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Chinese grave robbers jailed for selling bodies so villagers could bypass cremation laws

Five men have been given prison sentences for "stealing dead bodies" after they were found to have sold the bodies to villagers in Juye county, Heze, East China's Shandong Province, to replace their deceased relatives so that they would not have to be cremated.
Source: Global Times | 2018/4/18 19:03:40

Boy dies after being trapped in narrow well for nearly 15 hours

A local hospital announced on Wednesday morning it had failed to save the life of a 5-year old boy after he got trapped at a depth of six meters in a narrow well for more than 14 hours in Anqiu, East China's Shandong Province, reported The Beijing News.
Source: Global Times | 2018/4/18 19:03:40

China Focus: Drones help ease China's rural labor shortage

Drone piloting has become a new source of income for 41-year-old Xin Jianying, a villager in east China's Jiangxi Province, who has only a primary school education.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/4/18 17:45:16

1st LD-Writethru: Chinese archaeologists begin first deep sea archaeological mission

Chinese archaeologists on Wednesday set sail from Sanya in south China's Hainan Province aboard the oceanic research vessel Tansuo-1 to carry out the country's first deep sea archaeological mission.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/4/18 16:22:21

A massive, open, online solution to China's education gap

How can a prospective college student from west China find a way to study in the country's privileged Peking University?
Source: Xinhua | 2018/4/18 13:31:02

Large rubidium ore deposit found in south China

A large rubidium ore deposit has been discovered in south China's Guangdong Province, local authorities said Tuesday.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/4/18 8:11:12

Shi Yigong named president of Westlake University

Shi Yigong, a biologist and academician of Chinese Academy of Sciences, has been named first president of Westlake University, a private university with aspirations to become one of the world's top research institutes.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/4/18 8:02:49

Poverty relief lightens burden for rural villager

Hauling garbage has become Shi Chengfu's biggest hobby. The more he dumps, the happier he is.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/4/18 8:01:50

China explores mediation in business disputes

Chinese chambers of commerce are encouraged to set up mediation committees and hire mediators to settle business disputes in non-public sectors outwith judicial proceedings.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/4/18 7:59:49

Another 2 Chinese sites receive UNESCO Global Geopark Label

United Nations educational and scientific body UNESCO on Tuesday said two more Chinese sites received the organization's Global Geopark Label as they demonstrated "the diversity of the planet's geology".
Source: Xinhua | 2018/4/18 7:58:05

Oxford University vice chancellor hails China links, int'l higher education cooperation

The vice chancellor of the University of Oxford has hailed links with top universities in China, saying international collaboration in higher education is critical.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/4/18 7:55:41

5-year-old kid trapped in well in E China

Rescue operation is still going on after a five-year-old boy fell into a well in east China's Shandong Province Tuesday afternoon, local authorities said.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/4/18 7:21:35

Chinese scientists study use of wireless charging technology in rockets

China's space scientists are now exploring ways of using wireless charging technology in rocket designs.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/4/17 23:08:40

Prosecutors free Guangdong doctor in medicinal liquor case

Guangdong-based doctor Tan Qindong is reportedly out on bail after the procuratorate cited lack of evidence and returned the case to the public security department for further investigation.
Source: Global Times | 2018/4/17 23:03:39

Chinese regulator removes mobile phone apps

China's cultural regulator inspected more than 4,900 live-streaming apps and removed 370 online performance platforms in its latest campaign against forbidden online products, media reported Tuesday.
Source: Global Times | 2018/4/17 22:33:40

China closes illegal live-streaming platforms, online games

China's Ministry of Culture and Tourism tightened its crackdown on illegal online games, live-streaming apps and websites hosting illegal performances, it said Tuesday.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/4/17 21:29:41

Public security minister vows to guide opinions

China's public security minister has vowed to guide management of public opinion on sensitive cases and prevent hyping of such cases, the Ministry of Public Security said in a Tuesday statement.
Source: Global Times | 2018/4/17 21:18:39

Chinese woman sues Ikea, claiming exploding glass left her disfigured

The case of a Beijing woman who alleged she was disfigured by an exploding glass she bought from Ikea, the Swedish furniture retailer, began in court on Monday.
Source: Global Times | 2018/4/17 19:18:40