China strips Shenhua of 2003 league title, bans 33 people for life

The Chinese Football Association (CFA) on Monday stripped Shanghai Shenhua of the 2003 league title and banned 33 people for life, rounding off a three-year-long drive to clean up Chinese soccer. The Shanghai club, among the 12 clubs which received “disciplinary punishments” by the CFA on Monday afternoon, was fined 1 million yuan (160,000 US […]

Passenger plane makes emergency landing in NE China

A passenger plane was forced to make an emergency landing Monday at an airport in northeast China shortly after it took off, as the housing on its left engine fell off, according to a statement from a local airline company. China Southern Airlines flight CZ 3624, which was en route from Harbin, capital of Heilongjiang […]

Shanghai official probed over property

Authorities in east China’s Shanghai said on Sunday they are investigating a local official after he was reported to own a large villa, a property that would usually be out of the financial reach of such an individual. A recent Internet post claimed Lu owned a large house on 2,000 square meters of land. An […]

Accidents down during Spring Festival in China

Traffic accidents during this year’s Spring Festival were down about 50 percent from last year, according to a Saturday statement from the Ministry of Public Security (MPS). It noted that no heavy or large-scale traffic congestion was reported and traffic accidents in which three or more people died dropped by 76.7 percent year on year. […]

Spring Festival tourism revenue up 15.4 pct

Tourism revenue in China rose 15.4 percent year on year during the week-long Spring Festival holiday, the National Tourism Administration said Saturday. Tourism revenue reached 117.06 billion yuan (18.79 billion U.S. dollars) during the holiday that began last Saturday, according to a statement released by the administration. The Spring Festival, or Chinese Lunar New Year, […]

One H5N1 patient dies in SW China

One of two people confirmed by the Ministry of Health to have contracted avian influenza H5N1 died in a hospital in southwest China’s city of Guiyang Wednesday morning. The patient, a 21-year-old woman, died of multiple organ failure at the Guizhou Provincial People’s Hospital at 9:41 a.m. Wednesday. The woman and the other patient, a […]

5.1-magnitude quake hits NW China’s Qinghai

A 5.1-magnitude quake jolted the west part of northwest China’s Qinghai Province on Tuesday morning, according to the China Earthquake Networks Center. The epicenter, with a depth of 10 km, was monitored at 38.5 degrees north latitude and 92.4 degrees east longitude in Haixi Mongolian and Tibetan Autonomous Prefecture at 3:13 a.m., the center said. […]

China’s coal mines less deadly, still dangerous

China reported fewer coal mine deaths last year but safety hazards still abound in the country’s coal production, a work safety regulator has said. Mine accidents killed 37 workers for every 100 million tonnes of coal produced in 2012, said Huang Yi, chief engineer of the State Administration of Work Safety. That was down from […]

2 dead, 3 missing after fishing boat capsized in S China county

Rescuers on Tuesday are searching for three passengers who fell into Qingshui River after their boat capsized in Tianzhu County, south China’s Guizhou Province, on Monday afternoon. The small fishing boat was overloaded with 12 people when it capsized. Seven managed to survive by themselves. Another two were rescued but later died in hospital after […]

15 dead after China expressway pileup

Fifteen people are dead and more than 60 others are injured after an eight-vehicle pileup up on an icy expressway in central China’s Hunan Province on Friday morning. The accident occurred at around 4:40 a.m. as buses, sedan cars and a minivan crashed together on a viaduct in the Changde City section of the expressway […]

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