TV station, model agency host gala

Updated: 2012-10-16 08:04

(China Daily)

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Blast leaves 1 dead, 4 missing

At least one person has been confirmed dead and four are missing after an explosion ripped through a residential building early Monday morning in the coastal city of Weihai, Shandong province.

The blast hit the building's sixth floor at 1 am, causing a fire.

Ten people were also injured. Among them, three sustained severe injuries, rescuers said.

The fire was extinguished in about 20 minutes, but the accident has caused damage from the ground floor to the seventh floor of the building, witnesses said.


Four rescued after building collapses

Rescuers had pulled four people out of the debris of a collapsed office building by noon on Monday in Heilongjiang province, but an unknown number of people may still be buried.

The four have been sent to hospital.

Search and rescue work is under way. More than 100 rescuers led by city officials joined rescue efforts after the eastern wing of the building collapsed at about 7:50 am.


Car crash kills 5, injures 3 workers

An out-of-control car killed five people and injured three on Monday on the Shanghai-Xi'an Expressway, the official micro blog of the Shanghai traffic information center said.

The accident happened about 2 kilometers from the toll station dividing Chongming county and downtown Shanghai at about 11 am.

Xinhua News Agency reported that the eight people are expressway maintenance workers.

Witnesses said the injured were immediately sent to the Chongming County No 2 People's Hospital, and that part of the road was closed after the accident.


Charitable man leads frugal life

A man in Zhejiang province has donated more than 17 million yuan ($2.7 million) to charity but lives a frugal life with his family in a 30-square-meter apartment, the China Youth Daily reported on Monday.

He Guomiao, from Zhuji - a prefecture-level city in East China's Zhejiang province - has 87 patents for his innovations. The application and production of the patents has brought him a fortune.

As his wealth grew, so did his generosity. He has donated 10 percent of his earnings to charity every year since 2004.


Satellite to be launched in Oct

A new satellite for China's homegrown Beidou navigation system will be launched at the end of October, joining 15 satellites already in orbit, the Beijing News reported on Monday.

The new satellite will complete a network that can offer services to customers in the Asia Pacific region.

China has sent five civilian satellites into space since the beginning of the year to speed up the completion of the network for the Beidou navigation and positioning system.

Great Wall AIDS walk raises funds

More than 110 people from China and abroad gathered at the Jinshanling Great Wall in Beijing on Saturday for the China AIDS Walk.

Since 1985, the United States has been holding AIDS walks to raise funds for HIV/AIDS prevention and medication. More than 100 cities host the event every year. This is the first time that China has hosted a walk.

On Saturday, nearly 48 fundraising teams joined the walk, with more than 150,000 yuan ($23,955) donated by 3,400 people.


Controversial artwork removed

Chair-like works of art in the shape of naked women have been removed from the Suzhou Industrial Park in Jiangsu province, after a storm of criticism, the Beijing Times reported on Monday.

The park's management defended the artworks, saying they were sculptures, not seats.

The blue sculptures - in the shape of crouching women with arms outstretched - were placed alongside the green belt along Jinji Lake.

Mother, son die as police car hits bike

A mother and her son were killed when a police car hit an electric bike in Huaian city, Jiangsu province.

The accident happened on Friday and involved a car from the Huaian district public security bureau, according to a notice published on the website of the Huaian district government on Saturday.

It said the 35-year-old driver was responsible for hitting the 27-year-old bike rider who was taking her son to school, causing their deaths. No one else had been in the car.


Free app for buying railway tickets

A cell phone application that will allow users to buy railway tickets is expected to be available to download for free by the end of November, the Nanning Evening News reported on Monday.

The application will offer customers a more convenient way to buy and pay for train tickets online using their smartphones.

The local railway authority in Nanning, the capital of the Guangxi Zhuang autonomous region, said that technicians are still working on improving the system, and that customers may be able to use the service next month.


TV station, model agency host gala

Anhui Satellite TV will work with New Silk Road Model Management to host a fashion gala.

The three-hour show, which will be broadcast on Dec 8, will include more than 100 models from Europe, the United States, South Korea, India and Thailand, and a retrospective fashion in China over the past 30 years.

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(China Daily 10/16/2012 page2)