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35 killed, 48 injured in Shanghai stampede
Security guards use a bench to hold off relatives of stampede victims trying to enter the... (AP). « 1; 2; 3; 4; 5; ». SHANGHAI (AP) — Thirty-five people died in a stampede during New Year's celebrations in Shanghai's historic waterfront area, city ...

Youthful China bid to shake off years of underachievement
BEIJING (Reuters) - Global soccer officials have long waited for China to start punching its weight on the world stage but the decade since the national team's run to the 2004 Asian Cup final has been marked by serial underachievement and a battle ...

Witnesses describe terrifying scene at deadly Shanghai New Year's stampede
Hong Kong (CNN) -- Zuo Zhijian says the heavy crush of bodies around him on the Shanghai waterfront left him unable to move his legs. "I also had someone grabbing my hair from the back, struggling and breathing heavily," Zuo said. "A girl in front of ...

35 reported killed in Shanghai stampede
BEIJING — Stampeding crowds at a New Year's celebration in the heart of Shanghai killed at least 36 people and injured 47, authorities said. The stampede occurred shortly before midnight, at 11:35 p.m., at the Bund — a waterfront area that is one of ...

Shanghai Stampede Death Toll Rises to at Least 36; Accounts Differ on Cause
A man prays on Jan. 1 after offering flowers at the site of a stampede that occurred the night before on Shanghai's Bund. The New Year's Eve stampede on Shanghai's historic waterfront killed at least 35 revelers. Greg Baker/Agence France-Presse/Getty ...

Moments after police warning, stampede at Shanghai gathering kills 36
Four minutes after police in Shanghai said the Bund area was full and advised locals to go elsewhere for their New Year's celebration, a stampede erupted late Wednesday in the crowd that left 36 people dead and 47 injured, the city's information office ...

2015 begins with stampede tragedy in Shanghai, fireworks elsewhere
A man and a woman pray after laying flowers at the site of a deadly stampede in Shanghai, China, Thursday, Jan. 1, 2015. People unable to contact friends and relatives streamed into hospitals Thursday, anxious for information after a stampede during ...

Beijing raises subway fares to ease overcrowding
When a single mother was crushed to death while trying to get onto an overcrowded subway train in November, it pointed to a problem that transit officials in the Chinese capital had already promised to address. They did so this week, raising subway ...

2015 begins: Shanghai tragedy, fireworks elsewhere
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In Moments, New Year's Revelry Became Fatal Crush in Shanghai
SHANGHAI — With a dazzling light show set to begin at midnight, a huge crowd of revelers had gathered for an outdoor New Year's Eve in this city's historic riverfront district. They began to grow unruly. “We were just trying to walk up the steps to ...

Relatives search for survivors of New Year's Eve stampede in Shanghai
BEIJING — Chinese President Xi Jinping ordered an investigation Thursday into a stampede that left at least 36 people dead in Shanghai during a New Year's Eve celebration as families desperately searched hospitals for survivors of the disaster ...

China demands answers after stampede in financial hub Shanghai
SHANGHAI/BEIJING (Reuters) - Chinese state media and the public criticized the government and police on Friday for failing to prevent a New Year's Eve stampede in Shanghai that killed 36 people and dented the city's image as modern China's global ...

5 China Tech Stories to Watch in 2015
On several fronts, 2014 was a particularly eventful year for China's technology sector. While a handful of domestic players grabbed headlines with blockbuster share offerings, major acquisitions or soaring valuations, some multinational firms ...

New Year's Stampede Kills 36 in Shanghai as Massive Holiday Approaches
China demanded a review of crowd-safety procedures as dozens of people remain in Shanghai's hospitals after a deadly stampede on New Year's Eve killed 36 and caused the cancellation of celebrations across the city. At least 47 people were injured, ...

