The trial of a former official embroiled in a sex tape scandal opened Wednesday in a court in southwest China's Chongqing city. The Chongqing No.1 Intermediate People's Court will hear the case of Lei Zhengfu, former secretary of Chongqing's Beibei district committee of the Communist Party of China (CPC). Lei, who also stands accused of accepting bribes, was dismissed from his post and placed ...
China's telecom giant has unveiled the world's slimmest android-based smartphone- Ascend P6. The smarthphone is 6.18mm thick and has a 5 megapixel front camera for high quality self portraits. Huawei stated that it has 4.7in screen and is more than 3mm thin. If compared to the iphone 5 and the Alcatel One Idol Ultra which are known to be the slimmest phones yet, Ascend P6 is slimmer but ...
An official in central China's Henan province was executed Tuesday for raping 11 girls, sources said Wednesday. Li Xingong, former deputy secretary general of the Yongcheng city committee of the Communist Party of China (CPC), was arrested in May 2012 on charges of raping several girls starting from the second half of 2011, reported Xinhua. The Shangqiu City Intermediate People's Court later ...
A festival dedicated to dog meat in southern China has been targeted by protesting animal lovers, who have won a minor concession from local officials, an activist ...
David Beckham arrives in Shanghai on Wednesday to continue his second ambassadorial trip to promote football in China. Visiting Shanghai Shenxin FC, Beckham is surrounded by security guards while photographers and fans attempt to get close to him. China hopes Beckham can raise the profile in a country where the sport has recently been mired in a corruption ...
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From January 1, 2013, Shanghai extends visa-free stays to 72 hours for passengers from 45 countries. The 45 countries covered by the 72-hour visa-free policy are: Argentina, Australia, Austria, Belgium, Brazil, Brunei, Bulgaria, Canada, Chile, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Holland, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Latvia, Lithuania, ...
The Chinese government expects peaceful nuclear negotiations will continue through multilateral dialogue with Iran, a government spokeswoman said. Iranian delegates joined officials from the five permanent members of the U.N. Security Council and Germany in a second round of nuclear negotiations in Kazakhstan in April but made few breakthroughs. February talks in Kazakhstan included efforts to ...
David Beckham was greeted by thousands of screaming fans when he turned up at the Olympic Stadium in easten China's Nanjing City on ...
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HONG KONG: Shanghai shares closed at their lowest since mid-December, exerting pressure on Hong Kong markets on Wednesday, as a cash squeeze in the mainland worsened and official news reports further dampened hopes for policy ...
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A series of blasts ripped through a restaurant in China's Shanxi province Wednesday night, killing one person and injuring over 150 others, officials said.
The incident took place in a two-storey building housing the restaurant in Shuozhou city, Xinhua reported.
Among the 156 injured, dozens are fire fighters who were at the scene when the final blast occurred.
Three fire-fighting trucks were damaged.
Witnesses said they heard the explosions around 9.20 p.m., and that they also smelled gas.
The cause of the blast was, however, not confirmed.
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