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Flights canceled in Beijing due to downpour

A total of 360 flights had been canceled at Beijing Capital International Airport on Saturday morning due to torrential rain.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/8/12 14:05:50

Chinese province pitches big data in Silicon Valley

Making public their ambitions to build a Data Valley, officials from Guizhou, a province in southwestern China, engaged their counterparts and technology industry professionals in San Jose, arguably the capital of Silicon Valley.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/8/12 12:15:56

Children attend military summer camp in N China to exercise

Students take part in 100-meter obstacle training in a military summer camp base at Fengrun District of Tangshan, north China's Hebei Province, Aug. 11, 2017. Many children attended military summer camp in Tangshan to exercise during their summer vacation.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/8/12 10:39:46

Expert denies links between Sichuan quake and Three Gorges Dam

An expert from the Chinese Academy of Engineering (CAE) on Friday refuted some online speculation that the Three Gorges Dam could have been related to the 7.0-magnitude quake that hit southwest China's Sichuan Province Tuesday.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/8/12 1:00:37

30 cities with over 8 million population: report

China has 30 cities with a population of more than 8 million, including 13 cities with more than 10 million people, China Business News reported Friday.
Source: Global Times | 2017/8/11 22:43:39

60,000 tourists leave Jiuzhaigou after earthquake killed 23

Around 60,000 tourists that were in Jiuzhaigou, Southwest China's Sichuan Province, have been evacuated after a 7.0-magnitude earthquake hit the county Tuesday night, authorities said Friday.
Source: Global Times | 2017/8/11 22:43:39

5 employees from fugitive tycoon’s firms plead guilty

Five employees from two companies linked to fugitive Chinese billionaire Guo Wengui pleaded guilty and confessed to inappropriate behavior on Friday at a trial in a district court in Dalian, Northeast China's Liaoning Province.
Source: Global Times | 2017/8/11 22:33:39

1,382 firms shut in July amid workplace safety campaign

A total of 1,382 companies were shut down and 4,362 were suspended for rectification, after China started a national campaign to examine work safety in July, the country's work safety watchdog said Friday.
Source: Global Times | 2017/8/11 22:28:39

WeChat, Baidu, Sina Weibo targets of investigation over unlawful content

Local Internet regulators in Beijing and South China's Guangdong Province have launched investigations into three popular social networks for suspected violations of China's Cybersecurity Law, according to a Friday statement released by China's Internet watchdog.
Source: Global Times | 2017/8/11 22:28:39

China orders thorough safety checks following fatal bus crash

The Chinese government has sent a work group to guide the handling of a fatal expressway accident in northwest China's Shaanxi Province and ordered thorough safety checks to eliminate risks, the Ministry of Public Security (MPS) said Friday.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/8/11 22:09:48

China allocates 70 mln yuan for flood relief in northwest

The Chinese central government has allocated 70 million yuan (about $10.5 million) to facilitate flood relief work in the northwestern province of Gansu, the Ministry of Finance said Friday.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/8/11 19:35:31

Two more rescued in SW China earthquake

Two more people were rescued Friday morning, some 60 hours after a 7.0-magnitude earthquake hit Jiuzhaigou County in southwest China's Sichuan Province.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/8/11 19:08:29

Quake damage to Jiuzhaigou tourist sites revealed

Local government Friday revealed the scale of damage caused by a powerful earthquake to a national park and UNESCO World Heritage site in mountainous southwest China's Sichuan Province.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/8/11 19:06:23

China investigates Internet giants for illegal online content

Chinese Internet authorities have opened cases to investigate three social media platforms -- Tencent's Wechat, Sina Weibo and Baidu Tieba, for not stopping the circulation of illegal online content, the Cyberspace Administration of China (CAC) said Friday.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/8/11 18:11:00

China puts five individuals related to fugitive Guo Wengui on trial

A trial of five individuals related to fugitive Guo Wengui opened Friday in the northeast China city of Dalian.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/8/11 17:03:36

Survivors recount 40 hours stranded in secluded quake zone

When the huge earthquake struck Jiuzhaigou County in southwest China's Sichuan Province on Tuesday night, Na Guo thought he and his wife were going to die.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/8/11 16:28:40

China rainstorms to bring more misery to earthquake victims

Rain has compounded problems in Jiuzhaigou County in southwest Sichuan Province and Jinghe County in Bortala Mongolian Autonomous Prefecture in northwest Xinjiang, China's national weather observatory said Friday.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/8/11 15:08:28

Internet regulator starts investigation into popular Chinese social network platforms

The Cyberspace Administration of China (CAC) has recently directed local CACs in Beijing and Guangdong to investigate into WeChat under Tencent, Sina Weibo and Baidu Tieba, according to a statement posted by the CAC on its official website on Friday.
Source: Global Times | 2017/8/11 15:00:11