China Society & Culture
Chinese fans round on 'rat' Tevez after holiday barb
7-year-old delivery boy reignites child poverty debate in China
A Chinese general who vowed to fight corruption is under investigation for graft
An Iranian tanker collided with a freighter off China — 32 people are missing
Ships collide off China coast, 32 missing
Racist French kindergarten nursery rhyme banned after infuriating China
France bans racist, anti-Chinese nursery song after outrage: Reports
'Taiwan independence' activities responsible for speculation on 'non-peaceful reunification': spokesperson
2018-01-18 02:31:04 A Chinese mainland spokesperson has said that rising speculation of "non-peaceful reunification" should be blamed on the increasing "Taiwan independence" separatist activities on the island. Ma Xiaoguang, spokesperson for the Taiwan Affairs Office of the State Council, stressed at a press conference Wednesday that the mainland was willing to use its "greatest efforts and utmost good will" in pursuing peaceful reunification of the Chinese nation   Read More ...
2.98 billion trips expected for China's Spring Festival travel rush
2018-01-18 02:01:23 Almost 3 bln trips in 40 days tests China's travel services. China's most celebrated national holiday - Spring Festival - is just weeks away and the annual scramble for air and rail tickets is in full swing for hundreds of millions of Chinese who will travel home in the world's largest mass movement of people. This year, chunyun, or the Spring Festival travel rush will again test China's travel services with an expected 2   Read More ...
Man arrested in rape and murder of 7-year-old girl
2018-01-17 20:05:31 Pakistani authorities yesterday arrested a suspect in the rape and murder of a 7-year-old girl that ignited nationwide protests and outrage over allegations of government inaction, two police officials said. Police found Zainab Ansari’s body in a garbage dumpster in Kasur district near the eastern city of Lahore last week, four days after she was reported missing. Zainab is the 12th child found raped and murdered in the city within a 2-kilometer radius in the last two years   Read More ...
‘Ice flower boy’ spurs donation to poor kids
2018-01-17 20:04:31 A LOCAL youth foundation in Yunnan Province has launched a fund-raising campaign after a boy covered in frost became an Internet sensation in China. Third-grader Wang Fuman received his frosted look and chapped cheeks after a 4.5km walk from his home to school on a freezing day in Ludian County. His teacher snapped a photo of him and posted it on WeChat   Read More ...
Death toll of south China highway accident rises to 4
2018-01-17 17:01:35 The death toll of a highway traffic accident in south China's Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region has risen to four, authorities said Wednesday. Three people died at the scene and a further person died in hospital. Another 50 people injured are being treated in hospital. The accident occurred at 1:50 Wednesday morning on a section of the Guangzhou-Kunming Highway in Baise City, when a coach bus hit a freight truck   Read More ...
China planning to send robot sub to sunken ship
2018-01-17 13:34:12 BEIJING -- China is preparing to send a robot submarine possibly followed by divers to explore and plug holes in a sunken Iranian oil tanker whose 32 crew members are all believed to have died, the Transport Ministry said Wednesday. No timeline was given from the deployment, although the Shanghai Maritime Search and Rescue Centre and a Hong Kong newspaper said authorities will send larger salvage vessels to support the operation   Read More ...
Chinese fans round on 'rat' Tevez after holiday barb
2018-01-17 13:01:50 SHANGHAI (AFP) - Furious Chinese football fans branded Carlos Tevez shameless and "a rat" on Wednesday after the Argentine striker described his ill-fated spell at Shanghai Shenhua as a "holiday for seven months". The 33-year-old struggled for form and fitness during a disastrous stint in China, where he was among the best-paid players in the world on a reported weekly salary of 730,000 euros   Read More ...
China planning to send robot sub to sunken ship
2018-01-17 11:46:17 BEIJING (AP) — China's Transport Ministry says preparations are underway to send a robot submarine possibly followed by divers to explore and plug holes in a sunken Iranian oil tanker whose 32 crew members are all believed to have died. The Shanghai Maritime Search and Rescue Centre and a Hong Kong newspaper on Wednesday say authorities will send larger salvage vessels to support the operation   Read More ...
