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Chang Ping talks about “being resigned” and the future

Chang Ping (长平), a journalist at the Southern Media Group, was forced to quit at the end of January.

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Two accidents that killed 29 people in two days

Two stories have shocked the Chinese press: 7 deaths in an internet cafe in Guizhou province caused by “chemicals illegally stored in an adjacent room,” and a fire at a Sichuan grassland where “the dead are comprised of 15 soldiers, five villagers and two forest workers.”

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Military excercises and another hit-and-run incident

On the evening of October 20, on the campus of Xi’an University, when the 26-year-old waitress Zhang Meng (张萌 pseudonym) was going home from work, she was hit by a Chevrolet Cruze. After the offender escaped the police found that apart from the victim’s car wounds, there were also eight wounds caused by a knife.

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At 13.09 seconds, Liu Xiang returns as the king

Today’s papers are splashed with Liu Xiang’s victory - and third gold medal - yesterday at the Asian Games. The athlete had limped out of the 2008 Olympics and was heralded a champion and a king after he successfully beat his opponents with the Asian Games record of 13.09 seconds.

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Support the local language!

Southern Metropolis Daily prints a headline in Cantonese.

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Asian Games 2010 torch passed around the country

The relay of the Asia Games 2010 torch began its cycle on October 12. The picture of today’s Southern Metropolis Daily shows a Dongguan “Horse King” with the torch - the Director of the Dongguan Municipal Committee Liu Zhigeng (刘志庚) - who is handing the torch to basketball player Du Feng (杜锋).

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Shenzhen Special Economic Zone celebrates 30 years

“The Shenzhen Special Economic Zone (SEZ) created a miracle in the world’s history of industrialization, urbanization and modernization, and has contributed significantly to China’s opening up and reform,” Hu said during a visit to the southern city, which borders Hong Kong.

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Newspapers commemorate the Zhouqu landslide

China’s newspapers go black-and-white for a second day in commemoration of the victims of the landslide disaster in Zhouqu, Gansu Province.

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Premier Wen visits Zhouqu and orders increased rescue efforts

Like all the other major newspapers, today’s Southern Metropolis Daily continues to report on the mudslides of Zhouqu County, Gansu. Yesterday afternoon 337 have been confirmed dead, with 1,148 missing. But there are two covers.

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Man responsible for four murders, including two policemen, arrested

Hu Yihua (胡益华), a native of Zhejiang, shot down two policemen in Guangdong and a couple in Zhejiang. His arrest in Xiamen yesterday has been covered in papers today. Newspaper gave him the title ‘sole bandit’ (Southern Metropolis Daily) and ‘ evil demon’ (Dongguan Times.

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