China News Broadcast, April 17, 2013: Taiwan's Military Drill, Bird Flu Mystery Deepens

Created: 2013-04-17 18:19 EST

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In today’s NTD China News, Taiwan conducts a live fire drill, simulating an attack from mainland China.

The World Health Organization says 40% of the patients infected with H7N9 in China did not catch the virus from poultry.

The bird flu virus deals a big blow to China’s poultry industry, with falling demand and plummeting prices costing the industry around $1.6 billion so far.

One Chinese student has died in the Boston Marathon bombings, with another one amongst those injured.

Chinese censors have taken aim at Apple Inc., with state-run People’s Daily naming the company as one of those investigated for pornographic content. Apple had this month removed two apps that made available content censored by the Chinese regime.

Hong Kong dock workers are continuing their strike, taking demonstrations to the region’s richest man, Li Ka-shing.

Chinese state-run media have paid a rare tribute to Hu Yaobang, the former Chinese leader whose death led to the Tiananmen Square protest in 1989. But analysts say this doesn’t mean the regime is ready to redress the bloody crackdown anytime soon.

China’s western Xinjiang region has seen its first sandstorm for the spring season.

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