The death toll has risen to 615, four days after a powerful earthquake devastated parts of southwest China’s Yunnan Province, local authorities said on Thursday. Among the reported deaths, 526 were in Ludian County and 76 in Qiaojia County. The quake also caused one death in Zhaotong City and another 12 in Huize County. In [...]
Terrorists arrested for their attack on July 28 in Shache county in southern Xinjiang’s Kashgar prefecture, admitted that they killed two township officials because they refused to join the terrorists and reprimanded the attackers, the local information office said. Thirty-seven civilians were killed and 13 others injured in the attack. Police shot 59 terrorists and [...]
Chinese Foreign Ministry on Thursday expressed “strong dissatisfaction and resolute opposition” to Japan’s latest defense white paper, saying Japan’s move was contradictory to its stated desire to improve bilateral ties. Ministry spokeswoman Hua Chunying said in a statement that the white paper ignored the facts once again and artificially created tension by making irresponsible remarks [...]
A Chinese graduate student has been arrested for selling intelligence material to foreigners, Xinhua said on Wednesday, the latest in a string of espionage cases in the country. The man, surnamed Chang and from the northeastern city of Harbin, was studying aerospace and was arrested on Tuesday, according to Xinhua. He collected more than 60 [...]
China executed on Wednesday two South Koreans convicted of smuggling drugs from the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK) and will soon execute a third, the Yonhap news agency reported, quoting South Korea’s foreign ministry. It was the first time a South Korean had been executed in China since 2004. The two, identified by their [...]
Several Japanese aircraft entered China’s Air Defense Identification Zone (ADIZ) over the East China Sea on Wednesday and carried out extensive reconnaissance, according to the Chinese Air Force. Chinese planes conducted necessary tracking and monitoring of the foreign military planes, said Chinese Air Force spokesman Shen Jinke on Thursday. The Japanese F-15 aircraft twice attempted [...]
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