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china family

Families in China becoming smaller

The size of a family home in China is decreasing every day. A report on family development on May 14, 2014 said that while the number of people in a Chinese home is getting smaller, single-person households are increasing. It has been reported...
plastic bags

PIL looking to ban plastic bags on trains, railway platforms in India

Indian Central Railway has been asked by the Bombay High Court to file a response to a Public Interest Litigation (PIL), which is looking for a direction to re-impose the ban on plastic bags which are available at platforms on the country’s...
haze

Chinese government defines criteria for haze pollution

Definitions for the conditions which qualify a day in China as having haze pollution have been announced by the country’s Ministry of Environmental Protection. The main indicator of haze pollution is PM2.5 particles and they have a...
seoul

South Korean subways vulnerable to earthquakes

Out of the four oldest subway lines in Seoul, over one third of the tracks are reportedly vulnerable to earthquakes. With this in mind, there are rising concerns in the country when it comes to public safety, especially after a recent subway...
China air pollution

China ranks cities according to livability

A recent research report mentioned that the Chinese city of Beijing came in 41st in a list of cities in China which have been ranked on the basis of their livability. At the same time, Shanghai came in at number 10 on the list, which was released...
china rail

Chinese Trans-Asian Railway Network project to begin in June 2014

A senior rail expert in China said that one of the biggest construction projects for the upcoming Trans-Asian Railway Network is all set to begin in June 2014. The project has been approved by the National Development and Reform Commission. Wang...
quake

Thailand experiences 6.1-magnitude earthquake

A strong, 6.1-magnitude earthquake hit Chiang Rai’s Phan district in Thailand on May 5, 2014. Reports say that it is the strongest earthquake recorded in Thailand so far. It has been reported that people ran out of their buildings and...
singapore tourism

Singapore looking for new ways to attract tourists

These days, Singapore is dealing with a decreasing number of foreign tourists in the country. With this in mind, the country has to think of new ways to attract more visitors. However, Singapore has to pay attention to the old ways as well and...
children

Chinese officials rule against forced religion for orphans

Officials in China have ruled that the country’s religious groups are not supposed to force abandoned or orphaned children that they adopt to follow their faith. The Ministry of Civil Affairs and State Administration for Religious Affairs...
japan

Japan offers new rental service to scatter ashes of deceased

The death of a family member in Japan is considered to be serious business and is part of the nation’s tradition. However, it has been reported that the high cost of traditional funerals in the country, in addition to the rising impracticality...