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Park Planned for Cao Cao Tombs : Cao Cao, a politician and general from the Three Kingdoms period (AD 220-280), couldn't have been more wrong in his thinking that as long as his tomb was built with austerity, tomb raiders would leave it alone and he could enjoy peace in his final resting place. Despite its austerity, with burial sacrifices consisting mainly of stone carvings and his personal daily utensils, the tomb had been plundered many times by the time it attracted the attention of archaeologists. A protective excavation began in December 2008. DHgate.com is the leading B2B online trading marketplace for china wholesale products Read More

Flight returns after passenger burns toilet paper: URUMQI: A passenger burned toilet paper in the washroom on a domestic flight in China Saturday, forcing the plane to return to the departure airport in Urumqi, capital city of Xinjiang . Read More

 

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China displays mockup of home-grown jetliner C919:HONG KONG: The Commercial Aircraft Corporation of China displayed a scale model of its jetliner C919, the country's first home-grown large commercial airliner, for the first time at the Asian Aerospace '09 on Tuesday. With a scale of one to ten, the model was so far "the most precise one put up for public display," said Guo Bozhi, president of the Shanghai Aircraft Design and Research Institute, a unit of the Commercial Aircraft Corporation of China, or COMAC. The mockup was displayed at a prominent position at the Asian Aerospace, Asia's leading air show, side by side with industry giants like Boeing and Airbus. Read More

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Death toll in Henan colliery blast rises to 42: PINGDINGSHAN, Henan: The death toll from a coal mine gas explosion in central China's Henan Province Tuesday rose to 42 with 37 still trapped underground, the local safety watchdog said Wednesday morning. The deadly gas blast took place around 1 a.m. Tuesday in the Xinhua No. 4 pit in Xinhua District of Pingdingshan City, said a spokesman with the Henan Provincial Bureau of Work Safety. A total of 93 people were working in the pit when the accident happened, 14 of whom managed to escape. The accident has aroused the attention of top leadership, including President Hu Jintao and Premier Wen Jiabao. More

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HSBC starts yuan cross-border trade settlement serviceIf: BEIJING, Sept. 5 (Xinhua) -- HSBC China launched its Renminbi (RMB) cross-border trade settlement services Friday in Shanghai, and southern Shenzhen, Guangzhou and Dongguan cities, reported Saturday's China Daily. The bank has also been granted the status of a domestic agent bank and is able to open onshore yuan accounts for overseas banks participating in the pilot program. The Bank of China, China's largest foreign exchange bank, transacted the country's first cross-border yuan trade settlement deal on July 6. Read More

China Political News

Premier says China's market economy status good for boosting trade with EU: BEIJING, Sept. 9 (Xinhua) -- The European Union's early recognition of China's market economy status will be conducive to bilateral relations and free trade, Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao said Wednesday. "The EU should recognize China's market economy status as early as possible," Premier Wen told Britain's Business Secretary Peter Mandelson at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing Wednesday. "This will be conducive to China-EU relations, to free trade and to the recovery and growth of the world economy," Wen said. He expressed the hope that Britain will play an active role in this process. Read More

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Lucky '999' day sees tens of thousands Chinese wed:BEIJING: Tens of thousands of Chinese couples rushed to tie the knot across the nation Wednesday, or 09/09/09, hoping that the "triple 9 day" will bring them good luck and eternal love. In Mandarin, the number "9" is pronounced the same as the word "jiu" that means "forever, perpetual or eternal." Major cities have seen a surge of applications to wed Wednesday. In the southern metropolis of Guangzhou alone, more than 6,000 couples have applied to the city's 24 marriage register offices, and the figure was about 3,000 for the eastern city of Nanjing, according to local civil affairs authorities. More

China Economic News

'Summer Davos' aims to relaunch growth: The Annual Meeting of the New Champions 2009 of the World Economic Forum, also known as the "Summer Davos", will take place in Dalian on September 10. During the three-day agenda utill Sept. 12, the meeting will focus on "Relaunching Growth" at this crucial time for global economic recovery.Over 1,300 participants from 86 countries including top political and business leaders, experts will meet in Dalian. They are going to discuss the course needed to bring the world economy out of the current recession and into recover. Read More

Beijing News

New suspects arrested for CCTV new tower blaze: Trials for the first batch of people allegedly responsible for the fire in the hotel next to the new China Central Television (CCTV) tower will begin soon, and sources said more suspects were recently arrested, Dongfang Daily, a Shanghai-based newspaper reported today. People under investigation include staff and managers at the Beijing Municipal Commission of Housing and Urban-Rural Development. According to Beijing fire control authorities, the fire in the hotel was started by an errant firework set off near the new tower asa part of a fireworks display to celebrate the traditional Chinese Lantern Festival. Read More

Shanghai News

Expo forum taps development of coastal economic zone: Experts and officials today gathered in Xiamen, Fujian Province, to discuss the building of an economic zone on the western side of the Taiwan Straits at an Expo-themed forum.The economic zone centers on Fujian and faces Taiwan Island across the strait, including a string of coastal cities such as Shantou and Meizhou in Guangdong Province as well as Fuzhou and Ganzhou in Jiangxi Province. Yan Junqi, vice-chairwoman of the Standing Committee of the 11th National People's Congress, and Zhou Hanmin, deputy director of the World Expo 2010 Shanghai Executive Committe. Read More

Guangzhou News

Subway growth benefits newspaper: As the subway system in Guangzhou expands prior to the start of the 2010 Asian Games, so have the earnings of a free metro newspaper in the southern city. Citing fatter advertising revenues since its launch three years ago, Guangzhou Metro Daily posted around 30 percent growth in ad revenues in the first half of this year and expects even better growth in the second half, editor-in-chief Jiao Xiangyang said. The newspaper reported a more than 90 percent increase in earnings from advertisements last year, despite the economic downturn and a drastic drop in ads following the massive Wenchuan earthquake. Read More

Shenzhen News

Shenzhen average real estate price reachs 16080RMB/Sqm: According to the statistical data released by real estate office of Shenzhen government. July 2009, the new house price for Shenzhen reachs 16080RMB/Sqm, about 8.47% higher than June 2009, still 0.73% lower than last year.

But the statistical data also shows that the sales of July 2009 is about 548300 squaremeters, drops 17.4% comparing with June 2009. The sales goes up 141% than last year. Read More