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China news round-up: Xi Jinping set to visit the US, Lanzhou unifies hukou

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Thursday, 29 August, 2013, 4:13am

Officials in Lanzhou say bodies floating in river not affecting water quality

Between 2008 and 2012 police extracted 417 bodies from the Yellow River, which runs through the region, Lanzhou authorities told the China News Service on Thursday.

29 Mar 2013 - 1:53pm

Briefs, January 4, 2013

The workplace safety watchdog yesterday called on regional governments to step up their investigations into a series of fatal accidents and mete out harsh punishment for any attempted cover-ups. 

4 Jan 2013 - 4:29am

Students ask Lanzhou mayor to reveal income

Two mainland university students have written to the authorities in Lanzhou, the capital of Gansu province, asking for details of the city mayor's income to be made public.

7 Dec 2012 - 4:25am

Man held over China Southern flight hoax

Police in China have detained a suspect they say made a fake terrorism threat that forced a passenger plane bound for Turkey to make an emergency landing. 

29 Aug 2013 - 4:13am

June home price growth slowest in 10 months

Housing prices on the mainland last month rose at their slowest pace in 10 months, with the average prices in 70 major cities climbing 8.2 per cent year on year, down from 9.2 per cent in May, the National Development and Reform Commission said yesterday.

17 Jul 2008 - 12:00am

Officials row over Lanzhou's precious beef noodles

The humble bowl of beef noodles is at the centre of a war of words between the price watchdog in Lanzhou , Gansu , and the country's top planning body over price caps on the local staple.

13 Jul 2007 - 12:00am

Chalco may buy parent's assets in 1.15b yuan deal

Shares in Aluminum Corp of China (Chalco) were suspended in Hong Kong and Shanghai yesterday amid speculation the listed firm will buy assets from its state-owned parent - including Shanghai-listed Baotou Aluminium - in a deal possibly worth about 1.15 billion yuan.

13 Jun 2007 - 12:00am

60pc of Yellow River's water unfit to drink

The health of China's second-longest river is worsening, with 60 per cent of the Yellow River's water now unfit to drink. The rate of its deterioration is alarming, an expert said yesterday.

14 Dec 2006 - 12:00am

Drink milk? Poisoned villagers too poor to buy it

'Let them drink milk.' That's what health experts have prescribed to poisoned Gansu villagers too poor to afford anything but water, according to a local doctor.

9 Sep 2006 - 12:00am