US to skip China fleet review after Japan shunned

The United States is scrapping plans for a Navy ship to join a fleet review in China after key ally, Japan, was not invited, US officials said on Thursday, in a move that came just ahead of Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel`s trip to Japan and China.

China`s Police detain nine after Qingdao oil blasts: Report

Chinese police have detained nine people in connection with oil pipeline explosions last week that killed 55 people in the eastern port city of Qingdao, state media reported.

China`s oil pipeline blast toll rises to 52

The deaths in an oil pipeline explosion in Qingdao city in China`s Shandong province have climbed to 52, rescuers said Sunday.

China evacuates 18,000 from pipeline blast area

A total of 18,000 people have been evacuated from a district in China`s port city Qingdao where an oil spill-triggered blast has killed at least 47 people, authorities said Saturday.

China`s first aircraft carrier leaves homeport for sea trials

The Liaoning and its crew members had earlier conducted a series of scheduled tests and training drills in the homeport in Shandong Province.

Samsonov stuns Olympic TT Champion Zhang Jike

World No. 11 Vladimir Samsonov of Belarus upset China`s Olympic champion Zhang Jike 3-2 at the Asia-Europe Table Tennis All Stars Challenge at Qingdao, China.

Olympic TT champion Zhang to take European stars

Olympic champion Zhang Jike will compete against the World No. 11 Samsonov Vladimir of Belarus and German ace Ovtcharov Dimitrij in east China`s coastal city Qingdao at the 2013 Asia-Europe Table Tennis All Stars Challenge this weekend.

More Chinese cities seize iPads: Reports

Shenzhen Proview Technology, said this week it will ask customs officials to stop imports and exports of iPads.