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Chinese woman 'detained' after tossing ink on Xi poster

Chinese woman 'detained' after tossing ink on Xi poster

A woman who live-streamed herself throwing ink onto a picture of Chinese President Xi Jinping has been detained, according to activists who accuse authorities of suppressing speech to protect a "cult of personality" around the country's leader.

China floods wreak havoc, block roads and railways

China floods wreak havoc, block roads and railways

State television said 241 rivers in 24 provinces had flooded in the last few days, causing direct economic losses of 25.9bn yuan ($3.87bn).

China chemical plant blast kills 19, injures 12

China chemical plant blast kills 19, injures 12

It comes amid a drive to strengthen industrial safety, with China ramping up checks over the last year.

Nepal embarks on 'rhino diplomacy' with rare gift to China

Nepal embarks on 'rhino diplomacy' with rare gift to China

The young male and a female rhinos, Rudra and Rupsi, boarded a charted flight bound for Guangzhou along with a team of Nepali experts.

As US-China trade war escalates, S Korea warns on impact

As US-China trade war escalates, S Korea warns on impact

The US-China trade war could harm South Korean exports of high-tech components, Seoul warned on Thursday, while Beijing cut its forecast for soybean imports and the Chinese currency fell as worries about fallout from the simmering conflict grew.

Tesla unveils Shanghai factory plans amid US-China trade row

Tesla unveils Shanghai factory plans amid US-China trade row

Tesla on Tuesday revealed plans to build a factory in Shanghai that would dramatically increase its notoriously constrained production capacity, with boss Elon Musk ...

Taiwan says two US warships pass through Taiwan Strait

Taiwan says two US warships pass through Taiwan Strait

Two US warships passed through the Taiwan Strait on Saturday on a voyage that will likely be viewed in the self-ruled island as a sign of support by President Donald Trump amid heightened tension with China.

China blames US for 'largest-scale trade war' as tariffs kick in

China blames US for 'largest-scale trade war' as tariffs kick in

US President Donald Trump upped the ante on its largest trading partner, warning that the United States may ultimately target over $500bn worth of Chinese goods.

21 dead, many more bodies seen inside sunken Thai tourist boat

21 dead, many more bodies seen inside sunken Thai tourist boat

Thai rescuers pulled 21 bodies from waters off the coast of the holiday island of Phuket on Friday after a tourist boat went down in heavy seas with dozens of Chinese passengers on board.

China warns US ‘opening fire’ on world with tariff threats

China warns US ‘opening fire’ on world with tariff threats

The United States is ‘opening fire’ on the world with its threatened tariffs, the Chinese government warned on Thursday, saying Beijing will respond the instant US measures go into effect as the two locked horns ...

China firm develops non-lethal 'laser gun'

China firm develops non-lethal 'laser gun'

A Chinese firm has developed a laser gun designed for police use that can set fire to protesters' hair or banners from a range of almost one kilometre.

Thousands march in Hong Kong as restrictions grow

Thousands march in Hong Kong as restrictions grow

Protesters marched through central Hong Kong on Sunday in one of the city's major annual pro-democracy rallies as organisers said the event was coming under unprecedented pressure from authorities.