A Historical Drama Shows Too Much Cleavage for China's Censors
In “The Empress of China,” Fan Bingbing portrays Wu Zetian, the only woman in Chinese history to rule in her own right. When the highly anticipated television show “The Empress of China” was abruptly pulled from Chinese airwaves just days after its ...

Distraught Mother Visits Site of Deadly Shanghai Stampede
The distraught mother of a victim of the deadly New Year's Eve stampede in Shanghai had to be supported by others as she visited the site for a memorial to those killed along Shanghai's historic waterfront. The chaos began about a half-hour before what ...

Six China Business Law Trends for 2015
China in 2015 will look much like China in 2014, only “more” so. If you are doing business in China, you should be on your guard for the following six things in 2015. 1. China will increasingly crack down on foreigners in China without proper visas ...

Witnesses: Sequence of Errors Led to Shanghai Stampede
SHANGHAI — On New Year's Eve of 2013, Shanghai authorities sent about 6,000 city police officers and requested help from military police to manage a 300,000-strong crowd that filled the city's famed riverfront for the annual midnight light show ...

Depleted Volvo fleet sets sail for China
ABU DHABI (Reuters) - The Volvo Ocean Race's depleted fleet set sail for China from Abu Dhabi on Saturday for arguably the toughest stage of the marathon nine-month event. The fleet has been reduced to six after one boat, Team Vestas Wind (Denmark), ...

Nathan VanderKlippe on China's man on a tightrope and the Kim Jong-un ...
Nathan VanderKlippe on China's man on a tightrope and the Kim Jong-un ...

China closer to dream of rejuvenation
BEIJING, Jan. 3 (Xinhua) -- As the new year begins, Chinese people are more confident of realizing the "Chinese dream" than any other time. And they have good reason. Since the transition of the Chinese leadership in late 2012, Xi Jinping, general ...

China grooms the next generation of Chinese footballers
If making the grade as a professional footballer is as much about discipline and dedication as it is about natural talent, then Chen Junliang could well be on his way. The 14-year-old has a full workload as a trainee at the Evergrande Football School ...

China: Get ready for bumpy ride
(CNN) —For 75 days in 2014, Hong Kong residents seeking freedom stood in open defiance of their unelected leaders, including by occupying key thoroughfares of the former British colony. They were joined at times by hundreds of thousands of ...

Breaking News: North Korea says rejects fresh US sanctions calling them ...
Breaking News: North Korea says rejects fresh US sanctions calling them ...

China faces criticism from conservation scientists for attempts to exterminate ...
China faces criticism from conservation scientists for attempts to exterminate ...

Week In Review: 2014 Pharma IPOs In China - Just 3
2014 was supposed to be a breakout year for China life science IPOs. As the year began, China was all set to resume IPOs after a 15-month moratorium, with a new regulatory system and significant pent-up demand. But, for the most part, the renaissance ...

China targets Shanghai stampede critics
The Shanghai government took measures at the weekend to prevent public criticism of its role in the New Year's Eve stampede that left 36 people dead, including banning interviews with relatives of victims and allowing only photos cleared by censors ...

As China Slows, Metals Prices Take a Hit
In particular, base metals tied to Chinese construction slump as surpluses grow. On the plus side: copper and nickel. By Matt Mossman. Photo credit: Krisztian Bocsi/Bloomberg. Related Content. 5 Reasons Why the Collapse in Oil Prices Is Not Bad for the ...

Yearender: China's multi-billion-dollar "haitao" splurge
BEIJING, Jan. 4 (Xinhua) -- When Cao Lina finally finishes the online payment on the website of U.S. chain store Macy's, she knows the pair of boots from a Christmas promotion is her last purchase of 2014. "I've spent more than 31,000 yuan (about 5,000 ...

PM2.5 density in Beijing falls slightly in 2014
BEIJING, Jan. 4 (Xinhua) -- Beijing's average PM2.5 density in 2014 dropped by four percent compared with 2013, but some pollutants rebounded, said the municipal environmental protection bureau. The average density of PM2.5, airborne particles smaller ...


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