Former Chinese official expelled from CPC

Yang Weize, former party chief of Nanjing, capital of Jiangsu province, has been stripped of his post and expelled from the Communist Party of China (CPC) for graft.

Chinese man undergoes plastic surgery to look like Kim Jong Un

 An eccentric Chinese man has gone under the knife to look like North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un.

China using animals to predict earthquakes: Report

 Chinese government researchers are using chickens, fish and toads to try to predict earthquakes, media reported.

Solar Impulse set to take off early Wednesday: Team
Solar Impulse set to take off early Wednesday: Team

A solar-powered plane that has been trapped in Japan for three weeks by the rainy season is set to take off for Hawaii early tomorrow, the team said.

China cargo ship capsizes on Yangtze, casualties unknown
China cargo ship capsizes on Yangtze, casualties unknown

A Chinese cargo ship capsized on the Yangtze river near the eastern city of Nanjing early Thursday, but casualties were unknown, state media reported.

Hope fades as families head for stricken China ship
Hope fades as families head for stricken China ship

Holding a photo of her husband on her iPad, Chen Suhua recalled their trip to the United States where they spent nine days on a cruise ship sailing to Cuba.

China relatives hope for `miracle` in race to find ship survivors

Relatives of more than 400 people missing after after a cruise ship capsized on China`s Yangtze river were hoping for a "miracle" Wednesday, as authorities said they were racing against time to find any survivors.

Ship carrying over 450 people sinks in China`s Yangtze river
Ship carrying over 450 people sinks in China`s Yangtze river

 A passenger ship carrying more than 450 people has sunk in the Yangtze river in central China, state media reported Tuesday, triggering a rescue effort hampered by strong winds and heavy rain.

Bad weather forces solar-powered plane to land in Japan
Bad weather forces solar-powered plane to land in Japan

Solar Impulse 2 will land in the Japanese city of Nagoya, organisers said today, as bad weather delayed a landmark attempt by a solar plane to cross the Pacific Ocean.

Bad weather casts doubt on Solar Impulse 2 Pacific flight
Bad weather casts doubt on Solar Impulse 2 Pacific flight

Solar Impulse 2 was in a holding pattern over the Sea of Japan on Monday as organisers warned that bad weather in the days ahead could block the aircraft`s ambitious bid to cross the Pacific Ocean.

Round-the-world solar plane departs from China to Hawaii
Round-the-world solar plane departs from China to Hawaii

Swiss-made solar-powered plane Solar Impulse 2 departed from China's Nanjing city on Sunday to fly across the Pacific in a 8,000-km journey to Hawaii, the toughest segment in its round-the-world trip.

Solar Impulse plane takes off on Pacific flight

The revolutionary Solar Impulse 2 aircraft took off early Sunday for a six-day flight over the Pacific Ocean, the most ambitious leg of its quest to circumnavigate the globe powered only by the sun.

Bad weather delays round-the-world solar plane's journey
Bad weather delays round-the-world solar plane's journey

Bad weather has caused the organizers of Solar Impulse 2, an airplane powered solely by alternative energy, to postpone on Tuesday the seventh leg of its round-the-world journey, during which it has to cover most of the Pacific Ocean, Efe news agency reported.

Solar Impulse 2 gears up for historic Pacific crossing flight this week
Solar Impulse 2 gears up for historic Pacific crossing flight this week

Solar Impulse 2 (Si2), the world's first solar-powered plane is getting ready for its historic flight from China to Hawai this week.

Solar plane lands in east China ahead of most ambitious leg
Solar plane lands in east China ahead of most ambitious leg

Solar Impulse 2, the first experimental around the world solar-powered plane, took-off from Chongqing in China for the sixth leg of its journey on Tuesday.

Japan rebuffs international outcry over new history textbooks

Japan on Tuesday rebuffed neighbouring countries` protests over newly-approved textbooks after complaints about references to disputed territory and their bitter shared history.

China sacks Nanjing city party chief amid probe

China has removed the Communist Party chief of Nanjing city from his post for violating the law, state media said Thursday, after Beijing`s corruption watchdog said it was investigating him amid allegations of corruption.

Chinese who attacked plane crew `barbarians`: State media

Chinese state-run media branded four unruly air passengers "barbarians" Monday after they scalded an air hostess and threatened to blow up a plane in a dispute over seating.

32 member Indian contingent for Youth Olympics

A 32-member Indian contingent has left Indian shores to participate in the ongoing Youth Olympics in Nanjing.

Chinese young golfer Dou Zecheng driving for gold at Nanjing Youth Olympics

Chinese golfer Dou Zecheng is hoping for the biggest win of his life at the second Youth Olympics in Nanjing.