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51 children injured after man sprays caustic soda in a kindergarten in China

On Monday afternoon, a 23-year-old man, Kong Mohan, unemployed, broke into Dongcheng Kindergarten in Kaiyuan City, Yunnan province, and sprayed caustic soda in a classroom full of students and teachers. Three teachers were also injured during the attack.Two wounded are in serious condition, although not in danger of death.The suspect...

Hong Kong protests: Man set alight hours after protester shot by police as anti-government violence escalates

A man has been set on fire in the former British colony, as the city experiences one of the most dramatic days in over five months of protests. Protesters began disrupting transit in the morning as part of a general strike and clashed with police in several locations.Major roads across...

In joint case with U.S., China jails nine for smuggling Fentanyl

A Chinese court in Xingtai, Hebei Province, sentenced nine fentanyl traffickers Thursday in an apparent demonstration that China is serious about holding up its part of a bargain with Washington. Related: Crystal Meth, Flakka and other designer drugs are ridiculously easy to buy online from ChinaChinese police busted a drug...

Macron in China to discuss trade deals and ‘taboo’ topics

French President Emmanuel Macron in China to sign new trade agreements and to talk about the protests in Hong Kong, Xinjiang. Landing in China on Monday afternoon, Macron will begin its second official trip in Shanghai where he will visit the China International Import Expo, an import trade fair against...

China’s top mobile operators switch on commercial 5G services

China Mobile, China Unicom, and China Telecom, China's three major mobile operators, on Thursday simultaneously launched their 5G service plans in 50 cities, including Beijing, Shanghai, Guangzhou, and Shenzhen. Prices of their monthly 5g plans range from 128 yuan (about 18 U.S. dollars) to 599 yuan.China Unicom's 129-yuan service plan...

China adopts blockchain as a core technology

China is actively adopting blockchain, an underlying technology with a wide range of applications, and sees it as the new frontier of innovation in industries ranging from finance to manufacturing and energy. Xi Jinping, general secretary of the Communist Party of China Central Committee, highlighted blockchain last week as a...

China to ‘improve’ Hong Kong leader selection and stronger measures to teach ‘patriotism’ to students

China on Friday outlined a series of broad commitments to address some of the most divisive issues of Hong Kong, including a pledge to “improve the system and mechanisms for appointing and removing the chief executive and other officials” and stronger measures to teach “patriotism” to students. According to a...

Hong Kong bans Democracy activist Joshua Wong from standing in election race

According to Hong Kong Free Press, the officials who manage election affairs asked Joshua Wong three times for a statement on his political positions regarding Hong Kong independence. Related: Interview with Joshua WongAlthough Demosisto and Joshua Wong do not directly support Hong Kong's independence, they have previously stated that citizens...

China: Moon and Mars exploration missions scheduled for 2020

Scientists are determined to carry out two of China's most challenging space projects next year: its lunar mission Chang'e 5 (嫦娥五号) and its first exploration of Mars. Related: Chinese space programYe Peijian, a space exploration researcher at the China Academy of Space Technology, recently said he and his colleagues are...

Chinese team disqualified for cheating at the World Military Games hosted in China

The Military World Games, organized every four years by the Conseil International du Sport Militaire (CISM, International Military Sports Committee or International Military Sports Council), is a multi-sport event for military sportspeople from all over the world. A Chinese team has been kicked out of the Military World Games which...
 

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