Official says China plans more aircraft carriers

A top navy commander says China plans to operate more aircraft carriers in the future that will be even larger…

Taiwan reports first case of H7N9 bird flu

Taiwan has confirmed its first case of a new deadly strain of bird flu…

HK opposes Sichuan quake aid over corruption fears

Hong Kong lawmakers fiercely opposed a plan to donate money to a Chinese provincial government for earthquake victims…

Local government says 21 dead in west China clash

A violent clash between authorities and assailants described as a terrorist gang left 21 people dead in China’s…

WHO: New flu passes more easily from bird to human

A new strain of bird flu that emerged in China over the past month is one of the “most lethal” flu viruses so far…

Parents grieve the loss of Chinese student bomb victim

Parents of Boston University graduate student Lu Lingzi, the third victim to die in last week’s marathon bombings…

Relief efforts continued after earthquake in China

Relief efforts continued on Tuesday in China’s mountainous Sichuan province following an earthquake…

Wife of China’s jailed Nobel prize winner: “I’m not free”

Liu Xia was allowed to leave the Beijing apartment where she has been held for two-and-a-half years to attend the trial of her brother…

Giants pandas panic in Sichuan earthquake

In the 7.0-magnitude quake that jolted southwest China’s Sichuan Province on April 20, giant pandas have become special “victims”…

Japan war shrine visits anger China, South Korea

A group of Japanese parliamentarians visited a controversial war shrine on Tuesday, a move which was likely to invite protests from neighbouring countries…