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  • New warehouse blast hits Tianjin: authorities

    BEIJING, China, Oct 13 - A warehouse explosion hit the Chinese port of Tianjin just two months after a massive blast in the city left more than 160 dead, officials said Tuesday. No-one appeared to have been killed by the blast on Monday evening at a warehouse storing alcohol... Read more

  • iPhone 6s challenged by old models in China?

    BEIJING, Oct 12 - Despite Chinese customers seemingly insatiable hunger for the new Apple smartphone models, the iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus, the handset still faces challenges, with the biggest likely from old models. A research note shows that the previous models, iPhone... Read more

  • China’s smoking death toll to double to 2 million in 2030: study

    PARIS, Oct 9 - Cigarette smoking will kill about two million Chinese in 2030, double the 2010 toll, said researchers Friday who warned of a "growing epidemic of premature death" in the world's most populous nation. On current trends, one in three young Chinese men will... Read more

  • UN looks at donations linked to bribery scandal

    UNITED NATIONS, United States, Oct 8 - The United Nations said Wednesday it was looking into donations made by a foundation whose CEO was arrested for her role in a wide-ranging bribery scheme also involving former General Assembly president John Ashe. The Global Sustainability... Read more

  • Japan’s Abe hails new trade era, hopes China will join pact

    TOKYO, Japan, Oct 6 - Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe hailed a deal to create the world's largest free trade area Tuesday as the start of a "new century" for Asia, and expressed hope China might one day join the historic accord. "A huge economic zone will emerge... the... Read more