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Monday, November 16, 2015
Flood-sparked landslide in Zhejiang kills at least 16, others still missing
A landslide that engulfed homes in China killed at least 16 people, with 21 still missing, as heavy rains brought misery across a swath of the country.
A glossy highway and hundreds of trucks transporting Chinese workers by the thousands: the new Silk Road is under construction in northern Pakistan, but locals living on the border are yet to be convinced they will receive more from it than dust.
Saturday, November 14, 2015
China's new 100-yuan banknote, acclaimed by authorities as bearing high-tech features that make it harder to forge, is being rejected by cash machines, a report said Friday.
Friday, November 13, 2015
China's gray smog has a blue lining: Air improves this year
Lawyer Wu Congsi has asthma and keeps air purifiers whirring away in his office, home and car to counter Beijing's hazardous smog. He prefers to stay inside unless the sky is blue. But this year, he's been able to regularly walk the 15 minutes or so to work.
China use of torture uncurbed by legal reform: Amnesty
His arms were bent behind the chair, his wrists cuffed so tightly his hands swelled.
Pelosi leads US delegation on rare visit to Tibet
U.S. House of Representatives Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi led a delegation of congressional Democrats on a rare trip by foreign politicians to Tibet, during a visit to mainland China that included meetings with officials in Beijing.
Thursday, November 12, 2015
Rights group: China use of torture uncurbed by legal reform
BEIJING -- His arms were forcibly bent backward behind the back of a chair, and his wrists were so tightly cuffed that his hands grew swollen.
Wednesday, November 11, 2015
A director of mainland China's first free trade zone (FTZ) in Shanghai has been put under investigation for "severe disciplinary violations," Chinese Communist Party (CCP) authorities said Tuesday, using a phrase which typically refers to corruption.
Tuesday, November 10, 2015
China smog around 50 times WHO recommendations
A swath of China was blanketed with dangerous acrid smog Monday after levels of the most dangerous particulates reached around 50 times World Health Organization maximums, with energy use for heating blamed as winter sets in.
At home her son still calls her daddy, at work she dresses in a masculine style, but this Chinese person has a "little secret" -- she was born male, but is not any more.
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