Court case of 47 Hong Kong democracy activists to resume on Nov. 29

A closely monitored national security case involving 47 Hong Kong democracy activists charged with conspiracy to commit subversion, most of whom have been in custody for more than six months, will resume on Nov. 29, a judge ruled on Thursday. Magistrate Peter Law in the Western Kowloon Court rule

China fully vaccinates more than 1 billion people

China has fully vaccinated more than one billion people against the coronavirus — 71 percent of its population — official figures showed Thursday.The country where the virus was first detected has mostly curbed the virus within its borders, but is racing to get the vast majority of its

Second Chinese city sees coronavirus outbreak of Delta variant

A second city in southeastern China has seen a jump in COVID-19 cases in a Delta variant outbreak that started late last week.The National Health Commission said Tuesday that 59 new cases had been identified in the latest 24-hour period, more than doubling the total to 102. All are in Fujian provi

Shuttered Tiananmen museum raided by Hong Kong police

Amuseum displaying exhibits commemorating Beijing's deadly crackdown on Tiananmen Square in 1989 was raided Thursday by Hong Kong police, a day after they arrested four members of the group that ran the venue. Officers from the newly created national security unit were seen carting away documents

China reports no new local coronavirus cases for first time since July

China’s health authority reported on Monday that there were no new locally transmitted cases of COVID-19 for the first time since July, offering more signs that the current outbreak which began late last month may be tapering off soon.The latest outbreak was driven mainly by infections first

China allows couples third child amid demographic crisis

 China will now allow couples to legally have a third child as it seeks to hold off a demographic crisis that could threaten its hopes of increased prosperity and global influence.The ceremonial legislature on Friday amended the Population and Family Planning Law as part of a decades-long eff

COVID-19 returns to China’s Wuhan as global Delta variant woes mount

Authorities in China’s Wuhan said Tuesday they would test the city’s entire population for COVID-19, as the virus returned to the place where it first emerged and the highly contagious Delta variant drove tightening lockdowns worldwide.A resurgent virus has returned with a vengeance, b

death toll rises to 302

The death toll from floods in central China last month is at least 302 with dozens of people still missing, officials said on Monday, after a year's worth of rain fell on one city in only three days. Zhengzhou, the capital of Henan province and the centre of the record flooding, was hardest

China reports 55 new COVID-19 cases as Delta variant spreads from Nanjing

China reported on Saturday 55 new coronavirus cases in the mainland for July 30, compared with 64 cases a day earlier, the health authority said.The National Health Commission said in a statement 30 of the new infections were local cases, compared with 21 the previous day. There were no new deaths

China: typhoon In-Fa halts travel as it hits east coast

Chinese authorities moved residents away from coastal areas, shut down air, rail and sea traffic and ordered people to stay indoors as Typhoon In-Fa made landfall on Sunday. In-Fa came ashore at around midday in Zhoushan, a major port in the eastern province of Zhejiang, south of commercial hub S

Villagers flee fresh floods in central China as typhoon approaches

Villagers were evacuated over makeshift bridges Friday as floods submerged swathes of central China, following a historic deluge which claimed at least 33 lives, while a typhoon threatened to bring more misery as it headed toward the country’s east coast.Millions have been affected by the fl

Central China’s Henan province swamped after heaviest rain in 1,000 years

Large swathes of China’s central Henan province were under water on Wednesday, with at least a dozen people dead in its capital Zhengzhou after the city was drenched by what weather watchers said was the heaviest rain in 1,000 years.With more rain forecast across Henan for the next three day

Suzhou hotel collapse kills eight with nine still missing

Eight people are dead and nine are missing after a budget hotel collapsed in the eastern Chinese city of Suzhou, the local government said on Tuesday. Six people were rescued from the rubble of the Siji Kaiyuan hotel, which collapsed on Monday afternoon, the government of the Wujiang district sai

Thousands evacuated due to floods in China's Sichuan province

Heavy rains and floods forced thousands of people to flee in southwest China's Sichuan Province as authorities urged people across the country to prepare for more heavy rains.In Sichuan, torrential rains since Friday have raised water levels in 14 rivers, washed away boats and bridges and forced m

Chinese locks down border town as Myanmar battles outbreak

Chinese authorities locked down a city bordering Myanmar on Wednesday, shutting most businesses and requiring residents to stay at home as a fresh outbreak of COVID-19 expanded.Another 15 cases were found in Ruili in the last 24 hours, on top of six in the previous two days, health authorities in

9 arrested over alleged plot to plant bombs around Hong Kong

Hong Kong police on Tuesday said they arrested nine people on suspicion of engaging in terrorist activity, after uncovering an attempt to make explosives and plant bombs across the city.The arrests come amid a political divisive time in Hong Kong, two years after months of massive anti-government

China administered total of 1.296 billion doses of COVID-19 vaccines by July 3

China administered about 12.9 million doses of COVID-19 vaccine on July 3, taking the total to 1.296 billion doses, data from the National Health Commission showed on Sunday.

Xi hails ‘irreversible’ rise of China at 100th birthday of Communist Party

President Xi Jinping hailed China’s “irreversible” course from humiliated colony to great power at the centenary celebrations for the Chinese Communist Party on Thursday, in a speech reaching deep into history to remind patriots at home and rivals abroad of his nation’s &md