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Drought, road construction blamed for deterioration of Xiamen's air quality

According to analysis by the Xiamen Meteorological Bureau, the bad condition of Xiamen’s air quality is currently caused by the lingering droughtand extensive road and metro construction The Fujian Provincial Environmental Protection Bureau recently released its ranking of the air quality in 9 cities of Fujian in September. Xiamen came in at 3rd from the bottom on the list, which means it has been ranked at the bottom 3 of the list for 3 consecutive months. The environmental comprehensive index of Xiamen in September was 3.21, a little better than the index of... Read More

Man nearly cut in half as tries to escape from stuck lift in Shenzhen

THIS is the terrifying moment a Chinese man was almost cut in half as he tried to escape a stuck lift. The elevator was carrying 11 people in an apartment complex in the city of Shenzhen, Guangdong Province, when it stopped between floors. Jie Yuan tried to wriggle out of a small gap, but got stuck halfway — just as the lift started moving. Passengers frantically tried to push him through as the lift started moving again. Jie Yuan had been trying to escape through a small hole knocked in a brick wall. Passengers had pressed the alarm... Read More

Hunan officials criticised for public sentencing of 8 criminals

Officials in Hunan Province disregarded legal procedures and sentenced eight criminals in front of a crowd of 5,000 local residents, and publicly humiliated 16 people suspected of crimes, a local television station reported. The move has drawn severe criticism from the public as the public sentencing brought back painful memories of the Cultural Revolution (1966-76) and was against the spirit of the rule of law as stressed by Chinese President Xi Jinping. According to local news outlets, the heads of Huarong county's judicial departments, including... Read More

Gunman shot dead after attacking Canada's parliament and killing 1 soldier

Armed RCMP officers head towards the Langevin Block on Parliament Hill following a shooting incident in Ottawa October 22, 2014. A gunman attacked Canada's parliament on Wednesday, with shots fired near where Prime Minister Stephen Harper was speaking, and a soldier was killed at a nearby war memorial, stunning the Canadian capital. The gunman in the parliament building was shot dead, and Harper was safely removed. The killing of the Canadian soldier was the second this week with a possible link to Islamic militants. Witness accounts indicated the man wh... Read More

Malaysia officially launches GO Phoenix for MH370 underwater probe

Malaysia's defence minister has told Sky News he is "99.9% sure" the sonar technology being used in the hunt for missing flight MH370 will find the doomed jet. Hishammuddin Hussein officially launched the Malaysian contracted vessel GO Phoenix and its underwater probe at Fremantle Port in Perth on Wednesday. He told Sky News: "This is cutting-edge technology. That's my personal view based on experts' opinion - 99.9% sure (sonar devices can find it). "But the ocean is huge so it depends on narrowing the search area and that's the cha... Read More

Man arrested after jumping over the fence of the White House

The White House is seen in front of the Washington Monument (L) and the Jefferson Memorial (R) in Washington May 1, 2011. A man jumped the White House fence on Wednesday evening and was attacked by Secret Service dogs before being arrested, a Secret Service spokesman said. "Dogs got him," spokesman Edwin Donovan said, referring to the intruder. He identified the intruder as Dominic Adesanya, 23, of Bel Air, Maryland, and said he was unarmed at the time of his arrest. Video showed Secret Service agents surrounding th... Read More

Pingtan stop of Kiteboarding World Cup to kick off on Oct 24-29

A kitesurfer practices in Pingtan, Fujian province prior to the Pingtan stop of the Kiteboarding World Cup, Oct 21. [Photo/pingtan.gov.cn] Some 10 athletes from overseas have arrived in Pingtan preparing for the Pingtan stop of the Kiteboarding World Cup, Pingtan Times reported on Oct 22. The Cup is the world’s highest level of kiteboarding, with a history going back ten years. The Pingtan leg will be held at the Longfengtou beach from Oct 24 to 29. The event is jointly held by the International Kiteboarding Association (IKA), Professional Kiteboarding Riders... Read More

Frost's Descent: the last solar term of autumn

Frost's Descent is the last solar term of autumn, during which time the weather becomes much colder than before and frost begins to appear. The traditional Chinese lunar calendar divides the year into 24 solar terms. Frost's Descent, (Chinese: ˪), the 18th solar term of the year, begins this year on Oct 23 and ends on Nov 7. Frost's Descent is the last solar term of autumn, during which time the weather becomes much colder than before and frost begins to appear. Here are eight things you should know about Frost's Descent. Frosty autumn Frost consists of w... Read More

Sunspot 14 times bigger than Earth erupts from the sun

Something is happening on the surface of the sun. Following months on near silent activity, astronomers has reported days of violent solar storms. Today saw a huge flare erupting, and a sunspot 14 times bigger than Earth appearing. Experts say the volatile weather could even affect TV and radio signals on Earth. Flares are massive explosions on the Sun associated with sunspots. Magnetic fields in sunspots can store vast amounts of energy, but looping magnetic field lines can get tangled up and snap, releasing their energy as explosions called ... Read More
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31st Oct, 2014
venue:Haiwan Park

till 30th Nov, 2014
venue:Langham Place Xiamen

25th Oct, 2014
venue:Xiamen Hongtai Concert Hall

24th-27th Oct, 2014
venue:Xiamen International Conference and Exhibition Center

25th-26th Oct, 2014
venue:Diyimatou BRT station

1st Nov, 2014
venue:Banlam Grand Theater

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venue:seashore of Haicang District

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