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Friday, January 8, 2016
China flies 2 commercial jets to man-made island
A pair of mainland Chinese civilian jet airliners landed at a newly created island in a disputed section of the South China Sea in a test to see whether its airstrip was up to standard, state media reported Thursday.
Eleven miners were found dead Thursday after a mainland Chinese coal mine caved in, state media reported, the latest fatal industrial accident in the country where work safety standards are poorly enforced.
Wednesday, January 6, 2016
Chinese parents protest to get 2nd children registered
Chinese parents who had children outside the country's one-child policy protested outside the family planning commission Tuesday in an attempt to have their fines canceled now that all couples are allowed to have two kids.
Beijing says pollution lessened in 2015 despite smog alerts
Environmental authorities in Beijing say the Chinese capital's air quality in 2015 was better than the year before despite the city's first two red alerts for pollution late in the year.
A man upset over a financial dispute set fire to a moving bus and fled as the flames trapped people inside, killing 17 of them and injuring 32, authorities and state media said.
Chinese powerhouse Dalian Wanda is reportedly in talks to buy a controlling stake in U.S. film studio Legendary, providing the Chinese Communist Party-linked company with a key anchor in Hollywood.
The mainland China authorities have asked U.S. technology giant Microsoft to clarify "major issues" regarding a monopoly case, officials said Tuesday, confirming that it was still pursuing a probe which emerged in 2014.
Tuesday, January 5, 2016
Missing Hong Kong bookseller's wife drops police report
The mystery surrounding five missing Hong Kong booksellers known for titles banned in mainland China deepened after one purportedly wrote to say he was fine and helping with an investigation, prompting his wife to drop a missing person's report.
Fourteen people were burned to death and 32 injured after a public bus went up in flames in a suspected arson attack in China on Tuesday, state media said.
Sunday, January 3, 2016
China restructures military as Xi eyes 'strong army'
Mainland China has unveiled changes to the structure of its military, adding three new units, described by mainland Chinese leader Xi Jinping as "a major policy decision to realize the Chinese dream of a strong army," state media reported.
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