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China tightens controls on Net messaging apps


China is banning users of Internet messaging services from posting political reports without permission, and demanding they promise to “uphold the socialist system”, state media said on Thursday.

China probes Canada couple for espionage


This undated picture shows Kevin Garratt (left to right), Julia Dawn Garratt, their daughter Hannah and son Simeon posing for a photo for Hannah’s highschool graduation. — AFP

‘Opposing forces’ win at war games

China’s formidable People’s Liberation Army (PLA) had some bitter lessons from a recent war drill, where they were defeated in six out of seven battles by an “opposing force,” a media report said on S

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

Home girl Li enters semis

Li Na’s bid to claim her first major tournament on home soil remained on course Wednesday as she progressed to the quarter-finals of the China Open after defeating Wimbledon finalist Sabine Lisicki.

Mortar shell hits Chinese Embassy in Syria; 1 injured


A mortar shell hit the compound of the Chinese Embassy in Syria’s capital Damascus, damaging the building and injuring a Syrian employee.

Viswanathan Anand has for the second year running been outclassed in the World Chess Championship by a player nearly 20 years his younger.

Narendra Modi was sworn in as Prime Minister on May 26, 2014, and has clearly won the sprint when his government completes six months in office on November 26.