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Cabin fever
For the first time in her life, 35-year-old Qu Yi was inspired to read a fairy tale to her daughter.

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Indian Army Chief General Bikram Singh has expressed his willingness to expand coordination and exchanges with China's People's Liberation Army to maintain peace and tranquillity in the border regions of the two countries, said official sources with the Chinese Embassy Wednesday.

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Sri Lanka's opposition will stage a protest outside the proposed building site for three proposed casinos valued at 1.3 billion US dollars including one from gaming mogul James Packer, an official said Wednesday, as parliament prepares to push through legislation delayed since last year.

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Assets entrusted to the 68 Chinese trust management firms hit 11.73 trillion yuan ($1.92 trillion) at the end of March, up 7.52 percent from the beginning of the year, said the Chinese Trustee Association (CTA) on Wednesday.

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Posted in: Economy
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CChina has applauded Zimbabwean government's recent move to cap salaries of state enterprise bosses, saying the Southern African country needs to reform and further strengthen management of state enterprises to improve their viability.

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Posted in: Diplomacy
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When something needs “strategy,” it will attract fans to this field sooner or later.

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Posted in: Twocents-Opinion
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Wonder where I’m wandering in Beijing
When it comes to directions in Beijing, I have to say finding my way around is my Achilles’ heel.

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Posted in: Twocents-Opinion
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Young Han Chinese turn to Tibetan Buddhism amid worldly frustrations
To many people, Tibetan Buddhism and Han Chinese Buddhism are alike in many ways. Tibetan and Chinese Buddhism are two different practices that were formed on the same teachings. Chinese Buddhism has attracted many Chinese followers because it connects with Chinese culture and history. But Tibetan Buddhism offers the follower a wider range of practices and rituals that are believed to reach enlightenment faster.

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Philippine President Benigno Aquino III expressed satisfaction on Wednesday that "final closure and a mutually satisfactory" conclusion has been reached between Manila and Hong Kong over the 2010 hostage crisis, a senior Philippine government official said Wednesday.

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Posted in: Asia-Pacific
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The Central Committee of the Red Cross Society of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) Wednesday sent a message of sympathy to the South Korean Red Cross over the April 16 ferry disaster of South Korea, the official KCNA news agency reported.

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Posted in: Asia-Pacific
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Word matters
“He left his mobile phone number and promised to return the money into my bank account. But when I called him later, he hung up.”

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Posted in: Twocents-Opinion
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The world's largest retailer, Walmart Stores, on Wednesday closed an outlet in Hangzhou, capital of East China's Zhejiang Province, the seventh closure in the Chinese mainland since March.

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China will not roll out short-term economic stimulus measures because of an economic slowdown, the country's top economic planning body said on Wednesday.

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Relegation-threatened Nuremberg announced on Wednesday the stepdown of the 51-year-old Dutch coach Gertjan Verbeek who had taken the rein last October.

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Posted in: Miscellany
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The Hamas movement and Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas' Fatah Party agreed on Wednesday to form a unity government and hold general elections, a senior Palestinian official said.

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A UN vehicle from northern Kenya's Dadaab refugee complex was hijacked by suspected Somali Al- Shabaab militants and taken to Somalia early Wednesday, a government official said.

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Twenty years ago on April 20, 1994, China achieved a fully functional connection to the Internet, becoming the 77th country to access the Web.

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Tower sends right signal
The Shanghai Tower in Pudong New Area will open next year. Reaching 632m and stretching 118 stories high, the tower has been dubbed the “world’s greenest skyscraper.” But in a city where air pollution is a growing problem, can such an environmentally friendly structure have much of an impact?

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105,000 yuan– the tuition fee of the international class of a local private senior high school in Shanghai for each semester this year. The tuition fees of 21 registered public and private senior high schools with international classes range from 1,500 yuan ($240) to 105,000 yuan, according to Shanghai Municipal Educational Examinations Authority.

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Posted in: Metro Shanghai
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What do you think is the key to happiness?

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Posted in: Metro Shanghai
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