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31 min ago | South China Morning Post

Become a native English teacher in China, no questions asked

The market for foreign teachers on the mainland today is akin to a gold rush: opportunities abound, regulations are few and there is scope for big profits for anyone wishing to make a quick buck. That could soon change.

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2 hrs ago | Sydney Morning Herald

Export risk on China dirty coal import ban

Australian coal exporters are scrambling to clarify the fallout from changes to China's coal import rules, which could expose the industry to billions of dollars in lost sales as China seeks to The Chinese government is to limit the use of imported coal with more than 16 per cent ash and 3 per cent sulphur from January 1, 2015, in a bid to improve air quality, especially in the major cities such as Beijing and around Shanghai. At the same time, China is moving to force power utilities to slash coal import volumes, also with the stated aim of improving air quality, although this move will primarily give China's local coalminers a lift.

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6 hrs ago | The Peninsula

Typhoon hits China after shutting down HK

BEIJING: A powerful typhoon slammed into southern China yesterday, swamping ships, grounding flights and forcing thousands -- many of them still recovering from a previous storm -- to leave home. Typhoon Kalmaegi made landfall on the east coast of Hainan island packing winds of 144 kilometres an hour, the China Meteorological Administration said.

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8 hrs ago | South China Morning Post

China's ambassador to UK accuses Chris Patten of 'rank hypocrisy' about Hong Kong democracy

The Hong Kong Chief Executive election of 2017 will pick the top official of Hong Kong for the fifth term. According to the National People's Congress Standing Committee's resolution in 2007, the election may be implemented by the method of universal suffrage.

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9 hrs ago | WNEM-TV Saginaw

British Museum features 'golden age' of Ming China

Intricate, inventive and ahead of their time - and that's just the vases. London's British Museum will open a major new exhibition on Thursday exploring the rich art and global influences of China's Ming era in the 15th century.

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9 hrs ago | Los Angeles Times

China to try Uighur professor on charges of separatism

Ilham Tohti, an outspoken scholar of China's Uighur ethnic minority, is interviewed at his home in Beijing. A Beijing economics professor who has persistently questioned China's policies toward ethnic minorities is heading to trial Wednesday on charges of separatism.

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11 hrs ago | Daily Times

Former Chinese official gets death for bribery : September 16, 2014,

ISLAMABAD A former senior housing official in east China's Hangzhou city was sentenced to death on Tuesday with a two-year reprieve for bribery and abuse of power. Hangzhou Intermediate People's Court in Zhejiang Province convicted Zhang Xin, former deputy head of the Hangzhou Housing Bureau, of taking bribes totaling 124 million yuan , which included cash, cars and apartments, to seek benefits for others in construction projects, Xinhua reports.

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15 hrs ago | WMC-TV Memphis

China rig finds gas after Vietnam sea standoff

11, 2014 photo, workers lay cables on a new oil rig under construction for China National Offshore Oil Corp. in a shipyard in Qingdao in east China's Shandong province. . In this Thursday, Sept.

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15 hrs ago | Brandon Sun

Beijing says deep sea rig that sparked standoff with Vietnam later found gas closer to China

In this Sept. 11, 2014 photo, workers lay cables on a new oil rig under construction for China National Offshore Oil Corp. in a shipyard in Qingdao in east China's Shandong province.

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18 hrs ago | The Indian Express

China President wants to revive ancient route as BCIM trade corridor.

At the edge of China's long border with Myanmar, this town could one day become the heart of the ancient Southern Silk Road that President Xi Jinping wants to rebuild with India. It is not clear if Xi can persuade Prime Minister Narendra Modi to join in China's vigorous effort to connect the two nations through Myanmar and Bangladesh.

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Mon Sep 15, 2014

The Star Online

Famed Chinese director held on sex charges

BEIJING: A Chinese film director who won the Berlin Film Festival's prestigious Golden Bear has been detained on charges of "soliciting sex", state media said, as Beijing steps up a crackdown on immoral behaviour. Wang Quanan, who secured the accolade for his 2006 movie Tuya's Marriage , was held with a prostitute last week in Beijing, the official Xinhua News Agency said, citing police.

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NEWS.com.au

Incinerator dioxin levels reduced but new rules allow more types of waste to be burned

Tighter emission standards rein in output of dioxins, but critics say the revisions allow burning of industrial sludge in city furnaces New environmental standards have tightened the emission of dioxins, a group of major carcinogens, across the mainland by a factor of 10 in response to rising public fears over incinerating household waste in cities. But the updated regulation, which took effect on July 1, may not allay public fears and stop protests over incinerator projects, with some experts and industry insiders saying that some of the clauses will actually help incinerating businesses to grow.

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Brandon Sun

Chinese city creates cellphone sidewalk lane, inspired by Washington experiment

In this photo taken Saturday, Sept. 13, 2014, residents walk on a lane painted with instructions to separate those using their phones as they walk from others in southwest China's Chongqing Municipality.

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Xinhuanet

China initiates level-III response for Kalmaegi

The shelf for vegetable is almost empty in a supermarket in Haikou, capital of south China's island of Hainan Province, Sept. 15, 2014.

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Post and Courier

China assembly line idea didn't fly for Boeing

In a reassuring move for the company's U.S. aircraft manufac- turing sites, including North Charleston, an executive said the aerospace giant won't be setting up a final assembly line in China, an emerging air-travel giant. Ian Thomas, president of Boeing China, told Flightglobal in Beijing last week that the planemaker studied the idea but made a strategic decision not to proceed.

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South China Morning Post

Chinese court's dismissal of compensation claim highlights traffic accident scams

A Zhejiang court has cleared a driver of hitting and paralysing an elderly pedestrian after it ruled that the accident was a scam to win financial compensation that went badly wrong. The elderly man's family demanded that the driver pay 1.2 million yuan in compensation after he was knocked over last October, resulting in him suffering full-body paralysis, state broadcaster CCTV reported on Sunday.

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The Daily Star

Rains in China kill 19, thousands evacuated

People stand under heavy rain at the Bund in front of the financial district of Pudong, in downtown Shanghai August 18, 2014. Photo: Reuters Heavy rains in China's southwest have killed at least 19 people and left 20 missing, with tens of thousands of people evacuated due to flooding, state media reported Monday.

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Sun Sep 14, 2014

The Star Online

China says 'rescues' more children from Xinjiang religious schools

A sweep on illegal religious activity in the capital of China's unruly far western region of Xinjiang has resulted in 190 children being "rescued", along with the detention of dozens of people, a state newspaper said on Monday. Xinjiang, home to the Muslim Uighur people who speak a Turkic language, has been beset for years by violence that the Chinese government blames on Islamist militants and separatists.

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China's Xi begins South Asia tour in Maldives

China's President Xi Jinping was in the Maldives Monday beginning a three-nation tour of South Asia with a historic visit to an island paradise gaining a new reputation as a hotbed of militant Islamists. Xi, who arrived late Sunday, will hold talks with Maldives President Abdulla Yameen and then be guest of honour at a state banquet in a country which is an increasingly popular tourist destination for well-heeled Chinese.

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Business Times

China to pledge investment in India's railways

Beijing's bid to ramp up commercial ties in India comes despite a territorial dispute that has flared anew in recent years, raising concerns in New Delhi, where memories of a humiliating border war defeat in 1962 run deep.

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