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China aims to become a leading force in scientific research and applications, fuelled by vast infusions of cash and a rapidly growing technical workforce. Shortcuts: Chinese space program , images of pollution in China , e-waste pollution, hydric pollution, Chinese ghost towns , China urban villages , most polluted cities in China.

Has Uber helped expose China's emissions?
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Has Uber helped expose China’s emissions?

A study into car emissions in the Chinese city of Chengdu – carried out using data from companies including Uber – suggests that current lab testing could be off by up to 6,500 metric tonnes per day.

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dust pollution in China
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Living in a dusty world: the terrible employment conditions of the stone workers in China

The terrible employment conditions of the stone workers in China. Hui’an, known as “stone town” in Fujian, is famous in China for the production of … Read more

China's towering glass-bottom platform opens
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China’s towering glass-bottom platform opens

A glass-bottom platform that takes visitors a towering 400 metres above ground opens in China.

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China’s drugs watchdog struggles as senior staff lured away by industry

Officers from Shanghai Food and Drug Administration conduct a seizure at Husi Food factory in Shanghai July 20, 2014. A watchdog closed Shanghai Husi Food Co Ltd, a local unit of OSI, and seized meat products suspected of being beyond their expiration date, according to a statement on Monday from the Shanghai Municipal Food and Drug Administration. Picture taken July 20, 2014. REUTERS/Stringer (CHINA - Tags: FOOD BUSINESS) CHINA OUT. NO COMMERCIAL OR EDITORIAL SALES IN CHINA - RTR3ZGF9
Officers from Shanghai Food and Drug Administration conduct a seizure at Husi Food factory in Shanghai July 20, 2014. A watchdog closed Shanghai Husi Food Co Ltd, a local unit of OSI, and seized meat products suspected of being beyond their expiration date, according to a statement on Monday from the Shanghai Municipal Food and Drug Administration. Picture taken July 20, 2014. REUTERS/Stringer (CHINA – Tags: FOOD BUSINESS) CHINA OUT. NO COMMERCIAL OR EDITORIAL SALES IN CHINA – RTR3ZGF9

SHANGHAI (Reuters) – Promises of higher salaries and greater freedom at work are luring officials from China’s high-profile drugs watchdog to the companies they had regulated, a  blow just as the country looks to tighten oversight and drive innovation.

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alpha-pvp
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Crystal Meth, Flakka and other designer drugs are ridiculously easy to buy online from China

You can (illegally) buy designer drugs, such as the extremely dangerous Crystal Meth or Flakka, known also as Alpha PVP (alpha-Pyrrolidinopentiophenone) on some Chinese e-commerce websites. And you don’t need bitcoins or other exotic currency and neither to surf the darkweb.

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Koro, shrinking genitals syndrome-folk illness
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Koro, shrinking genitals syndrome

Koro, known as shrinking penis (or testicles, scrotum or vulva in case of a female patient), is a folk illness or culture-bound syndrome specific to … Read more

A 3D printed Apple logo is seen in front of a displayed stock graph in this illustration taken
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Apple invests $1 billion in Chinese ride-hailing service Didi Chuxing

(Reuters) – Apple Inc <AAPL.O> said on Thursday it has invested $1 billion in Chinese ride-hailing service Didi Chuxing, a move that Apple Chief Executive Tim Cook said would help the company better understand the critical Chinese market.

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Wei Zexi
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A Student’s Death Exposes the Chaos of China’s Medical System, Exacerbated by Baidu Search Engine

Wei Zexi
Wei Zexi talks about his aspiration to live. Image: YouTube

“I do not want to die. I haven’t seen the result after 21 years of struggle and effort, and I still dream of seeing this world,” Wei Zexi said in a short video before his death. “I cannot imagine how my parents would carry on with their lives, if I were to die.”

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toy design
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Interview: Raymond Choy, founder of Toy2R

Hong Kong Toy Design – Raymond Choy is the founder and President of Toy2R. He spent 10 years working for a US footwear company. From … Read more