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Thursday, June 4, 2015
Death toll jumps to 65 in China river cruise capsizing
Rescuers cut into the upside-down hull of a river cruise ship and pulled out 39 drowned passengers early Thursday, bringing the death toll to 65 since the Eastern Star capsized in the Yangtze River in a heavy storm with more than 450 people aboard.
Rescue hopes fade for hundreds missing from China ship
Relatives of more than 400 people missing from a cruise ship which capsized in central China clashed with police on Wednesday as hope that survivors would be found turned to anger at a lack of new information.
It's an office block, Jim, but not as we know it
A Chinese millionaire and self-confessed "Star Trek" fan has boldly gone where no man has gone before with the design of his company headquarters, erected in the shape of the USS Enterprise.
Mainland's makers of miniature apartments get cut down to size
They tower over their shrunken creations like gods. But in the face of an extended downturn after a decade-long property boom, China's miniature apartment builders are finally downsizing their ambitions.
Wednesday, June 3, 2015
Yangtze River: Long river, long history, top tourist spot
The scene of a capsized cruise ship with hundreds on board is one of the longest and most famous rivers in the world. The Yangtze has dramatic cliffs, peaks and waterfalls that are often featured in Chinese paintings, but its importance goes far beyond that to its role as a major transportation artery that created some of the country's biggest cities.
Ship sinks in Yangtze, hundreds missing
Rescuers pulled at least three people from the wreckage of a capsized Chinese cruise ship Tuesday as fears mounted for the more than 400 people still missing after the boat sank in a storm.
Tuesday, June 2, 2015
Report: Survivors yell for help in China boat sinking
WUHAN -- Rescuers pulled six survivors to safety after hearing cries for help Tuesday from inside a capsized cruise ship that went down overnight in a storm on China's Yangtze River with 458 people aboard, most of them elderly, state broadcaster CCTV said.
In a nation of smokers, Beijing bans public lighting up
China's capital began imposing the country's toughest ban on smoking in public places Monday in
China's factory activity remained subdued last month with both export demand and employment contracting, according to an official survey Monday that adds pressure on Beijing for more economic stimulus.
Monday, June 1, 2015
Fears over enforcement as Beijing bans indoor smoking
The toughest anti-smoking legislation in China's history came into effect Monday in Beijing, with unprecedented fines and a hotline to report offenders but fears of weak enforcement.
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