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Monthly Archives: August 2015

China sees major breakthrough at Beijing athletics world championships

Chinese athletes have cast off the shadow of star hurdler Liu Xiang’s retirement to restate the country’s challenge to world powers in track and field. China saw breakthrough performances at the World Athletics Championships, which ended in Beijing on Sunday evening, scooping nine medals including one gold, seven silvers and...
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Road, subway restrictions listed online

Some areas of Beijing, including several subway stations, will be restricted this week ahead of Thursday’s big parade marking victory in the War of Resistance against Japanese Aggression (1937-45). Residents and vehicles will be forbidden from entering Tian’anmen Square and areas around it, including Zhongshan Park and Beijing Working People’s...
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Neither Chinese nor Western way of teaching is the best

Chinese way of teaching and learning-with both its strengths and weaknesses-is revealed on a BBC show. The BBC’s three-episode experiment with Chinese-style teaching did not so much set off the spark as fan the flame, which is the intermittent and often heated discourse on the merits, or more accurately lack...
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Illegal banking enables widespread illicit activities

Flirting with enormous sums of money in illicit transfers, illegal banking has evolved into a behemoth that can feed corruption, drug trafficking and terrorism. Commonly known as “underground banks”, the institutions form a black market that handles money transfers and currency exchanges outside of the legitimate banking system. Less fees...
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Ministry: No troops sent to border with DPRK

he Ministry of National Defense has dismissed a rumor that China’s People’s Liberation Army was reinforcing the border with the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea. Tension recently flared on the Korean Peninsula and then eased within days. Some online speculation and media reports have said photos of tanks were proof...
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Overtime is norm for white-collar workers

Working overtime has become routine for white-collar workers, with more than 60 percent of employees in a recent survey saying they have to work extra time on weekdays and 40 percent having to do so on the weekends. Nearly 14 percent said they only enjoyed half the weekends off in...
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Apple may launch new iPhones at Sept 9 event

Apple Inc on Thursday invited journalists to a Sept 9 event, where it is expected to unveil new iPhones and potentially a new version of its Apple TV set-top box. The email invitation includes a colorful Apple logo with the sentene “Hey Siri, give us a hint,” referring to Apple’s...
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Property investment rules eased

China has eased property investment rules for foreign individuals and institutions across the country, enabling qualified foreign institutional and individual investors to buy more properties on the Chinese mainland, authorities announced in a circular on Thursday evening. The announcement, posted on the website of the Ministry of Commerce, said that...
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Yuan boost for Christmas tree exporter

Decision to devalue China’s currency will help companies boost sales and drive growth in overseas markets Zhu Zhixiang sells artificial Christmas trees in Yiwu, Zhejiang province. Normally, she wraps up her overseas sales by July. But this year, August has been an incredibly busy month. “We would usually finish receiving...
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