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Chinese police in restive Xinjiang to track cars by GPS

Bejing - A prefecture in China's restive Xinjiang region has ordered all vehicles to be equipped with GPS-like tracking software, police and media reports said Tuesday, as authorities step up an "anti-terrorism" campaign.

China move puts onus on US in N. Korea impasse: experts

Bejing - China’s snap decision to halt North Korean coal imports -– a key economic lifeline for Pyongyang –- has a broader motive aimed at shaping Donald Trump's as yet undefined policy towards the North's rogue nuclear arms programme, experts say.

China halts North Korea coal imports after missile test

Bejing - "(China) will temporarily stop its imports of coal from North Korea for the rest of this year (including coal for which customs applications have been made but not yet processed)," the commerce ministry said in a statement posted on its website.

China says ready to engage US as envoys meet

Bejing - Foreign Minister Wang Yi of China told his US counterpart Rex Tillerson that Beijing was ready to work with the Trump administration, according to a Chinese account of their meeting in Bonn.

Struggle against evil sparks China ritual

Hinghwafu - Villagers in eastern China have a unique way of washing away the taint of evil spirits -- by bathing in a shower of scorching sparks.

China bans deadly drug responsible for deaths in U.S. and Canada

The US Drug Enforcement Agency is applauding the new Chinese regulation going into effect on March 1, 2017, that outlaws carfentanil along with three other powerful synthetic opioids.

Eight killed in knife attack in China's Xinjiang: govt

Bejing - Eight people were killed in a knife attack on a crowd in China's restive Xinjiang region, including three assailants who were gunned down by police, local officials said on Wednesday.

Hole is where the heart is for Chinese cave dwellers

Bejing - High in the misty hills of southwestern China, an hour's hike from any road, the lowing of livestock echoes through Zhongdong village, where a group of 18 families live inside an enormous natural cave.

Op-Ed: China vs Trump: One China OK, Xinhua tweets joke question

Washington - The first real exchange of views between Presidents of China and the USA was a definite success. The fact that China’s Xinhua then tweeted a witty question about why Trump endorsed the One China adds spice. It also raises a few questions.

180-degree turn? Trump, the US, Taiwan and China: a guide

Bejing - US President Donald Trump endorsed the long-standing "One China" policy on Thursday during a phone call with Chinese leader Xi Jinping, a move analysts interpreted as a change of course for the mercurial leader.

China tightens smog data controls amid public anger

Bejing - China has established a single network to monitor air pollution levels across the country, as the government attempts to control the spread of information about the country's toxic smog in response to rising public anger.

China promotes traditional medicine to combat AIDS

Bejing - China will double the number of AIDS patients it treats with traditional Chinese medicine (TCM), officials have said, part of a broader push to increase the use of the ancient practice in the country's medical system.

Eighteen killed in massage parlour fire in China

Bejing - Police detained one person Monday in connection with a fire at a foot massage parlour in China that killed at least 18 people and injured another 18, media said.

Pedal power revival in China as bike-share apps race for glory

Shanghai - Unlock them with an app, drop them off anywhere, and nip past lanes of stationary car traffic: the humble bicycle is seeing a revival in China as a new generation of start-ups help tackle urban congestion and pollution with fleets of brightly coloured ...

Peacock feathers inspire 'greener' fashion

The problem with mass-produced, low-cost fashion items is that clothes are often dyed with chemicals that harm the environment. Inspired by peacock feathers, scientists have come up with an alternative.

Steve Bannon in 2016: 'No doubt' U.S. will fight war with China

As Donald Trump's presidency begins with provocation of China and saber-rattling toward Iran, disturbing audio recordings of White House Chief Strategist Steve Bannon predicting war with China and the Middle East have emerged.

Op-Ed: Environmental ‘threat to freedom’? Regressionism vs. reality

Washington D.c. - According to Trump advisor Myron Ebell environmentalism is “the greatest threat to freedom and prosperity in the modern world”. This rubbish is sadly not fake news. It’s normal in the far right Post-Everything world.

Man mauled to death by tigers after climbing into their enclosure

Ningbo - On Sunday, a father was mauled to death by three tigers at a zoo in China after he climbed into their enclosure. The man's wife and child witnessed the attack.

Oscar buzz dead, China clips 'Hooligan Sparrow' wings

Bejing - Ye Haiyan, one of China's most prominent women's rights activists, huddled in her unheated apartment on the outskirts of Beijing, waiting to learn if the documentary that propelled her to international fame would receive an Oscar nod.

Op-Ed: China vs. U.S. in the South China Sea — a very deadly situation

Sydney - The possible conflict between China and the U.S. over the South China Sea islands has some truly bizarre issues built in. The U.S. has stated it intends to “block access” to the islands. This could very well mean war with China.
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