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Chinese police accuse overseas dissident`s family of arson

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.

China to release fifth giant panda

China to release fifth giant panda

Another giant panda bred in captivity will be released into the wild in China's Sichuan province on Thursday, officials said on Tuesday.

Top Chinese official sentenced to 20 years for graft

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.

China launches 20th Beidou navigation satellite

China launched a new-generation satellite into orbit that will support its global navigation and positioning network on Wednesday.

Rare insect fossils to be exhibited in China

 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.

Two giant pandas to be released into wild

Two giant pandas to be released into wild

Two giant pandas bred in captivity will be released into the wild in southwest China's Sichuan province, authorities said on Tuesday.

China cremates prominent Tibetan monk against family's wishes

China cremates prominent Tibetan monk against family's wishes

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.

Tibetan father of four sets himself alight in China: Reports

 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.

`Landmark verdict` for abused China wife who faced death

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".

Former China provincial governor on trial for graft

 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.

China indicts former aide to disgraced security tsar

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.

Tibetan man self-immolates in China: Report

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.

Tibetan woman self-immolates in China: Reports

A Tibetan woman burned herself to death days before the anniversary of a failed uprising against Chinese rule, a rights group and media said, in the first such incident this year.

China launches meteorological satellite

China on Wednesday launched a meteorological satellite from Sichuan province.

21 workers trapped under collapsed tunnel rescued in China

The 21 workers trapped in a collapsed tunnel in east China's Fujian Province for more than a day were rescued on Saturday.

5.6-magnitude quake hits China`s Sichuan province: USGS

A 5.6 magnitude earthquake struck China`s southwestern province of Sichuan on Tuesday, the US Geological Survey said.

5.8 magnitude quake hits China`s Sichuan province: USGS

A 5.8 magnitude earthquake struck China`s southwestern province of Sichuan on Saturday, the US Geological Survey said.

Strong 6.0-magnitude quake hits China`s Yunnan province

 A strong 6.0-magnitude earthquake hit southwest China`s mountainous Yunnan province late Tuesday, killing at least one person and injuring dozens of others.

Southwest China floods kill 44, leave 18 missing

China's Civil Affairs Ministry says 44 people have been killed and 18 are missing after a week of flooding in the country's southwest that has also caused massive damage to housing and crops.

China 2008 earthquake relief goods found rotting: report

Relief goods meant for victims of a deadly earthquake in China`s Sichuan province six years ago have been found rotting in a storeroom, media reported today, sparking online anger at officials.