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Passenger who threw ‘lucky coins’ into plane engine in Shanghai won’t be charged

Shanghai police have decided not to take action against an elderly passenger who threw coins into an aircraft engine to “pray for safety”, causing a flight to be delayed...

Chinese officials let children ‘experience drugs’ through VR

Customs officials in southern China have adopted virtual reality technology in their efforts to educate children about the dangers of taking drugs, state media reported. Youngsters in Shenzhen, Guangdong...

Chinese journalist makes a fortune after dipping his toes into fish farming

A former journalist has made a fortune from raising and selling crayfish in China, according to a news website report. Duan Defeng graduated in law from Peking University in...

Chinese cities among the most unfriendly to gay community, with Beijing the worst: survey

China has performed poorly in a survey of the friendliest 100 cities around the world towards lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people. Beijing ranked last in the poll, with...

Tai chi master ‘sabotaged fight’, mixed martial artist claims after police halt Shanghai contest

One of the protagonists in a planned contest between teams of mixed martial artists and tai chi fighters, scheduled to be held in Shanghai on Monday but blocked by...

Asia’s biggest, most advanced warship finally launches as China strengthens naval presence

China launched what it calls the most advanced and largest warship in Asia on Wednesday, billing it as a major step forward in the modernisation of its navy, the...

Chinese tourist faints in shock after accidentally breaking US$44,000 jade bracelet

A Chinese tourist had a panic attack and fainted after she accidentally broke a jadeite bracelet priced at 300,000 yuan (US$44,110) in a shop in southwestern Yunnan province, according...

‘Low pay, long hours’: life inside factory that supplied Ivanka Trump brand in China

A worker with blood dripping from his head marked a low point in the tense, grinding life at a factory in southeast China used by Ivanka Trump and other...

Tough shore leave rules for Chinese navy personnel during Liaoning’s Hong Kong visit

When US warships made port calls to Hong Kong in the past, bars and restaurants in Wan Chai, Central and Tsim Sha Tsui could expect a windfall as personnel...

US envoy to China wants to help Liu Xiaobo get cancer treatment overseas

The newly arrived US Ambassador to China, Terry Branstad, says he will work with Beijing to help the jailed Nobel Peace Prize winner Liu Xiaobo seek possible treatment overseas...