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A resident takes pictures on a Wanda Plaza after an explosion in Changchun in China’s northeastern Jilin province on January 25, 2019. – Twin blasts rocked a high-rise in northeast China on January 25, killing one person and injuring another in an incident being treated as a criminal case, local authorities said. (Photo by STR / AFP) / China OUT

Suspect killed himself in northeast China double blasts

The suspect in twin blasts which rocked a high-rise in northeast China on Friday killed himself by igniting explosive material, local authorities said Saturday.
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China jails ex-spymaster Ma Jian for life over corruption

Ex-China spymaster Ma Jian was jailed for life over corruption, a court in northeastern China announced Thursday.

Five killed in China as hijacked bus crashes into pedestrians

At least five people were killed and 21 injured after a hijacked bus crashed into pedestrians in east China’s Fujian province on Tuesday afternoon, state media reported.

Five dead, 18 hurt as car rams into children in China

A car rammed into a group of schoolchildren crossing a street in front of an elementary school in northeast China on Thursday, killing five people and injuring another 18, state media said.
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African swine fever spreads in China

African swine fever has spread rapidly to more than half of China’s provinces despite measures to contain it, the government said, warning that a situation previously described as under control had become “very serious.”

China birth rate set to continue decline this year

China’s birth rate is set to decline further this year as well as over the next few years, in spite of the country’s 2016 move to relax its controversial “one-child policy”, the China Daily newspaper said on Thursday.
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China culls 38,000 pigs as swine fever spreads

More than 38,000 pigs have been culled across China, state media said Sunday, as the world's largest pork producer scrambles to contain an outbreak of African swine fever.
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China to kill 1,332 pigs over swine fever outbreak

Authorities in China’s Zhejiang province said it will cull 1,332 hogs after an African swine fever outbreak was reported in the city of Yueqing, the city government said in a post on its official Weibo account on Thursday.

China holds ‘biggest ever’ naval drill in disputed South China Sea

Chinese President Xi Jinping has overseen what is being labelled as the country's largest naval military drill in the contested South China Sea.

Air pollution threatens Chinese Lunar New Year

Some regions of China could suffer heavy pollution because of fireworks and unfavourable weather conditions during Lunar New Year celebrations.

Mainz condemn racial abuse of Leon Balogun, Anthony Ujah by Hannover fans

German Bundesliga club FSV Mainz have condemned in strong terms the alleged racial abuse on Nigerian duo, Leon Balogun and Anthony Ujah, during Saturday’s away fixture against Hannover 96 at HDI arena.

China plans switch to bioethanol fuel by 2020

China plans to use bioethanol gasoline nationwide by 2020, the National Development and Reform Commission and National Energy Administration (NEA) said on Wednesday.

China says no radiation harm from North Korea nuclear test

China has concluded that radiation levels remain normal in the provinces near the North Korean border after Pyongyang’s most powerful nuclear test yet spurred concerns of residual environmental damage.

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