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At least 8 dead, 19 missing after China landslides: Xinhua

Bejing - At least eight people have died and around 19 are still missing after devastating landslides swept through two eastern Chinese villages, local authorities told the official Xinhua news agency Saturday.

Does red wine have health benefits?

The balance of evidence in relation to red wine and health benefits oscillates wildly. New research indicates that a compound in red wine might help the body to counteract some metabolic diseases.

Chinese man slaughtered 19 after family argument: police

Bejing - A man has confessed to killing 19 people in a village in southwestern China after an argument with his parents over money, official media said Friday.

One dead, dozens missing after China landslides: reports

Bejing - One person has died and dozens are missing after landslides swept through two Chinese villages, state media said Thursday, as rescuers scrambled to find survivors.

Chinese coal accident 'kills 12, traps 8'

Bejing - At least 12 people were killed and eight more are trapped after an explosion Tuesday in a Chinese coal mine, state media reported, the latest disaster in the country's notoriously dangerous mines.

China flies military planes over strait near Japan

Bejing - China has sent fighter planes for the first time over a strait near Japan, the two governments said Monday, after Tokyo announced it may patrol alongside the US in the disputed South China Sea.

World's largest radio telescope starts operating in China

Bejing - The world's largest radio telescope began operating in southwestern China Sunday, a project Beijing says will help humanity search for alien life.

Chinese outrage over 'ugly' restoration of Great Wall

Bejing - Chinese social media users were in an uproar Friday over restoration of a 700-year-old section of the Great Wall that has been covered in cement, turning it into a smooth, flat-topped path.

Chinese baby is born with 15 fingers, 16 toes — but no thumbs

It's a condition that is rare but there is surgery to solve the problem of having extra digits. A baby in China has a lot of extra digits, 11 of them in fact, and yet neither of the infant's palms has a thumb.

China's 'out of control' space station will crash into Earth

China has announced its first space lab, Tiangong-1, will fall out of orbit next year and crash into the Earth. Officials have pretty well admitted they have lost control of the orbiting space station and have no idea when or where it will come down.

China aquarium refuses to deliver 'sad bear' Pizza to UK

Bejing - A Chinese aquarium keeping a forlorn-looking polar bear named Pizza said Tuesday it has "no need" for foreign interference, after activists offered to move the animal to a British zoo.

Canadian convicted of spying in China deported to Canada

Vancouver - Kevin Garratt, a Canadian held in jail in China on allegations that he was a spy was deported to Canada on Thursday after being convicted on Tuesday of spying and stealing state secrets. Kevin was reunited with his wife Julia at Vancouver airport.

Typhoon Meranti lashes China after pounding Taiwan

Bejing - Typhoon Meranti battered southeastern China with heavy winds and torrential rain on Thursday, cutting power, ripping up trees and smashing windows, a day after lashing Taiwan.

Super Typhoon Meranti makes landfall in Fujian Province, China

Typhoon Meranti struck China's southeastern coast on Wednesday EDT, coming ashore near Xiamen in Fujian Province after plowing past the southern edge of Taiwan.

China detains 13 in 'rebel' village over protests

Bejing - Chinese authorities detained 13 residents of the rebel village of Wukan Tuesday, police said, after jailing its chief -- who was elected after leading protests against Communist officials -- on corruption charges.

Debate on China poverty after mother kills her 4 children

Bejing - The killing of four children by their poverty-stricken mother -- who then committed suicide, followed by her husband -- sparked online outrage and debate in China Tuesday over the gap between rich and poor.

Eats shoots and rarely breeds: giant pandas 'still at risk'

Chengdu - The giant panda may have been taken off the endangered species list, but the emblematic black and white bear still faces a plethora of risks including epidemics and climate change, Chinese breeding centres say.

China industrial output up 6.3% on-year in Aug: govt

Bejing - China's industrial output growth accelerated in August, government statistics showed Tuesday, exceeding expectations in an encouraging sign for the world's second-largest economy.Industrial production rose 6.

China's high-speed railways now more than 20,000 kilometers

Beijing - China's high-speed railways have reached more than 20,000 kilometers in length following the recent opening of an important line linking two major provinces.

China, Russia set to stage military drills in S. China Sea

Bejing - China and Russia were to start war games in the South China Sea on Monday, Beijing's defence ministry said, in a show of force after an international tribunal invalidated the Asian giant's extensive claims in the area.
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