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Typhoon Rammasun kills eight in China

Last Updated: Saturday, July 19, 2014, 15:22

The strongest storm to hit southern China in more than 40 years has killed at least eight people there, state media said Saturday, after causing devastation in the Philippines.

At least 38 killed in fiery China road accident: Xinhua

Last Updated: Saturday, July 19, 2014, 11:21

At least 38 people were killed when a van carrying inflammable liquid hit a bus on a highway in central China early Saturday, state media reported.

Hong Kong asks Beijing for greater democracy

Last Updated: Tuesday, July 15, 2014, 15:49

Hong Kong has sent a report to Beijing recommending changes to allow for greater democracy in the southern Chinese city, kicking off a process that will ultimately let residents elect their leader for the first time in 2017.

Six killed, 25 missing in China mudslides

Last Updated: Wednesday, July 09, 2014, 10:37

At least six people died and 25 remained missing after mudslides triggered by rain hit two villages in China`s Yunnan province Wednesday, local authorities said.

Beijing`s South China Sea claim `problematic`: US official

Last Updated: Tuesday, July 08, 2014, 14:46

China`s claim to the strategic South China Sea - also claimed in part by the Philippines and Vietnam, among others - is based on a line drawn on 20th century maps.

IBM signs up to help fight China`s war on smog

Last Updated: Monday, July 07, 2014, 09:08

IBM Corp has signed an agreement with the city of Beijing to use advanced weather forecasting and cloud computing technologies to help tackle the Chinese capital`s persistent smog.

China`s top paper dismisses fears Hong Kong autonomy being eroded

Last Updated: Friday, July 04, 2014, 09:56

China`s top newspaper on Friday dismissed fears that the autonomy of the former British colony of Hong Kong was being eroded, saying Beijing`s policy had not and would not change, following mass pro-democracy protests earlier in the week.

Beijing to boost police gun training amid security threats

Last Updated: Sunday, June 29, 2014, 17:10

China will boost gun training for police in its capital Beijing, a senior security official said, as it braces for what it calls an upsurge in militant violence around the country.

Beijing explores India, China, Pak joint security mechanism

Last Updated: Friday, June 27, 2014, 10:18

Buoyed by the "optimism" over the new Indian government`s moves to improve ties with Pakistan and China, Beijing apparently is exploring a trilateral security cooperation with its two neighbours.

US, Philippines start naval drills near China-claimed waters

Last Updated: Thursday, June 26, 2014, 17:19

The United States and the Philippines kicked off joint naval exercises Thursday in the South China Sea near waters claimed by Beijing, amid tense territorial rows between China and its neighbours.

Former top China official charged with bribery

Last Updated: Monday, June 23, 2014, 22:49

China`s wide-ranging crackdown on corruption has snared its highest-ranking official so far, a former senior economic planning officer who will face criminal charges after authorities charged him with bribery on Monday.

More than half-a-million vote in Hong Kong democracy poll

Last Updated: Saturday, June 21, 2014, 16:15

More than half-a-million people have voted in an unofficial Hong Kong electoral reform poll, organisers said Saturday, in a ballot hit by a massive cyberattack and labelled by Beijing as "illegal".