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  • Chinese firm conducts rescue at Nairobi’s collapsed building

    NAIROBI, Kenya, Dec 19 - China's supplier of construction machinery, XCMG, on Wednesday joined rescue operations at a collapsed building in a residential suburb of the Kenyan capital, Nairobi. Executives said the company provided a truck crane and manpower to help clear... Read more

  • Shame in China as village votes to expel HIV positive boy

    BEIJING, Dec 18- The plight of an eight year old Chinese boy with HIV, reportedly ordered to leave his village by 200 petitioners, sparked intense online soul-searching Thursday in a country where discrimination against sufferers remains rife. The boy's guardian, his grandfather,... Read more

  • China official admits millions in jade bribes: report

    BEIJING, Dec 16- A former senior Chinese provincial official told a court he took around 13 million yuan ($2.1 million) in bribes consisting largely of precious stones, state run media reported Tuesday. Ni Fake, a former deputy governor of the eastern province of Anhui,... Read more

  • China’s mountain hermits seek a highway to heaven

    Zhongnan Mountains, Dec 16- His unheated hut is half way up a mountain with no electricity, and his diet consists mostly of cabbage. But Master Hou says he has found a recipe for joy. "There is no happier way for a person to live on this earth," he declared, balancing on... Read more

  • Executed Chinese teenager found innocent 18 years on

    BEIJING, Dec 15 - A Chinese teenager executed after being convicted of murder and rape 18 years ago was declared innocent by a court Monday, in a rare overturning of a wrongful conviction. The 18-year-old, named Hugjiltu and also known as Qoysiletu, was found guilty and... Read more