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Barack Obama under pressure to extend protection to blind Chinese dissident Chen Guangcheng

Barack Obama is under pressure to publicly extend US protection to blind Chinese dissident Chen Guangcheng who took refuge in America’s embassy in Beijing, as White House aides stressed they would need to “balance” human rights and relations with China.  Read more

Chlorine contamination confirmed at Shanxi Coca-Cola plant

A Coca-Cola factory in Shanxi province in northern China has been found to have added chlorine-contaminated water to its products, according to the provincial bureau of quality inspection on April 28.  Read more

First-time credit card users drowning in debt

Wei Kai, a bartender, racked up a total of 30,000 yuan (US$4,700) on six different credit cards in the space of two months last year.  “It’s the first time I am in debt. I did not know there was such a thing as late fees,” said the 27-year-old who moonlights as a musician in Beijing.  Read more

Outlet centers on the rise amid quest for modern lifestyle

Buoyed by China’s growing middle class and people’s desire for a modern lifestyle, property developers are leaving no stone unturned to cash in on the outlet industry.  Read more

China police detain comrade

Police in Beijing have detained Hu Jia, an outspoken government critic and friend of the Chinese activist Chen Guangcheng, who escaped house arrest April 22, Hu’s wife said Sunday on Twitter.  Read more

China launches tourist train to North Korea

China has launched a tourist train connecting the country’s northeastern Tumen county and the picturesque Chilbo mountain in neighbouring North Korea.  Read more




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