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Severe weather causes holiday migration chaos

By Fang Yang A man surveys traffic on the Shanghai-Kunming Highway on Wednesday. Inclement weather disrupted travel during the last two peak days of travel. Photo: CFP Rain and snow have disrupted the journeys of millions of people traveling across the country after the Chinese...

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Snow disrupts China holiday traffic

By Agencies Snowstorms disrupted road traffic in northern and eastern China on Wednesday, causing chaos for travelers returning to work after Spring Festival family reunions. Snow started to fall on Tuesday in regions including Ningxia, Shaanxi, Shanxi, Hebei and Henan, according to the National Meteorological...

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Working the stage

By Global Times Migrant workers sing at the Third Spring Festival Gala for Migrant Workers in Beijing. Photo: Yang Yang For at least three hours, migrant workers and their children became the stars of the stage. They became singers, dancers and comedians in the Spring...

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Rich talker

By Lin Meilian Chen Guangbiao. Photo: CFP Surely people in both China and the United States now know the name of Chen Guangbiao, the 45-year-old multimillionaire/entrepreneur/philanthropist/self-promoter back to China a week ago after his much-hyped trip to the US. The first week of 2014, “Hurricane...

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H7N9 kills two more, causing new infections in China

By Agencies Up to 20 people were killed and 68 others wounded in violent attacks in and around the Iraqi capital of Baghdad on Monday, a police source said. The deadliest attack occurred in the area of Abu Dsher in southern Baghdad when two car...

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No woman’s land

By Xuyang Jingjin No woman’s land. Photo: CFP An old Chinese saying goes, “A married daughter is like spilt water,” an indication that the traditional preference for sons is still prevalent in China. Despite gender equality being a State policy, this discrimination against women is...

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Renegade scholars

By Xuyang Jingjing Defiant teachers seeking way out after high-profile dismissal, resignation. Photo: CFP Xia Yeliang, an associate professor at Peking University, had until January 31 to complete all the paperwork for his termination. But Xia, who was fired in October, has refused to go...

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Paying to represent

By Huang Jingjing An electoral fraud scandal involving nearly 600 lawmakers in Hengyang, Central China’s Hunan Province, shocked many people in China when a widespread system of paying for legislative positions was uncovered. The price tag in Hengyang was more than half a million yuan...

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China dismisses ADIZ reports, optimistic about South China Sea situation

By Agencies China on Saturday dismissed allegations by some Japanese reports that it is to set up an Air Defense Identification Zone (ADIZ) over the South China Sea and expressed optimism over regional situation. “In a general view, the Chinese side has yet to feel...

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Asia 2014 different from Europe 1914, says Chinese official in Munich

By Agencies Fu Ying (C), Chairperson of the Foreign Affairs Committee of China’s National People’s Congress, attends a meeting session of the Munich Security Conference in Munich, Germany, on Feb. 1, 2014. Addressing Munich Security Conference Saturday, Fu Ying said that the situation in Asia...

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