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Obesity Index for Chinese Adults Issued
China's obesity problem work group recently issued the first ever obesity index for Chinese adults, based on data analyses in the 1990s, according to an article published on "Popular Medicine" written by Professor Zhou Beifan with the China Academy of Medical Science.

More Floods Likely in China
More floods are likely to occur in China next month, the beginning of the country's major flood season, as more rain is predicted for many regions.

City to Use Record High of Electricity
Shanghai is predicted to use 12 million kilowatts of electricity at peak hours this summer,one million kilowatts more than last summer,Xinmin Evening News reported today.

Book Centers Liven up Shenzhen
Shenzhen in South China's Guangdong Province is determined to add more than a bit of culture to its economic success by building two major book-trading centers in the years to come.

Volunteers Help Curb Poaching
Tibetan antelopes in the Hoh Xil Nature Reserve have been grazing in peace since June 2 when the reserve administration patrol team apprehended four poachers in the area.

Double Harvest, Less Fruit Profits
Fruit growers in South China have been heavily hit by a sharp lychee price decrease as the yields are expected to be double that of a normal year.

Chinese Famous Pop Singer Convicted of Obscenities
The Beijing Chaoyang Court Thursday convicted pop singer Hong Dou of indecent assaults on seven male teens thus by first instance sentenced him to three and six months of life in jail.

China to Host International Wind Band Gala
China will host an international music gala featuring performances of wind instrument bands in Guangzhou, capital of Guangdong Province in south China, from August 8 to 12.

Piano in Tune with Chinese Style
The piano, which was still a novelty to most Chinese people half a century ago, has struck a chord with millions of families and become a new fashion symbol much sought after by both young and old.

China Red Cross Appeals for International Help
The China Red Cross Society is appealing for help from the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies, to give aid to the areas affected by recent disastrous floods.

Out of Shadows
Seventy-six-year-old Tang Zhaofu has been regarded as an idol by thousands of enthusiasts for shadow puppetry in East China's Anhui Province.

Japan Exhibit Features High-tech Art
What's "cool" in the Japanese art world today? See for yourself at an upcoming show at the Central Academy of Fine Arts Gallery in downtown Beijing.

Sino-Japanese Painting and Calligraphy Show Due in Beijing
A Sino-Japanese painting and calligraphy exhibition is to be held in Beijing later this year. Assembling the works from China and Japan started Thursday.

Pets at the Vets Get Needle Therapy
It is strange to see a Western doctor perform acupuncture, a traditional Chinese therapy. It is even stranger to see the doctor perform acupuncture on a pet. According to Andrew Frishman, a veterinarian in New York City, veterinary acupuncture has been practised in China for more than 2,000 years and is growing fast in the United States and Europe.

Floods Take Lives but Foster Love
The severe floods in China are ruthlessly claiming lives, but at the same time creating heroes rather than cowards. Acts of bravery include soldiers marching on foot with disaster-relief supplies on their backs, rural workers repairing damaged roads around the clock, volunteers doling out food at the roadside and medical workers speeding to severely affected areas to rescue the injured.

Kungfu Show Woos Audiences
If you missed the recent three-night performance of "T'ai Chi," a new Chinese acrobatic variety show staged in Beijing prior to its worldwide tour, you can still catch the "Kungfu Show: Hidden Dragon, Crouching Tiger" performed nightly at the Xinrong Theatre.

1000-year-old Well Still Gives out Clear Water
Cultural workers recently found a magical well in Lingchuan County, Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region, which dates back 1,000 years ago. The well has never dried up and its water is still clear and chilly.

Lights Go up on Film Festival
The sixth Shanghai International Film Festival wrapped up on Sunday, with 410 films from 47 countries competing for the Golden Goblet Award.

China Red Cross Opens Account for Donation to Flood Areas
The Red Cross Society of China (RCSC) has opened a bank account for public donations to help deal with the havoc caused by flooding in the west. The provinces of Shaanxi, Sichuan, Hubei and Guizhou and Chongqing Municipality suffered heavy losses after the disaster caused by torrential downpours earlier this month.

China Achieved Breakthrough Progress in Panda Cloning
Chinese scientists have successfully developed an embryo of a giant panda using clone technology, which could be a critical and exciting breakthrough for saving an endangered species.

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