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Updated: 2013-04-19 07:11

(China Daily)

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Internet speed averages 3.14 MBps

The average Internet connection speed in China stood at 3.14 megabytes per second during the first quarter of this year, according to survey results released on Thursday.

Shanghai topped the list with an average connection speed of 4.7 MBps, followed by Jiangsu, Beijing, Fujian and Tianjin, according to a report compiled by Qihoo 360 Technology, an Internet security service provider.

Ancient map added to national list

China has added 1,516 ancient written works to a list of national literary relics, including the world's first paper map and oracle bone inscriptions. A paper map produced during the Western Han Dynasty (206 BC-AD 24) was added to the list, providing evidence that China invented papermaking as it is the oldest map of its kind ever discovered, the National Library of China said on Thursday.


Journalist dies in accident

A female journalist died and another was seriously injured in an accident during an interview at a construction site in Urumqi, capital of the Xinjiang Uygur autonomous region, on Thursday morning. The editorial office of the Urumqi Evening News, where the two journalists worked, confirmed that the two were accidentally crushed by a forklift at a site on Tuanjie Road.


Nuclear generator operational

The first generator at the Ningde Nuclear Power Station in Fujian province went into operation on Thursday. The generator has an installed capacity of 1.09 million kW, the same as the plant's other three generators. Huang Xiaohang, deputy general manager of Ningde Nuclear Power Co, said natural disasters like earthquakes and tsunamis were taken into consideration when designing and locating the plant.


City deports 8 illegal immigrants

Police in a South China city said on Thursday they had expelled eight Vietnamese who failed to present any identification during a routine check on a train. The eight people were stopped on Tuesday in Liuzhou in the Guangxi Zhuang autonomous region, which borders Vietnam. The illegal immigrants moved across the border on March 6 and went to work in Guangdong province, border control officers said.


Body found in dorm at university

Authorities from Nanchang Hangkong University in Jiangxi province confirmed the decomposed body of a man was found at a student dormitory on Wednesday, according to a report on the website of People's Daily. The university confirmed online rumors that the dead man was wearing silk stockings and high-heeled shoes. The man was believed to be a graduate student surnamed Peng.


Region to havetop-notch telescope

A powerful, state-of-the-art telescope will have a trial run in the Tibet autonomous region at the end of this year, making professional observation possible on the "roof of the world", a local scientist told Xinhua on Thursday. The KOSMA telescope, a 3-meter sub-millimeter-wave instrument, is part of the Yangbajain Astronomical Observatory at Yangbajain township on the suburbs of Lhasa.


Boat capsizes, killing six

Six people died after a boat capsized in a river in Hunan province on Tuesday, authorities confirmed on Thursday.

The accident occurred on Tuesday night, when a boat rented by a construction team overturned and all 12 people on board fell into the Yuanjiang River in Yuanling county.

More than 300 people and 40 ships were involved in search-and-rescue operations. An investigation into the cause of the accident is under way.

China Daily-Xinhua