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Air quality of Chinese cities improves in first half of 2016



CHINA July 18, 2016


The air quality in 338 Chinese cities showed improvements in the first half of this year as the country intensifies its efforts to fight air pollution. Beijing, Tianjin and Hebei Province in northern China saw cleaner skies with 5...

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Extreme Camping!



THAT'S ODD, CHINA , TRAVEL July 18, 2016


For those who thought camping was for the dull over fifties - check this adrenaline inducing venture in China.  Over 100 backpackers have taken to Laojun Mountain in Luoyang, Henan province, to camp on a cliff edge.&nbs...

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Alibaba launches VR shopping experience



TECHNOLOGY, CHINA , ENTERTAINMENT July 18, 2016


E-commerce giant Alibaba is set to rollout Virtual reality shopping by the end of the month.  The Chinese firm, with over 400 million customers, has confirmed plans to use VR headsets to simulate shopping experiences from al...

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Poor Leaders Face Punishment



CHINA July 18, 2016


It's been announced that Chinese officials who show poor leadership will face punishment. That's according to Reuters, who cite the Xinhua news agency over the new Communist Party accountability rules that were announced yesterda...

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Shanghai Concert Season Changes to Bring International Performers



CHINA , CULTURE July 17, 2016


(photo: Magdevski / iStock / Thinkstock)   Shanghai's acclaimed concert hall is to adopt a new season, aimed at being able to attract more world-class performers to appear there.  Shanghai Daily reports that...

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