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China: At least 26 killed, 28 injured after tour bus catches fire

Local authorities say 26 people have been killed and 28 injured after a tour bus caught fire on a highway in central China's Hunan province.

The world’s fastest-growing economies India and China have the most toxic air

In the coming weeks, the Modi government’s policies on pollution will be put to the test as winter descends on the dusty plains of north India.


Nine dead as car crashes into square in central China

China has experienced violent attacks in public places in recent years, including bombings and arson of buses and buildings, sometimes by people trying to settle personal scores or grievances against society.

Beijing to get first internet court to settle online disputes

China opened its first internet court in Hangzhou last August, with an average age of 40, all the personnel of court have over 10 years of experience in relevant fields and more than 75 per cent of them hold graduate degrees, the report said.

China plans patriotism classes for intellectuals

The key aspect of the initiative will be to strengthen the “political guidance” of intellectuals and bring their “ideological and political identification” in line with the party’s overall goals.

China's state media urges US industry to rally against Trump tariff threat

China warned on Friday it was fully prepared to respond with a "fierce counter strike" of fresh trade measures if Trump imposes the additional $100 billion in tariffs.


Mysterious train sparks speculation of N Korean leader's visit to China: All you need to know

There were strong speculations after some media reports said that North Korean dictator has arrived in the Chinese capital in a special train.

Finance minister says China can handle government debt risks

The minister made no mention of corporate borrowing that makes up most of a total Chinese debt burden estimated to have risen to at least 270 per cent of gross domestic product, close to the level of developed economies.

US Congress irks China by nominating Hong Kong activists for Nobel Peace Prize

In nominating Joshua Wong who had led tens of thousands in the former British colony's largest pro-democracy protest in 2014, the lawmakers wanted to recognise "their peaceful efforts to bring political reform and self-determination to Hong Kong".

Beijing's struggle against pollution will be tough, take time: Mayor

Beijing has been fighting to clean its notoriously smoggy air through steps such as pushing households and factories to switch away from coal to cleaner fuels like natural gas.

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Hong Kong protests: Pro-democracy protesters defy tear gas

Police officers tried to negotiate with protesters camped out on a normally busy highway near the Hong Kong government headquarters.