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China’s Gini coefficient exceeded 0.4 in 2017
China’s Gini coefficient has been standing above 0.4 for years, a number that is defined by UN-Habitat as an “international alert line.” According to statistics from NBS, China’s Gini coefficient reached a peak of 0.491 in 2008 and has since then dropped steadily. (People’s Daily app)
Virus outbreak sends Olympic security guards home and North Korea cheer group heads for Seoul
Out of the group, 41 suffered a sudden onset of vomiting and diarrhea on Sunday. Norovirus is highly contagious and can also be spread through food or water contamination.
And on Tuesday, South Korea confirmed 280 North Koreans, including 229 members of a state-trained cheering group, will arrive in South Korea on Wednesday for the PyeongChang Winter Olympics.
Seoul's Unification Ministry said Tuesday that the group will cross the land border and will also include North Korean Olympic officials, journalists and members of a taekwondo demonstration team. (AFP/AP)
Chinese delegation receive warm welcome in PyeongChang
China is sending the largest ever delegation to the PyeongChang Olympics that coincides with Spring Festival.
This is the first time China competes in the bobsleigh event. The squad was only formed three years ago – inspired by Beijing winning the right to host the 2022 Winter Olympics. (CGTN)
Attorney-general: Maldives top court seeks to impeach president
The Supreme Court in the Maldives is trying to impeach President Abdulla Yameen, who has not obeyed its order to release opposition leaders arrested after unfair trials, the island nation's attorney-general said on Sunday.
"We have received information that things might happen that will lead to a national security crisis," Anil told reporters in the capital, Male. (Reuters)
Stocks still shaky after going on wild morning ride
Investors remain fearful that signs of rising inflation and higher interest rates could bring an end to the bull market that has sent stocks to record highs in recent years.
After a day filled with crazy swings, the Dow closed 600 points higher with trading ending at a new session high. Wall Street has managed to recover its poise as the Dow and the Nasdaq both finished that day at over 2 percent. (AP)
6.4 magnitude quake throttles Taiwan’s east coast
The local fire department said a second hotel had also been affected, but there were no reports of people trapped inside. (People's Daily app)
'Secret Superstar' powers to the top
The film tells the story of a teenage Indian girl who fights for her musical dream in a male-dominated family while encouraging her mother to be independent, the film struck a chord in China. (AFP)
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“The best way to cheer yourself up is to cheer somebody else up.”
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