- Workers clearing China landslide discover bus in the rubble; 29 believed dead [The Canadian Press]
The bus was found three days after a landslide tore a 50-metre gash in a mountainside Tuesday heightening concern that the massive reservoir of the Three Gorges Dam, was wreaking ecological havoc in the region.
- US studios sue Chinese website for film piracy [AFP]
20th Century Fox, Walt Disney, Paramount Pictures, Columbia Pictures and Universal Studios have filed a lawsuit against Beijing-based Jaboo Interactive Services and Technology and the East Cybercafe in Shanghai for facilitating the illegal downloads of their movies.
- China’s giant dam unleashes landslide disasters [The Scotsman]
Today, the Communist Party is hoping the dam does not become China’s biggest folly. Chinese officials have admitted that the dam was spawning environmental problems like water pollution and landslides that could become severe. Equally startling, officials want to begin a new relocation programme for four million people – a new record they don’t really want.
- Beijing orders hotels to stock condoms following spike in HIV infections [The Canadian Press]
Beijing’s health bureau has ordered hotels to stock condoms in every room in response to a spike in new HIV infections in the Chinese capital.
- Yuan achieves record against US currency [Shanghai Daily]
The yuan broke the 7.4 mark against the US dollar for the first time yesterday largely fueled by expectations that China is seeking a quicker appreciation of the currency to fight inflation.
Photo from Jake in Shanghai