“The 26-year-old man, surnamed Zhang from the city of Jinzhou, died Saturday after a marathon gaming session from what a doctor said was overwork and obesity.”
“Tom Online apologized to The Beijing News for republishing articles from the paper without authorization between 2003 and 2006 and will provide compensation, Tom Online said in a statement.”
“In the latest case, in coastal Fujian province, Xinhua said a 44-year-old farmer with the surname Li was diagnosed on Feb. 18 after he developed a fever and began coughing.”
“China’s main stock index, blamed for a global market sell-off, rebounded 4 percent on Wednesday and erased nearly half of the previous day’s losses as investors saw no fundamental reason for the turmoil.”
“The Hollywood Reporter says that William Monahan, the screenwriter for “The Departed,” is writing a script for the new film.”
“Tang said passengers pay fares for riding taxis rather than watching ads, and taxi companies earn money from these ads while passengers’ fares are not reduced.”
“Police said the dancers posed suggestively in almost transparent clothing and invited some audience members on stage with them.”
“Tickets of the show were not sold in public and the audiences were induced to buy tickets at 40 yuan (US$5.16) for each show. The ballroom staged six to eight half-hour shows every day. The audiences were mainly middle-aged and old men.” Induced.
“Local markets for live fowls and processed fowl products have been suspended of trading since a new case of human infection of the deadly H5N1 strain of bird flu virus was found in Jian’ou, a city in east China’s Fujian Province, late last month.”
“China’s migrant workers are becoming an “urban underclass,” held down by economic exploitation and residency rules that deny them access to medical, housing and education benefits, Amnesty International said in a report released Thursday.”
“You can already see what they did with the women’s World Cup, they turned it into a great show,” Blatter told reporters today in London. “But I’m not a prophet. I can’t see where the World Cup is going.”
“People who provide the police with clues resulting in arrest of more than 15 bike pilferers and seizure of over 50 stolen bikes will, as of Wednesday, be awarded a maximum of 5,000 yuan ($625),” Xinhua news agency quoted Ma Weiya, an official with the Ministry of Public Security, as saying.
“Shanghai citizens’ living expenditures reached 14,762 yuan (US$1,905) per capita last year, growing 7.2 percent from a year earlier, the National Bureau of Statistics said yesterday.”
“Even though it is difficult for foreign investors to penetrate the Chinese markets, there are still 295 stocks from the greater China region that trade on the New York Stock Exchange.”