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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
Monday, July 4, 2011
Poor rights, discrimination frustrate migrant workers
Migrant worker Yue Yaowei has lived in Beijing for six years but is not recognized as a resident of the Chinese capital — and so cannot get health insurance, buy a car or purchase a house.
Monday, June 13, 2011
Lead pollution from workshops in eastern China seriously poisoned 103 children and has affected hundreds of other residents in the country's latest case of unfettered industrial toxins, the official Xinhua news agency reported on Sunday.
Monday, May 30, 2011
Residents in Beijing may receive penalties if they fail to buy cars within the required half year after winning a car registration lottery, a mechanism the city introduced late last year to reduce vehicles on roads.
Tuesday, May 17, 2011
Police in Beijing have detained 11 suspects and confiscated more than 10,000 bottles of fake foreign liquor destined for use at the Chinese capital's bars and nightclubs, state press said Monday.
Monday, May 16, 2011
China, which employs an army of censors to police the Internet, has also deployed legions of “Web commentators” to get the government's message out — in a crafty but effective way.
Monday, May 9, 2011
With foreigners accounting for just 0.46 percent of its population, Chinese capital Beijing is still far from being designated an international city, a leading expert said.
Beijing's population rose to 19.6 million in 2010, and a huge influx of migrants contributed to the growth, the city's statistics bureau said.
Wednesday, May 4, 2011
Police in northeastern China have detained seven people suspected of deliberately starting a weekend fire in a hotel that killed 10 people and injured 35, the government and state media said Tuesday.
  
  
  
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