128 die as hope fades for mudslide survivors

RESCUERS shoveled and hammered into debris yesterday searching for survivors buried under sludge, mud and mining waste in northern China after a landslide that killed at least 128 people.

Chinese President Hu Jintao (L Front) talks with a farmer  as he inspects the growth of maize in Wuzhi County under Jiaozuo City, central China's Henan Province. (Xinhua Photo)

Chinese President Hu Jintao stressed three breakthroughs in rural restructuring, modern agriculture and rural public facilities to push forward reform and development in the countryside.

Milk powder sent for testing 11.09.2008
Milk powder sent for testing

The number of sick babies in China continues to grow. Seven provinces are now reporting cases of kidney stones in infants.

Poor design blamed for school woes in May quake

Xin Dingding China Daily 05.09.2008
Poor design blamed for school woes in May quake

Poor design, substandard materials and other defects could have caused many school buildings to collapse in the May 12 earthquake, an official said Thursday.

University students go coy over sexual survey

Cai Wenjun Shanghai Daily 04.09.2008
University students go coy over sexual survey

UNIVERSITY students in Shanghai are either shunning promiscuity, or are too shy to admit to sexual dalliances.

Clean skies campaign was a success in Beijing

The massive effort to clear the skies over Beijing for the Summer Olympics paid off, the city's environmental authority said Monday, with the capital seeing its cleanest air in a decade.

Quake toll rises to 32, over 400 injured

Huang Zhiling and Wang Wei China Daily 01.09.2008
Firefighters try to rescue a buffalo from debris in quake-hit Panzhihua, Sichuan province Sunday August 31 2008. [Xinhua]

CHENGDU: Thirty-two people have died, more than 400 injured and over 100,000 homes destroyed or damaged after an earthquake hit Sichuan and Yunnan provinces around 4:30 pm on Saturday.

22 dead after quake jolts Sichuan

Xinhua China Daily 31.08.2008
22 dead after quake jolts Sichuan

PANZHIHUA, Sichuan -- Twenty-two people were dead after an earthquake measuring 6.1 on the Richter scale hit Panzhihua City in southwest China on Saturday.

4 killed in Guangxi chemical plant blast

Rescuers said that at least four people were killed, 44 others were injured and 17 were missing after a chemical plant explosion in south China's Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region early on Tuesday.

Brave quake girl's HK dream

Beatrice Siu The Standard 26.08.2008
Brave quake girl's HK dream

Teenage Sichuan earthquake survivor Yang Liu - who had both legs amputated below the knee so she could be pulled from the ruins of her collapsed school - is dreaming of a university place in Hong Kong.

Melissa Sconyers, who studied abroad in China, is photographed in front of the Chinese flag in San Francisco Aug. 11, 2008. [Agencies]

RALEIGH, N.C. - China is hoping that American college students watching the Summer Olympics will want to travel there, providing a bump similar to what Australia and Greece enjoyed in 2000 and 2004.

Sichuan homes 'ready by 2009'

Guan Xiaofeng and Li Aoxue China Daily 20.08.2008
A woman prepares lunch at a tent home in the earthquake-hit Xuankou township, Sichuan Province, June 9, 2008. [Xinhua]

People from rural areas of Sichuan who were made homeless by the May 12 earthquake will be able to move into their new homes before December of next year, Vice-Governor Huang Yanrong said Tuesday at a press conference at the Beijing International ...

Campus condom plan: safe sex or more sex?

Cai Wenjun and Yang Lifei Shanghai Daily 20.08.2008
Campus condom plan: safe sex or more sex?

SHANGHAI college students may soon have easier access to condoms under a plan to promote safer sex across the city, but some experts worry that the effort might also promote increased sexual activity.

Quake hits southwest China, no reports of casualties

BEIJING (Reuters) - An earthquake hit southwest China on Wednesday, knocking down houses and forcing around 1,200 people to evacuate from near the site of a devastating quake which killed at least 70,000 people in May, state media said.

Bright lights, big city

Erik Nilsson China Daily 19.08.2008
Nightlife lovers find escape from the pressures of work in Beijing clubs. Photos by  Erik Nilsson and

Han Li's cover is about to be blown! The 25-year-old graphic designer from Fujian province says she would "never dare" tell her parents what she gets up to in Beijing after work.

Panda twins born during the Olympics

China has two new unofficial Olympic mascots. They are giant panda twins born on the second day of the 2008 Beijing Games.

Oxfam looks to public for aid

The Standard 13.08.2008
Oxfam looks to public for aid

International charity group Oxfam is appealing to the public to make up a HK$13 million shortfall in its reconstruction budget for quake-torn Sichuan and Gansu provinces.

Quality key to post-quake rebuilding

Fu Jing China Daily 13.08.2008
Quality key to post-quake rebuilding

The government insisted yesterday that the highest standards will be maintained in the reconstruction of public buildings - including schools and hospitals - destroyed by the May 12 earthquake.

Mystery torch guard becomes Chinese sex symbol

Andrew Cawthorne Reuters 13.08.2008
REUTERS/China Daily

BEIJING (Reuters) - A handsome but anonymous guardian of the Olympics torch on its troubled world tour has won legions of Chinese female fans -- and plenty of marriage proposals.

Beijing skyline 'so impressive'

Maggie Lee China Daily 12.08.2008
Beijing skyline 'so impressive'

ATLANTA: The new monuments on Beijing's skyline are so impressive that people watching the Olympics will think differently of China by the end of August, the co-chair of the 1996 Atlanta Games has said.

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