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Updated: 2013-09-11 08:11

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Major human rights forum to be held

The sixth Beijing Forum on Human Rights will be held on Thursday and Friday with a focus on building a sustainable environment for the development of human rights. The annual event was first held in 2008 and has grown into a key platform for the international discussion on human rights issues.

No mooncakes for officials: top court

The top court has ordered court officials not to divert public funds to buy mooncakes, gifts or other entertainment for themselves during upcoming holidays. Public spending on extravagant banquets, travel, entertainment or "other perquisites" will be prohibited during the Mid-Autumn Festival and National Day holidays, which fall on Sept 19 and Oct 1, the Supreme People's Court said in a circular on Tuesday.

Bat-wielding man damages police cars

A man was detained by police after he stopped and smashed three police cars with a baseball bat on a main road in the capital, the Beijing News reported on Tuesday. The incident occurred on the city's north Fourth Ring Road. The case is under investigation.


Search continues for dog that killed girl

A 5-year-old girl in Qiuxian was killed by a dog that is still at large although more than 400 police, firefighters and residents have searched for it for two days, Beijing Times reported on Tuesday. At about 10:20 am on Sunday, the girl was attacked by the dog while playing on a farm. The girl died of serious injuries as she was being taken by ambulance to a hospital.


Police use WeChatfor subway alerts

Police have opened an account on WeChat, a popular mobile messaging service, to allow residents to report antisocial behavior on subways. This includes parents who allow their children to urinate in subway carriages. According to Wenhui Daily, residents can alert police by sending a message to the WeChat account: "metropolice110".


Woman calls in bomb threat to chat with police

A lonely elderly woman in Nanjing made a phone call to police saying there were bombs in her house, but it turned out that she just wanted to talk with someone, Yangtze Evening News reported on Tuesday. The woman, 70, made the phone call at about 11 pm on Sunday but police found nothing in her house. She then told police she felt so lonely she wanted to talk to them.


Man hides in coffinto evade debt

A man in the Beilun district of Ningbo who hid in a coffin to evade his creditors was detained for 15 days after he refused to pay his debts, Modern Gold News reported on Tuesday. The man, in his 30s, was the owner of a foreign trade company and borrowed a substantial amount of money but has not repaid them. His creditors brought a lawsuit but could not find him. A judge went to his house and found him in a coffin.


IT official commits suicide with handgun

An official died of a handgun injury on Sunday night, in an incident that police have described as suicide. The official, from the Huizhou economic and information technology bureau, allegedly killed himself in his bedroom. His wife tried to dissuade him from killing himself but failed.

Homeless hero receives job offers and donations

A homeless man who heroically saved a woman from killing herself received 10 job offers and donations worth 2,600 yuan ($430), the Southern Metropolis Daily reported. Liao Guofeng saved the woman from drowning at a river in Foshan on Thursday night.

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Children put makeup on their teacher's face in a game at a kindergarten in Huainan, Anhui province, on Monday. The game was aimed at offering the children an opportunity to thank teachers for their care and hard work ahead of Teacher's Day, which was on Tuesday. Photo by Chen Bin / for China Daily

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