January bird flu deaths hit 79, most since at least 2013

An outbreak of H7N9 bird flu in China killed 79 people in January, the most in a single month in at least three years, the country’s national health authority said.

Drugs | Carfentanil ban a ‘game-changer’ for opioid epidemic

So deadly it’s considered a terrorist threat, carfentanil has been legal in China — until now. Beijing is banning carfentanil and three similar drugs as of March 1, China’s

Police, pollution protesters clash in Daqing

Police and protesters opposed to the construction of a massive aluminum plant clashed in a northern Chinese city yesterday despite the local government’s announcement that it was suspending

Human rights | Report says lawyers beaten, arrested

Lawyers who defend human rights activists and dissidents targeted by China’s communist government have increasingly themselves become subject to political prosecutions, violence and other means of suppression,

Amid protests, aluminum firm says eco standards met

A Chinese aluminum company targeted by protests over pollution fears in a northern Chinese city says its production facilities conform to the highest international environmental standards, but

Eight dead after knife attack in Xinjiang region

Eight people were killed in China’s far western Xinjiang region, including three knife- wielding assailants, in the latest outbreak of violence in the volatile territory, authorities

A matter of timing | China awards Trump valuable new trademark

The government of China awarded U.S. President Donald Trump valuable rights to his own name this week, in the form of a 10-year trademark for construction services.

Xi’s Campaign | Ex-leader of northern Chinese province sentenced for graft

The former Communist Party chief of the major northern Chinese province of Hebei has been sentenced to 15 years in prison on corruption charges, a court

Chinese Super League | Shanghai SIPG sign Portuguese defender Carvalho

Chinese Super League (CSL) outfit Shanghai SIPG confirmed the signing of former Real Madrid and Chelsea central defender Ricardo Carvalho, yesterday. “We have completed the

Hunan | Eight dead, three missing after coal mine blast

A coal mine explosion yesterday in central China has left eight people dead and three injured, state media reported. The blast occurred at about 1:30 a.m. at the

Hong Kong | Seven police guilty in activist’s 2014 filmed beating

Seven Hong Kong police officers were convicted yesterday of a lesser charge in the assault of a pro-democracy activist whose videotaped beating during the height of 2014 pro-democracy protests sparked

Taiwan | Speed a possible factor in bus crash that killed 32

Investigators were looking into excessive speed as the possible cause of a bus crash in Taiwan that killed 32 people and injured several others

Recent Trump win on China trademark raises ethics questions

President Donald Trump is poised to receive something this week that he has been trying to get from China for a decade: trademark rights to his own

Several cities close poultry markets amid bird flu fears

Several Chinese cities have shut down their poultry markets in the wake of a bird flu outbreak that has killed at least two dozen people this

Taiwan | Cold spell linked to over 150 deaths in five days

Taiwanese officials and media reports are blaming a cold spell for the deaths of more than 150 people, most of them elderly and sick, over the

Cristiane to move to Chinese club Changchun Zhuoyue in June

Brazil forward Cristiane is heading to China, the latest big-name player to move to the country as it tries to increase its profile in world soccer.