Kaiping Diaolou inscribed on World Heritage List The Diaolou (watchtower house) of Kaiping, China, was inscribed Thursday World Heritage status by the 31st World Heritage Committee meeting in Christchurch, New Zealand. The Diaolou of Kaiping thus became the 35th World heritage site, also the first of economically prominent South China’s Guangdong province.
City life expectancy rises to 80.97 The average life span of local residents last year hit 80.97 years, up from 80.13 in 2005, according to figures released yesterday by Shanghai Health Bureau.
Murdoch’s Dealings in China: It’s Business, and It’s Personal Many big companies have sought to break into the Chinese market over the past two decades, but few of them have been as ardent and unrelenting as Rupert Murdochs News Corporation. Mr. Murdoch cooperates closely with Chinas censors and state broadcasters.
China pig disease caused by new strain – experts A pig disease that swept through 10 provinces in China decimating the swine population and ramping up pork prices was caused by a new and highly pathogenic strain of blue ear disease, Chinese scientists said.
Dianchi Lake slimed by blue-green algae In recent days Dianchi Lake has followed in the footsteps of Lake Tai in Wuxi, Jiangsu province, which earlier this year experienced an outbreak of blue-green algae (lanzao).
China Launches $1B African Trade Fund China launched a $1 billion fund Tuesday to finance trade and investment by Chinese companies in Africa as part of efforts to nurture commercial ties with the resource-rich continent.
7 billion yuan misused, irregularities found The nation’s top auditor said Wednesday that embezzled or misappropriated central government funds cost taxpayers nearly 7 billion yuan ($919 million) last year, while more than 37 billion yuan ($4.86 billion) was poorly managed.
Playboy to open mansion in China Hugh Hefner is planning to open a Playboy Mansion in the burgeoning gambling mecca of Macao, complete with female “bunny” dealers, a villa-style hotel and several dozen gaming tables, his daughter said.