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North Korea quake not a nuclear test, say China experts

North Korea quake not a nuclear test, say China experts

Beijing – A shallow 3.5-magnitude earthquake which hit North Korea near the country’s nuclear test site on Saturday was not the result of a fresh nuclear test, China’s seismic service said, after initially reporting a “suspected explosion.” The China Earthquake Networks Center (CENC) said in a statement late Saturday that study of infrasonic data determined […]

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World’s oldest panda dies aged 37 in China

World’s oldest panda dies aged 37 in China

Shanghai – The world’s oldest captive giant panda has died at age 37 – more than 100 years in human years – her handlers in China said on Thursday as they gave ‘Basi’ an emotional send-off befitting a minor celebrity. Basi outlived most of her peers by nearly two decades – Pandas in the wild […]

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Malaysia not ‘colonised’ by China – Liow

Malaysia not ‘colonised’ by China – Liow

Kuala Lumpur – Transport Minister Datuk Seri Liow Tiong Lai has slammed allegations that Malaysia is overly dependent on foreign direct investment (FDI) from China. He said Malaysia was not being “colonised” by China through FDI, adding that the allegations were merely political manipulation. Although FDI from China had increased in recent years, Liow stressed […]

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Japan, China say no radiation detected after N.Korea nuke test

Japan, China say no radiation detected after N.Korea nuke test

Tokyo – Japan and China said Monday they had not yet detected any atmospheric radiation from North Korea’s nuclear test, amid fears of a leak from a “cave in” during the underground blast. Japan’s top government spokesman Yoshihide Suga told reporters there was “nothing special detected from monitoring posts across the country“, nor from air […]

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Sour note: China bans parodies of national anthem

Sour note: China bans parodies of national anthem

Beijing – China has passed a law against mocking the national anthem, with cheeky singers facing up to 15 days in jail, state media reported Friday, a move that comes among a broadening crackdown on political dissent. From National Day on October 1, the song can only be played at formal occasions, according to the […]

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9 held after ‘Fast and Furious’-style street race in China

9 held after ‘Fast and Furious’-style street race in China

Nine drivers have been detained by the police for taking part in a street race that was broadcast live on the internet in China, according to a newspaper report. Tens of thousands watched the live-stream of the two-hour race in Xian in Shaanxi province, the Huashang News reported. The nine, aged between 23 and 29, […]

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Don’t like our rules? Then leave, China newspaper says after journal censored

Don’t like our rules? Then leave, China newspaper says after journal censored

Shanghai – The censorship in China of hundreds of academic papers from a prominent journal will have little impact because readership is so small, but if Western institutions don’t like the way things are done in China they can leave, the state-run Global Times newspaper said in an editorial on Monday. The editorial appeared after […]

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Herbalife, Nu Skin shares fall on worries about China market

Herbalife, Nu Skin shares fall on worries about China market

New York – Shares in multi-level marketing companies Herbalife Ltd, NU Skin Enterprises Inc and USANA Health Sciences Inc tumbled in high volume on Monday after a Chinese government website announced a crackdown on pyramid schemes. The State Administration for Industry & Commerce of the People’s Republic of China website posted a statement in Chinese. […]

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China earthquake death toll rises to 24

China earthquake death toll rises to 24

Beijing – The death toll from an earthquake that scarred a scenic region of southwest China’s Sichuan province rose to 24 on Friday, state media said, as authorities found more bodies. A total of 493 were injured in Tuesday’s 6.5-magnitude quake, including 45 in serious condition, Xinhua news agency said, citing rescue authorities. The Aba […]

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Chinese paper says China should stay neutral if N.Korea attacks first

Chinese paper says China should stay neutral if N.Korea attacks first

Beijing – If North Korea launches an attack that threatens the United States then China should stay neutral, but if the United States attacks first and tries to overthrow North Korea’s government China will stop them, a Chinese state-run newspaper said on Friday. President Donald Trump ratcheted up his rhetoric toward North Korea and its […]

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