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  • Death toll of southwest China quake rises to 4

    CHENGDU, Nov 23 - The death toll of a 6.3-magnitude earthquake which hit Kangding County in southwest China's Sichuan Province had risen to four as of 11:30am Sunday. The quake struck at 4:55pm Saturday, with its epicenter in Tagong Town, Kangding, Tibetan Autonomous Prefecture... Read more

  • 5.9 magnitude quake hits China’s Sichuan province

    BEIJING, Nov 22 - A 5.9 magnitude earthquake struck China's southwestern province of Sichuan on Saturday, the US Geological Survey said, with Chinese state media reporting one fatality. The tremor shook buildings, toppling household items off shelves and sending panicked... Read more

  • Hong Kong democracy activists protest outside British consulate

    HONG KONG, November 21- A small group of protesters gathered outside Hong Kong's British consulate on Friday to accuse the former colonial power of failing to stop China from wielding undue influence over elections and threatening freedoms guaranteed in a joint treaty.... Read more

  • China rejects Uighur scholar’s appeal against life sentence

    BEIJING, November 21- A Chinese court on Friday rejected prominent Uighur scholar Ilham Tohti's appeal against his life sentence for separatism as veteran former journalist Gao Yu was set to face trial for leaking "state secrets". Rights groups have decried both cases... Read more

  • China, New Zealand ‘usher in new co-operative era’

    AUCKLAND, Nov 21 - The formation of China-New Zealand comprehensive strategic partnership has "ushered our two countries into a new cooperative era," Chinese President Xi Jinping told a forum here Friday. Xi and New Zealand Prime Minister John Key attended the launching... Read more