- Former top drugs man faces death over bribes
One of the nation’s former leading drug administrators, Cao Wenzhuang, yesterday received a suspended death sentence from a Beijing court. This follows the execution order on Cao’s ex-boss, Zheng Xiaoyu.
- ‘Wife shortage’ to hit nation in 2020s
Today’s boys may face a major problem when they become tomorrow’s men – they will find it very difficult to get hitched because there won’t be enough women.
- Taiwan doctors sit exam to practice on mainland
The first group of doctors from Taiwan took the National Qualification Examination for Physicians on Friday, three months after the Ministry of Health announced their eligibility to sit the annual test.
- Countdown begins for new 7 wonders of world
A new seven wonders of the world list will be unveiled Saturday following an online vote that began with the vision of a Swiss businessman to bring the world together. But the poll, while popular in some nations, has not been universally endorsed. The June tally showed the Colosseum, the Great Wall and the Taj Majal were all doing well. Peru’s Machu Picchu, Jordan’s Petra, Greece’s Acropolis, Brazil’s statue of Christ the Redeemer and Mexico’s Chichen Itza ruins were in the thick of the competition.
- “Comfort women” museum opens in Shanghai
The country’s first-ever museum dedicated to “comfort women” opened to the public on Friday at Shanghai Normal University. The archive, which tells the stories of the sex slaves kept by Japanese soldiers during World War II, was expected to greet some 300 visitors a day on its opening weekend.
- Swimmers drown as they cool off in Xintiandi lake
Two young migrant workers drowned yesterday while swimming in Xintiandi’s man-made lake, despite rescue efforts.
- PetroChina plans oil base in Xinjiang
PetroChina plans to build a commercial crude oil reserve base in Shanshan County, Northwest China’s Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region, a company source said on Friday. The company plans to invest 6.5 billion yuan ($844 million) in the project, which will have a storage capacity of 8.1 million cubic meters, according to the source.
Image of the Great Wall from Laurence: Will it be counted among the new 7 wonders of the world?