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All aboard the love train

A crew on the G77 high-speed train dressed in traditional Hanfu clothing performs for passengers today near Wuhan City, Hubei Province. The crew wanted to spice things up for tomorrow’s Qixi Festival, which is known as Chinese Valentine’s Day.

Food poisons 170-plus in city's Songjiang District, fast-food company ordered to close

A fast-food company in Songjiang District was ordered to close and is under investigation for a suspected food poisoning incident after more than 170 people were hospitalized, city authorities said today. The victims, who had diarrhea, were from six companies that had eaten cooked rice prepared by Shanghai Damuzhi Eatery Management Company.

Heavy casualties feared in Taiwan gas leak explosions

A road caves in after gas leak explosions in Kaohsiung, southeast China's Taiwan today. The local fire-fighting authority said gas leaks were reported in the city's Cianjhen district at around 8:46 pm Thursday, leading to multiple explosions that affected an area as large as three square kilometers.

‘Stunning’ Metro line sparks online buzz

A subway train runs through a residential building yesterday in Chongqing’s Yuzhong District. The picture has gone viral online with some posters dubbing it “the most stunning Metro line ever” due to its unusualness.


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YUM Brands ends relationship with OSI Group after meat scandal

The parent company of KFC and Pizza Hut said it has terminated sourcing food from US-based OSI Group after a meat scandal at its Shanghai...


Death toll climbs to 25 in Taiwan gas explosions, 277 injured

THE death toll in gas leak explosions that hit Kaohsiung City in Taiwan on Thursday has risen to 25 with 277 others injured, China...

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Food poisons 170-plus in city's Songjiang District, fast-food company ordered to close

A fast-food company in Songjiang District was ordered to close and is under investigation for a suspected food poisoning incident after...


Xi warns army of corruption risks

PRESIDENT Xi Jinping has pledged a harsh strike against military corruption as the People’s Liberation Army prepares to celebrate its...

Central inspection team visits Shanghai

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Love is in the air, but so is the rain

Love is in the air, but so is the rain

YOUNG lovers should be prepared for a moist Qixi Festival this year, as Tropical...

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‘Dirty’ water found in swimming pools

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WATER at 18 public swimming pools has been found to contain excessive levels...

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Industry turning to robots amid labor shortfall

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Industrial robots are assuming more and more prominence in China as the country’s...

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Housing prices slide for third straight month

HOUSING prices in China weakened for the third straight month with more than 75 percent of the nation's major cities


Showgirls add spice to Shanghai game fair

THE showgirls aside, the scorching summer heat, hiked up ticket prices and long queues did little to deter fans


Fast-food chains studying impact of scandal

A FOOD safety scare in China is testing local consumers’ loyalty to foreign fast-food brands, including McDonald’s


Tesla, Panasonic in ‘gigafactory’ agreement

AMERICAN electric car manufacturer Tesla Motors is teaming up with Japanese electronics company Panasonic to build


Sony back in profits on cheap yen, sales

SONY Corp reported a surprise eightfold jump in quarterly profit yesterday as sales got a perk from a cheap yen


VW rides on strong China sales, luxury cars

Volkswagen, Europe’s biggest auto group, yesterday posted a robust quarterly net profit, thanks to growth in China


Credit card transaction up 30.9%, risks cited

China’s credit card transaction totaled 13.1 trillion yuan (US$2.1 trillion) in 2013, up 30.9 percent from a year


IMF lowers growth forecast to 7.4%

THE International Monetary Fund has lowered China’s economic growth forecast for this year to 7.4 percent, down

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City’s newsstands facing uncertain future City’s newsstands facing uncertain future

AS more and more people look to their handsets and tablets for the latest news and gossip from around the world,


‘Dirty’ water found in swimming pools

WATER at 18 public swimming pools has been found to contain excessive levels of bacteria, dirt and urea, according


Man stands trial for killing aged mother

A MAN who stabbed his elderly mother with a pair of scissors before strangling and smothering her to death went


Central inspection team visits Shanghai

A central inspection group has arrived in the city and during its two-month stay will receive letters, calls and


Love is in the air, but so is the rain

YOUNG lovers should be prepared for a moist Qixi Festival this year, as Tropical Storm Nakri passes close to Shanghai


A celebration of childhood

Girls from the Russian dance troupe Radost perform their routine “Erofeievtsy” yesterday as part of the closing


Hotel suicide victim suspected of causing Pudong vehicle crash

A man who drove his car into three other vehicles in the Pudong New Area yesterday morning, seriously injuring

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On Sunday night, the Shanghai Food and Drug Administration ordered the Husi Food processing

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A MAN who indecently touched a woman’s thigh on a subway train in Shanghai was kicked out of

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National

Xi warns army of corruption risks

PRESIDENT Xi Jinping has pledged a harsh strike against military corruption as the People’s Liberation Army prepares


Casting lots for water as Henan drought intensifies

RESIDENTS in Xingyao Village are casting lots to get water amid the driest flood season in central China’s Henan


Lighter sentence for melamine boss

Former dairy tycoon Tian Wenhua, sentenced to life in prison for her role in the melamine milk scandal that shocked

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You are what you grow? Rice theory of culture holds intrigue

Rice or wheat? The choice may be more than a matter of taste: It could even determine personality. That’s according


‘Dreams of Zen’ dance focuses on philosophy

“DREAMS of Zen,” a dance theater adapted from a chapter of “A Dream of Red Mansions,” plans to bring audiences


The mahjong monopoly is over

TO many Chinese, the unthinkable and unimaginable just happened. At the 5th Open European Mahjong Championship

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S Leone emergency as Ebola toll 729

SIERRA Leone declared a state of emergency and called in troops to quarantine Ebola victims yesterday, joining


Pacific leaders issue climate warning

PACIFIC leaders have warned that entire island nations will disappear under the waves unless action is taken to


Russia bans import of Ukrainian juice

RUSSIA’S consumer protection watchdog said yesterday it had stopped imports of Ukrainian juice, Moscow’s latest

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No escaping Van Gaal's gaze for Man United squad

MANCHESTER United's squad have been warned. Slack off in training and new manager Louis van Gaal will be watching


English FA tightens betting rules for new season

TOUGH new rules introduced by the Football Association will outlaw all football-related betting for players, club


Drogba still has killer instinct, says Mourinho

VETERAN striker Didier Drogba will still strike fear into defenders when he begins his second spell at Chelsea,


Li to sit out US Open as knee woes continue

WORLD No. 2 Li Na of China announced yesterday that she will miss next month’s US Open as she struggles with a


Mourinho says Lukaku lost focus

JOSE Mourinho says striker Romelu Lukaku is a “good kid” but was not motivated enough to fight for a starting spot


Neymar raring for Barca return

NEYMAR’S injured back is healing well and he is aiming to return to action in a friendly for his club Barcelona


Australia reels at Games with arrest of ‘lifter, track rift

Australia’s Commonwealth Games team was reeling yesterday after an alleged assault by one of its medalists and

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Loud, early morning dancing music sickens giant panda in zoo

A giant panda in a Nanjing zoo is suffering from an irregular heartbeat due to a group of noisy middle-aged women


24 bus stop shelters in Nanjing stolen overnight

TWENTY-FOUR bus stop shelters worth 1.4 million yuan were stolen on July 24 in Nanjing, capital of Jiangsu Province,


India doctors remove 232 teeth from boy's mouth

SURGEONS in Mumbai have removed 232 teeth from the mouth of an Indian teenager in what they believe may be a world-record



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