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13 killed, including 9 Chinese nationals, in Pakistan bus blast

13 killed, including 9 Chinese nationals, in Pakistan bus blast

Nine Chinese workers were among 13 people killed on Wednesday when a blast on a bus sent it careering down a ravine in northwestern Pakistan, government and police officials said.

QP signs pact with Shell to supply China with 1mpta LNG for ten years

QP signs pact with Shell to supply China with 1mpta LNG for ten years

Qatar Petroleum on Wednesday entered into a long-term Sale and Purchase Agreement (SPA) with Shell for the supply of 1 million tons per annum (MTPA) of LNG to the People's Republic of China for ten years. LNG deliveries will commence in January 2022 to various LNG terminals in China.

March of the elephants: China's rogue herd spotlights habitat loss

March of the elephants: China's rogue herd spotlights habitat loss

A mammoth trek across southern China by a herd of elephants that has captivated the world with their playful antics has thrown a spotlight on the loss of their habitat and conservation challenges.

First Covid-19 case could have emerged in China in Oct 2019 - study

First Covid-19 case could have emerged in China in Oct 2019 - study

The virus that causes Covid-19 could have started spreading in China as early as October 2019, two months before the first case was identified in the central city of Wuhan, a new study showed on Friday.

China dismisses concern for Hong Kong freedom after tabloid closure

China dismisses concern for Hong Kong freedom after tabloid closure

China's foreign ministry on Friday rejected comments by US President Joe Biden that the closure of Hong Kong's Apple Daily newspaper signaled intensifying repression by Beijing in the semi-autonomous city.

Bitcoin dives as China widens crackdown on crypto mining

Bitcoin dives as China widens crackdown on crypto mining

Bitcoin tumbled more than 10 per cent Monday after China broadened a crackdown on its massive cryptocurrency mining industry with a ban on mines in a key southwestern province.

Nato designates China as a "systemic" challenge

Nato designates China as a "systemic" challenge

Nato will confront China's military ambitions for the first time and designate Beijing as presenting "systemic challenges", according to a copy of a summit communique seen by Reuters and set for release later on Monday.

China to offer Covid-19 vaccine to children as young as three

China to offer Covid-19 vaccine to children as young as three

China has approved the emergency use of a Covid-19 vaccine for those as young as three, the drugmaker confirmed Tuesday, making it the first country to offer jabs to young children.

Malaysia says Chinese military planes came close to violating airspace

Malaysia says Chinese military planes came close to violating airspace

Malaysia's air force on Tuesday said 16 Chinese military transport planes had come close to violating Malaysian airspace, after they were detected conducting "suspicious" activity over the South China Sea.

Tianzhou-2 cargo spacecraft docks with China's space station module

Tianzhou-2 cargo spacecraft docks with China's space station module

China's cargo spacecraft, carrying supplies, equipment and propellant, docked with the space station's key module Tianhe on Sunday, the official news agency Xinhua reported.

Two tigers gunned down in China's latest escaped-cat blunder

Two tigers gunned down in China's latest escaped-cat blunder

Two escaped tigers killed their keeper in China and were shot dead, state media reported, in the latest incident underlining the country's chaotic handling of dangerous animals.

China's Zhurong rover makes history with Mars landing

China's Zhurong rover makes history with Mars landing

China's Zhurong rover touched down on Mars early Saturday, state media reported, a triumph for Beijing's increasingly bold space ambitions and a history-making feat for a nation on its first-ever Martian mission.