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1 hr ago | The Peninsula
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.
3 hrs ago | South China Morning Post
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.
4 hrs ago | WNEM-TV Saginaw
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.
4 hrs ago | Los Angeles Times
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.
6 hrs ago | Daily Times
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.
10 hrs ago | WMC-TV Memphis
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.
10 hrs ago | Brandon Sun
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.
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.
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.
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.
The shelf for vegetable is almost empty in a supermarket in Haikou, capital of south China's island of Hainan Province, Sept. 15, 2014.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Three people were condemned to death Friday and one given life in prison for a mass stabbing that killed 31 people in China, state media said, in an attack authorities blamed on separatists from largely Muslim Xinjiang. The convictions and sentences were handed down Friday by the Intermediate People's Court in Kunming, in the southwestern province of Yunnan, state broadcaster China Central Television reported.
Updated: Tue Sep 16, 2014 01:52 pm
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