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Beijing

China, US combat cybercrimes

China and the United States have reached important consensus on combating cybercrime. The consensus was brokered by President Xi Jinping’s special envoy Meng Jianzhu, a member of the Political Bureau of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of China and head of the Commission for Political and Legal Affairs of the CPC Central Committee. Stressing China’s firm stand against cyberattacks and commercial cyberespionage, Meng said anyone who engages in cybercrime in China violates Chinese law and will be held legally liable.

Nations agree to railway cooperation

Thailand and China have reached broad consensus during their seventh meeting of Joint Committee on Railway Cooperation. Many issues, including feasibility study, detailed route design, engineering, procurement and construction, and financing have been discussed during the two-day talks which ended on Saturday in Bangkok, sources from the Chinese embassy in Thailand said. The meeting was co-hosted by Chinese chief negotiator Wang Xiaotao and Thai Minister of Transport Arkhom Termpittayapaisith.

Chongqing

Four killed in helicopter crash

Four crew members aboard a helicopter were killed on Sunday when the aircraft crashed in Liangping county, cqnews.net reported. The incident occurred around 1:30 pm when the crew members were shooting aerial photos. The helicopter wreckage was found five hours later. The cause of the crash is under investigation.

Yunnan

Former executive sentenced for bribery

Lei Yi, former chairman of the world’s largest tin enterprise, Yunnan Tin Group, was sentenced to death with a reprieve of two years for taking bribes, yunnan.cn reported on Sunday. He was also found guilty of having “inappropriate sexual relations” with some female stars and models, according to the report. Lei was arrested in October 2013 on suspicion of taking bribes in the amount of nearly 30 million yuan ($4.7 million) from 14 people.

Tianjin

City appraising damaged homes

The Tianjin government has started appraising apartments damaged in last month’s massive port explosions, authorities said on Sunday. The municipal government has selected Fangda Real Estate Appraisal Co to assess apartments in seven residential compounds, where more than 17,000 units were damaged by the Aug 12 blasts. The company will recommend either rebuilding or repayment, said General Manager Huang Jisheng.

Shaanxi

Principal dismissed over KTV scandal

The principal of a vocational school in Hanzhong was dismissed for forcing female students to drink with him and his guests, chinanews.com reported on Saturday. Some photos showing the principal, surnamed Du, and other men at a KTV were uploaded and went viral online last year. The Hanzhong Health Occupation Technical School was shut down, and its students were transferred to other schools, said the report.

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