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Ex-mayor sentenced
   2015-04-08 09:01:10    CRIENGLISH.com      Web Editor: Niu
 

GLOBAL TIMES

Ex-mayor sentenced

Ji Jianye, the former mayor of Nanjing has sentenced to 15 years in jail for accepting bribes.

He pleaded guilty to taking bribes to help others in the form of cash and cars.

SHANGHAI DAILY

Medical fraudsters sentenced

Three men have sentenced for defrauding six victims out of more than 270-thousand US dollars in Shanghai.

Ringleader of the trio has received 12 years, while the two others received 11 and 8-year punishments.

The group convinced their victims to purchase phony drugs and medical products and services after illegally obtaining their medical records.

HUANGSHANG DAILY

Ancient tomb exposed

A tomb complex has been discovered in the ancient city of Baoji in Shaanxi.

The tomb's entrance was uncovered by a canal collapse caused by heavy rain.

Excavations of the tomb are being put on-hold until a nearby road can be fixed first.

SHANGHAI DAILY

Ancient vase purchase

Chinese tycoon Liu Yiqian has spent nearly 15-million dollars on an ancient vase at auction in Hong Kong.

The simple octagonal piece, an 800-year-old vase from the Southern Song Dynasty, went for nearly double the book price at the sale by Sotheby's.

Liu, who also owns his own museum in Shanghai, has said he is on a mission to bring ancient Chinese artifacts back to the country.

CHINA DAILY

Landmark project nears completion

Oriental Gate, a landmark building in the city of Suzhou in Jiangsu is nearing completion after more than a decade of construction.

A 34-thousand square-meter garden will be built on the top floor of the skyscraper.

The garden will be shared between the two presidential suites on the top floor.

The building has been panned on the internet as resemlbling a pair of long underwear.

BEIJING TIMES

Online blood donations

Blood donors in Beijing are now able to register and make appointments online via their smartphones.

Donation centers can now access donors¡¯ information by scan a QR code which will have their personal information online.

The service is expected to be widely accessible later on this year.

 

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