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Bo Xilai denies knowledge of how Neil Heywood died in China

The disgraced Chinese politician Bo Xilai has told government investigators he has no knowledge of the circumstances surrounding the mysterious death of British businessman Neil Heywood, The Daily Telegraph understands.  Read more

Cover up, Shanghai metro tells women

An appeal by the Shanghai subway asking its female passengers to dress up in a “dignified” manner to avoid assaults by perverts, has drawn strong protests from women and war cries of ‘we have right to be coquettish’.  Read more

Sea environment worsening

Increasing discharge of pollutants and booming offshore human activity, such as oil exploration, are worsening China’s fragile marine environment, according to an annual report released by the country’s ocean watchdog.  Read more

Chinese man becomes government official to escape gang-rape accusation

Once suspected of gang-rape and chased by the authorities, a Chinese official has thought of a clever way to avoid his purported crime: becoming successful in government.  Read more

Shanghai’s Tokyo Moment

As Shanghai ponders how to take its place as a global financial center alongside London and New York, a good example may be Tokyo – at least in terms of what to avoid.  Read more

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