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19 injured in China riot
Beijing, Aug 9, 2006
Nineteen people were injured in a riot over a clan dispute in the central Chinese province of Hunan after stores were smashed and police vehicles overturned, state media reported Wednesday. Fights between residents of Wenxing and Yanglinzhai townships raged in the period from July 23 to 25, Xinhua news agency's English service reported, after some of them got into a violent row at a nightclu ... read more
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  • China plans to extend Tibetan railway to region's second city
    Beijing, Aug 9, 2006
    China will start work next year on extending its newly opened Tibet railway to the Himalayan region's second largest city Shigatse, state media reported Wednesday. The project will take three years to complete, the Xinhua news agency said, citing Yu Yungui, a Shigatse municipal official. The 270-kilometer (170-mile) line will offer "great opportunities for the social and economic develop ... more

    China invites foreigners to hunt wild animals
    Beijing, Aug 9, 2006
    Several provinces in China will for the first time hold an auction for foreigners to allow them to hunt wild animals such as yak and deer, an official and state press said Wednesday. The State Forestry Administration will hold an auction in the southwestern city of Chengdu on Sunday, the start of the autumn hunting season, the Beijing Youth Daily said. Once a foreigner has bid for a lice ... more

    China warns local officials to be on the ball with killer antibiotic
    Beijing, Aug 9, 2006
    China's health ministry warned local officials Wednesday they risked punishment if slack performance were to cause more problems involving a flawed antibiotic that may have cost at least six lives. All local health departments are to report to their superiors if they detect people showing adverse reactions caused by use of the now-banned Xinfu drug, the ministry said in a notice on its websi ... more

    China's former president Jiang publishes selected works
    Beijing, Aug 9, 2006
    China's former president Jiang Zemin will publish his selected works Thursday, state media reported, in a development which analysts said was fraught with political significance. The three-volume work, appearing in bookstores a week before Jiang turns 80, comes ahead of intense maneuvering in preparation for a five-yearly Communist Party meeting scheduled for the fall of 2007. "It's not ... more

    Shanghai Electric Group official investigated for graft
    Shanghai, Aug 9, 2006
    A senior official at China's Shanghai Electric Group is under criminal investigation for corruption, city authorities said Wednesday. A city government spokesman confirmed that Han Guozhang, 57, an executive director in the Hong Kong-listed firm, was under investigation for alleged financial crimes but declined to specify the accusations. "He's being investigated over suspicions that he' ... more

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    China reports new foot-and-mouth outbreak
    Beijing, Aug 9, 2006
    China on Wednesday reported a fresh outbreak of foot-and-mouth disease, with 230 head of cattle affected in the northwestern province of Gansu. Cattle in Gansu's Huining county began showing symptoms on July 31 and were diagnosed with foot-and-mouth disease last Friday, the Xinhua news agency said. A total of 607 sheep, pigs and cattle, including the sick animals, were culled following t ... more

    China to use exchange rate to adjust economy: central bank
    Shanghai, Aug 9, 2006
    China's central bank said Wednesday it plans to use the exchange rate to adjust the country's economy but warned against the view that yuan appreciation was the sole solution to global imbalances. In its second quarter report the People's Bank of China said the Chinese economy was running at a fast but steady rate with investment, consumption and exports all expanding vigorously. It ackn ... more

    Wal-Mart pledges to allow unions in all China stores
    Beijing, Aug 9, 2006
    Wal-Mart said Wednesday it would allow unions to be set up at all its outlets in China, although the nation's government-run labor organization maintained a hard line against the US retail giant. "Our announcement today that we intend to collaborate with the All China Federation of Trade Unions... reflects our mutual aim to establish grassroots unions within each Wal-Mart store throughout Ch ... more

    Nearly 1,000 people died in July from natural disasters in China
    Beijing, Aug 9, 2006
    Natural disasters killed nearly 1,000 people and left another 310 missing in China in July, state media said Wednesday, as two more potentially deadly storms approach the southeast of the country. Most of July's 987 deaths occurred during typhoons which struck several provinces in southern, eastern and central China, Xinhua news agency said. In the southeastern coastal regions, floods, l ... more

    Thailand should boost ties with growing Asian economies: central bank
    Bangkok, Aug 9, 2006
    Thailand should develop closer economic links with booming Asian economies like China and India to emerge as a competitive regional player, the central bank chief said Wednesday. The Bank of Thailand's governor Pridiyathorn Devakula credited solid economic fundamentals for helping the country weather challenges brought by high oil prices and shaken investor confidence after months of politic ... more

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    China says first case of human bird flu was in 2003
    Beijing, Aug 8, 2006
    ATTENTION - INSERTS health ministry quote /// China said Tuesday its first confirmed human death from bird flu was in 2003, two years earlier than previously reported, showing that the virus was present on the mainland before the latest outbreak was first disclosed elsewhere in Asia. The health ministry confirmed the case through laboratory tests that were carried out with the Wor ... more

    Gun-toting villagers riot in central China in clan row
    Beijing, Aug 8, 2006
    Up to 300 knife-wielding and gun-toting villagers rioted in central China in what appeared to be a clan dispute, with soldiers deployed to quash the violence, residents said Tuesday. The riot occurred on July 25 in Hunan province, when between 200 and 300 people from Yanglinzhai township marched into Xiangyin county, carrying knives, clubs, hunting guns and revolvers, residents said. "Th ... more

    China's special envoy condemns Israeli offensive: Syria
    Damascus, Aug 8, 2006
    China's special envoy Sun Bijan on Tuesday firmly condemned Israel's month-old offensive against Lebanon, the official Syrian news agency SANA reported. "The Chinese envoy firmly condemned Israeli aggression against Lebanon, which has claimed the lives of hundreds of innocent victims," it said. China is one of the five permanent members of the UN Security Council, which meets in New York ... more

    US, Chinese officials to meet on "global issues"
    Washington, Aug 8, 2006
    US and Chinese officials will begin two days of talks in Beijing Wednesday on boosting cooperation in tackling global environmental problems, transnational crime and development issues, the State Department said. The meeting of the so-called "Global Issues Forum" will be led by the US under secretary of state for democracy and global affairs, Paula Dobriansky, and Chinese Vice Foreign Minist ... more

    China bar lets customers beat up staff
    Beijing, Aug 7, 2006
    A new bar in eastern China is offering customers an unusual outlet for anger -- by allowing them to use the staff as punching bags, state media said Monday. In addition to getting a drink, customers at the "Rising Sun Anger Release Bar" in Nanjing city are able to pay money to beat up staff, smash glasses, shout and scream, the China Daily said. If that doesn't work, customers can also r ... more

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