At least 16 people have been killed in the most powerful typhoon to hit the southern Chinese region in more than half a century.
Thu, 24 Aug, 2017
A strong earthquake has hit a mountainous region in south-western China near a famous national park, killing 13 people, injuring 175 others and crippling power and phone networks.
Wed, 09 Aug, 2017
A court in China has imposed a three-year suspended sentence on a human rights activist charged with subversion of state power, following a brief trial.
Wed, 03 Aug, 2016
China’s national debt will continue climbing for another four years, underscoring the risks facing policymakers as they strive to prevent a deeper slowdown without triggering a credit blowout.
Mon, 22 Feb, 2016
Police arrested the maverick founder of China’s largest online finance business on suspicion of fleecing 900,000 investors of $7.6bn (€6.9bn), in what could be the biggest financial fraud in Chinese history.
Tue, 02 Feb, 2016
Waste mudslide covers buildings in China’s latest industrial disaster
Thu, 24 Dec, 2015
China wants to keep pushing ahead with cultural exchanges with North Korea, China’s foreign ministry said, after an all-female North Korean pop group formed by leader Kim Jong Un abruptly cancelled a Beijing concert and went home.
Tue, 15 Dec, 2015
President Xi Jinping has said that China needs at least 6.5% economic growth in coming years to become “moderately prosperous”.
Tue, 03 Nov, 2015
Sat, 17 Oct, 2015
Chinese state media yesterday announced a slew of confessions following probes into recent stock market gyrations, including from a detained reporter who admitted to spreading false information that caused “panic and disorder”.
Tue, 01 Sep, 2015
Faced with a renewed stock market slide that has wiped out €4.4tn in trading value, China is again on the prowl for scapegoats.
Thu, 27 Aug, 2015
An explosion at a chemical plant in eastern China has killed one person and injured nine others, a state news agency reported.
Sun, 23 Aug, 2015
Hundreds of residents displaced by huge explosions last week in the Chinese port of Tianjin demanded compensation yesterday, as authorities worked to complete a sweep of the blast site for dangerous chemicals.
Tue, 18 Aug, 2015
China has defended firemen who initially hosed water on a blaze in a warehouse storing volatile chemicals, a response foreign experts said could have contributed to two huge blasts that killed 54 people.
Sat, 15 Aug, 2015
China blasts in area where toxic chemicals and gas are stored
Fri, 14 Aug, 2015
China’s government has alleged that more than 100 minority Muslim Uighurs who were sent back by Thailand after fleeing China were on their way to fight in the Middle East and that some were implicated in terrorist activities at home.
Mon, 13 Jul, 2015
Chinese customs have seized around €432m worth of smuggled meat, some more than 40 years old and rotting, the official China Daily said, the latest in a grim series of food safety scares.
Thu, 25 Jun, 2015
Rescuers fought bad weather yesterday as they searched for more than 400 people, many of them elderly Chinese tourists, missing after a cruise boat capsized on the Yangtze River.
Wed, 03 Jun, 2015
USA: An Oklahoma school expressed concern and disappointment over a video that went viral showing students in a biology class performing a choreographed dance routine with dead cats.
Fri, 15 May, 2015
China’s export sales contracted 15% in March, a shock outcome that deepens concern about sputtering Chinese economic growth.
Tue, 14 Apr, 2015
Taiwan expressed regret yesterday after China rejected its bid to become a founding member of the Beijing-led Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB), though China said Taiwan is welcome to join as an ordinary member in the future.
Tue, 14 Apr, 2015
Authorities have curbed some travel from mainland China to Hong Kong to cool tensions over a growing influx of shoppers that has angered residents of the Asian financial hub.
Mon, 13 Apr, 2015
The China-led Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB) will be lean, clean and green, its interim chief has said, playing down concerns over transparency and standards at the institution.
Mon, 13 Apr, 2015
A nursing home worker in China accused of killing three elderly residents with a brick and injuring 15 other people had argued with his boss over unpaid wages.
Sun, 22 Feb, 2015
China’s economy grew at its slowest pace in 24 years in 2014 as property prices cooled and companies and local governments struggled under heavy debt burdens, keeping pressure on Beijing to take aggressive steps to avoid a sharper downturn.
Wed, 21 Jan, 2015
The son of actor Jackie Chan pleaded guilty in a Beijing court to providing a venue for drug users and was sentenced to six months in jail.
Fri, 09 Jan, 2015
A stampede killed at least 36 people in Shanghi during New Year’s Eve celebrations, authorities said, possibly caused by people rushing to pick up fake money thrown from a building overlooking the city’s famous Bund waterfront district.
Fri, 02 Jan, 2015
Thirty five people have been killed and 42 injured in a stampede during Shanghai’s New Year event, according to reports.
Wed, 31 Dec, 2014
A rare Siberian tiger released into the wild by Russian President Vladimir Putin has attacked a henhouse in north-eastern China, raising concerns that farmers may hunt it down.
Wed, 15 Oct, 2014
A strong, shallow earthquake has shaken Yunnan province in south-west China, killing at least one person.
Tue, 07 Oct, 2014
A court has fined British drug maker GlaxoSmithKline three billion yuan (€380m) and sentenced its British former manager in China and others to prison for bribing doctors and hospitals to use its products, a state news agency reported.
Fri, 19 Sep, 2014
China could have a new homegrown operating system by October to take on imported rivals such as Microsoft, Google, and Apple, Xinhua news agency said yesterday.
Mon, 25 Aug, 2014
Chinese authorities are investigating two Canadians citizens on suspicion of stealing state secrets about China’s military and national defence research.
Tue, 05 Aug, 2014
Rescuers have found scores of survivors as they dug through homes shattered by an earthquake in southern China that killed at least 398 people and injured more than 1,800.
Mon, 04 Aug, 2014
A strong earthquake in southern China’s Yunnan province toppled thousands of homes yesterday, killing at least 367 people and injuring more than 1,800.
Mon, 04 Aug, 2014
68 people were killed and nearly 200 others injured, most with severe burns, after an explosion today at a car parts factory in eastern China that supplies General Motors.
Sat, 02 Aug, 2014
A mob armed with knives has rampaged through part of China’s Xinjiang region, leaving dozens of people dead, state media reported.
Wed, 30 Jul, 2014
A man has been arrested in north-eastern China, accused of cutting off the testicles of three patients in a nursing home.
Thu, 24 Jul, 2014
Parts of a northern Chinese city have been quarantined after state media said a man there died of bubonic plague.
Wed, 23 Jul, 2014
China has sealed off parts of its north-western city of Yumen after a resident died of bubonic plague last week, state media said.
Wed, 23 Jul, 2014
Chinese authorities have formally indicted two corporate investigators, a Briton and an American, for allegedly illegally obtaining and selling private information.
Mon, 14 Jul, 2014
Eight young children and three adults died in central China after the minivan they were in crashed into a pond.
Fri, 11 Jul, 2014
Seventeen coal miners have died after being trapped by a gas explosion in north-western China, state media reported.
Mon, 07 Jul, 2014