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Expert: China’s anti-corruption drive to continue

Chinese leaders have pledged to make the judicial system more transparent with greater “independence” and “fairness” in courts by 2020.

The second day of the plenary meeting of the CPC Central Committee focused on the judicial reform.

Deputy Secretary-General of the China Anti-corruption Research Center, Gao Bo said that the depth of “strictness” and “efficiency” of the campaign is unprecedented.

“The country is now applying zero tolerance to this issue… No matter what the ranks, there’s no special treatment once a party member is found at fault. Not even former state leaders can be immune from it,” said Gao Bo.

Since China launched a campaign to clean up its government two years ago, more than 500 officials throughout the country have been stripped off their titles. More noticeably, 53 senior officials have been investigated.

Beijing “Bride” wears wedding dress made of anti-pollution masks

A woman wearing a wedding dress made out of 999 anti-pollution masks with a 10-meter long trail drew crowds recently in Beijing.

It was apparently in a move to bring more attention to environmental protection. The “bride” was a Chinese artist who had designed her wedding dress to ‘marry’ the sky, according to Chinanews.

Many Chinese on social media gave a thumbs-up to the artist’s creativity. Do you think her message was good? What creative ideas do you have to promote environmental protection?

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Have a bird’s eye view: Chinese can now dine in the sky!

In the eyes of Chinese businessmen, investment opportunities are everywhere and sometimes in places beyond our imagination…

A real estate developer recently launched a “sky restaurant” in a bid to attract more home buyers to Nanjing, capital of East China’s Jiangsu Province.

Customers in groups of eight along with two waiters were able to enjoy their meals at a height of 20 meters in the air.

Supporting the small dining space was a large crane machine located near the Nanjing South Railway Station.

Let’s hope the thrill will put more people in the mood for home buying!

HK government and student protesters hold first talks

Hong Kong’s Chief Secretary for Administration Carrie Lam has emphasized that the essence of democracy is about “putting the interests of society before personal demands”, in talks with Occupy Central protesters.

The Hong Kong government on Tuesday held what may be breakthrough talks with five student representatives who have participated in the protests.

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Gone in 30 seconds: Car theft caught on camera

It was a bright sunny day in the city of Chongqing, as Mr. Li went about his daily chores.

Along the way, he took a routine stop at a gas station. He got off, filled the tank and briefly looked away to sign for the bill.

When he turned around, however, his car was no longer there.

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33-year-old listed as richest woman in China

Yang Huiyan, with a wealth of 44 billion yuan (approx. US$7.2 billion) has been named as the richest Chinese woman, according to a newly released 2014 Hurun rich list, a leading luxury publishing and events group targeted at China’s wealthy individuals.

This year marks her fourth consecutive time being listed as China’s richest woman.

Yang is 33 years old. She is the leader of the property company “Country Garden Holdings”, one of the largest real estate enterprises in China.

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China’s GDP grew 7.3 percent for the third quarter of 2014 in comparison to the same period a year ago, the National Bureau of Statistics (NBS) said on Tuesday.

The growth is the slowest since the first quarter of 2009, when the global financial crisis roiled China.

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Boy’s arm bitten at zoo raises public safety concerns

#bear in a #zoo has bitten off the arm of a nine-year-old Chinese boy who stuck his arm through the cage trying to feed it.

The boy was sent to the hospital immediately, but unfortunately, his arm had to be amputated.

The boy’s family claims safety is a serious problem in the zoo.

The zoo granted the family an immediate compensation of 5,000 yuan (around $815) for the boy’s medical treatment. Zoo authorities also say that they will pay all of the bills associated with the child’s medical treatment, according to a Beijing News report on Tuesday.

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Bird guardians in N. China

The bird migration region in Leting county, Hebei Province covers an area of more than 600 square kilometers and is one of the eight major migration routes in the world.

Every year, around 380 species of birds pass through here, going either north or south.

Many of these birds are rare and protected by law in China, and here in Hebei Province there is a group of people dedicated to watch them as their rescuers and protectors. These individuals save the birds from stealing hands, cure them of their injuries, feed them and then release them to the wild to continue their journey.

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Tips for Chinese choosing an English name 

While native English speakers are stuck with whatever happy or unhappy names they’ve been given, Chinese and other ‘non-natives’ get the lucky choice of picking their own English name.

However these choices can mean more than you think! So here we have some tips to help out.

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