Two killed in explosion in fireworks factory in China

Two people were killed and another injured in an explosion at a fireworks factory in east China's Jiangxi Province.

USD 110,000 lakh cash burnt in China

An amount of USD 110,000 was burnt to ashes when a cash carrier caught fire on a south China highway.

China offering Pakistan `huge` financing: Official

Pakistan needs a "huge amount of financing" for infrastructure and energy projects and China is ready to announce help when President Xi Jinping visits next week, a Foreign Ministry official said Friday.

China feels awkward over Mumbai terror attack: Official

China feels "awkward" about the 2008 Mumbai terror attack carried out by Pakistani militants and wants to address India's concerns over terrorism emanating from Pakistan in a more "constructive way", a Chinese official said in a rare criticism of the all-weather ally.

China tells military to be on guard against "liberalism"

China`s military ordered its forces on Thursday to be on guard against "liberalism" and ensure their loyalty to the ruling Communist Party, the latest battle in President Xi Jinping`s war against corruption in the services.

Hazardous air particles in Beijing exceed national target: State media

Hazardous air particles blamed for asthma and breathing problems show up in the Chinese capital at a rate of more than double the national target, an environmental watchdog said on Thursday, according to state media.

China's soft power enhanced abroad by its first lady: Study

Peng Liyuan, the celebrity wife of Chinese President Xi Jinping, has played a key role in successfully projecting the Communist giant's soft power abroad through her public diplomacy, according to a study on the country's first lady.

China corporate jet sales `dire` after graft sweep

China`s corporate jet market is facing a "dire" 2015, an aviation consultancy said, as slowing economic growth and a persistent crackdown on corruption batter sales.

Former top official in China admits corruption during trial

A former assets chief in China, who was close to disgraced security czar Zhou Yongkang, on Monday confessed to corruption at his trial, the latest high-profile causality in President Xi Jinping's anti-corruption drive against "tigers and flies".

Two Chinese youths detained for 'Fast and Furious' Beijing crash

Two young spoilt brats were detained here in the Chinese capital after they tried to race their supercars in what could be a stunt straight from the Hollywood action blockbuster 'Fast and Furious'.

China releases three detained feminist activists: Lawyer

Chinese police on Monday released at least three of five feminist activists detained for over a month in a case which prompted an international diplomatic outcry, one of their lawyers said.

China supports India's "desire" to play bigger role in UN

China, which is yet to fully endorse India's permanent membership of the UN Security Council, on Monday said it supports India's "desire" to play a bigger role in the UN and will strive?to work out a "package plan" to reform the powerful organ of the world body.

China threatens to close down Sina's news service

China has threatened to close down the internet news services of Sina Corp, that also owns the country's biggest microblogging site, if it fails to improve censorship of illegal content in the wake of "massive" numbers of public complaints against it.

There's undeniably a 'huge dispute' with India over Arunachal Pradesh: China

China on Thursday said its "huge dispute" with India over Arunachal Pradesh is an "undeniable fact" even as it echoed Prime Minister Narendra Modi's views that the two countries should create favourable conditions for a mutually-acceptable settlement of the vexed boundary issue.

China TV host's mocking of Mao Zedong draws fire, applause

China's state broadcaster is investigating one of its hosts after a video of him insulting Mao Zedong was leaked online, causing a stir and rekindling debate on the complicated legacy of the father of communist China.

China defends land reclamation on disputed islands

Beijing reaffirmed its right to build on disputed islands in the South China Sea on Thursday after satellite imagery emerged of construction operations turning tropical reefs into concrete artificial islands.

Taiwan president says China ties `back to normal` after protests

 Taiwan`s embattled President Ma Ying-jeou said ties with China are "back to normal" after major protests against a trade pact with Beijing last year, despite continued public unease over mainland influence.

Bus accident kills 21 in China: State media

A bus plunged 100 meters into a river in southwest China on Saturday killing 21 people, state media reported.

33 killed in two road accidents in China

At least 33 people were killed and seven others injured in two major road accidents in China, authorities said on Sunday.

China frees US geologist convicted of spying

Chinese authorities have freed and deported US geologist Xue Feng, who was sentenced in 2010 to eight years in prison for stealing state secrets.