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Experts study possible spread of virus by migratory birds

A group of medical, veterinary and avian experts recently gathered in Beijing to see if there is a relation between the current outbreak of the H7N9 avian flu virus and…

H7N9 infections total rises to 49, as Beijing reports first case

The total of confirmed cases of human infection of the H7N9 avian influenza in China has risen to 49, as six new cases, including the first one in Beijing, were…

Police seek foreign aids in investigating self-immolation case

Chinese police have sent co-investigation request to police authorities in related countries concerning a 32-year-old man who instigated a self-immolation incident in which two teenage boys died. Police in southwest…

Retired CPC chief of wealthy E China village dies

Wu Renbao, the retired Communist Party of China (CPC) chief of Huaxi Village in east China’s Jiangsu Province, died of cancer on Monday afternoon. Wu, 85, died at 6:58 p.m.…

13 missing after ship sinks in E China

One person has been rescued and 13 others remain missing after a container ship sank in east China’s Bohai Bay on Monday afternoon, local maritime authorities said. The ship carrying…

Xi urges armed forces’ loyalty, discipline

Xi Jinping, top leader of the Communist Party of China (CPC) and the CPC Central Military Commission, on Monday urged the country’s armed forces to be “absolutely loyal” to the…

Year’s first rainfall for Beijing

The first rainfall of the year fell in Beijing Tuesday, after weeks of haze, dust and drought. The city’s weather bureau said precipitation averaged 4 mm in the six hours…

China to complete integrated mapping system by 2020

China will build up an integrated mapping system to cover the ground, underground, sea, air and outer space by 2020, said a senior official of the national surveying and mapping…

China reports more deaths from food poisoning last year

The Ministry of Health said Tuesday that 6,685 people suffered from food poisoning in 2012, with 146 of the victims consequently dying, up 6.6 percent year on year. The number…

China launches campaign to crack down on porn

A campaign has been launched against pornography in online game advertisements, mobile systems applications and online media players, the National Office Against Pornographic and Illegal Publications said Tuesday. The office…