China boosts space program with new heavy rocket's launch

Nov 4, 2016

China boosts space program with new heavy rocket's launch

China has launched its new Long March-5 heavy rocket, state media said, sending its payload into orbit in the country’s latest step in advancing its space exploration program. The launch comes after China began its longest manned space mission last month, sending two astronauts ...

Oct 17, 2016

Chinese official who hoarded cash convicted of graft

A former senior Chinese energy official found to have more than 200 million yuan ($29.99 million) in cash at his home has been given a suspended death penalty after being found guilty of corruption, state news agency Xinhua said Monday. Wei Pengyuan had been ...

Jun 25, 2016

India blames China for stalled nuclear group entry

India has blamed regional rival China for blocking its entry to a nuclear trade group opposed to the proliferation of nuclear weapons, after its members met in South Korea with no decision on India’s bid to join. India wants to become a member of ...

51 dead in extreme weather in eastern China: Xinhua

Jun 23, 2016

51 dead in extreme weather in eastern China: Xinhua

Extreme weather, including hailstorms, heavy rain and a tornado, killed 51 and injured dozens in China’s eastern Jiangsu province, the official Xinhua News Agency reported Thursday. The storms hit Yancheng city in the province around 2:30 p.m. local time on Thursday, levelling homes, it ...

Chinese villagers protest after police detain elected leader

Jun 19, 2016

Chinese villagers protest after police detain elected leader

Residents of a village in southern China where police have been deployed took to the streets Sunday to protest the detention of the village’s democratically elected leader and seizures of land. The protests in Wukan come nearly five years after an uprising there made ...