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Taiwan says Chinese carrier heading towards Hainan

China has given few details of what the Soviet-built Liaoning aircraft carrier is up to, save that it is on a routine exercise.
 

Typhoon Nida makes landfall in China after shutting down Hong Kong, hundreds stranded

Typhoon Nida, the strongest to have hit the Chinese coast in 33 years, today made a landfall in south China, packing winds of up to 151.2 kmph and causing major traffic disruptions and flight cancellations that left hundreds of people stranded.

China prepares for showdown, to close part of South China Sea for military exercise

China prepares for showdown, to close part of South China Sea for military exercise

The announcement came in the middle of a three-day visit to China by the US Navy's top admiral to discuss the South China Sea dispute .

Beijing bans mention of new insect named after Chinese President Xi Jinping

Beijing bans mention of new insect named after Chinese President Xi Jinping

Much to the dismay to the loyal discovery, Chinese censors on Tuesday stepped in to crush underfoot talk of the newfound beetle species named after President Xi Jinping, a AFP report said. 

Endangered bird spotted in China's Hainan province

A spoon-billed sandpiper was spotted in south China's Hainan province this week, the third time the endangered bird has been seen on the tropical island.

China completes construction of two lighthouses in South China Sea

China completes construction of two lighthouses in South China Sea

The Chinese maritime safety authorities have announced that construction work on two lighthouses in the South China Sea has been completed.

Typhoon Mujigae set to hit China: Officials

Typhoon Mujigae set to hit China: Officials

Typhoon Mujigae, the 22nd typhoon of the year, is expected to hit China's eastern coastal region of Hainan or the western Guangdong province on Sunday, Chinese Met department has warned.