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Report reveals large-scale torture in China's 'Black Jails'
By Tamara Gil, Beijing, Oct 21 : The use of hotels and factories as clandestine prisons where thousands of people -- mostly women -- are tortured to prevent their complaints against the government from coming to light has rapidly increased in China, an organisation Chinese Human Rights Defenders ...
Non-smokers face major health risks in smoking homes
London, Oct 21 : Living with smokers is as bad as living in smoke-free homes in heavily polluted cities such as Beijing or London, researchers said.
Chinese millionaire drives BMW to sanitation job
Beijing, Oct 21 : There probably aren't many millionaires willing to work as sanitation workers for $392 a month -- but Zhai Yongzhong is one such, and happy doing the job.
China has nearly 60,000 centenarians
Beijing, Oct 21 : A total of 58,789 centenarians are living in China, and the oldest is 128 years old, the Gerontological Society of China revealed Tuesday.
China accuses Hong Kong protestors of risking social order
Beijing, Oct 20 : The Chinese government Monday accused the pro-democracy demonstrators in Hong Kong of "putting social order at risk", a day before the start of negotiations between the protestors and the authorities.
China, France to join hands to combat Ebola
Beijing, Oct 19 : China and France Sunday agreed to join hands to combat the "unprecedented" spread of Ebola in western Africa.
1,074 new dengue cases in Chinese province
Beijing, Oct 18 : China's Guangdong province has reported 1,047 new cases of dengue fever, health authorities said Saturday.
'Putin tiger' may spend winter in China
Beijing, Oct 18 : A tiger that entered China after being set free by Russian President Vladimir Putin may spend the winter in the country.
Toyota recalls Lexus vehicles in China
Beijing, Oct 18 : Toyota Motor China Investment Co. Ltd. will recall 1,880 imported Lexus vehicles in China due to fuel leakage risks starting from Nov 14.
Chinese Super League soccer fixtures
Beijing, Oct 17 : Following are the 28th round fixtures of the 2014 Chinese Super League (home teams listed first), according to Xinhua.
China's yuan weakens
Beijing, Oct 17 : The value of the Chinese currency renminbi, or the yuan, weakened by 12 basis points to 6.1407 against the US dollar in its central parity Friday, authorities said.
Chinese man executed for murdering family
Beijing, Oct 16 : A Chinese man was executed Thursday for killing his pregnant wife, his parents-in-law and grandparents-in-law, and his wife's nieces, a court in northwest China's Ningxia Hui Autonomous Region said.
NCP leader Tariq Anwar wants India to tell China not to intervene on ...
New Delhi, Oct.16 : Asserting that Arunachal Pradesh is an integral part of India, Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) leader Tariq Anwar on Thursday indicated that India should convey a message to Beijing that it should not have any reservation over India building infrastructure, like roads, in ...
China pledges further efforts to fight Ebola
Beijing, Oct 16 : Chinese President Xi Jinping has pledged further efforts to fight against the Ebola epidemic that has run rampant in three West African nations, according to a press release issued Thursday.
China urges India, Pakistan to control tensions
Beijing, Oct 15 : China Wednesday urged India and Pakistan to stop fighting and control tensions through dialogue and consultation.
India must not complicate border situation: China
Beijing, Oct 15 : China Wednesday said India should not take any action that may complicate the situation in disputed border areas.
Indian parents hold highest ambition for their kids, finds survey
Beijing, Oct 15 : A new survey suggests that Indian and Chinese mainland parents are pickiest about their child's education, with more than 70 percent of them expecting that their child will achieve a master's level or above.
81-year-old woman does 100 push-ups daily
Beijing, Oct 15 : An 81-year-old Chinese woman does 100 push-ups daily in just five minutes.
Chinese scientists discovered cancer-killing virus
Beijing, Oct 14 : Chinese scientists have discovered a virus known as M1 that could kill cancer cells without harming normal cells, giving hope for future research and development of cancer therapies.
Major earthquake hits El Salvador: USGS
Beijing, Oct 14 : An earthquake measuring 7.3 on the Richter scale jolted the Pacific region off the coast of El Salvador and Nicaragua, killing at least one person, the US Geological Survey (USGS) said.
China's yuan strengthens
Beijing, Oct 14 : The value of the Chinese currency renminbi, or the yuan, strengthened by 38 basis points to 6.1408 against the US dollar in its central parity Tuesday, authorities said.
Two killed in China furnace explosion
Beijing, Oct 14 : Two people were killed and 11 injured in a smelting furnace explosion at a factory in China's Yunnan province Monday.
Cultural reflection can improve governance: Chinese president
Beijing, Oct 14 : President Xi Jinping has urged the Communist Party of China (CPC) to respect the country's culture and reflect on it in improving state governance.
12 sentenced to death in China's Xinjiang
Beijing, Oct 13 : A court in China's Xinjiang autonomous region Monday sentenced 12 people to death for organising terrorist attacks that killed 37 civilians in Shache County July 28.
'Anonymous' releases data from Chinese government websites
Beijing, Oct 13 : The 'Anonymous' group of computer hackers has delivered on its promise and released confidential data from two official Chinese websites in a show of support for the pro-democracy protests in Hong Kong, the South China Morning Post reported Monday.
China to recruit 22,000 national-level civil servants
Beijing, Oct 13 : China's national-level government agencies, their affiliated public institutions and local branches will recruit over 22,000 civil servants in 2015, up from the 19,000-plus in 2014.
Messi misses first-half penalty as Argentina lose 2-0 to Brazil in ...
Johannesburg, Oct 12 : Argentina football team captain Lionel Messi missed a first-half penalty as his team lost 2-0 to Brazil in a fiercely fought 'Superclasico' friendly in Beijing on Saturday.
Pollution level in China reaches 'orange' level as thick smog ...
Beijing, Oct 11 : China's capital Beijing was blanketed by thick smog on Thursday, putting the city on a higher air pollution alert from yellow to orange and forcing its dirtiest factories to cut fumes by 30 percent.
Two cult members sentenced to death in China
Beijing, Oct 11 : Two cult members, accused of homicide in Zhaoyuan City in east China's Shandong Province last May, were sentenced to death by a local court Saturday.
Dunga can restore Brazil pride: Kaka
Beijing, Oct 11 : Dunga's history of success with Brazil national football team makes him the ideal man to restore the country's battered pride, according to former Real Madrid star Kaka.