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One Fifth of China's Soil Contaminated

The title of this post says it all. China’s Environmental Protection Ministry has released a report of an official study conducted between 2005 and 2013, which showed that 16.1% of China’s soil and 19.4% of its arable land are contaminated, principally with excessive levels of cadmium, nickel and arsenic. 364 more words

20 die in China coal mine flooding incident

The death toll from a flooding incident at a coal mine in China’s southwest two weeks ago has reached 20.On Friday, Chinese state media reported that another 14 bodies had been recovered at the Xiahaizi mine in the city of Qujing, Yunnan Province. 81 more words


Another Chinese podium in Chengdu

Ilia Frolov won the men’s competition of third stage of the World Cup. Second place was taken by Róbert Kasza while the podium was completed by the host country’s representative Jianli Guo.

I’ve left China :( booooooooo

This photo is me on the 2nd viewing platform of the Oriental Pearl tower, I’ve been given advice to include more photos, so I’m going to make the effort! 571 more words

A Gweilo in 1980s China - pt. 13

Written by Tai Pan

If you haven’t had yet the chance to read the previous episodes, I suggest you do so by going to the ‘Story of my life’ section and starting from part 1! 1,022 more words

Story Of My Life

China's little England - A perfect backdrop - by Economist.com Apr 16th 2014, 15:46

WITH its red phone boxes, statue of Winston Churchill and Anglicized church, Thames Town looks just like an English city, but it was built to house suburban residents of Shanghai. 7 more words


China's Xi Jinping purging select corrupt officials to put own men in place

Chinese President Xi Jinping plans to use a purge of senior officials suspected of corruption to put his own men and reform-minded bureaucrats into key positions across the… 1,611 more words