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Some 5,000 wild birds were found to have been killed by huge areas of clapnet in the wetlands of Tianjin and Tangshan (Hebei Province), two of the world’s major habitats for migratory birds.

Chengdu Shuangliu International Airport (CSIA) recently triggered fierce public protest over the suspected harm to humans of the airport using an X-ray scanner on passengers that is usually used to check luggage.

As Tengchong, a city in Yunnan Province with a 600-year history of jade processing, was undergoing redevelopment, crowds of local residents flooded to the construction sites to search for jade.

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A pregnant 12-year-old girl in Xuzhou, Jiangsu Province, was found to be a victim of trafficking after she was brought to a hospital for an antenatal examination.

On October 8, the local traffic bureau of Beijing released a draft regulation on cab-hailing services such as Uber and Didi, stating that only those who hold a Beijing permanent residence permit (a hukou in Chinese, which largely decides a person’s access to public services, such as medical care, pension, education, housing) are allowed to work as a driver for an online cab-hailing company.

October 1 was the 67th anniversary of the founding of the People’s Republic of China. The Chinese edition of NewsChina tweeted in celebration of National Day, attracting thousands of retweets and nearly 100,000 likes.