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Drought plagues 13 Chinese provinces

China’s ongoing severe drought has hit 13 Chinese provinces, having an adverse impact on agricultural production, the country’s drought relief authorities said Thursday.  As of Thursday, the dry spell has left 7.82 million people and 4.58 million head of livestock without adequate drinking water in provinces including Yunnan, Sichuan, Hebei, Shanxi and Gansu, said an official from the Office of State Flood Control and Drought Relief Headquarters.

Hong Kong investigates body-in-suitcase death

Hong Kong police said Thursday they were investigating the death of a woman whose body was found by swimmers in a suitcase floating in the Chinese city’s famed Victoria Harbour

US troops land in Australia; China reacts

China called Thursday for “peace and stability” in the strategically vital Asia-Pacific, after the first batch of U.S. Marines to be deployed in Australia began work.  The 200 American troops are part of an enhanced defense cooperation outlined during a visit by U.S. President Barack Obama in November and their deployment is seen as a bid to counterbalance China’s growing might in the Asia-Pacific.

Defence-linked site hacked, documents out

A hacker has posted thousands of internal documents he says he obtained by breaking into the network of a Chinese company with defence contracts.

US has underestimated China’s military growth, study says

The United States has underestimated the growth of China’s military as policymakers have taken public statements at face value or failed to understand Beijing’s thinking, a study said today.   The report prepared for the US-China Economic and Security Review Commission said the United States had a mixed record on predicting the rising power’s new weaponry, including largely missing the emergence of more advanced submarines.

China is deeply flawed. Its dominance is not inevitable

China’s rise is a commonplace of our times. The last major state on earth ruled by a Communist party appears set to dominate the planet, surpassing an anaemic west and owning the 21st century. After the temporary economic downturn of 2008, its growth has soared once more to make it the planet’s second biggest economy.

Probe launched in land seizure

The seizure of farmland in which wheat fields were plowed under by a developer in Central China’s Henan province has led to an investigation after the incident led to public outrage on the Internet.  Zhao Siyin, head of the land appropriation department of the land and resources bureau in Shangcai county, told China Daily on Tuesday that a wheat crop was bulldozed on 56 mu (3.75 hectares) of farmland in a suburban section of Jingzhuang village on March 20 without the bureau’s approval

Ministry sued for failing to provide pollution data

A man is preparing to sue the Ministry of Environmental Protection for failing to provide information about the emissions from an incineration factory, which, he claimed, paralyzed his son’s brain.  Xie Yong, from Hai’an county, Nantong, in Jiangsu province, said he plans to sue the ministry to force it to disclose the information. He claimed that the pollution caused his 4-year-old son’s brain paralysis and epilepsy shortly after he was born.

High school bans contact between sexes

A sophomore at Hangzhou Changhe High School said female and male students are not allowed to show up on campus in pairs, Hangzhou-based Qianjiang Evening News reported Thursday.  The student also said there are two additional rules, which say that the distance between the sexes must be at least 50 centimeters while at school, and they cannot have meals with the opposite sex at the same table.

Inside China’s Real-Estate Data System

China’s real-estate sector is a key driver of growth and imports of raw materials. A slowdown in investment in the sector is contributing to concern about the outlook for the world’s second-largest economy, and makes China’s real-estate data set one of the most closely watched by investors.

China’s Ultra-Rich Fly Into Sanya

A battle is unfolding in the South China Sea: the fight to win the pocketbooks of China’s richest citizens.  Over the next four days, 300 of China’s wealthiest are being flown in on private jets by makers such as Boeing and Cessna, as an unprecedented number of companies pile onto Hainan Island. The occasion? The annual Hainan Rendez-Vous yacht and jet show in Sanya, southern China’s travel hotspot for the ultra-wealthy.

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