Forbes, "Ping Chu Depp beat box-office appeal of a small cloth to top the list

Times News a few days ago, the famous "Forbes" (Forbes) Web site Pingchu 9 Hollywood A-star (Real A), Johnny Depp among the list first, followed in second, Brad * Pitt, the late actor Heath Ledger ranks third. It is worth mentioning that the largest ever won the Oscar nominated actress Meryl Streep is the highest ranked on the list of women, ranked fifth.

This list is based on you movie star at the box office over the past five years, the income and Awards selected out. Specific rankings are: 1. Johnny Depp (30 billion U.S. dollars), 2. Brad Pitt (26 billion U.S. dollars), 3. Heath Ledger (13 billion U.S. dollars), 4. Will Smith ( 2.4 billion U.S. dollars), 5. Meryl Streep (13 billion U.S. dollars), 6. George Clooney (10 billion U.S. dollars), 7. Amy Adams (900 million U.S. dollars), 8. Kerry Clive Owen (10 billion U.S. dollars), 9. Jake Gyllenhaal (700 million U.S. dollars).

China-EU Summit opens in Nanjing


China and European leaders meet today for a one-day summit. "China-EU relations should advance in a more strategic, comprehensive and stable fashion," said Wen in a press release. Wen: Demands on RMB appreciation unfair Trade probes will not have long-term impact on China' Time not right for stimulus policy exit

Wanted American gets 3 years in China

An American wanted for eco-terrorism attacks in the United States has been sentenced to three years in a Chinese prison for making illegal drugs.

Justin Franchi Solondz, 30, was sentenced on Friday at the intermediate court in Dali, Yunnan province, said an official who only gave his surname as Zhao.

Solondz was indicted in California and Washington state in 2006 in connection with a series of arsons attributed to "the family", a group of radical environmentalists aligned with the Animal and Earth Liberation Fronts, between 1996 and 2001.

The US has no extradition treaty with China and it is not immediately clear when or how Solondz might be returned to the US to face charges, Mark Bartlett, the first assistant US attorney in Seattle, Washington state, said on Saturday.

The US Justice Department has informed Chinese officials that it remains interested in prosecuting Solondz.

The Chinese Ministry of Public Security was not available for comment on the issue yesterday.

The man's father, Paul Solondz, said his son pleaded guilty last month.

Paul Solondz said his son was arrested in China during a drug sweep in March.

Authorities later found

15 kg of marijuana leaves buried in the courtyard of a home he rented.

Investigators heard little of Solondz after his 2006 indictment and the Federal Bureau of Investigation issued a $50,000 reward late last year for information leading to his arrest.

At the time, the agency said he might be in Canada, Europe or Asia.

This year he surfaced in Dali, using a fake Canadian identification and an altered appearance, Bartlett said.

Paul Solondz said his son did not escape the US to avoid prosecution and entered China with a valid visa, renewing it twice.


Reporters face charges for mine coverup

Ten journalists and nearly 50 officials are facing prosecution after a State Council probe found they allegedly took bribes to cover up a mine disaster in Hebei province.

Thirty-four miners and a rescuer died after the explosion at the Lijiawa mine in Yuxian county on July 14 last year, three weeks before the start of the Beijing Olympics.

According to the allegations, mine bosses relocated bodies, destroyed evidence and paid the journalists 2.6 million yuan ($380,000) to cover up the disaster, Xinhua News Agency said.

Relatives of the dead were kept quiet thanks to large payments and threats, it said.

The coverup kept the tragedy from the public eye for 85 days.

The identities of the 10 journalists has not been made public but reports claim Guan Jian, a Beijing journalist from China Internet Weekly, is among them.
Guan was detained in Shanxi province in December and went on trial in April for taking bribes from officials in Yuxian county in the aftermath of the mining accident.

The prosecution said the Yuxian county government paid 250,000 yuan for two pages of advertisements, as well as a "subscription fee" of 30,000 yuan to his newspaper.

After receiving the money, Guan destroyed a tape of the tragedy, the prosecution said.

The central government has also pressed charges against 48 officials, including the mine owners, the county chief, work safety officials and police officers in connection to the coverup.

The incident is the latest in a series of journalistic scandals in China.

In August, a journalist from China Central Television was sentenced to three years in prison with a four-year reprieve for accepting a bribe in Shanxi province.

In May, Beijing reporter Fu Hua was charged after he allegedly accepted money from whistleblowers with a tip-off on airport construction quality.

And last year, two journalists and 26 people posing as journalists were involved in a scandal in Shanxi after a worker was killed in a mine accident and bribes were allegedly paid.

Mistakes in reporting and fake news are bound to happen in the reporting business, according to Yu Guoming, vice-dean of the School of Journalism and Communication at the Renmin University of China.

These problems can never be eliminated, only "maintained within a reasonable boundary", to better enable the media to serve the fundamental benefits of society, Yu said.

A revised code of professional ethics for journalists was just released by the All-China Journalists Association on Friday.

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One-night stands accepted,few practice

More than 70 percent of 5,000 students from 10 universities in Beijing are accepting of one-night stands, according to a government survey released over the weekend.

The university students were asked about their sexual knowledge and attitudes between 2007 and 2008. However, while 73 percent of respondents said they could understand why their classmates might have a one-night stand, the number of students putting theory into practice was significantly lower.

"Only 7.9 percent of the students surveyed say they would actually try it," said Peng Yuhua, deputy director of the Beijing Municipal Commission of Population and Family Planning that conducted the survey.

Peng said students are forming more diversified views on sex and marriage as Chinese society changes.

"I think it is just a physical need and I don't mind if my classmates want to have one-night stands," said a student surnamed Zhou from the Renmin University of China. But like most respondents, Zhou said he would not try it personally.

The survey also noted that as many as 5 percent of female college students were either mistresses or had sold sex during their period of education.

According to Zhou, four of her former high-school classmates now studying in Beijing are current mistresses of businessmen.
But aside from these relaxed sexual attitudes, a lack of sexual knowledge and protection are causing problems on campuses.

The survey revealed that more than 11 percent of students are at risk of contracting sexual diseases like AIDS because they do not use contraception.

Peng said that female students were often unaware of becoming pregnant and were seeking out abortions as late as 4 months into pregnancy.

The Beijing municipal government has sent out about 800,000 sexual health education books entitled College Students' Affection Stories to 92 universities in Beijing this year.

This is the first time the government has published a book relating to student sexual health.

The Beijing municipal government started a ten-year plan for health in August this year that includes sexual health education.