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Chinese man wrongfully convicted released from prison after 27 years

A man languishing in a prison for 27 years in eastern China was acquitted of murder and freed. Zhang Yuhuan said he was tortured by police and forced to confess to the murder of two young boys in 1993. He was China’s longest-serving wrongfully convicted inmate, after having served 9,778 days in the prison in […]

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Typhoon Hagupit to hammer South China regions

China’s national observatory on Sunday issued a blue alert for Typhoon Hagupit, which is expected to bring very strong winds and torrential rains to south China. The typhoon, the fourth of this year, strengthened from a tropical depression Saturday evening and was observed at waters 800 km southeast of Cangnan County in east China’s Zhejiang […]

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Now floods ravage China’s walled city of Xi’an

The walled China’s Xi’an appears to be the latest victim of the massive flooding that has ravaged much of China over the past two months. The city was suddenly hammered by intense rains. The metrological department issued an orange warning on multiple occasions. Chinese state-run mouthpiece Cnwest described the torrential downpour as a sudden “baptism” […]

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China Floods: Problems with the worlds largest Three Gorges Dam

China’s Three Gorges Dam is the worlds largest dam ever built. The construction of the dam began in 1994. Apart from the purpose to generate electricity, the dam’s purpose was to shield millions from fatal floods. However, this hasn’t aged well. The US$28.6 billion project took over 20 years to complete after displacing over a […]

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Australia takes diplomatic swipe at China over deadly border confrontation with India

Australia has taken another diplomatic swipe at China over the deadly border dispute with India. For decades India and China have fought skirmishes along the border that divides India from the Chinese autonomous region of Tibet. In June 20 Indian soldiers were killed in clashes with the People’s Liberation Army at a disputed border site […]

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After Microsoft, ByteDance negotiations hit roadblock over TikTok acquisition; Trump hints at ban

US President Donald Trump on Friday said he would sign an executive to ban popular short form video content application ‘TikTok’ within the United States as early as Saturday.. US security officials have expressed concern that the app, owned by Chinese firm ByteDance, could be used to collect the personal data of Americans. TikTok has […]

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Chinese officials rubbish claims of cracks, deformation in the Three Gorges Dam

Torrential rains caused massive  flooding across the Yangtze River, Yellow River, and Huai River and have affected 54.8 million people in 27 provincial-level regions in China. The world’s largest dam in China, Three Gorges Dam is being tested to its limits as widespread flooding continues along the upper reaches of the Yangtze River. Constant rain has raised […]

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Massive floods in China has affected 54.8 million people

The massive floods in China for the past two months has  inflicted a heavy toll on the country’s economy and infrastructure. Torrential rains caused massive  flooding across the Yangtze River, Yellow River, and Huai River and have affected 54.8 million people in 27 provincial-level regions according to China’s Ministry of Emergency Management. Despite the vast […]

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260 Chinese fishing vessels stray near Galapagos Islands; Ecuador on alert

Ecuador has announced an alert after a huge fleet of Chinese-flagged fishing vessels appeared off the Galapagos Islands. Patrols are making sure that the 260 odd vessels don’t enter the delicate eco-system from international waters. Chinese vessels travel to the region each year in search of marine species. Chinese fishing vessels in 2017 were caught […]

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World’s largest dam, Three Gorges Dam on the verge of collapse amid massive floods

The world’s largest dam in China, Three Gorges Dam is being tested to its limits as widespread flooding continues along the upper reaches of the Yangtze River, with all of its major arteries already swamped. Constant rain has raised concerns about the integrity of the dam in recent weeks. Officials deny claims the dam is […]

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Chinese students studying in Australia targeted in a virtual kidnapping scam

Chinese students in Sydney are being targeted in a kidnapping scam forcing them to pay massive ransoms to fraudsters, Australian police say. In many cases, blackmailed students were forced to stage their own kidnapping and send video proof to relatives in China to obtain funds. Eight “virtual kidnappings” have been reported this year, including one […]

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Chinese government run company bids to buy gold mine in Arctic; Now waits for Trudeau’s approval

A Chinese state-run-firm has bid to buy a gold mine in the Canadian Arctic. The plans of the company acquiring the area has sparked concerns within the Canadian government. Shandong Gold Mining Co.’s plans on buying the gold mines from a Canadian company as experts believe it shows how China is expanding its presence in strategically important region. […]