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Bus driver slapper gets off lightly

HARBIN, Dec. 3 (Xinhua) -- A woman who slapped a bus driver in northeast China's Heilongjiang Province, causing a fatal brain hemorrhage, has received a suspended prison sentence, the court confirmed on Tuesday. Defendant Xu Yumin, 41, argued with driver Luo Xingang, 39, on May 8 when she was prevented from getting off through the entrance-only front door, in the provincial capital of Harbin in may, the city's Daoli District Court said. Xu took the same bus again on the evening of May 12 and slapped Luo when the bus arrived at the terminal and then left the scene.

Chinese Baroque buildings to open to tourists

HARBIN, Dec. 3 (Xinhua) -- China's largest and most intact buildings in the "Chinese Baroque" architectural style favored in northeast China's Heilongjiang Province have been renovated and will open to tourists at the beginning of 2014, local housing authorities said on Tuesday. These works of architecture, located in Daowai District of Harbin City, capital of Heilongjiang, are a combination of the Baroque style and Chinese elements such as crane and peony designs, according to Jiang Fan, a local historian.

Weather forecast for major Chinese cities, regions -- Dec. 1

BEIJING, Dec. 1 (Xinhua) -- Weather forecast for 20 major Chinese cities and regions (20:00 Dec. 1 -- 20:00 Dec. 2, Beijing Time, temperatures in Celsius): Min. Max. Condition Wind scale Beijing -3 10 clear/cloudy <3 Harbin -8 0 clear <3/3-4 Tianjin 2 12 cloudy <3 Urumqi -4 3 cloudy/flurry <3/3-4 Xi'an 0 15 clear <3

Weather forecast for major Chinese cities, regions -- Nov. 30

BEIJING, Nov. 30 (Xinhua) -- Weather forecast for 20 major Chinese cities and regions (20:00 Nov. 30 -- 20:00 Nov. 31, Beijing Time, temperatures in Celsius): Min. Max. Condition Wind scale Beijing -3 11 clear <3 Harbin -10 -1 clear <3/3-4 Tianjin -2 10 clear <3 Urumqi -7 2 clear 3-4/<3 Xi'an 0 14 clear <3

China smog emergency shuts city of 11 million people

BEIJING, China – Choking smog all but shut down one of northeastern China's largest cities on Monday, forcing schools to suspended classes, snarling traffic and closing the airport, in the country's first major air pollution crisis of the winter. An index measuring PM2.5, or particulate matter with a diameter of 2.5 micrometers (PM2.5), reached a reading of 1,000 in some parts of Harbin, the gritty capital of northeastern Heilongjiang province and home to some 11 million people.
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