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Tycoon killed by falling rock just one of dozens to have died prematurely since 2003


Aeschylus was an ancient Greek playwright who is credited by some as having invented the genre of tragedy. Legend goes that the dramatist was killed when a flying eagle, mistaking his bald head for a rock, dropped a turtle on him.

Chinese president meets Russian foreign minister

Chinese President Xi Jinping on Thursday met with Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov, who is here to attend the fifth foreign ministers' meeting of the Conference on Interaction and Confidence Building Measures in Asia (CICA) and for an official visit.
Source: Xinhua | 2016-4-29 7:38:28

China, ASEAN have will, ability to safeguard peace,stability in South China Sea: Vice FM

China and ASEAN countries have the will, ability and means to safeguard peace and stability in the South China Sea, Vice Foreign Minister Liu Zhenmin said here on Thursday.
Source: Xinhua | 2016-4-29 7:37:14

China introduces poverty delisting policy, stressing transparency

China on Thursday introduced a policy to gradually take people, villages and counties off the country's poverty list, part of the country's efforts to eradicate the entrenched poverty.
Source: Xinhua | 2016-4-29 7:31:48

Lancang-Mekong countries should make general plan together: expert

Experts from Cambodia, Vietnam, Thailand and China discussed on the Lancang-Mekong Cooperation(LMC) at a forum here on Thursday.
Source: Xinhua | 2016-4-29 7:12:20

$23m spent on Yangtze banks for rainy season

China's central government spent 150 million yuan ($23 million) mending the collapsed banks of the main channel and tributaries of the Yangtze River ahead of the rainy season.
Source: Xinhua | 2016-4-29 0:53:01

Fire on hijacked bus in Xi’an kills 8, injures 5

A long-distance bus caught fire while in service in Xi'an, Northwest China's Shaanxi Province, leaving eight dead and five injured. Local police have confirmed the fire was the result of hijacking and arson.
Source: Global Times | 2016-4-29 0:53:01

China Living Buddha database nearly complete

China is nearing the completion of the construction of a Living Buddha database with biographies of over 1,300 Living Buddhas residing in the country, which analysts said could strike a blow to the Dalai Lama.
Source: Global Times | 2016-4-29 0:53:01

Publisher denies textbooks favor West

China's official textbook publisher on Wednesday denied online accusations that its primary school Chinese textbooks advocate Western culture while disgracing the Chinese people.
Source: Global Times | 2016-4-29 0:48:01

Xi calls for direct negotiations

Chinese President Xi Jinping on Thursday reaffirmed the need to address disputes in the South China Sea through peaceful negotiations with countries directly involved, which analysts said is a practical and constructive approach to maximize consensus and minimize outside intervention.
Source: Global Times | 2016-4-29 0:43:01

China vows open doors for foreign human rights NGOs

China has promised to keep the doors open to human rights NGOs as the country’s top legislature passed its very first law to manage the activities of overseas NGOs.
Source: Global Times | 2016-4-29 0:18:01

1st Japan FM visit in 4 years

Japanese Foreign Minister Fumio Kishida will visit China on Friday, the first by a Japanese foreign minister in four and a half years.
Source: Global Times | 2016-4-29 0:13:01

Prison denies convicts banned from outdoor activities after Bogu Kailai arrived

The prison where Bogu Kailai, wife of disgraced former Chongqing Party chief Bo Xilai, is incarcerated on Wednesday denied reports claiming the prison has banned prisoners from outdoor exercises since Bogu arrived.
Source: Global Times | 2016-4-28 21:03:01

Tycoon killed by falling rock just one of dozens to have died prematurely since 2003

Aeschylus was an ancient Greek playwright who is credited by some as having invented the genre of tragedy. Legend goes that the dramatist was killed when a flying eagle, mistaking his bald head for a rock, dropped a turtle on him.
Source: Global Times | 2016-4-28 20:58:01