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China to chart Communist Party future amid crackdowns

Bejing - China's Communist rulers will gather in October to discuss their party's future, state media said Tuesday, as President Xi Jinping tightens controls over the immensely powerful organisation.

Hong Kong journalists jailed on mainland over 'illegal business'

Bejing - Two Hong Kong journalists have been jailed in China for running an "illegal business" that sent political magazines to the mainland, one of their lawyers said Tuesday, as Beijing cracks down on press freedoms in the semi-autonomous territory.

China completes construction of massive seaplane

Beijing - In what could be a sign of a rising aviation industry, China has unveiled the world’s largest amphibious aircraft following seven years of construction.

Four officials suspended over deadly China flooding

Bejing - Four Chinese officials have been suspended following devastating floods that left more than 200 dead and missing and provoked widespread outrage over an alleged cover-up by the authorities, state media reported Sunday.

Beijing slaps EU, Japan, S. Korea with steel duties

Bejing - China said Sunday it has started imposing anti-dumping tariffs on certain steel imports from the European Union, Japan and South Korea, as Beijing itself comes under fire for similar trade practices.

Samsung files case against Huawei for patent infringement

Samsung Electronics has hit back at rival Huawei, filing a patent infringement case against the Chinese electronics company in a move seen to worsen the two firms’ rivalry.

Searchers see end to two-year hunt for Malaysia Airlines MH370

Putrajaya - Countries still looking for missing Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 with little success may be getting ready to call off the search.

IMF urges key G20 countries to spend more for growth

Chengdu - The International Monetary Fund (IMF) has warned risks to the global economy are growing, as it called on some G20 nations to boost government spending.

G20 ministers urge tighter tax rules for multinationals

Chengdu - The world's major economies need to deepen cooperation on tax collection and information sharing as companies seek to minimise the amount they pay to governments, finance ministers said on Saturday.

Smartphones are causing a 'visual health crisis' in China

A major Chinese health research center recently published a white paper on the country's visual health. The findings weren't great.

China firm fined for pollution in landmark case

Bejing - A Chinese environmental group has won a landmark public interest lawsuit against a glass manufacturer, with the firm fined more than $3 million for excessive pollution, a court said.

Air pollution up in a third of Chinese cities: Greenpeace

Bejing - Air pollution levels rose in nearly a third of Chinese cities monitored in the second quarter, environmental campaign group Greenpeace said Wednesday.

US navy chief vows more patrols in South China Sea

Bejing - The top US navy commander vowed Wednesday to continue patrols in the South China Sea which have angered Beijing, after an international tribunal dismissed the Asian giant's vast maritime claims.

Seaplane hits bridge in Shanghai, killing five

Shanghai - An amphibious plane crashed into a highway bridge on the edge of the Chinese commercial hub Shanghai on Wednesday, killing five people and injuring five more, according to the city government and local media.

People in China are rioting at KFC locations, shattering iPhones

People are protesting and boycotting KFC locations across China. Following last week's ruling that Beijing had no legal claim in the South China Sea, many Chinese citizens are blaming the US.

China HIV leak violates patients' rights: WHO

Bejing - A leak of HIV carriers' identities in China was a violation of their "fundamental right", the World Health Organization said, after reports that hundreds of infected people were approached by telephone swindlers.

Beijing to hold South China Sea war games after ruling

Bejing - Beijing will close off access to part of the South China Sea for military drills, officials said Monday, after an international tribunal ruled against its sweeping claims in the waters.

China 'may build nuclear plants' in South China Sea

Bejing - China may build mobile nuclear power plants in the South China Sea, state media reported on Friday, days after an international tribunal dismissed Beijing's vast claims in the strategically vital waters.

Tropical storm kills 21 in China, 13 missing

Bejing - A tropical storm in China has left 21 people dead and 13 missing, reports said Thursday, after it lashed Taiwan with typhoon-grade winds and rain.

China vows 'decisive response' to sea provocations

Bejing - China warned Thursday of a "decisive response" to provocations in the South China Sea, as it faced mounting pressure to accept an international tribunal's ruling against its claims to most of the strategically vital waters.
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