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175 die, 1,400 hurt in China earthquake

Rescuers carry an injuried child on a stretcher after the 6.1 magnitude earthquake hit the area in Ludian. AFP

At least 175 people were killed and 1,400 injured after a strong earthquake hit southwest China’s mountainous Yunnan province on Sunday, bringing homes crashing to the ground and sparking a massive re

Factory blast in east China kills at least 69

Victims gather outside the gate of a factory after an explosion in Kunshan, east China’s Jiangsu province, on Saturday. 	— AFP

At least 69 workers were killed and 187 others injured on Saturday when an explosion ripped through a metal factory in eastern China that supplies to some of the biggest international brands, causing

China: Mother surname to fetch moolah

Changfeng county in the eastern province of Anhui is giving 1,000 yuan ($162)

Hygiene, style divide Chinese men and women

Bad dress sense, crude demeanour, poor hygiene coupled with their inability to shake off their rural roots, Chinese young and middle-aged men are turning out to be no match for their stylish, urbane a

Pro-China imam murdered

The head of a China’s largest mosque was murdered after conducting morning prayers, the local government in the far western region of Xinjiang said on Thursday, amid intensifying violence in the turbu

Chinese ex-security chief’s son arrested


In a major clean-up drive after launching a probe against retired top leader Zhou Yongkang, the ruling Communist Party of China (CPC) ordered arrest of his son and initiated action against a host of o

Ex-leaders backed Xi on Zhou’s probe

Two influential former Chinese leaders gave their consent for President Xi Jinping to investigate ex-domestic security chief Zhou Yongkang, sources told Reuters, a sign the corruption probe will not o

Dozens killed in ‘terrorist attack’ in Xinjiang

Dozens of people were killed and injured in a “terrorist attack” in China’s far western Xinjiang region, home to the mainly Muslim Uighur minority, state media reported Tuesday.

Former security chief under probe

Zhou Yongkang

China’s former security chief Zhou Yongkang is under investigation, authorities said Tuesday, in a move targeting one of the ruling Communist Party’s most powerful men.

Chinese officials cut corners with rectangular running track

Chinese officials painted a rectangular running track to rush preparations for a visit by their superiors. Photo: Twitter

Chinese officials painted a rectangular running track at a stadium as they rushed preparations for a visit by their superiors, state media reported Tuesday.

The spiritual world has known so many wonderful mystics and most of them have been men.

When our public sector is much in news whether it involves privatisation or disinvestment, it is worth recalling whether they are good corporate citizens, especially when they are monopolies.