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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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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.
Dutch artist Daan Roosegaarde, who lives part-time in China, has proposed a smog-free park using vaccum cleaner technology, illustrated here. Dutch artist Daan Roosegaarde, who lives part-time in China, has proposed a smog-free park using vaccum cleaner technology, illustrated here.
A sheep herder stands outside a coal power plant in northern China's Inner Mongolia province. Both day and night, the rumble of the power plant echoes across the ancient steppe and its acrid stench travels dozens of miles away.
Heavy rain wreaked havoc in southwest China Saturday, causing two deaths in Sichuan Province and leaving at least eight people missing in the neighbouring Chongqing Municipality, local authorities said. Heavy rain battered most parts of Sichuan Province starting Friday.
China on Friday released archives of an important military victory in 1939, in which the Chinese army killed more than 4,000 Japan ese soldiers. This is the 19th part of the series released daily by the State Archives Administration from Aug. 25, as the country marks the 69th anniversary of victory against Japan's aggression.
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