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Crisis in Japan spurs Hong Kong and China nuclear safety talks

Energy and safety experts from Hong Kong and China met Wednesday to discuss the safety of nuclear energy in the light of the ongoing crisis at a damaged Japanese nuclear plant leaking radiation.

Radioactivity detected in China

yan Xinhua 28.03.2011
Radioactivity detected in China

Low levels of radioactive material iodine-131 were detected Saturday in Heilongjiang Province, north of Beijing, China's National Nuclear Emergency Coordination Committee said.


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According to Chinese astrology, 2011 is the Year of the Rabbit, which some predictions say will bring prosperity, while others argue it means volatility in the markets.

China to create largest mega city in the world with 42 million people

Malcolm Moore, Peter Foster Telegraph 27.01.2011
China to create largest mega city in the world with 42 million people

China is planning to create the world's biggest mega city by merging nine cities to create a metropolis twice the size of Wales with a population of 42 million.


Rice noodles prompt latest China food scare

Large amounts of rice noodles made with rotten grain and potentially carcinogenic additives are being sold in south China, state press said Friday, in the country's latest food safety scare.

Hu Jintao Visits Poor Beijing Families, Vows to Narrow China's Wealth Gap

Chinese President Hu Jintao visited low-income families in Beijing yesterday in a gesture to show the government is trying to narrow the widening wealth gap in the world’s fastest-growing major economy.


Nobel laureate Liu celebrates 55th birthday in prison

Jailed Nobel peace laureate Liu Xiaobo marked his 55th birthday on Tuesday in a prison in northeast China, prompting renewed calls from rights advocates for his immediate release.

Chinese endure power shortages as coal runs short

Communities in central and northern China are facing power cuts and rationing as winter coal supplies fall short of surging demand.


China launches hourly air quality data index

China has started publishing hourly air-quality information for major cities across the country as the world's top source of greenhouse gas emissions tries to rein in its notorious pollution.

For 30 years the Chinese have only been allowed one child - and now they are only allowed one dog

For the last 30 years they have been banned from having more than one child in their family.Now the residents of Shanghai are facing a new limit over the size of their household - the one-dog policy.


World's biggest census begins in China

As part of the country's sixth national census, which began on Monday, 100,000 census takers are knocking on doors in Beijing. They have 10 days to complete their task.

Typhoon Megi lands in southeast China, 270,000 evacuated

Hundreds of thousands of residents have been evacuated as Megi, the 13th typhoon to hit China this year, made landfall in Zhangzhou City in the southeastern Chinese province of Fujian at 12:55 p.m. Saturday, authorities said.


China Evacuates 150000 People as Typhoon Nears

Chinese authorities have evacuated more than 150,000 people from the country's southeastern coast as one of the strongest typhoons in years approaches the region.

Southern China braces for super typhoon [PHOTO/VIDEO]

Residents scrambled to stockpile food and authorities ordered ships to remain docked as southern China geared up Wednesday for a super typhoon after it killed 15 people and wiped out crops in the northern Philippines.


China rich make "generous" gifts at Gates and Buffett dinner

Bill Gates and Warren Buffett received some "very generous" gifts during a dinner in Beijing with a small group of ultra-rich Chinese to promote charity, saying on Thursday that the event had exceeded expectations.

Shanghai is sexiest China city: survey

Shanghai has just been granted a new title - sexiest city in China. A survey that sought to gauge the sex appeal of Chinese cities has put Shanghai on top, thanks to the city's metropolitan style and prosperous economy that people around the count...


Call for "men's day" sparks heated public debate among Chinese

A recent online poll of 6,021 people nationwide found 80 percent saying Chinese men are under so much stress that a "men's day", which is supposed to fall on Aug 3 every year, is essential.

Beijing starts gating, locking migrant villages

CARA ANNA Yahoo! News 15.07.2010
Beijing starts gating, locking migrant villages

The government calls it "sealed management." China's capital has started gating and locking some of its lower-income neighborhoods overnight, with police or security checking identification papers around the clock, in a throwback to an older style...


China pushing the envelope on science, and sometimes ethics

John Pomfret The Washington Post 29.06.2010
China pushing the envelope on science, and sometimes ethics

Last year, Zhao Bowen was part of a team that cracked the genetic code of the cucumber. These days, he's probing the genetic basis for human IQ. Zhao is 17. Centuries after it led the world in technological prowess -- think gunpowder, irrigation a...

Hong Kong to share green transport experience during Shanghai Expo

Hong Kong will share its experience in the planning and management of green transport at the "Green Transport in Hong Kong, Asia's World City" seminar to be held in Shanghai on June 18. The seminar is part of Hong Kong's participation in World Exp...



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