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3 hrs ago | NEWS.com.au

Incinerator dioxin levels reduced but new rules allow more types of waste to be burned

Tighter emission standards rein in output of dioxins, but critics say the revisions allow burning of industrial sludge in city furnaces New environmental standards have tightened the emission of dioxins, a group of major carcinogens, across the mainland by a factor of 10 in response to rising public fears over incinerating household waste in cities. But the updated regulation, which took effect on July 1, may not allay public fears and stop protests over incinerator projects, with some experts and industry insiders saying that some of the clauses will actually help incinerating businesses to grow.

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8 hrs ago | Brandon Sun

Chinese city creates cellphone sidewalk lane, inspired by Washington experiment

In this photo taken Saturday, Sept. 13, 2014, residents walk on a lane painted with instructions to separate those using their phones as they walk from others in southwest China's Chongqing Municipality.

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12 hrs ago | Xinhuanet

China initiates level-III response for Kalmaegi

The shelf for vegetable is almost empty in a supermarket in Haikou, capital of south China's island of Hainan Province, Sept. 15, 2014.

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16 hrs ago | Post and Courier

China assembly line idea didn't fly for Boeing

In a reassuring move for the company's U.S. aircraft manufac- turing sites, including North Charleston, an executive said the aerospace giant won't be setting up a final assembly line in China, an emerging air-travel giant. Ian Thomas, president of Boeing China, told Flightglobal in Beijing last week that the planemaker studied the idea but made a strategic decision not to proceed.

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18 hrs ago | South China Morning Post

Chinese court's dismissal of compensation claim highlights traffic accident scams

A Zhejiang court has cleared a driver of hitting and paralysing an elderly pedestrian after it ruled that the accident was a scam to win financial compensation that went badly wrong. The elderly man's family demanded that the driver pay 1.2 million yuan in compensation after he was knocked over last October, resulting in him suffering full-body paralysis, state broadcaster CCTV reported on Sunday.

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22 hrs ago | The Daily Star

Rains in China kill 19, thousands evacuated

People stand under heavy rain at the Bund in front of the financial district of Pudong, in downtown Shanghai August 18, 2014. Photo: Reuters Heavy rains in China's southwest have killed at least 19 people and left 20 missing, with tens of thousands of people evacuated due to flooding, state media reported Monday.

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Sun Sep 14, 2014

The Star Online

China says 'rescues' more children from Xinjiang religious schools

A sweep on illegal religious activity in the capital of China's unruly far western region of Xinjiang has resulted in 190 children being "rescued", along with the detention of dozens of people, a state newspaper said on Monday. Xinjiang, home to the Muslim Uighur people who speak a Turkic language, has been beset for years by violence that the Chinese government blames on Islamist militants and separatists.

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The Star Online

China's Xi begins South Asia tour in Maldives

China's President Xi Jinping was in the Maldives Monday beginning a three-nation tour of South Asia with a historic visit to an island paradise gaining a new reputation as a hotbed of militant Islamists. Xi, who arrived late Sunday, will hold talks with Maldives President Abdulla Yameen and then be guest of honour at a state banquet in a country which is an increasingly popular tourist destination for well-heeled Chinese.

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Business Times

China to pledge investment in India's railways

Beijing's bid to ramp up commercial ties in India comes despite a territorial dispute that has flared anew in recent years, raising concerns in New Delhi, where memories of a humiliating border war defeat in 1962 run deep.

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The Standard

Three Kunming attackers sentenced to death in China, one to life: CCTV

Three people were condemned to death Friday and one given life in prison for a mass stabbing that killed 31 people in China, state media said, in an attack authorities blamed on separatists from largely Muslim Xinjiang. The convictions and sentences were handed down Friday by the Intermediate People's Court in Kunming, in the southwestern province of Yunnan, state broadcaster China Central Television reported.

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Los Angeles Times

China seeks to fight smog by brainstorm: All ideas welcome

Dutch artist Daan Roosegaarde, who lives part-time in China, has proposed a smog-free park using vaccum cleaner technology, illustrated here. Dutch artist Daan Roosegaarde, who lives part-time in China, has proposed a smog-free park using vaccum cleaner technology, illustrated here.

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HeraldNet

Can China solve its pollution problem?

A sheep herder stands outside a coal power plant in northern China's Inner Mongolia province. Both day and night, the rumble of the power plant echoes across the ancient steppe and its acrid stench travels dozens of miles away.

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Dundalk Today

Matthews join tourism sales mission to China

REPRO FREE 01/09/2014, Dublin Tourism Ireland, together with 18 Irish tourism enterprises, is preparing to blitz three major cities in China later this month, as part of a targeted sales mission to increase the profile of Ireland among Chinese travel professionals. The organisation held a briefing today for the Irish tourism operators who will participate in the 2014 China sales mission.

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Sat Sep 13, 2014

Big News Network.com

Downpour wreaks havoc in southwest China

Heavy rain wreaked havoc in southwest China Saturday, causing two deaths in Sichuan Province and leaving at least eight people missing in the neighbouring Chongqing Municipality, local authorities said. Heavy rain battered most parts of Sichuan Province starting Friday.

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Xinhuanet

China reveals archives of victory against Japan in WWII

China on Friday released archives of an important military victory in 1939, in which the Chinese army killed more than 4,000 Japan ese soldiers. This is the 19th part of the series released daily by the State Archives Administration from Aug. 25, as the country marks the 69th anniversary of victory against Japan's aggression.

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South China Morning Post

Xi Jinping urges China's central Asian neighbours to help step up extremism fight

China's president called on Central Asian states to increase efforts to tackle 'terrorism, extremism and cyberterrorism' at the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation summit in Tajikistan President Xi Jinping addresses the 14th meeting of the Council of Heads of State of the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation in Dushanbe, Tajikistan on Friday. Photo: Xinhua President Xi Jinping urged Central Asian states to step up the fight against religious extremism and cyberterrorism, Chinese state media said, as Beijing reaches for help across its borders in addressing security concerns in its restive Xinjiang region.

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Star Tribune

Minnesota has built a few bridges to China

The vision dates to James J. Hill in the 1800s but took hold in the late 20th century with trade deals and cultural and student exchanges. Vice President Walter Mondale and Chinese Vice premier Deng Xiaoping exchanged cultural and hydroelectric agreements after a signing ceremony in Beijing on Aug. 28, 1979.

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The York Daily Record

Chinese protesters march against trash incinerator

Several thousand people took to the streets of a southern Chinese town on Saturday, some clashing with police, to protest a proposed garbage incinerating plant, participants and eyewitnesses said. The demonstration in Guangdong province was the latest to highlight how Chinese have become increasingly wary of the environmental hazards of such projects but still lack public forums to voice their concerns and to affect the government's decision-making process.

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South China Morning Post

Canada ratifies China investment deal, may help smooth relations

Agreement over protection for foreign investments in Canada to come into force after two-year delay in move seen as method to defuse tensions between Ottawa and Beijing Canada has finally ratified a foreign investment protection agreement with China after a two-year delay in a step that may help ease tensions between the two countries and smooth the way for a possible visit to China by Prime Minister Stephen Harper. International Trade Minister Ed Fast announced the ratification on Friday and said the agreement, designed to give investors greater legal certainty, would come into effect on October 1. It was signed in September 2012.

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Fri Sep 12, 2014

Wall Street Journal

Hermes Plans Expansion in China

Paris-based HermA s International SCA is set on Monday to formally open a lavish four-story outlet in a historical government building in Shanghai's former French concession.

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