Saturday, December 16, 2017

Chinese police arrest suspected serial grave robber

Chinese police arrest suspected serial grave robber

A man has been arrested on suspicion of robbing more than 80 graves in mountain cemeteries in eastern China. The 50-year-old man, identified only by his surname Zhu, is suspected to have dug up and stolen valuables from 81 graves in mountains across Tonglu County, Zhejiang province, Hangzhou City Express reported. Local police said the…
Chinese man jailed for a year for insulting Genghis Khan

Chinese man jailed for a year for insulting Genghis Khan

A Chinese man was sentenced to one year in jail after a video of him stamping on a portrait of Genghis Khan went viral, mainland media reported on Friday. He was charged with affecting social stability by prosecutors in Ordos, a city in Inner Mongolia, news website Thepaper.cn reported. The man, only identified by his…
Chinese energy firm rents 100-truck convoy to help alleviate gas shortages

Chinese energy firm rents 100-truck convoy to help alleviate gas shortages

China oil and gas major CNOOC has rented a convoy of 100 trucks to ship liquefied natural gas (LNG) the length of the country to wintry northern regions in the latest unusual and costly move to ease a deepening fuel crisis. The trucks, kitted out to transport 20 tonnes apiece of super-chilled gas, are travelling…
China’s first medical drone delivers essential supplies to cliff-top village

China’s first medical drone delivers essential supplies to cliff-top village

China’s first medical drone dropped off much-needed supplies to a remote cliff-top village on Thursday, Chinese media reported. The drone was photographed hovering over the village of Atule’er in Liangshan Yi autonomous prefecture, Sichuan province, about 1,400 metres above sea level, China News Service reported. The village in southwestern China made headlines in 2016 when…
China’s first medical drone delivers life-saving supplies to cliff-top village in rural China

China’s first medical drone delivers life-saving supplies to cliff-top village in rural China

China’s first medical drone dropped off life-saving supplies to a remote cliff-top village on Thursday, Chinese media reported. The drone was photographed hovering over the village of Atule’er in Liangshan Yi Autonomous Prefecture, Sichuan province, which is situated 1,400 metres above sea level, China News reported. The village in southwestern China made headlines in 2016…
Campaign rewarding bookshops  for promoting reading and culture catches on in Chinese cities

Campaign rewarding bookshops for promoting reading and culture catches on in Chinese cities

More and more Chinese cities are signing up for a countrywide campaign to reward bookshops that promote reading and culture, and Wuxi is the latest to get on board. The coastal city in Jiangsu province named seven bookshops that will each received a grant of 30,000 yuan (US$4,500) from the local government, mainland media reported…
China offers cash rewards for bookshops in campaign to promote reading and culture

China offers cash rewards for bookshops in campaign to promote reading and culture

The eastern Chinese city of Wuxi is the latest centre to get on board a countrywide campaign to reward bookshops in a drive to promote reading and culture. The government of Wuxi in Jiangsu province named seven bookshops that will each receive a grant of 30,000 yuan (US$4,500), mainland media reported on Thursday. The campaign…
The poet whose works struck a chord with Chinese diaspora and Hong Kong youth in the 1960s

The poet whose works struck a chord with Chinese diaspora and Hong Kong youth...

Yu Kwang-chung (1928-2017)t One of the most influential Chinese-language poets, whose profound but unpretentious verses captured followers from a premier to common folk, has died. Yu Kwang-chung died at age 89 from pneumonia in Kaohsiung, Taiwan on Thursday morning, survived by his wife and four daughters. The poet par excellence left behind volumes of poems…
China’s ivory ban gains public support as country looks to stamp out domestic trade by the end of the year

China’s ivory ban gains public support as country looks to stamp out domestic trade...

China’s ban on the ivory trade has won widespread public support, according to a survey commissioned by conservation groups. The joint report for Traffic, the wildlife trade monitoring network, and WWF suggested that more than half of ivory buyers had stopped after China’s State Council announced a ban on December 30, 2016. Overall it found…
Sexual harassment during flights may be a blind spot for airlines, particularly in Asia

Sexual harassment during flights may be a blind spot for airlines, particularly in Asia

When a 17-year-old Bollywood actress took to social media this week alleging she was sexually assaulted on an aeroplane, she appeared to catch the airline industry off guard. Her allegations – denied by the man accused of the assault on a domestic Vistara flight in India – triggered online outrage and prompted a rare police…
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