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China activists stand trial in dissent crackdown: Lawyer

Bejing - Two prominent Chinese political activists went on trial Friday for helping to organise small-scale protests against censorship, their lawyer said, the latest prosecution in a deepening government crackdown on dissent.

China says in talks with Russia over 2015 military drills

Bejing - China's defence ministry said Thursday that it was in talks with Russian counterparts about joint military exercises next year, after Moscow announced drills were planned for the Mediterranean Sea and Pacific Ocean.

China coal mine explosion kills 11: Xinhua

Bejing - Eleven people died Thursday in a coal mine explosion in China, state media reported, in the second deadly accident in two days in the country's notoriously dangerous mining industry.

China media blame 'Putin's tiger' for goat slaughter spree

Bejing - An endangered tiger set free in Russia has killed 18 Chinese goats after crossing the frontier, with Beijing's state media saying on Wednesday that the feline felon had been freed by President Vladimir Putin.

China drafts first domestic violence law

Bejing - China has drafted its first national law against domestic violence, with activists hailing it Wednesday as a step forward in a country where abuse has long been sidelined as a private matter.

Coal mine fire kills 24 in China: Xinhua

Bejing - A fire at a Chinese coal mine killed 24 workers early Wednesday, state media reported, the latest fatal incident to hit the accident-prone industry.

World's first Yak museum opened in Lhasa, Tibet

On a high plateau in Asia, north-east of the Himalayas, in China, you will find the homeland of the Tibetan people. The Tibetan plateau is also home to a bovine-like animal called the Yak. The Yak has always played an important role in Tibetan culture.

Video: Chinese MMORPG 'Naruto Online' Legacy trailer

The official "Naruto" MMORPG, exclusive to China, is getting a new expansion that is based off the manga's ending. Check out the "Legacy" trailer.

Exploding excrement topples building in China, 15 injured

Yongding - A cesspool filled with excrement has exploded in central China, injuring 15 people and knocking down a building, state-run media reported.

China's nuclear power plants — Thinking on a grand scale

China President Xi Jinping's agreement with U.S. President Obama last week to bring greenhouse gas emissions to a peak by 2030 is a daunting task. It will require a major economic and environmental program aimed at reducing China's dependence on coal.

World's longest train journey — China to Spain opens

China has inaugurated the world's longest train journey, traversing the whole of Central Asia and Europe. Dubbed the new Silk Road, it is expected to give a major economic boost to trade between China and the EU.

Death toll rises to four after China earthquake: Xinhua

Bejing - The death toll from a 5.9 magnitude earthquake that struck a remote part of China's southwest rose to four on Sunday, as media reported the injured have all been successfully rescued.

Russia increasing use of Chinese Yuan in trade transactions

Moscow - Russia has increased its use of the Chinese yuan or remnimbi nine-fold just in the period from January to September this year according to the Chinese Ministry of Economic Development.

5.9 magnitude quake hits China's Sichuan province: USGS

Bejing - A 5.9 magnitude earthquake struck China's southwestern province of Sichuan on Saturday, the US Geological Survey said, with Chinese state media reporting one fatality.

China rejects Uighur scholar's appeal against life sentence

Bejing - A Chinese court on Friday rejected an appeal against a life sentence handed to a prominent scholar from the mostly-Muslim Uighur minority, as a 70-year-old journalist stood trial in a deepening crackdown on dissent.

Today is National Unfriend Day on Facebook

A new trend that is now making people take long looks at their friend list and deleting those "extra" friends. With the encouragement of privacy and security, Today is National Unfriend Day. It reminds us all that cleaning your friend list is a good idea.

Fire at factory in eastern China 'kills 18'

Bejing - Eighteen people died in a fire at a food packaging plant in China, state media said Monday, the latest accident in a country blighted by poor industrial safety standards.

Enterovirus infection linked to type 1 diabetes

Children infected with enterovirus are around fifty percent more likely to develop type 1 diabetes in later life. Genetic and disease factors account for this increased probability.

Six banks fined over $4 billion after exchange rate manipulation

Six giant banks have agreed to forfeit $4.33 billion to global regulators to resolve allegations that its traders tried to fiddle foreign exchange rates.

Multiple Ebola drug trial planned

Washington - Due to the rising number of Ebola cases a clinical trial in the U.S. for Ebola drugs will be run in an unusual way: multiple drugs will be tested within the same trial.
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