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   2015-01-13 09:17:12    CRIENGLISH.com      Web Editor: Guo

Beijing Youth Daily

Heavy pollution comes to the city

Beijing will see thick air pollution over the next three days.

The Environment watchdog has issues a yellow alert and suggests less outdoor activities.

Global Times

Court hears defamation lawsuit vs CCTV reporter, doctors' group

A Beijing court has started to hear a lawsuit filed by a reporter from the Southern Weekly.

He accused a China Central Television reporter and the Chinese Medical Doctor Association for defamation for claiming his reports widened doctor-patient disputes.

Chai Huiqun claims that articles published on the association's website damaged his reputation as they accused him of fabricating information on medical incidents.

The Court has not reached a verdict yet .

China Daily
Suspect relieved to be home

A returned official said he felt a sense of relief as he stood on Chinese soil after living a fugitive's life in the United States for two years.

Wang Guoqiang was the top official in Liaoning province's Fengcheng.

Earlier reports alleged that the 54-year-old had sold a State-owned thermal power plant to a businessman and fled to the US with more than 200 million yuan.

The Beijing Times

Subway library

Passengers can read e-books for free at subway stations on line 4 by scanning QR codes with their cellphones.

The move is part of a Charitable campaign co-initiated by Beijing Mass Transit Railway Corporation and the National Library to provide more opportunities for the public to read.

A Themed station has been set up at the National Library stop to display related activities.

Jianghuai Morning Post

Ice challenge

A local resident in Anhui wins an ice challenge game by staying for two hours in a container filled with ice

The winner Cui Yide is also a world record holder for swimming at the freezing cold sea of the North Pole.

Shanghai Daily

Lessons in Chinese abacus prove a huge hit

More than 200 students at Shanghai Lixin University of Commerce have applied to take a course on how to use a Chinese abacus.

Such lessons were once mandatory at the university, but they were phased out about 20 years ago as interest in the ancient calculating device waned.

Tutors say the school wants to pass on this ancient skill and is now considering expanding the classes to the local community.



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