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China arrests more than 1000 baby trafficking suspects

China this month arrested more than 1,000 people suspected of involvement in baby-trafficking, in a police operation which also rescued 382 infants, local media reported on Friday. A total of 1,094 suspects involved in four baby trafficking rings were detained in a nationwide operation which began on February 19, the…

China can prevent 13 million smoking deaths by 2050: study

China can prevent nearly 13 million tobacco-related deaths by 2050 by fully implementing a set of neglected anti-smoking policies it had already agreed to, researchers said Wednesday. The estimated number of lives saved, more than the population of……

Chinese policeman sentenced to die for killing pregnant woman

A policeman in China was sentenced to death on Monday for fatally shooting a pregnant woman and injuring her husband while drunk, authorities said. Hu Ping was also ordered to pay the victim’s family 73,324 yuan ($12,000), according to the Guigang Intermediate People’s Court in the southern region of Guangxi.…

8 ‘terrorists’ shot dead after attack in China’s Xinjiang province

A total of 15 people died in an "attack" in China's Xinjiang region on Friday, with eight "terrorists" shot dead by police and three blowing themselves up, having killed four people, authorities said. The incident in Aksu prefecture is the latest violence……

Daredevils scale world’s second tallest building in China

A pair of daredevil climbers ascended to the top of the world’s second tallest building in China’s commercial hub Shanghai, posting a stomach-turning video which has received more than a million views. The duo, who identified themselves as Vadim Makhorov and Vitaliy Raskalov, said they scaled the Shanghai Tower, which…

China opens fourth Antarctic research station — the flying saucer-shaped Taishan

China's fourth Antarctic research station -- the flying saucer-shaped Taishan -- has officially opened, in another step for the country's exploration ambitions in both earth and space. The station, named for one of China's five sacred mountains, sits……

U.S. trade group tells China to do copyright ‘spot checks’ at libraries

USTR Tells China To Do ‘Spot Checks On Libraries’ To Make Sure They’re Not Violating Copyrights (via Techdirt) We’ve seen before that the USTR’s infatuation with copyright and patent maximalism is both unsettling and dangerous to the economy. But at times it just gets bizarre. The USTR’s latest report to…

China unveils memorial to Korean assassin who killed Japanese official in 1909

China has unveiled a memorial to a South Korean national hero who assassinated a Japanese official a century ago, with Sino-Japanese relations at their lowest point in years. In 1909, Ahn Jung-Geun shot and killed Hirobumi Ito, Japan's first prime minister……

Life imitates fable: Tortoise beats rabbit in China ski competition for pets

A tortoise beat a rabbit in a skiing competition held for pets and their owners in northern China, a report said on Tuesday. Cats and dogs faced off against a menagerie including a rooster and a yellow duck in a race to the finish line on snowy slopes in China’s…

China crushes six tons of ivory in symbolic gesture to help end illegal trade

China crushed a pile of ivory reportedly weighing over six tons on Monday, in a landmark event aimed at shedding its image as a global hub for the illegal trade in African elephant tusks. Clouds of dust emerged as masked workers fed tusks into crushing machines in what was described…

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