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Doctor behind gene-edited babies acted alone, will be punished say Chinese authorities

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After rocking the scientific community by helping to create ‘AIDS-resistant’ children using banned gene-editing techniques, Chinese investigators have confirmed that Dr He Jiankui will be punished for his experiment. “This behavior seriously violates ethics and the integrity of scientific research, is in serious violation of relevant national regulations, and creates a pernicious influence at home Read More

Xi keeps China on high alert for 'black swan' events: Xinhua

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FILE PHOTO: Chinese President Xi Jinping speaks during an event to commemorate the 40th anniversary of the “Message to Compatriots in Taiwan” at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing, China January 2, 2019. REUTERS/Mark Schiefelbein/Pool BEIJING (Reuters) – China must maintain its high alert to “black swan” events while “gray rhino” events must Read More

Broke teen who sold kidney for an iPhone now bedridden for life

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A Chinese man is now bedridden for life after he sold his kidney as a teenager to the black market to buy the latest Apple products. Wang Shangkun was 17 years old when he made the fateful decision. Shortly after the illegal surgery he began suffering from a decreased level of kidney function. Eight years on, the 25-year-old Read More

On the autofarm: China turns to driverless tractors, combines to overhaul agriculture

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Xinghua, China (Reuters) – A brand new combine harvester buzzes up and down a field in eastern China without a driver on board, chopping golden rice stalks and offering a glimpse of what authorities say is the automated future of the nation’s mammoth agricultural sector. Staff members taking part in the experiment on automated farming Read More

Bank of China to enable payment in yuan on U.S. e-commerce platforms: Xinhua

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FILE PHOTO: Chinese 100 yuan banknotes are seen in a counting machine while a clerk counts them at a branch of a commercial bank in Beijing, China, in this March 30, 2016 file picture. REUTERS/Kim Kyung-Hoon/File Photo BEIJING (Reuters) – Bank of China’s New York branch will enable Chinese firms to receive payment in yuan Read More

21 miners die as coal mine roof collapses in China

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Twenty-one coal miners have been killed after the roof of a coal mine collapsed in northern China. A total of 87 workers were underground in the Shaanxi province mine at the time of the accident on Saturday afternoon, the official news agency Xinhua reported. Sixty-six of those have been safely evacuated, the city government said. Read More

China could lift life expectancy by nearly three years if it meets WHO smog standards: study

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BEIJING/SHANGHAI (Reuters) – China could raise average life expectancy by 2.9 years if it improves air quality to levels recommended by the World Health Organisation (WHO), according a new study from a U.S. research group. FILE PHOTO – A chimney is seen in front of residential buildings during a polluted day in Harbin, Heilongjiang Province, Read More

Xi & Kim agree to ‘jointly’ advance & steer the denuclearization of Korean peninsula

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President Xi Jinping has welcomed Kim Jong-un’s commitment to the denuclearization of the Korean peninsula. The two ‘synchronized their clocks’ as another meeting between the DPRK leader and the US president is widely anticipated. Beijing also expressed hope that Pyongyang and Washington can meet each other “halfway” to reach an agreement that will bring a Read More

770+ wounded, hundreds of houses damaged as quake hits southwest China (VIDEOS)

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Hundreds of people were injured as a 5.3-magnitude earthquake struck China’s southwest Sichuan Province early on Thursday. CCTV cameras caught shaking buildings and scared people rushing outside. Gong County in Sichuan’s Yibin City was shaken at 08:48 Beijing time (01:48 GMT), the China Earthquake Networks Center (CENC) said. The epicenter of the quake was located Read More