- Students top pregnancy hotline list
Nearly half the women calling the city’s first hotline for unexpected pregnancies are students. Hotline officials released the figures yesterday in a move to promote young people’s sexual awareness ahead of World Population Day on Wednesday.
- Prostate awareness drive goes national
Ten Chinese hospitals will kick off the nation’s first coordinated research into chronic prostatitis, or inflammation of the prostate gland.
- Beijing opens first counseling clinic for prisoners
A special assistance center was set up in Beijing Prison recently where policewomen, who are also qualified counselors, provide help for special “clients”, male prisoners who are serving long sentences, Beijing Youth News reported on July 5.
- Global warming threatens roof of the world
Shrinking glaciers, frozen earth melting, grasslands turning yellow, rivers drying up, scientists studying the effects of global warming on Tibet are deeply worried. A group of scientists, organized by World Wildlife Fund (WWF), have just explored the source of the Yangtze River on the Qinghai-Tibet Plateau and reported alarming findings.
- Three Chinese killed in Pakistan
Three Chinese workers were killed Sunday in northwestern Pakistan. Police have said that it was a robbery attempt, but one witness said that attackers with face covered were shouting religious slogans when they opened fire on four Chinese nationals in a three-wheel auto-rickshaw factory at Khazana, a town some eight kilometers from Peshawar, the capital city of Pakistan’s North West Frontier Province.
- China to improve supervision of reporters
China’s correspondent bureaus must register reporters with local news watchdogs amid the country’s move to tighten management of the media, Xinhua news agency reported today.
- 2,000 top officials in breach of one-child policy
Nearly 2,000 officials in central China’s Hunan Province who breached the one-child policy were exposed between 2000 and 2005, according to the provincial family planning commission. They included 21 national and local law makers, 24 political advisors, 112 entrepreneurs and six senior intellectuals.
- Sex claim not case for Party
The Communist Party’s disciplinary watchdog has rejected an actress’s petition to discipline 13 film directors allegedly involved in sex-for-roles scandals.
- Rainstorm expected to lash Shanghai
A low pressure system will bring showers to Shanghai early tonight, the Shanghai Meteorological Bureau said today. Rainstorms may hit some districts as the system develops.
Youku video shows the latest torrential storms in the south which have killed at least 94. A rainstorm is expected to hit Shanghai as early as tonight, so remember your umbrellas!