China&India

Ten killed in hotel blaze in South-eastern China

Ten killed in hotel blaze in South...

February 25

SHANGHAI — A fierce blaze at a hotel in South-eastern China killed 10 people, the official Xinhua news agency said in a post on its official microblog on Saturday (Feb 25).

Is it Ironman or Transformers? Chinese ‘replica park’ puts up new statue

Is it Ironman or Transformers?...

February 23

CHUZHOU — A towering statue of what appears to be a cross between a Transformers bot and an Ironman figure has been erected in a park in eastern China — next to a replica of...

Ban on sale of lighters in Hong Kong’s MTR stations from March 1, following firebomb attack

Ban on sale of lighters in Hong Kong...

February 23

HONG KONG — The MTR Corporation is banning the sale of lighters in convenience stores at its stations following an arson attack on a train earlier this month.

China warns of bird flu’s rapid spread, high death rate

China warns of bird flu’s rapid...

February 23

BEIJING — Chinese health authorities have issued stern warnings over the H7N9 bird flu outbreak in the past two days, admitting the situation had already affected half of the...

Ex-HK leader Tsang gets 20 months’ jail for misconduct

Ex-HK leader Tsang gets 20 months’...

February 22

HONG KONG — Former Hong Kong leader Donald Tsang was sentenced to 20 months in prison on Wednesday (Feb 22) after a high-profile corruption trial found him guilty of misconduct...