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China: 3 killed, 60 injured after 6.0 magnitude earthquake rattles Sichuan province

An earthquake in China’s southwestern province of Sichuan left at least three people dead and 60 injured on Thursday, according to state-run media. Local authorities put the quake at 6.0-magnitude. The quake hit in the early hours of the morning, with the epicenter located about 52 kilometers southwest of Yongchuan district in Chongqing, with an […]

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Chinese man who repeatedly threatened to detonate explosives shot dead after 16-hour standoff

A man was shot dead by police at his home in southwestern China on Wednesday after he repeatedly threatened to detonate explosives during a 16-hour standoff. The 36-year-old resisted arrest when officers arrived at his rented apartment in the city of Guang’an, Sichuan province on Tuesday morning, local police said in a statement issued Wednesday. […]

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‘Strong-Willed Pig’ who survived powerful 7.9 magnitude earthquake dies

A pig that became famous in China after surviving 36 days under rubble from a powerful earthquake in 2008, has died. Zhu Jianqiang, or “Strong-Willed Pig”, died on Wednesday night of “old age and exhaustion”, according to the museum in China’s Sichuan province where the animal resided. At the time of its rescue, it was […]

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China spending $150 million to build massive duplicate of Titanic themed theme-park

Ocean liner Titanic that made its ill-fated maiden voyage more than a century ago will be brought back to life at a landlocked Chinese theme park where tourists can soon splash out for a night on a full-scale replica. The project’s main backer was inspired to recreate the world’s most infamous cruise liner by the […]

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Vlogger set on fire during live-stream by her ex-husband dies

A Chinese social media influencer died after her ex-husband allegedly doused her in petrol and set fire to her as she was attempting to live stream. Lamu was popular on Douyin, China’s version of TikTok, where she had hundreds of thousands of followers. She suffered 90% of her body and died two weeks after the […]

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China: Historic floods wet feet of giant Buddha statue first time in 70 years

A 71 metre tall statue stature of Buddha in China has had its toes dampened by floodwater for the first time since the 1940s. The UNESCO heritage site was carved out of a rockface near Chengdu in Sichuan province around the eighth century AD. It is normally high above the waterline, but the area has […]

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China Floods: Road suddenly collapses swallowing parked lorry in viral video

A video of a Chinese road collapsed swallowing a parked lorry by devastating floods has gone viral. Footage shows the street alongside a riverbank suddenly ripped in half as the large vehicle being dropped and washed away by raging floodwaters. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b7AJRAxSo0Y No casualties have been reported from the incident that occurred today in China’s south-western […]

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China relocates villagers living on 800m-high cliff big anti-poverty drive

Dozens of villagers in China’s Sichuan province living on a high 800 metre cliff have now finally been relocated to an urban housing estate. Atulie’er village became famous after photos emerged showing adults and children precariously scaling the cliff using just rattan ladders. Around 84 households have now been moved into newly built flats as […]