The two newly-launched satellites represent the third phase of the BeiDou Navigation Satellite System.Nov 06, 2017, 08:31 AM IST
An earthquake measuring 5.4 on the Richter scale struck China's Sichuan province on Saturday with no immediate reports of casualties or damage.Sep 30, 2017, 14:03 PM IST
The 2008 quake set off deadly landslides in the region, obliterating towns and damming rivers -- creating menacing "quake lakes" that forced the evacuation of thousands downstream as the army worked to clear the blockages.Aug 09, 2017, 19:55 PM IST
As per Xinhua, the earthquake hit Jiuzhaigou County at 9:19 pm (Beijing Time).Aug 08, 2017, 19:47 PM IST
Nearly 6,500 houses collapsed and 60,000 were damaged. About 468,800 hectares of farmland was flooded and 45,200 hectares of crops were destroyed.
At risk from more landslides in the area, a massive rescue effort involving more than 3,000 rescue workers was underway, Xinhua reported.
Jun 25, 2017, 08:53 AM IST
State media had earlier reported that 141 people may have been buried but later the figure was revised.
A government official was suspected to have carried out a rare shooting rampage in China on Wednesday in which two officials were wounded when a gunman burst into a meeting and opened fire, the Xinhua news agency reported.Jan 04, 2017, 15:18 PM IST
The detained relatives of an outspoken Chinese dissident living abroad committed arson, according to police, after being held in what is widely seen as a crackdown following the publication of a letter condemning President Xi Jinping.Mar 29, 2016, 09:34 AM IST
Another giant panda bred in captivity will be released into the wild in China's Sichuan province on Thursday, officials said on Tuesday.Nov 17, 2015, 19:07 PM IST
A former high-ranking provincial official and a close associate of ex-security chief Zhou Yongkang was on Wednesday sentenced to 20 years in prison.Oct 14, 2015, 16:49 PM IST
China launched a new-generation satellite into orbit that will support its global navigation and positioning network on Wednesday.Sep 30, 2015, 07:40 AM IST
An exhibition of rare insect fossils, including that of an ant believed to be 165 million years old, will open tomorrow in southwest China's Sichuan Province.Sep 26, 2015, 19:08 PM IST
Two giant pandas bred in captivity will be released into the wild in southwest China's Sichuan province, authorities said on Tuesday.Sep 15, 2015, 23:14 PM IST
Chinese authorities cremated the body of a prominent Tibetan monk on Thursday, his sister said, denying family members custody of his remains amid suspicions over the cause of his death.Jul 16, 2015, 13:48 PM IST
A Tibetan father-of-four set himself on fire in protest at China`s rule over the Himalayan region, overseas media and rights groups said, adding it was unclear whether he survived.May 22, 2015, 09:21 AM IST
A Chinese court on Friday commuted the death sentence of a woman who killed her abusive husband, her lawyer told AFP, with a rights group labelling the move a "landmark verdict".Apr 24, 2015, 12:09 PM IST
The former deputy Communist chief of China`s Sichuan province went on trial for corruption Thursday, a court said, the latest senior figure to be prosecuted in President Xi Jinping`s sweeping anti-corruption campaign.Apr 23, 2015, 07:58 AM IST
A one-time aide to China`s disgraced former security chief Zhou Yongkang has been indicted on charges of taking bribes, the government said on Friday, the latest of Zhou`s allies to be put up in front of the legal system.Apr 17, 2015, 20:16 PM IST
A Tibetan man has burned himself to death in China, a rights group and media said, the second such protest reported against Beijing`s policies in the region in two weeks.Apr 17, 2015, 10:07 AM IST