China planning to send robot sub to sunken ship
2018-01-17 11:45:37 BEIJING – China's Transport Ministry says preparations are underway to send a robot submarine possibly followed by divers to explore and plug holes in a sunken Iranian oil tanker whose 32 crew members are all believed to have died. The Shanghai Maritime Search and Rescue Centre and a Hong Kong newspaper on Wednesday say authorities will send larger salvage vessels to support the operation   Read More ...
China planning to send robot sub to sunken ship
2018-01-17 11:39:41 BEIJING (AP) — China's Transport Ministry says preparations are underway to send a robot submarine possibly followed by divers to explore and plug holes in a sunken Iranian oil tanker whose 32 crew members are all believed to have died. The Shanghai Maritime Search and Rescue Centre and a Hong Kong newspaper on Wednesday say authorities will send larger salvage vessels to support the operation   Read More ...
Chinese, Mongolian archaeologists discover rare items
2018-01-17 09:30:32 Chinese and Mongolian archaeologists have unearthed rare artifacts in a joint excavation in Mongolia. The artifacts include iron belts inlaid with gold and silver and iron swords with wooden scabbards, said Zhou Ligang, head of the Chinese archaeological team. They include pottery, ironware and bronze items typical of grassland culture, as well as items produced during China's Han Dynasty (202 B   Read More ...
China lists 2017's top archaeological discoveries
2018-01-17 09:01:31 The China Academy of Social Sciences (CASS) named the country's top six archaeological discoveries of 2017 at a forum in Beijing on Tuesday. One of the China archaeological society's largest annual events, CASS Archaeology Forum - New Archaeological Discoveries of China in 2017, was attended by many of the country's most important archaeologists. The event was jointly organized by the CASS' Institute of Archaeology and its Archaeology magazine   Read More ...
Chinese fans round on 'rat' Tevez after holiday barb - Capital Sports
2018-01-17 08:05:31 SHANGHAI, China, Jan 17Furious Chinese football fans branded Carlos Tevez shameless and “a rat” on Wednesday after the Argentine striker described his ill-fated spell at Shanghai Shenhua as a “holiday for seven months”. The 33-year-old struggled for form and fitness during a disastrous stint in China, where he was among the best-paid players in the world on a reported weekly salary of 730,000 euros   Read More ...
The Cranberries singer Dolores O'Riordan dead at 46(1/5)
2018-01-17 07:30:46 File photo of Dolores O'Riordan. Dolores O’Riordan, the Irish musician who fronted international ’90s superstars The Cranberries, has died at the age of 46. “The lead singer with the Irish band The Cranberries was in London for a short recording session. No further details are available at this time,” O’Riordan’s publicist said in a statement. Investigators for Scotland Yard said that they are dealing with a “sudden death” in the Westminster district of London   Read More ...
7-year-old delivery boy reignites child poverty debate in China
2018-01-17 06:33:16 A seven-year-old boy seen making deliveries in the eastern Chinese city of Qingdao has added fuel to an ongoing debate about child poverty in China. In a video by social media startup Pear Video, Li Changjiang - nicknamed "Little Li" by social media users - is seen cruising up to a doorway on his delivery cart, greeting the recipient of a parcel politely   Read More ...
China enhances safety standards for e-bikes to curb road accidents
2018-01-17 04:47:38 China has decided to put a brake on speed limits and enhance safety standards for electric bikes in a bid to control road accidents. Globally, electric bikes, primarily admired for their low carbon footprint, have been under severe criticism for causing a large number of road accidents. Last year, New York announced a crackdown, while Singapore also adopted a similar approach   Read More ...
