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Chinese authorities have closed a museum which contained scores of fake exhibits, including a vase decorated with cartoon characters billed as a Qing dynasty artefact, state-run media reported.
Wed, 17 Jul, 2013
The Chinese capital’s heaviest rainstorm in six decades killed at least 37 people, flooded streets and stranded 80,000 people at the main airport.
Mon, 23 Jul, 2012
HEALTH authorities in south China said yesterday they were investigating a hospital medical team for mistakenly diagnosing a stillbirth and disposing of a baby that was alive.
Sat, 05 Nov, 2011
Police formally arrested two drivers suspected of running over a toddler who died a week after she was struck on a busy market street in southern China and was ignored by passers-by, newspapers reported today.
Sun, 23 Oct, 2011
Three major road accidents in China killed 56 people on the last day of a week-long holiday, including 35 people who died after a bus collided with a car, state media reported.
Sat, 08 Oct, 2011
COUNTER-CULTURE legend Bob Dylan made his long-awaited China debut yesterday after finally getting approval to bring his charged songs of protest and struggle to a nation where dissent is muzzled.
Thu, 07 Apr, 2011
A CHINESE man who spent 11 years in jail after being tortured into confessing to the murder of a man who later turned up alive has been given €75,000 in government compensation, state media reported yesterday.
Fri, 14 May, 2010
A Chinese man who spent 11 years in jail after being tortured into confessing to the murder of a man who later turned up alive has been given 650,000 Yuan (€75,584) in government compensation, state media reported today.
Thu, 13 May, 2010
A male panda at the Beijing Zoo that was once bitten by a drunk tourist has attacked a teenager, ripping chunks out of the boy's legs, officials and a Chinese newspaper said today.
Tue, 23 Oct, 2007
TWO Chinese brothers clawed their way out of a collapsed coal mine after surviving underground for nearly six days, shocking grieving relatives, state media said yesterday.
Tue, 28 Aug, 2007
LIVE rats are being trucked from central China, which is suffering a plague of a reported two billion rodents displaced by a flooded lake, to the south to end up in restaurant dishes.
Tue, 17 Jul, 2007
A LOVELORN Chinese herdsman who is the world’s tallest man has finally found his other half in a sales clerk who comes up to his elbow.
Thu, 29 Mar, 2007
China has shut down a newspaper supplement known for its in-depth reporting on sensitive issues, employees said today, in the latest measure by the communist government to tighten control over the media.
Wed, 25 Jan, 2006
ABOUT 100 Beijing News reporters walked out in protest at this week’s dismissal of the top editor, the latest victim of China’s strict press controls, industry sources said yesterday.
Sat, 31 Dec, 2005
Chinese leaders sent a team to investigate a chemical plant accident today that has poisoned a major river and said those officials responsible for the pollution will be punished.
Fri, 25 Nov, 2005
China’s leaders today sent a team to investigate a chemical plant accident that poisoned a major river and said officials responsible will be punished.
Fri, 25 Nov, 2005
International air travel would virtually stop if bird flu triggered a lethal human pandemic in the Asia-Pacific region, Australia’s health minister said today, as Chinese media reported plummeting poultry sales in Beijing and Shanghai.
Sun, 30 Oct, 2005
China today prepared for the return of the Shenzhou 6 mission, saying that the capsule was operating smoothly and its two astronauts were doing well after five days in space.
Sun, 16 Oct, 2005
Police have broken up a baby-trafficking gang in central China, arrested 28 people and recovered 27 babies, some of them just 10 days old.
Mon, 18 Jul, 2005
An Australian skydiver who was injured in a jump off China’s tallest skyscraper has been hospitalised in intensive care, a doctor said today.
Wed, 06 Oct, 2004
South Korea’s offer to compensate North Korea if it gives up its nuclear programmes was on the table today as six-country talks reconvened and the United States continued its push for a verifiable end to the North’s ambitions of becoming a nuclear power.
Thu, 26 Feb, 2004