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China's Great Flood Legend Might Actually Be True

Evidence suggests water covered North China Plain 4K years ago

(Newser) - A great flood at the dawn of Chinese civilization was said to have swept away settlements, the water rising so high that it overran heaven itself. It was the sage King Yu who tamed the waters by building ditches, the legend went, thus earning a mandate to rule and laying... More »

Chinese Police Raid Tibetan Monastery

5 busted after hundreds of police storm Qinghai monastery

(Newser) - The 500 Tibetan monks at a monastery in China's Qinghai province were outnumbered by heavily armed police during a massive raid Saturday, reports Radio Free Asia . The security forces arrested five monks in the raid. Two Tibetans set themselves on fire in the region earlier this year, and three... More »

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