Beijing Euthanizes Poor People Ahead of APEC

Friday, November 7, 2014
Photo © Getty

BEIJING — To ensure world leaders see a clean and beautiful city, the Beijing government has euthanized millions of the city’s poor ahead of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation summit, which begins today.

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Journalist Gets Three Sentences into Report Before Mentioning Tiananmen

Friday, June 6, 2014
Photo © Colin Strain from Flickr

BEIJING — In what is being hailed as a world first for a foreign correspondent in Beijing, BBC economics reporter Margaret Pickle managed to avoid mentioning the Tiananmen crackdown of 1989 until halfway through the opening paragraph of a report on China’s debt relief program in Africa.

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25th Anniversary of the June Fourth Incident

Wednesday, June 4, 2014

Today is the 25th anniversary of June Fourth Incident. Here are the feelings of the Chinese people.

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China Celebrates 25th Anniversary of PLA Victory over Counter-Revolutionary Students

Wednesday, June 4, 2014
Tiananmen Day Parade

BEIJING — Spirits are high in Beijing as the city celebrates the 25th anniversary of Tiananmen Day, a holiday commemorating the miraculous victory of the People’s Liberation Army over a student-led coalition of counter-revolutionaries threatening to destroy the country.

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Uneasy Silence Hangs over Old Peking as Politburo Rides out of Town

Monday, March 17, 2014
Old Peking

BEIJING — Announcing that “there’s more folks needing our help out yonder,” Wang “The East is Red” Qishan, the most infamous member of the Politburo Posse, mounted his horse and lit out for parts unknown, sources confirmed Sunday.

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Disappointment in Beijing as Sochi Declared “Most Corrupt Olympics”

Wednesday, March 5, 2014
Sochi 2014

BEIJING — Shock and disappointment spread across Beijing yesterday when the International Olympic Committee announced that the 2014 Winter Olympics held in Sochi had surpassed the 2008 Summer Olympics held in Beijing to become the most corrupt Olympiad in history.

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Area Grandfather Reminisces About Seeing the Sky

Wednesday, February 26, 2014
Photo © Maurits van Heusden from Flickr

BEIJING — At a family dinner on Tuesday, area grandfather Yang Jun reminisced about the days when, as a young man, he was able to look up and see the sky.

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Beijing, Shanghai Air Among World’s Cleanest by PM2.5cm Standards

Saturday, January 18, 2014
Pollution

BEIJING — According to a new global ranking released by the China Meteorological Administration (CMA), Beijing and Shanghai are two of the cleanest cities in the world, when…

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Xi Jinping Makes Surprise Visit to Local Brothel

Tuesday, December 31, 2013
Photo © AP

BEIJING — Just days after his unexpected visit to a Beijing steamed bun shop, Chinese President Xi Jinping made an unannounced visit Sunday evening to a local brothel in the western part of the city where he paid 50 RMB for oral sex.

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Miniharm’s Top 10 Moments of 2013

Friday, December 20, 2013
Chinese Dream

It’s been a whirlwind year in China. Here’s a look back at 10 moments that made us smile.

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