Saturday, April 19, 2014

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A moving oil slick found on the Xiangjiang River has reached the river's lower reaches in Changsha, capital city of central China's Hunan Province, provincial authorities said on Saturday.

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The death toll has risen to seven following a chemical plant explosion on Wednesday in east China's Jiangsu Province, local authorities said Saturday.

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Song Lin, chairman of state-owned China Resources (Holdings) Co., Ltd, has been dismissed from office for suspected serious discipline and law violations, authorities said Saturday.

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The death toll from a mine flood in Southwest China’s Yunnan Province rose to 19 on Friday as rescuers found 14 more bodies, with three others still missing.

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Four Chinese activists who allegedly disrupted public order through their involvement in campaigns to demand education equality and the public disclosure of officials’ assets were on Friday given sentences from two to three and a half years in prison by a Beijing court.

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Chinese writers pay tribute to Marquez
Tributes have been pouring in from around the world for Colombian author Gabriel Garcia Marquez, who died at the age of 87 on Thursday. Many tributes flowed from China, where his works influenced a generation of writers in the 1980s.

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While many Chinese parents send their children to schools abroad under the pressure of an exam-oriented educational system, a growing number of foreigners are discovering the merits of Chinese education.

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A roof collapse at a coal mine in southwest China's Guizhou Province in the early hours of Friday has killed seven miners and injured another.

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A roof collapse at a coal mine in southwest China's Guizhou Province in the early hours of Friday has killed five miners and left two others missing.

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An ongoing campaign against online pornography will conduct thorough checks on online literature, videos and application store websites, authorities said on Friday.

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A forest fire that broke out on Wednesday in the outskirts of Kunming, capital of Southwest China's Yunnan Province, is still blazing southwards, despite efforts to stop the fire spreading, authorities said on Friday.

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The death toll from a mine flood in southwest China's Yunnan Province rose to 19 on Friday as rescuers found 14 more bodies, with three others still missing.

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A public meeting was held on Thursday to discuss changes to Beijing's multi-tier pricing mechanism for water, with agreement that prices will rise.

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China’s environmental protection and land resource watchdogs Thursday jointly released the results of large-scale research into national soil sources, stating 16.1 percent of soil in the Chinese mainland is polluted.

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Song Lin, chairman of State-owned enterprise China Resources Holdings, is under investigation for suspected serious violations of discipline and law, the anti-graft authority said Thursday.

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Not such a wiseguy
Liu Han, alleged head of a mafia-style gang and a former mining tycoon, bursts into tears during a court hearing on Wednesday. Along with other 35 members of his alleged gang, Liu is accused of crimes, such as organizing a mafia gang, intentional homicide and assault, blackmail and illegal possession of guns. Photo: IC

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Hebei Province plans to set up a provincial research laboratory to support pollution control, however its efforts to combat pollution may be stymied by the relocation of major polluting enterprises from Beijing.

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Beijing public security bureau Thursday announced it would cooperate with Qihoo 360 to establish the first online platform to fight against Internet fraud at a meeting in Beijing.

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Rumormonger blogger jailed for three years
An Internet blogger was jailed for three years by a Beijing court for defamation and “provoking trouble” Thursday, the first person to be sentenced after a crackdown against online rumormongering.

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Road to ruin
People are kept away from a road in Kunming, Southwest China’s Yunnan Province on Wednesday after its groundwork collapsed the previous night. No injury was reported. Photo: CFP

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