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Monthly Archives: August 2015

Beijing tops domestic list for traffic congestion

Beijing topped the traffic congestion list of 45 major domestic cities in the second quarter, and the frequent use of ride-hailing services was cited in a report as a major reason. Commuters in Beijing spent on average 32 minutes per hour in traffic jams while traveling during rush hours, said...
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Suspect in Virginia TV shooting had history of workplace issues

The suspected gunman in the shooting deaths of two television journalists in Virginia on Wednesday was a veteran anchorman with a history of workplace grievances who had previously sued a Florida station alleging discrimination because he was black. While authorities said they had not determined a motive, perceived racism appeared...
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11 under investigation and 12 detained over Tianjin explosions

BEIJING – China’s top procuratorate on Thursday announced its investigation into 10 officials and port executives for alleged neglect of duty in the Tianjin warehouse explosions, which killed at least 139 people. The officials under investigation include Wu Dai, head of Tianjin Municipal Transportation Commission, and Zheng Qingyue, president of...
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Stocks tumble to five-month low as State support fails

Stocks tumble further, dragging the benchmark Shanghai index to its lowest level since March, as policy supports fail to prop up the market. The Shanghai Composite Index fell to as low as 3,209.55, down 8.5 percent, on Monday. It traded at 3238.37 points as of 10:40 am. The gauge plunged...
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Hugo Award to open new chapter for Chinese sci-fi

Chinese writer Liu Cixin has become the first Asian author to win the Hugo Award for Best Novel, receiving the 2015 honor for his book, The Three-Body Problem. The prize was announced by astronaut Kjell Lindgren in a live feed from the International Space Station on Sunday. “I’m of course...
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Measures to reduce emissions clear Beijing skies

Residents in Beijing have enjoyed the crystal blue sky for the past few days, with the air quality at the best level, which will last for three days, the Beijing environment authority said. The capital has taken a series of efforts to reduce the air pollutants emissions from Aug 20...
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Scientists ponder exoskeletons

In the US movie Iron Man, businessman Tony Stark developed a robotic suit that gave him inexhaustible power to fight the bad guys. The reality of the suit, however, was that it was so heavy and unwieldy that even actor Don Cheadle in Iron Man 3 complained that it was...
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Change of leadership at Big Three telecoms

China’s Big Three telecom carriers saw the biggest leadership reshuffle in more than a decade as the government changed the top executives of the three carriers on Monday. Shang Bing, former vice-minister of the telecom watchdog the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology, will take over China Mobile Ltd while...
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First Asian man makes the cut in world’s 100m final race

Chinese star becomes first Asian to make the cut in men’s 100m final Chinese sprinter Su Bingtian made history on Sunday by becoming the first Asian athlete to appear in the men’s 100m final at the world athletics championships. With the huge crowd at the Bird’s Nest keeping their fingers...
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