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Updated: 2013-07-08 07:13

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Photo: The 2013 China World Strongman Championship started on Friday in Zhendong New Area of Zhengzhou, Henan province. Thirty-two contestants from 31 countries, including China, will compete for the championship until Wednesday. All the contestants are ranked in the top 100 World Hercules Union, including former champions Zydrunas Savickas, the Big Z of Lithuania, who is widely regarded as the statistically strongest man. The contest will include lifting weights and huge stones.

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Blog: On July 1, the Indian Regional Navigational Satellite System received another boost with the launch of a geostationary satellite, with the rocket having a presumable reach of 6,000 km. In the eye of blogger Hasanehtisham, this apparently peaceful advance in space has military potential. He believes it is a step toward India gradually building an anti-ballistic missile defense shield and enhancing reconnaissance potential.

Life in China: A number of Chinese movie and TV stars have given up their Chinese citizenship in recent years after gaining fame. Join the talk on our online forum about why these celebrities are so eager to give up their Chinese citizenship. How would a green card or naturalization in other countries benefit their careers?

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(China Daily USA 07/08/2013 page4)