Typhoon Matmo kills 13 people in China

A typhoon has killed 13 people in China and left thousands in need of basic living supplies, the Ministry of Civil Affairs said Sunday. Typhoon Matmo dumped heavy rain on Taiwan

Tropical storm brings heavy rains to eastern China

Police in northeastern China have detained a man accused of cutting off the testicles of three patients in a nursing home, state media and officials said yesterday. The man is

‘The LEFTOVER MONOLOGUES’ Love and dating scene laid out on stage

For many of today's Chinese youth looking for a partner, love takes second place to parental pressure, moving up the social ladder and a heavy dose of fear drummed into

HONG KONG |Firms on edge as democracy rally blockade looms

As activists vow to shut down Hong Kong's financial district in protest at China's attempt to hobble democratic elections in the city, businessman Bernard Chan is preparing for the worst. Chan's

MEAT SCANDAL | American boss of company in China apologizes

The chairman of an American meat supplier apologized yesterday for a Chinese subsidiary that is accused of selling expired beef and chicken to restaurants including McDonald's and KFC. Fast food chains

47 killed in Taiwan plane’s failed landing

A plane landing in stormy weather crashed outside an airport on a small Taiwanese island late yesterday, and the transport minister said 47 people were trapped and feared dead. Taiwanese Transport

China cracks down on online rumors, porn

Chinese authorities have tightened already rigorous Internet controls by cracking down on online pornography and what state media called “rumormongers” and “slanderous content.” The state news agency Xinhua reported yesterday that

HOUSING | Chinese banks seen discounting mortgage rates, survey shows

Banks will resume preferential mortgage rates, according to 74 percent of analysts and economists in a survey conducted from July 14 to July 17. Fifty-six percent forecast banks will lower

More than 200 top officials ordered to quit company jobs

More than 200 senior Chinese officials were ordered to quit company jobs they held at the same time they were working in the government, in a move meant to root

Typhoon weakens after landing in Fujian province

Typhoon Matmo churned ashore in southeastern China yesterday and was downgraded to a tropical storm, while the death toll from last week’s more powerful Typhoon Rammasun rose further. After passing across

China meat scandal hits Starbucks, Burger King

A suspect meat scandal in China engulfed Starbucks and Burger King on yesterday and spread to Japan where McDonald's said the Chinese supplier accused of selling expired beef and chicken

‘Rotten meat’ firm licensed to supply Macau, HK

The Civic and Municipal Affairs Bureau (IACM) released a statement yesterday, confirming that the McDonalds in Macau has imported crispy chicken produced by OSI Shanghai, the company that owns the

Imax, Shanghai Film to open 19 screens on the mainland

Imax and China's biggest state-owned film exhibitor are teaming up to open 19 giant screen cinemas in the world's No. 2 movie market. Imax Corp. and Shanghai Film Corp. said yesterday

SHUANGGUI | Ex-officials see reprisals for baring abuses

A former Chinese official who publicly accused Communist Party investigators of physically abusing him has been detained, and a second who complained of brutality said authorities are investigating him. The two

Military exercises delay flights throughout China

China's airline regulator has warned travelers to expect flight delays at 12 airports through mid-August, and an airport employee said military exercises are the reason. The Civil Aviation Administration of China

Beijing, Caracas deepen economic ties during visit

China approved a USD4 billion credit line and a flurry of new cooperative agreements with Venezuela, its chief economic partner in Latin America. Chinese President Xi Jingping and Venezuelan President Nicolas

China’s online population rises to 632m

Compared to the 53.58 million new Internet users added last year, the increase in the first half of this year was relatively small. According to Liu Bing, the center’s deputy

Five officials investigated for corruption

Prosecutors have opened an investigation into five officials for suspected of bribery and embezzlement, said the Supreme People’s Procuratorate (SPP) yesterday. Two were senior executives of state-owned enterprises and the others

CRIME | Man slashes 3 children in Zhongshan

A man with a kitchen knife killed a 1-year-old boy and injured two other children yesterday in the southern Chinese city of Zhongshan near Hong Kong, police said. The 23-year-old man

FOOD SAFETY | McDonald’s, Yum suspend orders from mainland meat supplier

McDonald’s Corp. and Yum! Brands Inc. halted buying meat products from a Shanghai supplier while authorities investigate allegations that the company sold chicken and beef past its expiration date. McDonald’s asked

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