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Great Firewall of China cracks: Full Facebook, Twitter access for foreigners at planned Hainan tourist hub

The announcement has sparked outrage on Chinese social media, reports said.

Jun 26, 2018, 09:52 AM IST

China issues blue alert for heavy rain in eastern, southern regions

China's meteorological agency on Saturday issued a blue alert for heavy rain in the country's eastern and southern regions.

Jul 15, 2017, 09:17 AM IST

China's latest heavy-lift carrier rocket launch fails after liftoff

China's largest rocket, carrying an experimental communication satellite, blasted off at 7.23 p.m. from the Wenchang Space Launch Centre in southern province of Hainan.

Jul 03, 2017, 10:58 AM IST

Taiwan says Chinese carrier heading towards Hainan

China has given few details of what the Soviet-built Liaoning aircraft carrier is up to, save that it is on a routine exercise.

Dec 27, 2016, 08:23 AM IST

Typhoon Nida makes landfall in China after shutting down Hong Kong, hundreds stranded

Typhoon Nida, the strongest to have hit the Chinese coast in 33 years, today made a landfall in south China, packing winds of up to 151.2 kmph and causing major traffic disruptions and flight cancellations that left hundreds of people stranded.

Aug 02, 2016, 18:44 PM IST

China prepares for showdown, to close part of South China Sea for military exercise

The announcement came in the middle of a three-day visit to China by the US Navy's top admiral to discuss the South China Sea dispute .

Jul 18, 2016, 15:53 PM IST

Beijing bans mention of new insect named after Chinese President Xi Jinping

Much to the dismay to the loyal discovery, Chinese censors on Tuesday stepped in to crush underfoot talk of the newfound beetle species named after President Xi Jinping, a AFP report said. 

Jul 12, 2016, 17:45 PM IST

Endangered bird spotted in China's Hainan province

A spoon-billed sandpiper was spotted in south China's Hainan province this week, the third time the endangered bird has been seen on the tropical island.

Apr 08, 2016, 16:19 PM IST

China completes construction of two lighthouses in South China Sea

The Chinese maritime safety authorities have announced that construction work on two lighthouses in the South China Sea has been completed.

Oct 24, 2015, 12:33 PM IST

Typhoon Mujigae set to hit China: Officials

Typhoon Mujigae, the 22nd typhoon of the year, is expected to hit China's eastern coastal region of Hainan or the western Guangdong province on Sunday, Chinese Met department has warned.

Oct 02, 2015, 21:56 PM IST

Typhoon to hit China's southern island of Hainan, seen easing drought

More than 40,000 people have been evacuated from China`s southern island of Hainan ahead of the expected landfall of the year`s first typhoon late on Monday, although it should help ease a severe drought, state media said.

Jun 22, 2015, 16:57 PM IST

Typhoon to hit China's Hainan, seen easing drought

 The first typhoon of the year to hit China is expected to make landfall on or near the southern island of Hainan on Monday, which should help ease a severe drought on the tourist centre and rubber producer, state news agency Xinhua said.

Jun 22, 2015, 09:05 AM IST

Two jailed for USD 212 million fraud in China

A court in south China's Hainan province today sentenced two men to over 10 years in jail each for cheating 20,000 investors of over USD 212 million.

May 28, 2015, 19:48 PM IST

China ready to sign friendship treaties with all neighbours: Xi Jinping

Chinese President Xi Jinping on Friday said that China stands ready to sign treaties of friendship and cooperation with all its neighbours to provide strong support for the development of bilateral relations as well as prosperity and stability in the region.

Mar 28, 2015, 10:14 AM IST

China to unveil Silk Road project plan at Boao Forum next week

Chinese President Xi Jinping will release the implementation plan for his ambitious Silk Road projects listing hundreds of infrastructure ventures at the Boao Forum next week in presence of heads of state from 13 nations.

Mar 19, 2015, 19:30 PM IST

Typhoon hits China`s Hainan after shutting down Hong Kong

A powerful typhoon slammed into China`s Hainan island on Tuesday after sweeping past Hong Kong where it disrupted flights and forced the closure of the stock market and container ports.

Sep 16, 2014, 12:20 PM IST

Super typhoon Rammasun hits southern China, kills one

One person was killed as the strongest typhoon to hit southern Chinese island of Hainan in 40 years made landfall today, after claiming 64 lives and leaving a trail of destruction in neighbouring Philippines.

Jul 18, 2014, 21:35 PM IST

``Armed men` intercept fishermen in South China Sea`

Contact has been lost with 11 fishermen in the South China Sea after they were intercepted by "armed men", China`s state news agency Xinhua reported on Wednesday.

May 07, 2014, 10:41 AM IST

Bos scores his fifth stage win in Tour of Hainan

Dutch rider Theo Bos from Belkin-Pro Cycling braved the downhill to clock 5:13.57 to score his fifth win in stage 7 of Tour of Hainan cycling race here Saturday.

Oct 26, 2013, 19:56 PM IST

China`s President visits key southern naval base

China`s territorial claims in the South China Sea overlap with Vietnam, the Philippines and others.

Apr 12, 2013, 09:20 AM IST