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Wal-Mart donkey meat recalled because it contains fox
Reuters: Wal-Mart is recalling donkey meat sold in some parts of China after testing showed it contained the DNA of other animals including that of foxes.

Photo: Customers choose pieces of pork at a Wal-Mart Supercenter in Chongqing municipality in China on October 25, 2011. (Shi Tou/Reuters)

Wal-Mart donkey meat recalled because it contains fox

Reuters: Wal-Mart is recalling donkey meat sold in some parts of China after testing showed it contained the DNA of other animals including that of foxes.

Photo: Customers choose pieces of pork at a Wal-Mart Supercenter in Chongqing municipality in China on October 25, 2011. (Shi Tou/Reuters)

Chinese doctor admits stealing newborn babies, selling them
BBC News: A Chinese doctor is accused of stealing as many as 7 newborn babies and selling them to child traffickers after she allegedly convinced parents to give them up after telling them the infants were sick, court and state media report. 
Photo: Zhang Shuxia stands trial in Weinan Intermediate People’s Court in Weinan, Shaanxi province, 30 December 2013 (Reuters)

Chinese doctor admits stealing newborn babies, selling them

BBC News: A Chinese doctor is accused of stealing as many as 7 newborn babies and selling them to child traffickers after she allegedly convinced parents to give them up after telling them the infants were sick, court and state media report.

Photo: Zhang Shuxia stands trial in Weinan Intermediate People’s Court in Weinan, Shaanxi province, 30 December 2013 (Reuters)

Beijing to ban cars on odd-even days

Xinhua: In a dramatic step to curb air pollution, China’s capital city is instituting alternate driving days for cars with even and odd numbered license plates, effectively banning many vehicles from taking to the streets.

The ban will come into effect when air pollution is at its most severe, or under a red warning, the Beijing Municipal Heavy Air Pollution Emergency Response Program says.

Photo: Beijing air pollution (AP via BBC News)

Usagi leaves 33 dead across Asia

AP: At least 33 people across Asia have died as a result of Typhoon Usagi. 25 of those deaths occurred in China’s Guangdongprovince.

The storm which traveled past the Philippines and Taiwan before moving onto Hong Kong and China was the season’s strongest storm at its peak.

Photo: Crowd watches waves from Typhoon Usagi hitting China’s Zhejiang province (Reuters/Chance Chan)

China woman survives 15 days trapped in well

BBC: China’s state media reports that a woman survived 15 days trapped in a well in the central part of the country. The woman fell 12 feet into the abandoned well in Zhongfeng Village in Henan province. Her husband says she survived by eating raw corn and drinking rainwater that fell into the well.

Chinese man builds mountain on top of apartment

Daily Mail: A Chinese man has spent six years building his dream mountaintop villa - on top of a Beijing apartment block.

Eccentric Professor Zhang Lin shifted tons of rubble and rock onto the roof of the building to construct the outrageous home which looks like it has been carved from a mountainside.

Mr Lin could now be ordered to tear down his mountain penthouse if it is deemed unsafe.

'It has come to our attention that Professor Zhang did not apply for permission for this structure. So unless he can prove it is safe, it will have to come down,' explained an city official.

Photo: Mountaintop home in Beijing (EPA)

Western China earthquake kills 11 people

AP:

A strong earthquake struck a moderately populated part of western China on Monday morning, killing at least 11 people and injuring 81, according to the local government.

The government’s earthquake monitoring center said the initial quake at 7:45 a.m. (2345 GMT Sunday) was magnitude-6.6 and subsequent tremors included a magnitude-5.6.

Apple probing claim woman died while using charging iPhone

The Next Web: A 23-year-old Chinese woman has allegedly died from an electric shock when using Apple’s iPhone 5 while it was being charged, her family members claim, according to media reports.

The older sister of alleged victim Ma Ailun took to Sina Weibo, China’s popular Twitter-like social network, over the weekend to demand an explanation from Apple and urged people not to use their phones while charging them.

A Sina Tech report said that Apple has issued a statement expressing condolences to Ma’s family over the unfortunate incident, and vowed to investigate the incident thoroughly. The company also said it would cooperate with authorities over the matter.

Photo: iPhone 5 (Suzanne Choney / NBC News Digital)

Dozens buried in landslide as heavy rains cause chaos in China

AFP: Between 30 and 40 people were buried in a landslide in China’s Sichuan province on Wednesday, the state news agency Xinhua reported, citing local officials.

The landslide in Zhongxing, in the southwestern province of Sichuan, was triggered by heavy rain, according to the fire brigade. Rescuers were at the scene, it added.

