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Is this Beijing building really haunted?

Building no. 81 This locally famous “haunted house” is on one of the busiest streets in Beijing. Now that Halloween has rolled around, locals are flocking to the century-old building for seasonal thrills.In recent years Halloween has become a big deal in Beijing, with locals...

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Minors in crime

Minors in crime Middle school students listen to a report from a teenage inmate as part of a school’s campaign to prevent juvenile delinquency in Xinjian county, Jiangxi Province, August 31, 2004. Photo: CFP Earlier this month, the public was left in a state of...

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The corpse collector

By Huang Jingjing Chen Yangxi goes to collect a body on the Yangtze River. Photo: Wang Yongsheng/Chutian Metropolis Daily Rope, pole and life jacket: These are the mundane tools of the unpleasant trade plied by 62-year-old boatman Chen Yangxi, a corpse collector on the Yangtze River...

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Shattered and mended

By Lin Meilian Wu Shengming. Photo: CFP She was sentenced to life, and then she got her life back. After being imprisoned for 18 years for commercial fraud, then 70-year-old Wu Shengming, once a millionaire, came out a broken old lady in 2003. But today...

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Bitter medicine

Gao Jiangyun holds her 3-year-old son Gao Chenxiang, who was paralyzed after receiving a hepatitis B vaccine in Lüliang, Shanxi Province. Photo: CFP Every year, 1 billion vaccines are administered in China. With the official fault rate at 1 to 2 per million inoculations, that...

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Monks uncloistered

Volunteers at Longquan Temple manage its Weibo and blog accounts. Photo: Li Hao/GT After deciding to become a monk, Liang Lu didn’t spend his days in the temple reading Buddhist scriptures and eating a vegetarian diet, as people would expect. Instead, he interacted with the...

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Turtle power propels Qinzhou

An advertisement with the tagline “Raising turtles can make you a fortune” changed an orange farmer’s life. “My life has an unbreakable bond with turtles,” 56-year-old Chen Xingqian says. He saw the small poster in Nanning railway station in 1981, when he was on a...

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Xi visits soldiers on frozen northern border

By An Baijie of China Daily President Xi Jinping visited soldiers at a border frontier base in the Inner Mongolia autonomous region on Sunday, expressing his gratitude for their service to the nation. Soldiers in the region deserve the respect and gratitude of both the...

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Japan revises teaching texts

By Sun Xiaobo A protester holds a defaced portrait of Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe to denounce Japan’s sovereignty claims in front of the Japanese Embassy in Seoul on Tuesday. Photo: AP Japan on Tuesday once again angered China and South Korea after revising teaching...

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Hong Kong declares sanction against the Philippines for hostage crisis

Survivors and relatives of eight Hong Kong tourists who were killed in a 2010 Philippine bus hostage tragedy gather outside the Philippines consulate in Hong Kong to demand an apology on August 23, 2012. Philippine President Benigno Aquino had ruled out an apology although he...

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