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Till death us do part: Chinese couples shoot wedding pictures hanging off cliff

Two Chinese couples with a taste for adventure staged their wedding pictures shoot hanging from a 100-metre-high cliff in southern China ahead of Valentine’s Day, a news website reported....

Record-breaking drone display staged in southern China

People in a city in southern China celebrated the traditional Lantern Festival with a modern twist on Saturday as 1,000 illuminated drones were launched into the night sky in...

‘It was like hell with body parts scattered all around’: death toll in Taiwan coach crash rises to 33

The number of people killed in a tour bus crash in Taiwan has risen to 33, police said on Tuesday morning, with one rescue worker describing the scene of...

Crowd spends over two hours trying to lift obese Chinese man after he fell

More than 20 people tried and failed for two hours to lift up a man weighing about 220kg who had fallen over in the street in central China, according...

Five Chinese lawyers sue local governments for failing to tackle smog

Who is responsible for China’s chronic and deadly air pollution? That depends on who you ask. Officials blame the weather or outdoor barbecues, activists blame steel companies and coal-fired...

China inflation climbs to 2.5 per cent, higher than forecasts

China’s consumer inflation rate quickened to 2.5 per cent in January from a year earlier, the highest since May 2014 and beating market expectations. Analysts had predicted the consumer...

Despite one-China pledge, Trump still has plenty of room to manoeuvre on Taiwan, analysts say

The United States can still offer significant support to Taiwan in the form of arms sales and other assurances of assistance, even as US President Donald Trump seeks to...

China’s steel capacity grows despite drive to cut output, Greenpeace says

China’s steel industry saw an increase in operating capacity last year despite a government push to tackle excess production, Greenpeace and an industry ­consultancy say in a new report....

Taiwan’s bird flu cull reach nearly 130,000

Taiwan has culled nearly 130,000 poultry since the start of this year as authorities on Tuesday reported a fresh strain of bird flu cases on the island. The highly...

One-China tensions ease but ‘Trump could still use Taiwan chip’

Beijing may have heaved a sigh of relief as US President Donald Trump agreed last week to honour the one-China policy but analysts said uncertainties remained as Trump would...