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The new discrimination card 2018

Chinese companies criticized for discrimination against women in job advertising

Human Rights Watch has named some of China's biggest tech companies and the government for discrimination against women in job advertisings. Big names like Alibaba, Baidu, Huawei and Tencent have all been named.

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'World's biggest air purifier' test revealed in Xi'an

Experts in Xi’an, northern China have revealed the test results of a 100-metre-tall ‘anti-smog tower’, which has been dubbed the 'world’s biggest air purifier'.....

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Super-sized mosquito found in SW China's Sichuan

A Chinese entomologists has found a giant mosquito with a wing span of 11.15 centimeters. Zhao Li, curator of the Insect Museum of West China, said the mosquito, which belongs to the world's largest mosquito species Holorusia mikado, was found in August last year during a field trip to Mount Qingcheng in Chengdu, capital of southwest China's Sichuan Province.

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A basement flat in Beijing sells for 10.5M yuan

A modest basement flat in Beijing was recently bought for 10.5 million yuan (about US$1.66 million), initiating a new round of hot debates about the skyrocketing housing prices in China's capital city. Some jokingly say that they didn't know there are so many wealthy families these days until they started to see people flash millions of yuan to buy a "snail house" or micro-flat in Beijing. Others are curious to know what the astonishingly expensive basement flat looks like.

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Chinese man tired of wife’s complaining invents smart robot cooker

He Qing, CEO of a Shanghai-based catering service company, has spent eight years creating a smart robot cooker after becoming tired of his wife's complaining about his inability to cook.

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China's efforts in fighting plastic pollution

It’s been 48 years since the first Earth Day, celebrated on every April 22. The focus of the day this year is on fundamentally changing human attitudes and behavior regarding plastics and catalyzing a significant reduction in plastic pollution.

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Beijing asks citizens to help clean up street signs

Beijing Municipal Foreign Affairs Office has asked for the help of local residents to help fix any grammatical English errors they find on street signs around the city. If you have a keen eye for detail and love English grammar then this is the perfect opportunity to help out!

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Is Shanghai really an ideal city for expats?

In a report titled "Distinctive Living: Inside the Outsider's Shanghai," Patti Waldmeir and Zhang Yan discuss what entices foreigners to stay in the city after being lured here by lucrative job offers. The report states that "exotic but not completely alien, modern but with a taste of the ancient, Shanghai attracts people from around the world who want to cash in on China's economic boom, but without stepping too outside their comfort zone."

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Is online confession an effective punishment?

A new penalty for traffic violations by drivers of electric vehicles has been put into action in Xinyu City in Jiangxi Province. If the driver posts on WeChat Moments that they broke the rules, and the post gets at least 30 likes from their followers, they can be exempted from the regular penalties, according to a report by jxnews.com.cn on Friday.

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How are the bricks used to repair the Great Wall made?

The Great Wall, one of the Seven Wonders of the World, was built more than 2,000 years ago. Regular repair work to the walls is needed to protect this symbol of Chinese civilization. The process to make the grey bricks used in the repair work is complicated.

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