- Worker beaten to death in strike for unpaid wages
An unpaid migrant worker has been beaten to death at a building site in South China’s Guangdong Province and hundreds of his workmates who were striking to get delayed salaries were bashed by thugs hired by the building owner.
- Beijing Olympic venue catches fire
A fire broke out on Monday at the nearly completed table tennis venue for the 2008 Beijing Olympics, but damage appeared limited and there were no casualties.
- Nude women and Peking Opera: pornography or art?
A selection of photos about Peking Opera is stirring a debate on the Internet. The female characters in the photos are naked.
- China to donate US$600,000 to the African Union
The Chinese government will donate US$600, 000 to the African Union (AU), Chinese envoy and Assistant Minister of Foreign Affairs Zhai Jun has said.
- Flame of Hope for the 2007 Special Olympics lit in Athens
The Flame of Hope of the 2007 Special Olympic Summer Games was lit in Athens yesterday. It will reach Beijing on September 26, and arrive in host city Shanghai on September 29. The Games have attracted more than 10,000 athletes and coaches from about 160 countries and regions.
- Shanghaied into modernity
Some liken the destruction of Shanghai’s colonial architectural heritage to the Cultural Revolution, when rampaging Red Guards demolished so much of China’s rich cultural heritage. In its rush to modernize, Shanghai may destroy the very things that made it unique and become just another Chinese city.
- Ministry: Chinese universities owed millions of yuan in unpaid loans
Many Chinese colleges and universities are owed millions of yuan because students are unable to, or choose not to, pay back tuition loans, the Ministry of Education said on Monday.
- World’s largest military to get fresh look
China’s military is rolling out new uniforms for its 2.3 million-member People’s Liberation Army (PLA), influenced by rising incomes, urbanisation and increased involvement in UN peacekeeping. The changeover, which includes new bedding, is expected to cost 6 billion yuan.
- China bans production, import of ozone depleting substances
China has banned the production and import of chlorofluorocarbons (CFCs) and halon, two ozone depleting substances (ODS) from Sunday, honoring its promise to phase out the substances two and a half years ahead of schedule.
Picture of Chinese soldiers from tigeranger1971.