China says dead body found on burning Iranian tanker
2018-01-16 13:08:26 (8 Jan 2018) China says it found a dead body on Monday on the scene of the collision of vessels off its east coast. It was the first to be recovered following the collision between an oil tanker that caught fire after colliding with a freighter late on Saturday. Earlier on Monday State broadcaster China Central Television, citing Chinese officials, said none of the 30 Iranians and two Bangladeshis who have been missing had been found. The Panama-registered tanker Sanchi was sailing from Iran to South Korea when it collided with the Hong Kong-registered freighter CF Crystal in the East China Sea, 257 kilometers (160 miles) off the coast of Shanghai   Read More ...
Plough at Cadsden �C 'the Pub of Choice for Prime Ministers'(1/4)
2018-01-16 09:30:11 Zhang Yu, managing director of the Plough at Cadsden, talks with the pub’s previous owner Steve Hollings. Declaring itself “the Pub of Choice for Prime Ministers” for many decades, the Plough said it is probably the most famous pub in England, situated just outside of Princes Risborough in Buckinghamshire. The 16th-century Buckinghamshire inn has become a hotspot for Chinese tourists since then British Prime Minister David Cameron treated visiting Chinese President Xi Jinping there in 2015   Read More ...
Videos made by Chinese scientists reveal hidden beauty of chemistry
2018-01-16 09:00:52 For many people, chemical reactions may mean tedious laboratory work and complex equations. But Liang Yan, creator of the award-winning series Beautiful Chemistry and Envisioning Chemistry, has made them fall in love with chemistry. Liang's videos reveal stunning details that are sometimes invisible to human eyes. Under the microscope, people see metals, such as magnesium, lithium, and iron powders burn like trees and flowers   Read More ...
Shanghai's 'biggest cultural relics discovery' excites historians
2018-01-16 03:31:36 Two historic stone pillars have been discovered in downtown, which could be part of a freestanding gateway built some 300 years ago in memory of Xu Guangqi, a Ming Dynasty (1368-1644) scientist and official after whom Xujiahui is named. Cultural heritage authority and scholars have carried out further studies on the 5-meter-tall standing granite pillars that were discovered during an ongoing road expansion project on Guangqi Road S   Read More ...
Five Chinese seriously injured in Cyprus speedboat accident(1/6)
2018-01-16 03:30:46 Chinese tourists leave the Bangkok Hospital Phuket for China's consular office in Phuket, Thailand, Jan. 15, 2018. A speedboat carrying 27 Chinese tourists and several Thai crews exploded on southern Thailand's Andaman Sea near Phi-Phi Islands on Sunday. Five Chinese were seriously injured. (Xinhua/Li Mangmang)   Read More ...
Shanghai's 'biggest cultural relics discovery' excites historians (1/3)
2018-01-16 03:30:27 Two historic stone pillars have been discovered in downtown Shanghai, which could be part of a freestanding gateway built some 300 years ago in memory of Xu Guangqi, a Ming Dynasty (1368-1644) scientist and official after whom Xujiahui is named. Cultural heritage authority and scholars have carried out further studies on the 5-meter-tall standing granite pillars that were discovered during an ongoing road expansion project on Guangqi Road S   Read More ...
27 killed in twin suicide bombings in central Baghdad
2018-01-16 02:00:56 Twin suicide bomb explosions struck busy area in downtown Baghdad Monday, leaving 27 people killed and 92 others wounded, as fears rose in the Iraqi capital from a wave of violence months ahead the country's general elections. Two suicide bombers carried out the two massive blasts during the morning rush hours at a crowded site near al-Tayaran Square where many construction workers usually gather waiting for potential employers, an Interior Ministry source told Xinhua   Read More ...
Burning oil tanker sinks in the East China Sea - Dauer: 77 Sekunden
2018-01-16 00:14:50 An oil tanker burning in the East China Sea has sunk a week after it collided with another vessel, according to Chinese state media. The Panama-registered Sanchi tanker sank after an explosion rocked it and sent flames shooting up, CCTV reported. The Sanchi was carrying 136,000 tons -- around 1 million barrels -- of oil from Iran to South Korea when it collided with the Hong Kong-registered CF Crystal freighter in the East China Sea on January 7. Chinese maritime authorities launched a search-and-rescue operation for the 30 Iranian and two Bangladeshi crew aboard the Sanchi. China's Ministry of Transport said the 21 Chinese sailors from the CF-Crystal had been rescued   Read More ...
