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Updated: 2013-09-06 07:02

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Temple school enrolls women

Hanshan College, affiliated to Hanshan Temple in Suzhou, is enrolling female students for the first time. Applicants must be single and between 19 and 40 years old, the Shanghai Morning Post reported. The decade-old college will accept students for a one-year course on Buddhism and a four-year class for those who want to become nuns.

Mother charged in girls' deaths

A mother was charged on Wednesday with murdering her two young girls, aged 1 and 2. Prosecutors in Nanjing allege the woman left the girls alone in June at home, where they starved to death. The 22-year-old mother, surnamed Le, is now pregnant and under police surveillance.


Man kayaks to work for exercise

A 45-year old man from Wenzhou spends more than half an hour each day commuting to work by kayak three days a week as exercise, Qianjiang Evening News reported. Liao Chaodong, who lives in the inner city, about 6 kilometers from his office, started kayaking to work in the middle of July. The trip normally takes about 10 minutes by bus or about 20 minutes by bicycle. Liao has already lost about 2 kilograms from his regular kayaking.


Grandmother jailed for accident

An elderly woman in Zigong was sentenced to six months in jail, suspended for one year, for unintentionally killing her granddaughter when she used pesticide to get rid of lice in the girl's hair. The girl, who complained of itchiness on her scalp, asked her grandmother to kill the bugs in August 2012, the West China Metropolis Daily reported on Wednesday. The grandmother bought the pesticide thimet, mixed it with alcohol and applied the mixture on the girl's head on Aug 25. The girl died the following day after she complained of headaches.


Forensic expert now a consultant

Chinese American forensic scientist Henry Chang-Yu Lee has accepted a consultancy at the procuratorate technology information research center under the Supreme People's Procuratorate,, the news website for Procuratorial Daily, reported on Thursday. Lee worked on famous forensic-based cases such as the JonBenet Ramsey murder and the Helle Crafts woodchipper murder.


Former cop takes up Gree role

Chen Weicai, former director of the personnel division of the Public Security Bureau of Guangzhou, has been appointed as vice-president of Zhuhai-based Gree Electric Appliances Inc, a leading manufacturer of air conditioners. The appointment was approved at a board meeting of Shenzhen-listed Gree on Tuesday, according to a summary of the meeting issued on Wednesday. Chen, 41, joined Gree in July.

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