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Microblogging across Straits

By Liang Chen Chiu Yi speaks at a Hubei businesspeople assembly in Beijing, on December 2, 2012. Photo: CFP At 10,000 yuan per hour, Kuomintang member and former Taiwanese legislator Chiu Yi could be one of the most in-demand speakers on the Chinese mainland. After...

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When the crowd bays for blood

China’s most eminent filmmaker has become a victim – of a lynch mob that carries the banner of equality more than of a national policy whose implementation is constantly fine-tuned. Renowned filmmaker Zhang Yimou has found himself in deep water. Not only has he been...

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No human-to-human spread of H7N9 after doctor’s death

By Jiang Yabin There is no evidence of human-to-human spread of the resurgent H7N9 bird flu virus after a doctor in Shanghai was confirmed to have died from the infection, Chinese health authorities said Tuesday. Shanghai’s health commission confirmed Monday that two men died Saturday...

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GDP growth remains 7.7%

By Zhang Ye A restaurant greeter holds a billboard advertising a noodle meal priced at 10 yuan near the entrance of an office building in Beijing on Wednesday. China’s economy grew 7.7 percent last year, the government said on Monday, in line with expectations. Photo:...

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Camera crazy

Photographers take pictures at Heicheng Ruins Site in Ejin Banner, Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region. Photo: IC Photographers shoot models wearing traditional costumes at Xianren Waterfall in Lin’an, Zhejiang Province. Photo: IC Photographers at Shicheng village, Wuyuan county, Jiangxi Province Photo: IC Photographers wait for sunrise...

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Gambling network revealed

By Wang Yiqiong A series of reports have alleged that there is an underground gambling industry in Kaili, Southwest China’s Guizhou Province, after a deadly explosion last week hit a local village. The explosion killed 15 people and injured eight others on January 13. Police...

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House of sin

Relatives visit inmates at the custody and education center during an open day in Shenyang, Liaoning Province, on January 12, 2007. Photo: CFPProstitution, which is illegal in China, can incur administrative penalties such as detention and fines, but prostitutes and their clients can also receive...

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Pregnant at 60

Sheng Hailin, 64, hugs her daughters. Photo: CFP At 60, Sheng Hailin took on a challenge few people have faced. She had twin girls in 2010, which makes her the oldest person in China to give birth. Now 64 and the mother of two 4-year-olds,...

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No smoke without fireworks

By Zhang Yiqian Primary school students in Hanshan county, Anhui Province, get ready to sign on a giant firecracker on January 13, pledging not to set off any fireworks in order to have a more environmentally friendly Spring Festival. Photo: CFP For Spring Festival this...

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No woman’s land

By Xuyang Jingjing 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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