- Farrow to kick off torch relay to protest China’s Darfur stance
Actress Mia Farrow unveiled plans for an Olympic-style torch relay beginning this summer as part of a campaign aimed at shaming China into cutting support for Sudan over its role in the Darfur conflict.
- Analysis: At what cost the Olympics?
With only a year to go until the Summer Olympics, advocacy groups worldwide are ratcheting up efforts to expose the dark side of China, from child labor exploitation to forced relocation of some of its most vulnerable people.
- China promises to get tough on fake goods
China has long been the world’s leading source of illegally copied goods ranging from designer clothes to movies and music. But concern about possible danger to the public has risen following the discovery of a toxic chemical in Chinese-made toothpaste.
- Online porn ring serving overseas clients cracked
Seven people have been detained in the booming southern city of Shenzhen for allegedly involving in online pornography that served overseas Internet users, Chinese Ministry of Public Security has said.
- A Prostitution Crackdown Photos: Sweeping The Yellow
In China, there are periodical sweeps of the “yellow” (pornography/prostitution) industry. Here are photographs of a lot of cops dragging-off prostitutes. But what happens to the clientele? Nothing, it would appear.
- Massive Chinese Drug Bust in Mexico City: Suspects in world’s largest drug-money seizure charged with on trafficking, organized crime counts
In a luxury home in Mexico City, police found more than US$207 million. The home was the residence of Zhenli Ye Gon, who, like five of the 11 suspects, is Chinese, and who prosecutors say illegally imported n-acetyl pseudoephedrine. He remains at large.
- China detains 168 people in slave labor crackdown
Chinese police have detained 168 people in a large-scale operation to rescue slave laborers in small brick kilns and mines in Shanxi and Henan provinces in central China.
- Bird tested positive for bird flu in Hong Kong
The Hong Kong government closed a pet bird market Sunday after a bird there was found to be carrying the deadly H5N1 bird flu virus strain.
- Cross-Strait flights launched for festival
A plane of China Southern Airlines left Guangzhou Saturday morning for Taipei to undertake the charter flight program for the Duanwu Festival.
- Floods kill 128, leaving 24 missing
China has seen 128 people killed and 24 missing in floods by June 15, the Office of the State Flood Control and Draught Relief Headquarters said.
- Shanghai International Film Festival kicks off
More than 270 movie stars from around the world, including Sharon Stone and Maggie Cheung, walked on the red carpet in Shanghai Grand Theatre last night, marking the opening of the 10th Shanghai International Film Festival.
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Above photo from Shanghai Daily:Hong Kong actress Maggie Cheung walks on the red carpet in Shanghai Grand Theater last night before the opening ceremony of the 10th Shanghai International Film Festival. Sixteen films, selected from 895 candidates submitted by 73 countries and regions, will compete for the Jin Jue Award at the nine-day festival..