» 01/09/2016, 00.00
Giant gold statue of Mao demolished
Taken down due to “lack of authorization." Over 36 meters high and inaugurated in December, it had aroused mixed reactions.
About 150 million people on the move for ‘Golden Week’ holidays
National holiday time has begun; public security authorities are on maximum alert, concerned by traffic jams, stations and tourist sties. Yesterday founding of People’s Republic of China was celebrated.
Some 370 million people on the move during ‘Golden Week’
Domestic travel is up as more people fly, drive or sail to their destinations. Spending on food is up, a sign that real income and the desire for leisure are also up. More than half a million mainlanders visit Hong Kong to shop and invest in stocks.
23/01/2017 10:08:00 CHINA
Beijing strengthens Great Firewall, private networks illegal
As of yesterday, private connections will need government approval to be able to access the internet. To date, the country has more than 730 million users.
A “disgusting” Beijing repels Olympic athletes
High levels of air pollution and August heat convince two Olympic champions to stick to one competition. Athletes are trying to figure how to cope with the “air” that Beijiners breathe every day. President Hu visits facility for the disabled.
Confucius back in Beijing with a statue in Tiananmen Square
The sculpture is opposite the Mao portrait. It symbolises the regime’s u-turn on Confucian precepts.
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