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Public demands leniency for killer of loan shark thug after lewd acts against mother

Chinese social media have been abuzz over the weekend over a news report where a young man in Liaocheng, Shandong Province was sentenced to life prison for killing a loan shark henchman who thrust his exposed penis at his mother to threaten her into paying a debt.
Source: Global Times | 2017/3/27 0:18:39

Relaxed film policy leads to bigger box office

Chinese box office revenue ranked second in the world in 2016, mostly due to a relaxation in film regulation policies which led to faster domestic production schedules.
Source: Global Times | 2017/3/27 0:13:39

Blind dating panic

Parents take pictures in front of a wall where information about more than 800 young singletons is posted ahead of a blind date matchmaking activity in a shopping mall in Zhoushan, East China’s Zhejiang Province on Sunday.
Source: CFP | 2017/3/27 0:03:39

Healthcare loss could turn Trump to diplomacy

Chinese experts said domestic challenges US President Donald Trump is facing might affect Sino-US relations, especially after House Republicans failed to repeal and replace Obamacare.
Source: Global Times | 2017/3/27 0:03:39

More than 950 overseas fugitives captured last year in Fox Hunt campaign

A total of 951 fugitives were captured last year as the authorities stepped up the Operation Fox Hunt 2016 anti-corruption campaign to track down officials suspected of graft and those wanted for economic crimes.
Source: Global Times | 2017/3/26 21:28:39

Guangzhou community shrinks under police pressure, economic changes

A small African restaurant on Guangyuan Road in Guangzhou, capital city of South China’s Guangdong Province, has gone from prosperity to near bankruptcy in recent years, with its clientele dwindling to less than 10 customers on average most days.
Source: Global Times | 2017/3/26 21:28:39

China's transport infrastructure investment grows

Fixed assets investment in China's transport infrastructure registered a robust growth in the first two months of this year, part of the efforts to build a modern and efficient transportation system.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/3/26 13:50:55

China apartment blast death toll rises to five, rescue ends

Rescuers combing the rubble of a half-collapsed apartment building in north China found two more bodies as they wrapped up the search, bringing the death toll of Saturday's explosion to five.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/3/26 13:47:41

China’s top prosecutor to examine Shandong loan shark killing case

China's Supreme People's Procuratorate (SPP) said on Sunday that it has dispatched personnel to Shandong to examine a high profile case now being appealed in which a man was given a life sentence for killing a debt collector who sexually assaulted his mother, which sparked huge controversy over claims of police negligence.
Source: Global Times | 2017/3/26 12:31:00

China apartment blast damages 83 homes, 259 people relocated

A total of 83 homes were damaged in a powerful explosion that ripped through an apartment building in north China, killing three and injuring another 25, local government said.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/3/26 9:47:05

Explosion at China residential building, casualties unknown

An explosion went off Saturday in a residential building in north China's Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region, but casualties were not immediately known, local authorities said.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/3/25 17:44:53

Equipment collapse kills 9 at China power plant

Nine people died and two others were injured when an operation platform collapsed at a power plant in south China's Guangdong Province Saturday, local authorities said.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/3/25 14:49:02

10 dead in central China mine accidents

A pair of accidents at two neighboring gold mines in central China's Henan Province killed 10 people Friday, local authorities said early Saturday.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/3/25 10:20:22

H7N9 cases rise to 20 in south China region

The number of H7N9 infection cases in southern China's Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region has risen to 20 in 2017, including seven fatalities, local authorities said Friday.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/3/25 0:04:47

20 mainland fishermen detained in Taiwan

A total of 20 fishermen from the Chinese mainland have been detained by the Taiwan regional authorities on suspicion of illegal fishing near the Dongsha Islands, Taiwan's coastguard said Friday.
Source: Global Times | 2017/3/24 22:48:41

Beijing launches new rules to cool its real estate market

A number of measures were launched on Friday by the People's Bank of China (PBC) Operations Office in Beijing to cool the capital's red-hot real estate market.
Source: Global Times | 2017/3/24 22:48:40

1 dead, 8 missing in China gold mine accident

At least one people has died and eight are missing after a gold mine accident in central China's Henan Province, local authorities said Friday.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/3/24 22:36:14

Vice Premier calls for deeper cross-Strait exchanges

Vice Premier Zhang Gaoli on Friday pledged efforts on integrated economic and social development between the Chinese mainland and Taiwan to deepen exchanges.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/3/24 22:35:37