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9 still trapped in flooded SW China colliery

Nine miners were still trapped in the flooded colliery in southwest China’s Guizhou Province, as continuous rainfall has hampered the rescue efforts, local authorities said Tuesday.  Read more

Details of Chinese activist’s escape

Chen Guangcheng’s blindness was a help and a hindrance as he made his way past the security cordon ringing his farmhouse.  Read more

Gu Kailai ‘dressed up in army uniform’

The woman accused of murdering Neil Heywood in China dressed up shortly afterwards as a military commander and gave a rambling speech to police officials, according to an account that casts new light on her mental state.  Read more

China activist sought US haven as officials closed in

THE blind human rights activist who executed a daring night escape from home detention, Chen Guangcheng, did not originally intend to seek protection at the US embassy, but did so after coming close to being captured by Chinese authorities, a fellow activist has said.  Read more

Moutai tops China’s liquor brand list

Moutai: China’s top liquor brand and considered the national spirit of China. Its history can be traced back to the Han dynasty. Made by China Kweichow Moutai Distiller Co Ltd.  Read more

US neutral in Scarborough standoff but will help upgrade Philippine Navy

The United States says it will help build the Philippines’ sea patrol capability but will not take sides in that nation’s standoff with China at a disputed shoal in the South China Sea.  Read more

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