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Forbes rich list shows China wealth unhurt by global turmoil


The financial turmoil gripping the world has had little effect on wealth in China, where an ongoing economic boom keeps creating new US dollar billionaires, Forbes magazine said on Thursday.


No sexy girls please, China tells online game fair

Hemlines are a little longer at this year's annual online gaming fair in Shanghai, as companies take to heart a government directive against "vulgarity," a Chinese newspaper reported on Friday.

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Phelps makes statement one year out from London


Relief was etched all across Michael Phelps' face on Wednesday after the American won his first gold medal of the world swimming championships in Shanghai, one year to the day before he begins his fin

China issues coins on 90th anniversary of CPC

China has issued two coins commemorating the 90th anniversary of the Communist Party of China (CPC). One coin has a face value of five yuan and the other one yuan.

Savings trigger bubble worries

The head of China’s Central Bank said on Friday too many people were saving too much money, which could lead to asset bubbles, adding Beijing had to find a way to promote growth and curb inflation.

Chinese woman's diamonds recovered from garbage dump

A Chinese woman, whose 130,000 yuan ($20,000) worth of diamonds were thrown away by mistake, employed sanitary workers to go through mountains of garbage to seek them out.

Six sanitary workers toiled

Two kill classmate, wash up and get back to class

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Two students killed a classmate with a hammer in their school toilet in China's Henan province. Then they calmly washed off the blood before going back to attend class, a media report said.

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Online buzz over heart-shaped traffic light

A heart-shaped cutout over a traffic light created quite a flutter with many citizens going online to describe it as pretty, creative or interesting. However, the traffic police was not amused and has

Man beheads wife after she gives birth to son

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A man beheaded his wife in a hospital in China's Guizhou province, just days after she gave birth to a baby boy.

The man, Long Jiulie, refused to surrender and was shot dead by the police.


Chinese artist who designed Olympic mascot sues gallery

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A Chinese artist who designed the 2008 Beijing Olympics mascot has sued an art gallery here for selling replicas of his works, a media report said.

Han Meilin has sought a compensation of 410,000 yua

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