A Zhongxing official told AFP by phone that “so far we only know 11 families were buried and more than 200 residents have been evacuated”, but that workers were still searching for others

Photo: Heavy flood waters sweeping through Beichuan in southwest China’s Sichuan province. (AFP)

Report: Mother of baby found in sewer has been found

NBC News: The mother of a baby boy found stuck in a residential building’s sewer pipe in China has been found, police told local media.

The police would not comment on the case over the telephone, but did brief the local reporters. According to the state-run Qianjiang Evening News paper,the unidentified 22-year-old woman said that her baby slipped from her hands after the delivery and down the toilet drain, where he remained until firefighters freed him hours later.

Photo: Baby No. 59 - known by his incubator number - cries as he recovers in hospital. The boy, found trapped in a sewer pipe, was said to be recovering. (China Daily via Reuters)

Newborn rescued after being found found trapped in sewer

NBC News: A baby boy believed to be just days old has been found in a sewer pipe in a bathroom in China.

Firefighters were called to an apartment complex where residents said they could hear the baby’s cries through the pipes.

After removing the section of pipe containing the baby, firefighters took him to a nearby hospital where pliers and a saw were used to gently free him.

Doctors at Pujiang People’s Hospital said by telephone that the baby’s prognosis was good. His heart rate was stabilizing and his breathing was much smoother, they added.

Photo: Firefighters and doctors rescue a newborn baby boy by cutting away a sewage pipe piece by piece, in this still image taken from video, in Jinhua city, Zhejiang province, on Saturday. (Reuters TV)

Outraged netizens track teen who defaced Egyptian temple

CNN: Parents of a 15-year-old Chinese tourist have apologized after the teenager defaced a stone sculpture in an ancient Egyptian temple with graffiti.

The act drew ire in both Egypt and China — generating a massive online backlash amongst China’s unforgiving netizens.

The vandal carved ‘Ding Jinhao was here’ in Chinese in the 3,500 year old Luxor Temple.

This was photographed by an embarrassed Chinese traveler and shared on weibo, China’s micro-blogging site on May 24.

Photo: Screen grab of Weibo photo via CNN

Sandstorm sends Beijing pollution levels off the charts
Officials are warning residents in Beijing and other parts of northern China about hazardous air pollution levels after strong winds blew in a sandstorm today.
Air in the capital turned a yellowish hue and the sky turned into a noxious soup of smog and dust, NBC News reports. At 6 a.m. local time, the U.S. Embassy’s air quality index showed a reading of 516 for particles less than 2.5 micrometers in diameter. On the American air pollution index, the air at that time and throughout much of the morning was classified as “beyond index.”
Photo: This composite image shows Beijing’s skyline during Thursday’s sandstorm (top) and during good weather on Feb. 19, 2013. (Feng Li / Getty Images)

Sandstorm sends Beijing pollution levels off the charts

Officials are warning residents in Beijing and other parts of northern China about hazardous air pollution levels after strong winds blew in a sandstorm today.

Air in the capital turned a yellowish hue and the sky turned into a noxious soup of smog and dust, NBC News reports. At 6 a.m. local time, the U.S. Embassy’s air quality index showed a reading of 516 for particles less than 2.5 micrometers in diameter. On the American air pollution index, the air at that time and throughout much of the morning was classified as “beyond index.”

Photo: This composite image shows Beijing’s skyline during Thursday’s sandstorm (top) and during good weather on Feb. 19, 2013. (Feng Li / Getty Images)

Astronaut sends Chinese New Year greeting from space

Canadian astronaut Chris Hadfield tweeted photos of China, seen from the International Space Station, to celebrate the Chinese Year of the Snake, which begins today.

Space.com reports: Hadfield posted a series of dazzling photos of China from space, including a view of daybreak over Taiwan, a striking image of Shanghai at night, amazing windswept clouds and a view of the city of Hangzhou.

Photo: The dazzling lights of Shanghai, China, shine in this view from the International Space Station by Canadian astronaut Chris Hadfield, who shared the image on Feb. 9, 2013, to mark Chinese New Year. (Canadian Space Agency/Chris Hadfield)

China opens world’s longest high-speed rail route
BBC:


China has officially opened the world’s longest high-speed rail route, linking the capital Beijing with the southern commercial hub of Guangzhou.
The first bullet train left Beijing on Wednesday morning. Trains will initially travel at 187mph, more than halving travel time.

China opens world’s longest high-speed rail route

BBC:

China has officially opened the world’s longest high-speed rail route, linking the capital Beijing with the southern commercial hub of Guangzhou.

The first bullet train left Beijing on Wednesday morning. Trains will initially travel at 187mph, more than halving travel time.