Thursday, March 09, 2006

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Headlines from today's 时代报, Shanghai's free morning commuter newspaper:

京沪高速铁路将用国产装备
High-speed Beijing-Shanghai rail line to use domestic construction materials
我国多个省份将建核电厂
Several provinces plan to build nuclear electric-generation plants
上海东方男篮连续四个赛季无缘季后赛
For the fourth season in a row, Shanghai Sharks men's basketball team doesn't qualify for post-season play (Yao Ming left the team 5 years ago)
巴格达一保安公司50名员工被绑架
50 security company personnel kinapped in Baghdad
申花战胜越南隆安
Shanghai's Shenhua soccer team beats Vietnam's Long'an (in first game of Asian runner-up tournament)
计生委副主任建议实施免费强制婚检
National birth-planning committee vice-director recommends implementing free and compulsory health exams at marriage (these were abolished a few years ago; the logic behind re-instatement is that DINKS aren't having kids, and farmers are having too many; also in the works are stricter punishments for the increasing number of rich people who are choosing to pay the fines or skirting the law to have a second child.)
欲甩婚外情人惹麻烦女总监遭遇裸照敲诈
Rejected lover extorts female boss with nude pics
认为《霍元甲》侵权霍氏后人正式起诉
Ancestors of fighter Hou Yuanjia file a formal protest (of rights infringement) against Jet Li's movie "Fearless"

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