Burning oil tanker sinks in the East China Sea
2018-01-15 20:22:05 Beijing (CNN)An oil tanker burning in the East China Sea has sunk a week after it collided with another vessel, according to Chinese state media. The Panama-registered Sanchi tanker sank Sunday after an explosion rocked it and sent flames shooting up, CCTV reported. The Sanchi was carrying 136,000 tons -- around 1 million barrels -- of oil from Iran to South Korea when it collided with the Hong Kong-registered CF Crystal freighter in the East China Sea on January 7   Read More ...
China gives preference to poor areas on financial support
2018-01-15 16:30:24 China has issued a guideline to make financial support a priority in abject poverty regions, a central bank statement said Monday. Abject poverty areas should have priority in receiving newly-added financial capital and services, according to the guideline jointly issued by the People's Bank of China (PBOC), the China Banking Regulatory Commission, China Securities Regulatory Commission and China Insurance Regulatory Commission   Read More ...
Female Chinese national dead after robbery in Pakistan
2018-01-15 09:30:14 A Chinese woman has died from gunshot wounds after being shot in a robbery in Pakistan's capital city of Islamabad last Friday, according to the Chinese embassy in Pakistan. The Chinese embassy confirmed the death on its website on Sunday. The woman was shot when three gunmen stormed a residence rented by a group of Chinese nationals on Dec. 29, 2017 in Islamabad   Read More ...
Tourism development for ethnic minority
2018-01-15 08:30:27 China is helping develop the tourism industry in the region of an ethnic minority in Yunnan Province. The Wa people mainly reside in the counties of Cangyuan and Ximeng in southwest China's Yunnan on the China-Myanmar border. Much ancient culture and tradition is well preserved among the ethnic group. In Ximeng County, many local tourist destinations such as a waterfall, a pool and a valley are already open to visitors   Read More ...
Chinese woman shot dead by three robbers in Pakistan
2018-01-15 08:08:54 A Chinese woman was shot dead in Pakistan by three robbers who stormed a residence in Islamabad on Friday. The 35-year-old woman, died from gunshot wounds after being shot by 3 robbers who stormed a residence rented by a group of Chinese nationals in Islamabad last Friday, the People's Daily reported citing Chinese embassy in Pakistan. Last month, the Embassy of China in Islamabad had warned Chinese citizens and organisations in Pakistan to be on alert for possible terror attacks on them   Read More ...
Trump denies racist allegations amid DACA debate
2018-01-15 08:00:49 U.S. President Donald Trump Sunday denied that he was a "racist," despite having pushed for tougher immigration policies. "I'm not a racist. I am the least racist person you have ever interviewed, that I can tell you," Trump told reporters before a dinner with House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy at his Mar-a-Lago resort in Florida. Trump made the remark as the U   Read More ...
6 killed in twin bomb blasts in Iraqi capital
2018-01-15 07:30:31 At least six people were killed and 24 others wounded Monday in twin bomb explosions, one by a suicide bomber, in the Iraqi capital here, an interior ministry source said. The attack took place in the morning when a suicide bomber detonated his explosive vest at a crowded site near al-Tayaran Square where many construction workers were gathered, a local source told Xinhua on condition of anonymity   Read More ...
Raw: Sunken Iranian Tanker's Oil Burning In Sea
2018-01-15 07:04:36 Chinese state media say oil from a sunken Iranian tanker is burning in the East China Sea. Iranian state TV says the Sanchi sank on Sunday. It collided with a freighter on January 6th. 3 bodies from the tanker's 30-member crew were recovered. (Jan. 15) Subscribe for more Breaking News Get updates and more Breaking News here The Associated Press is the essential global news network, delivering fast, unbiased news from every corner of the world to all media platforms and formats. AP’s commitment to independent, comprehensive journalism has deep roots. Founded in 1846, AP has covered all the major news events of the past 165 years, providing high-quality, informed reporting of everything from wars and elections to championship games and royal weddings   Read More ...
