful of rented classrooms. Now, it has its own campus, bursting with more than 1,200 pupils. It is a reflection of the explosive growth of Orange county's Asian population, which ranks as the third-largest in the United ...

  3. News - China Insider - CHINA DIGEST

    Teen invents cheap 3D printer; ‘drunks’ in police car that sped from scene

    Posted Oct 20th 2014, 06:05pm

    ... above his apartment. Guangxi Stole electricity meters A man from Lingchuan county near Guilin has been arrested for allegedly posing as an employee at the state power company and stealing ... died. The crew disappeared before the police arrived and the authorities suspect they were smuggling the animals. Henan Car blast investigation Police in Shangshui county near Zhoukou ...

  4. News - China - YUNNAN EARTHQUAKE

    Timber buildings, high forest cover and low population levels kept Jinggu quake casualties low

    Posted Oct 09th 2014, 04:28am by LAURA ZHOU

    ... are key reasons for the low number of fatalities from Tuesday night's earthquake in Jinggu county, Yunnan province, according to local officials. Just one person had died by yesterday afternoon from the 6.6-magtitude quake, which struck the remote, mountainous county at around 9.50pm Tuesday, Xinhua reported. The authorities said 324 people were injured. The China Earthquake ...

  5. News - China - CULTURE

    Building craze 'stops at officials'

    Posted Oct 21st 2014, 04:37am by Andrea Chen

    ... firm, some local officials simply asked for a copy of a landmark they had seen in the West. "I've seen more than one county-level official who wants to turn his office into the study ...

  6. News - China Insider - CHINA DIGEST

    Teenage love rivals brawl; driver hides 13 passengers in bus toilet

    Posted Oct 17th 2014, 03:52am by Alice Yan

    ... A fraudster from Tunchang county was sentenced to four years in jail by a court in Haikou for swindling a businessman out of 118,000 yuan, the Business Daily of International Tourism Island reports. ... Inspectors in Yifeng county said that when they asked the driver why the toilet was locked, he mumbled that the door was broken. The authorities fined the bus driver 1,000 yuan and deducted 12 points ...

  7. News - China Insider - CHINA DIGEST

    Row over smoke from dog meat eatery; dad stabs son, 9, over bed-wetting; teens rescued from sex trade

    Posted Oct 19th 2014, 10:58pm

    ... and gave him 1.3kg of methamphetamine to feed his addiction. Plague quarantine Twenty two people have been put in quarantine in Subei county near Jiuquan after a man died last week from pneumonic ... not mention the husband’s cause of death. Yunnan Dad stabs boy, 9 A villager in Zhenxiong county near Zhaotong stabbed his nine-year-old son to death, later telling the police he could not afford ...

  8. Three Gorges slope fuels landslide fears

    Posted Apr 09th 2009, 12:00am by Shi Jiangtao

    ... Shi Jiangtao Mainland authorities are struggling to deal with a risky slope in the Three Gorges Dam area, where seasonal fluctuations in the water levels of the reservoir threaten to trigger landslides. Reports about the slope, comprising more than 3.6 million cubic metres of earth, in Chongqing's Yunyang county have fuelled concerns about geological hazards caused ...

  9. News - China - YUNNAN EARTHQUAKE

    Death toll expected to mount in Yunnan earthquake

    Posted Oct 08th 2014, 11:40am by Laura Zhou and Nectar Gan

    ... on Tuesday night hit Jinggu and surrounding counties Thousands of rescuers were deployed in Yunnan on Wednesday after a strong 6.6-magnitude earthquake left one person dead and more than 300 injured. ... Administration said. "We spent the night on the town square, sleeping in tents provided by the government,”said the owner of the Jianglong Hotel in Yongping town in Jinggu county, who gave his ...

  10. News - World - UNITED STATES

    Malibu divided over fears of toxic chemical cover-up in public school

    Posted Oct 20th 2014, 05:13am by GDN

    ... a micro-school at a nearby university. Activists have asked the environmental crimes section of the Los Angeles county district attorney's office to investigate. Tensions over the school have soured ...




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