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China mounts rescue efforts as tornado toll hits 98

Yancheng - Survivors scrabbled through the rubble of their homes Friday after hurricane-force winds and a tornado left at least 98 dead in China, with hundreds more injured.

Xiaomi-backed company releases foldable electric bike

China's road congestion is a problem that probably won't be solved any time soon, and bicycles are a popular way of getting around it. Now a company backed by Xiaomi has debuted an electric bike that can fold up for easy transportation.

The Chinese company that banned iPhone sales 'barely exists'

The Chinese company that recently banned sales of the iPhone 6 in China "barely exists," according to an investigation into Shenzhen Baili Marketing Services. The smartphone company currently has no products available and has closed down its website.

78 dead, 500 hurt by storms in eastern China

Bejing - Hurricane-force winds, freak hailstorms, pounding rain and a tornado killed 78 people in China's eastern province of Jiangsu on Thursday and injured nearly 500 others, Xinhua reported.

Hong Kong pro-democracy lawmaker charged with corruption

Hong Kong - A veteran pro-democracy lawmaker was charged Thursday by Hong Kong's corruption bureau over a payment from one of the city's best-known anti-China media tycoons, in a case he described as a political move.

Hong Kong activist Wong denied chance to stand for election

Hong Kong - Hong Kong pro-democracy activist Joshua Wong was on Wednesday denied the chance to stand for election after a court threw out his bid to lower the candidate age limit from 21, as fears mount over China's influence on the city.

Debris found in Australia 'not from missing flight MH370'

Sydney - A piece of debris that washed up on an island off Australia's south coast was not from missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH370, officials said Wednesday as they confirmed there are no plans to extend the underwater search for the plane.

China using fishing fleets to expand maritime claims: U.S. official

Manila - China is using its fishing fleets with armed escorts to bolster maritime claims in disputed territory, a senior US State Department official warned Wednesday, calling China's behaviour "disturbing".

Peru seizes 8 mn seahorses illegally bound for Asia

- Peruvian authorities seized eight million seahorses smuggled onto a Chinese-flagged ship bound for Asia, the government said.

Hong Kong raises concerns with Beijing on bookseller detention

Hong Kong - Hong Kong's leader said Tuesday he has raised concerns with China about the case of a bookseller who reported being detained for eight months on the mainland, amid fears Beijing is tightening its grip on the city.

China's Xi weaves Poland into 'new silk road' plan

Varsovia - The presidents of China and Poland greeted a Chinese freight train as it rolled into the Polish capital on Monday, part of a drive to drum up business between the Asian giant and the European Union's largest eastern economy.

Floods in south China kill 22: State media

Bejing - Heavy flooding in central China has killed 22 people and displaced 197,000 since Saturday, state media said on Monday.A total of 20 people are still missing, the official Xinhua news agency said, after summer rainstorms were heavier than usual.

Demos greet Chinese president in Poland

Varsovia - Rival demonstrations greeted Chinese President Xi Jinping as he arrived in Warsaw on Sunday on a three-day visit focused on investment and trade with Poland, the EU's largest eastern economy.

China says Indonesia fired on fishing boats, injuring crewman

Bejing - China accused Indonesia Sunday of firing on its fishermen and injuring one of them, in the latest flare-up of tensions between the two nations in the South China Sea.

China rules against Apple over iPhone

Beijing's Intellectual Property Office has ruled against Apple in a patent dispute brought by Shenzhen Baili, a Chinese handset manufacturer.

Hong Kong singer goes ahead with concert pulled by Lancome

Hong Kong - A pro-democracy Hong Kong singer Sunday staged a free concert after sponsor Lancome pulled out -- allegedly due to pressure from mainland China -- and urged her audience to fight repression.

Op-Ed: China and the case of the missing booksellers

Hong Kong - During 2015 Chinese officials arrested five booksellers in Hong Kong, accusing them of selling literature critical of the Chinese government and with an aim of shipping books to the Chinese mainland. One of the booksellers remains missing.

Hong Kong bookseller likens China detention to 'Cultural Revolution'

Hong Kong - The Hong Kong bookseller who broke silence earlier this week about being blindfolded and interrogated in detention in China likened his ordeal to Cultural Revolution repression in an interview with AFP on Sunday.

'Rebel' China village chief arrested for corruption

Bejing - The chief of a village that became a symbol of resistance against corruption has been arrested for allegedly accepting bribes, Chinese authorities said Saturday, as a large police operation moved in to head off dissent.

Hong Kong bookseller defies Beijing by leading protest

Hong Kong - A Hong Kong bookseller who said he was blindfolded, interrogated and detained in China led a protest march Saturday defying Beijing as pressure grows for authorities to answer questions over the case.

Belgrade rolls out red carpet for Chinese president

Belgrade - Chinese President Xi Jinping is expected to sign some 20 bilateral deals with Serbia during a visit that began Friday, as Belgrade aims to make China one of its main economic partners.

Hong Kong people 'petrified' over bookseller revelations

Hong Kong - Hong Kong lawmakers say residents have been left "petrified" by explosive revelations from a city bookseller about his detention in China and have slammed Beijing for violating freedoms.

Hong Kong bookseller 'blindfolded, interrogated' in China

Hong Kong - A Hong Kong bookseller known for selling titles critical of Beijing told Thursday how he was blindfolded, kept in a cell and interrogated by Chinese authorities after going missing eight months ago.

China blamed for ASEAN U-turn on South China Sea

Manila - Chinese pressure was blamed Thursday for a stunning diplomatic U-turn by Southeast Asian Nations that saw them retract a statement sounding alarm over Beijing's island building in the South China Sea.

Australian cattle 'sledgehammered' in Vietnam abattoirs

Sydney - Vietnamese abattoir workers have been filmed using sledgehammers to bludgeon Australian cattle, activists said Thursday, prompting some exporters to stop supplying livestock to some slaughterhouses in the southeast Asian nation.

Foreign protesters' bark unleashes Chinese dog eaters' bite

Yulin - International groups and celebrities, backed by millions of foreign petitioners, have rallied against an annual dog meat festival in the Chinese city of Yulin: but the protests may have backfired, residents say, spurring more people to eat man's best f...

Obama meets Dalai Lama behind closed doors

Washington - US President Barack Obama hosted the Dalai Lama at the White House Wednesday -- a now familiar ritual that takes place off-camera and out of the public eye to avoid irking China.

China's lunar mission shifts to far side of the moon

Beijing - China’s lunar exploration will shift to the far side of the moon as it aims to send the Chang’e-4 mission to the south pole region in 2018.

ASEAN retracts South China Sea criticism: Malaysia

Kuala Lumpur - Southeast Asian countries have reversed course on a statement that expressed deep concern over events in the South China Sea, where Beijing is embroiled in territorial rows, Malaysia said Tuesday, adding that "urgent amendments" would be made.

'Missing' bookseller returns to Hong Kong, seeks end to probe

Hong Kong - A Hong Kong bookseller who went missing in mainland China and re-emerged under detention returned to his home city Tuesday and asked police to drop their investigation into his initial disappearance.
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