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China: Passengers upset over delayed flight open emergency exits, takeoff aborted

news.yahoo.com/AP reported…Upset by a delayed flight, at least two Chinese passengers decided to open emergency exit doors in protest as the plane was taxiing, forcing it to abort takeoff and landing them in jail instead, police said Sunday. The latest in a growing number of air rage cases involving Chinese travelers happened in the early hours of Saturday morning in the southwestern city of Chengdu, after the China Eastern flight was delayed by a snow storm. Read Article

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Xiamen China: Woman cuts in line to bathroom, beaten with brick by tourist

shanghailist.com reported a middle-aged woman was beaten with a brick to her head after she cut in line at the entrance to a public restroom in Xiamen, NetEase reports. According to witnesses involved, a woman around 50 years old had wanted to cut in line at a restroom near the Galangyu market street as she [...]

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Hong Kong: Protests, Civil Unrest Continues

bbc.com reported thousands of people have remained on the streets of Hong Kong for another day of pro-democracy protests, defying tear gas and ignoring appeals to leave. Overnight, riot police advanced on crowds who ignored official warnings that the demonstrations were illegal. Protesters are angry at Chinese government plans to vet candidates in Hong Kong’s [...]

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China investigating Canadian expat couple for suspected theft of military, intelligence information

theguardian.com reported China investigating Canadian couple suspected of intelligence theft Relatives have been unable to reach Kevin and Julia Dawn Garratt, who run a cafe in Dandong near North Korean border China is investigating a Canadian Christian couple living near the border with North Korea for the suspected theft of military and intelligence information, its [...]

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China: City Quarantined After Death from Plague

theguardian.com reported tens of thousands of people were trapped in Yumen when officials swiftly locked down the city after a man died of plague, highlighting China’s severe approach to the threat from disease. Tens of thousands of people were trapped in Yumen when officials swiftly locked down the city after a man died of plague, [...]

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Beijing China receives hazardous pollution warning from WHO

The World Health Organization on Tuesday called on China to improve its air quality and urged residents of Beijing to stay indoors as the capital city suffered a sixth day of hazardous-level air pollution. Bernhard Schwartländer, the organization’s China chief, said he is concerned about the smog that has smothered Beijing in recent days. The [...]

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British tourist murdered, Great Wall of China

dailymail.co.uk reported that a young British tourist has been found generic Citalopram murdered in horrific circumstances at the Great Wall of China. Graduate Tom Dawson, 24, had had his throat propecia pills cut and suffered multiple head wounds. It is believed he may have been killed for his camcorder, which had vanished along with other [...]

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Riot breaks out at Chinese airport after delayed flights

As millions of Chinese attempt to return home after New Year celebrations, irate travellers are seen smashing computers and chairs at one airport. A “riot” broke out at a major Chinese airport on Thursday night after more than 2,000 passengers were left stranded because of heavy snow. Furious, marauding passengers were seen “smashing computers and [...]

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China: expatatriate deported for stealing iPhone

An expatriate who stole an iPhone 5 in a bar was fined 5,000 yuan (US$827) and deported, Huangpu District People’s Court said. The 28-year-old expat was studying traditional Chinese medicine in the city. He stole the iPhone 5, worth 3,500 yuan, from a person he was just acquainted with in a bar on Huaihai Road. [...]

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China: new strain of bird flu kills first human victim

salon.com reported that a 73-year-old woman died after she became infected with a new strain of bird flu that has not previously manifested itself in humans, Chinese authorities said Wednesday. The H10N8 virus, with which China’s Center for Disease Control and Prevention confirmed the woman had been infected, is the second new strain of bird [...]

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