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City home sales show weekly jump

Business | Real estate

SHANGHAI'S new home sales rebounded last week from a five-month low with overall sentiment remaining slack. Sales of new homes, excluding affordable housing, rose 40.7 percent from a week earlier to 137,200 square...

Yemeni president 'will return'

| World

WOUNDED Yemeni President Ali Abdullah Saleh will return to his country from Saudi Arabia after a recovery period determined by his doctors, Yemen's state news agency announced yesterday. Saleh has been recovering...

Animal welfare campaigners oppose Beijing rodeo show

| National

RODEO China, the US cowboy show set to make its debut at Beijing's Olympic Stadium in October, has been overwhelmed by protest from animal rights protection and welfare organizations in China, The Beijing News reported...

Patient of Beijing Tongren Hospital dies of fake drug

| National

BEIJING Drug Administration affirmed yesterday that a Beijing hospital had used a counterfeit medicine which led to the death of a patient, the local Beijing Times reported today. The 57-year-old patient Li Zhong...

Bullet trains enter the history books

| National

THE first high-speed bullet trains on the new Shanghai-Beijing service set off from each city at 3pm yesterday. On board were thousands of passengers, from railway construction workers to government officials and...

Housing sales set to drop in June amid tightening

Business | Real estate

SALES of both new and existing houses are expected to register a month-on-month decline in Shanghai in June, major industry research companies have found. As of Sunday, sales of new homes, excluding those built...

China's most expensive apartment no longer up for sale

| National

CHINA'S most expensive luxury apartment is no longer up for sale, the apartment's developer said yesterday, following high media exposure and a government investigation concerning a possible case of profiteering. ...

Retail sales of consumer goods up 16.9% in May

Business | Economy

CHINA'S retail sales of consumer goods rose 16.9 percent year-on-year to 1.47 trillion yuan (US$226.77) in May this year, the National Bureau of Statistics announced today.

Shanghai's New Home Sales Post 3.5% Decline

Business | Real estate

NEW home sales continued to hover around 160,000 square meters in Shanghai for the fourth consecutive week while robust sales of high-end projects pushed up the average price to above 23,000 yuan (US$3,538) per square...

Oops! One wrong word adds to woe at Palace

| National

ONE week after the theft of art treasures, and following accusations it was running a luxurious club for the rich, the Palace Museum in Beijing has now become embroiled in an embarrassing controversy over a thank you...

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