Firefighters contain fire in China’s mountains where 30 died

China 04/01/19, 22:21

Firefighters have contained a blaze high in the rugged forested mountains of western China that claimed the lives of 30 of their colleagues.State media say open flames had been extinguished and only a few areas continued to emit smoke as of Tuesday with no further threat of the fire spreading.The ...

China to regulate all fentanyl drugs as controlled substance

China 04/01/19, 02:29

China said Monday it would begin regulating all fentanyl-related drugs as a class of controlled substances, in a change U.S. officials had long advocated as a way to stem the flow of lethal opioids from China. The sweeping change in the way China regulates drugs that mimic fentanyl takes effect May ...

China expels ex-Interpol president from public office, party

China 03/27/19, 05:56

China said Wednesday that it has expelled former Interpol President Meng Hongwei from public office and the ruling Communist Party as he awaits trial on corruption charges.Meng was elected Interpol president in 2016, but his four-year mandate was cut short when he was detained without notice by Chinese authorities last ...

US-China trade war gives Belt and Road added significance

China 03/22/19, 05:17

Beijing has been steadily gathering support for its "Belt and Road" initiative, which aims to weave a network of ports, bridges and power plants linking China with Africa, Europe and beyond.Italian Premier Giuseppe Conte has pledged to sign a memorandum of understanding this week on supporting the initiative during a ...

Death toll in China chemical plant explosion rises to 44

China 03/21/19, 21:29

The death toll in an explosion at a chemical plant in eastern China has risen to 44, with another 90 people seriously injured, the local government reported Friday. Thursday's blast at the Tianjiayi Chemical plant in the city of Yancheng is China's worst industrial accident in years. Nearly 1,000 area residents ...

China says 13,000 Xinjiang ‘terrorists’ arrested since 2014

China 03/18/19, 02:19

China has arrested nearly 13,000 people it describes as terrorists and has broken up hundreds of "terrorist gangs" in Xinjiang since 2014, the government said in a report Monday issued to counter international criticism of its system of internment camps and other oppressive security in the traditionally Islamic region. The lengthy ...

Chinese lawmakers endorse technology law amid US pressure

China 03/14/19, 20:29

China's ceremonial legislature has endorsed a law meant to help end a costly tariff war with Washington by discouraging officials from pressuring foreign companies to hand over technology.The technology measure is part of a law on investment approved Friday that China's government says is intended to improve conditions for foreign ...

109 Falun Gong practitioners sentenced for their faith in January and February 2019

China 03/14/19, 18:28

According to information compiled by Minghui.org, another 139 Falun Gong practitioners were confirmed to have been sentenced to prison for their faith since July 2018. Falun Gong, also known as Falun Dafa, is a spiritual discipline based on the principles of Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance. Since the CCP started persecuting the practice in July ...