Highway crash kills 8, injures 6 in east China
2018-01-15 06:30:12 Eight people were killed and another six injured in a highway collision in east China's Shandong Province, local authorities said Monday. The accident happened on Sunday when a coach rear-ended a truck tractor on the expressway linking the cities of Shenyang and Haikou, according to the traffic police of Yantai City, Shandong. The collision killed two people on the site. Another six died in hospital, the police said   Read More ...
More Vietnamese choosing tours to China for Tet holiday
2018-01-15 04:00:37 A middle-aged Vietnamese woman is gazing at popups on her laptop featuring outbound tours during Tet, the Lunar New Year festival. She is one of many who are planning to run away from mundane choirs to exotic destinations. Many outbound tours, including those to China, during Tet, which falls in mid-February, have been almost fully booked, because more and more Vietnamese visitors prefer international destinations, leading local travel agencies said on Friday   Read More ...
Burning Iranian oil tanker sinks off China; ‘no hope’ of finding survivors
2018-01-15 00:09:51 TEHRAN, Iran — A large Iranian oil tanker that collided with a cargo ship in the East China Sea had sunk and there are no hopes of finding any survivors, Chinese and Iranian state media said Sunday. The 899-foot Sanchi, carrying one million barrels of light crude, had been burning since the collision with the 738-foot CF Crystal off the coast of Shanghai on Jan   Read More ...
"No Hope" For Survivors, As Iranian Oil Tanker Engulfed In Flames Sinks
2018-01-14 21:35:16 Beijing, China: An Iranian oil tanker burst into flames from end to end and sank Sunday, eight days after it caught fire following a collision with a cargo ship off China, state media said. Earlier, a Tehran official said there was no hope of saving some 30 missing crewmen before the ship sank, amid concern over an oil spill as Chinese officials played down fears of a major environmental disaster   Read More ...
Arrest at HK hotel after double killing
2018-01-14 20:03:09 A South Korean was arrested for the suspected murder of his wife and young son at the luxury Ritz-Carlton hotel on Hong Kong’s harbor front yesterday. Police rushed to the hotel after receiving a report yesterday morning that a man and a woman, both aged 42, were fighting. The woman and a boy aged 6 were found dead at the scene while the man was arrested on suspicion of murder and taken to a local hospital, police said   Read More ...
Burning oil tanker totally sinks: authority
2018-01-14 15:01:01 The oil tanker which caught fire after it collided with a freighter in the East China Sea a week ago sunk Sunday afternoon, China's maritime authority said. The State Oceanic Administration (SOA) said in a statement that it had detected fires and dense black smoke in a large area around the Panama-registered oil tanker Sanchi at around 10 a.m. Sunday and the entire ship sunk at around 3 p   Read More ...
Burning Iranian oil tanker sinks after January 6 accident: Chinese state TV
2018-01-14 13:39:58 BEIJING (Reuters) - An Iranian oil tanker has sunk after burning for more than a week following a collision on Jan. 6 in the East China Sea, Chinese state media said on Sunday, adding that large amounts of oil are burning in the surrounding waters. The stricken tanker, called the Sanchi (IMO:9356608), which had been adrift and on fire following the accident with the freighter CF Crystal, had “suddenly ignited” around noon (0400 GMT), China Central Television (CCTV) said   Read More ...
Burning Iranian oil tanker has sunk after January 6 accident: Chinese state TV
2018-01-14 12:08:48 BEIJING (Reuters) - An Iranian oil tanker has sunk after burning for more than a week following a collision on Jan. 6 in the East China Sea, Chinese state media said on Sunday, adding that large amounts of oil are burning in the surrounding waters. The stricken tanker, called the Sanchi (IMO:9356608), which had been adrift and on fire following the accident with the freighter CF Crystal, had “suddenly ignited” around noon (0400 GMT), China Central Television (CCTV) said   Read More ...