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Chinese military will train Syrian troops: govt

Bejing - China's military will provide training for Syrian armed forces, a spokesman for Beijing's defence ministry said Thursday, adding it would take place on Chinese soil.

Victims to blame in fatal tiger attack in China, probe finds

Bejing - The Beijing wildlife park whose tigers killed one woman and injured another this summer was not to blame for their deaths, an official investigation concluded Wednesday.

Lenovo will load up with Microsoft apps

Lenovo will soon install Microsoft apps and services on its new mobile devices that will still be powered by Android software, the latest smartphone maker to embrace the American firm’s technology.

China state media casts doubt on Syria Omran video

Bejing - China's state broadcaster has questioned the authenticity of the video of Syrian boy Omran which went viral worldwide, alleging it may have been faked as part of a Western "propaganda war".

Down in the dumps: China lawmaker given five years for sinkhole

Bejing - A Chinese lawmaker was sentenced to five years in jail Friday for trying to dig a basement under his Beijing home so deep it created a giant sinkhole that swallowed four of his neighbours' houses.

Myanmar's Suu Kyi says China to support peace talks with armed groups

Beijing - Myanmar's de facto leader Aung San Suu Kyi expects China to support historic peace talks with armed groups near the countries' troubled joint border, she said Friday during a landmark visit overshadowed by a stalled dam project.

Concrete beach lures Chinese to world's largest building

Chengdu - Claiming to be the world's largest building by floor space, the 1,760,000 square metres of the New Century Global Center are a monument to growing Chinese consumer power, packed with shoppers -- and beach bathers a thousand kilometres from the coast.

Myanmar's Suu Kyi in China with dam project on agenda

Beijing - Myanmar’s de facto leader Aung San Suu Kyi on Thursday met with China's premier, discussing a stalled dam project and the prospect of building a bridge near the countries' troubled joint-border.

China laments gold drought in Rio 'flop'

Bejing - Chinese sports fans turned on the country's athletes and administrators Wednesday as the Asian giant languished behind Britain -- once dismissed as an "old declining Empire" -- in third place on the Olympic medal table in Rio.

China launches world first quantum satellite

Bejing - China launched the world's first quantum satellite on Tuesday, state media reported, in an effort to harness the power of particle physics to build an "unhackable" system of encrypted communications.

Harvard tops Chinese ranking of best universities

Shanghai - Universities from mainland China broke into the global top 100 in an annual ranking for the first time on Monday, but Harvard remained number one for the 14th consecutive year.

Man accidentally receives a hemorrhoids opereation

A man in China experienced something he never expected to experience. He accidentally received an operation for hemorrhoids.

Calling China: Phones everywhere in world's biggest market

Bejing - Sometimes it seems that no one in China, from toddlers to octogenarians, ladies in swimming pools to delivery men mid-manoeuvre, is without a cellphone to hand -- and statistically it is more or less true.

China power station explosion 'kills at least 21'

Bejing - A pipeline explosion at a power station in China killed at least 21 people and injured five more on Thursday, the official Xinhua news service reported.

Torch festival shines on in Chinese hill country

Xichang - Surrounded by green hillsides and fluttering flags, young women wearing silver headdresses and colourful costumes filed onto the stage, dancing hand in hand as sounds of singing filled the valley.

Xi's here to stay: China leader tipped to outstay term

Bejing - Already China's most powerful leader in decades, President Xi Jinping will probably seek to extend his term to more than 10 years, analysts say, the first Communist Party chief to do so since Deng Xiaoping.

Our Rio stars are out of line, flags furious China

Bejing - Most of the five stars on the Chinese flags being used at medal ceremonies at the Rio Olympics are misaligned, officials said, prompting a diplomatic protest and online fury.

Traditions endure for Tibetan nomads, but urbanisation looms

Bejing - Under a twinkling starlit sky, the glow of an electric light is the only sign that a Tibetan nomad's way of life has changed in hundreds of years.

China activist tried for subversion, fourth case in four days

Bejing - A Chinese human rights activist was on Friday given a three-year suspended prison sentence for subversion, a court said, in the fourth such case this week as authorities crack down on dissent.

China jails rights lawyer for seven years: Xinhua

Tianjin - A prominent Chinese human rights lawyer was convicted of subversion and sentenced to seven years in prison on Thursday, state media reported -- the third such trial this week as authorities crack down on dissent.
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