Capital ranks highly in Asia cost

Updated: 2013-06-08 10:17

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Capital ranks highly in Asia cost

Beijing and Shanghai have ranked the seventh and eighth most expensive cities in Asia respectively, in the latest cost of living survey by ECA International. The biannual cost of living survey compares a basket of consumer goods and services commonly bought in more than 400 locations worldwide and helps multinational companies calculate assignment salaries.

Trial for Liu set for Sunday

Former minister of railways will be on trial for suspected bribery and abuse of power on Sunday at Beijing No 2 Intermediary People's Court. Liu Zhijun was dismissed from his post for serious disciplinary violations in February 2011 and was expelled from the Communist Party of China in May 2012.


Cartoon contestlaunched

The eighth International Cartoon Competition on Environmental Protection has been launched in Nantong, Jiangsu province. The competition is hosted by Nantong government and China Daily. People can send their works through the official website or mail their works to the organizers. Submission of work is open until Oct 31.


Team sees a single molecule with light

An international team, led by Professor Dong Zhenchao of Heifei's University of Science and Technology of China has resolved and identified a single organic molecule using light. The work opens the doors to the direct identification of molecules and gives rise to a wide range of possible technological applications, such as in public health for the control of food quality.


Missing in fire found alive

All the 17 people that were missing after the fatal fire that engulfed a slaughterhouse at Dehui city in Northeast China's Jilin province that killed 120 and injured 77 on Monday were found alive, sources from local government said at a news conference. According to Tang Qinghua, spokesman of Changchun Public Security Bureau, among 120 victims of the fire, 111 of them have already been identified.


Plane lands beside runway

A plane bound for Shanghai deviated from the runway after landing at Shanghai's Hongqiao International Airport on Friday, causing no injuries. The plane took off from Huaian, Jiangsu province and ran into the grass beside the runway at 5:25 pm at the airport.

China Daily - Xinhua