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Women postgraduates land jobs easier if pregnancy is out of the way

When Zhang Ying obtained her master's degree three years ago, she had an enviable job offer in hand and a bonus in her arms - her newborn.

11 Apr 2014 - 10:57AM

When Zhang Ying obtained her master's degree three years ago, she had an enviable job offer in hand and a bonus in her arms - her newborn.

Women postgraduates land jobs easier if pregnancy is out of the way
Uygur rocker Erfan Ishaq sings the praises of being true to yourself

Dressed in a military trench coat and pair of studded boots, Erfan Ishaq, a 25-year-old Uygur singer-songwriter from the Xinjiang capital, Urumqi, looks like he is being photographed for a magazine cover. Removing his mirrored aviator sunglasses, he flashes a warm smile and extends his hand: "Just call me Xiao Yi," he says, or "Little E". Ishaq's career has brought him to Beijing as an independent artist.

23 Mar 2014 - 5:20AM

Dressed in a military trench coat and pair of studded boots, Erfan Ishaq, a 25-year-old Uygur singer-songwriter from the Xinjiang capital, Urumqi, looks like he is being photographed for a magazine cover. Removing his mirrored aviator sunglasses, he flashes a warm smile and extends his hand: "Just call me Xiao Yi," he says, or "Little E". Ishaq's career has brought him to Beijing as an independent artist.

Uygur rocker Erfan Ishaq sings the praises of being true to yourself
Uygur Aids activist arrested for ‘threatening national security’

A Uygur Aids activist from Xinjiang was detained for allegedly endangering state security on the same day as outspoken Uygur academic Ilham Tohti was taken away by police, a former colleague said.

11 Mar 2014 - 6:30AM

A Uygur Aids activist from Xinjiang was detained for allegedly endangering state security on the same day as outspoken Uygur academic Ilham Tohti was taken away by police, a former colleague said.

Uygur Aids activist arrested for ‘threatening national security’
Graft busters swooped in on veteran Hebei official at congress meet: reports
Read my greasy lips: no price hikes for President Xi Jinping's favourite buns
Chinese city helps its own 9-year-old 'Batkid' realise cop dream
Hunan official 'hired bogus police officers to ransack offices of company involved in dispute'
Five-year-old pictured with Xi at bun shop becomes local celebrity
Oranges, sacks and guns: highway crash leads to chaotic mass looting
US to pay for repairs of Chinese consulate in San Francisco
14 killed in mosque stampede in Ningxia

Fourteen people were killed and 10 injured in a stampede at a mosque in the northern Ningxia Hui autonomous region, state media reported.

7 Jan 2014 - 2:52AM

Fourteen people were killed and 10 injured in a stampede at a mosque in the northern Ningxia Hui autonomous region, state media reported.

14 killed in mosque stampede in Ningxia
San Francisco consulate attack arson, FBI says

The FBI says an attack on the Chinese consulate in San Francisco was arson and unlikely to have been a terrorist act. The fire that seriously damaged the building's main entrance was caused by a "gas-based device with accelerants", said Peter Lee, a spokesman for the Federal Bureau of Investigation.

20 Jul 2018 - 2:53PM

The FBI says an attack on the Chinese consulate in San Francisco was arson and unlikely to have been a terrorist act. The fire that seriously damaged the building's main entrance was caused by a "gas-based device with accelerants", said Peter Lee, a spokesman for the Federal Bureau of Investigation.

San Francisco consulate attack arson, FBI says
Chinese balloonist rescued by Japan after failed flight to disputed islands

A man working as a cook in Hebei province has been rescued by the Japanese coastguard after he tried to fly to the disputed Diaoyu islands in a hot air balloon and crashed into the sea about 20 kilometres short of his destination.

3 Jan 2014 - 4:08AM

A man working as a cook in Hebei province has been rescued by the Japanese coastguard after he tried to fly to the disputed Diaoyu islands in a hot air balloon and crashed into the sea about 20 kilometres short of his destination.

Chinese balloonist rescued by Japan after failed flight to disputed islands
Cars or coal? Scientists split over main culprit of Beijing's air pollution
Long lines for 'Xi Jinping Combo' at Beijing restaurant after president's visit
'Voices made me set consulate on fire', says Chinese suspect who confessed to arson attack
China to enforce new rules tackling corruption and improving transparency
H7N9 bird flu strain is at peak: Chinese official