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Wednesday, November 9, 2011
Ai Weiwei agonizes over whether to pay tax bill
Chinese dissident artist Ai Weiwei said he is still agonizing over whether to pay a 15 million yuan (US$2.4 million) bill for alleged tax evasion due next week and tacitly admit guilt, or to fight the charge and possibly risk detention again.
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Tuesday, November 8, 2011
About one-tenth of China's farmland is polluted by lead, zinc and other heavy metals to “striking” levels exceeding official limits, a government expert said according to reports on Monday.
Thursday, November 3, 2011
Beijing vows better pollution data after smog anger
Authorities in Beijing have pledged to improve the way they measure air quality amid accusations they massively underestimate pollution in the Chinese capital, state media said Wednesday.
Tuesday, September 27, 2011
Two Tibetan monks set themselves on fire Monday in a protest over China's tight rein over Buddhist practices, a rights group said, as the Chinese government reiterated it will choose the next Dalai Lama.
Friday, September 9, 2011
China is imposing new obstacles to access to its markets, including sweeping national security rules, raising questions about its promises to treat companies equally, a European business group said Thursday.
A person tries to kill themselves in China every two minutes, the government and state media said Thursday, giving the country one of the highest suicide rates in the world.
Tuesday, August 30, 2011
Footage of a Chinese general discussing sensitive spying cases has been leaked onto video-sharing site YouTube, in what appears to be an embarrassing failure of secrecy for the usually tight-lipped military.
Dissident Chinese artist Ai Weiwei has called Beijing a “nightmare” and said China's justice system cannot be trusted, in his first article for a foreign magazine since his release from detention in June.
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Tuesday, August 9, 2011
Storm brings big waves, rain wind to China, North Korea
A tropical storm was lashing northeast China and North Korea as it approached land Monday, but fears of a toxic chemical spill appeared to have eased after a breached dike guarding a chemical plant was reinforced.
Monday, August 1, 2011
How would you get rid of unwanted things that still have many years of use left in them? A) Give them to a friend; b) Sell them online; or c) Leave them for the garbage collector? Hayley Robinson and her husband, Beijing residents from Britain, who used their clothes washer/dryer to wash their newborn son's cloth diapers before switching to disposable ones, decided to offer it to strangers on Freecycle Beijing, an online community that advocates giving away things one no longer wants.
Freecycle Beijing gives unwanted items another chance at life
  
  
  
  
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