What does $205.6 million in cash look like? Here are pictures of the cash and guns seized from the Mexico City residence of Zhenli Ye Gon, who is one among six Chinese suspects from a gang, which prosecutors say illegally imported n-acetyl pseudoephedrine. Now, just imagine 205.6 Demi Moores rolling around in it.
Low-key vibe to Shanghai festival. Despite Sharon Stone’s presence, the opening frames of the Shanghai Film Festival were unashamedly local and curiously low key given the event’s 10th anni.
Record-setting Sutong Bridge connects today. The bridge totals 32.4 kilometers across the Yangtze River. The main span of 1,088 meters sets a new world record for a strayed-cable bridge. Construction began in June 2003, and is expected to be completed by 2008.
Inflation is China’s new dragon. China may be getting rich, but soaring prices for pork, chicken, beef, fish, eggs and cooking oils are making many ordinary Chinese feel poorer.
Lonely path to abortion for women. Nearly half of young women who called the city’s first pregnancy hotline go to hospital for an abortion by themselves without parental support, said officials in charge of the hotline yesterday.
Death Penalty: China Considers Cash for Clemency. Under pressure to reduce its huge number of annual executions before the 2008 Olympic games, China has been experimenting with commuting death penalties to life sentences in exchange for compensation. But the practice is proving contentious.