Malaysia Airlines flight bound for Beijing may have crashed at sea (Updated)

A passenger plane carrying 239 people from Kuala Lumpur to Beijing has lost contact with air traffic control after leaving the Malaysian capital, Xinhua reports.

by James Griffiths, 08 March 2014

Sickening photos show Chinese cops beating a beggar's dog to death (Graphic)

Photos uploaded to Weibo apparently showing cops in Chengdu beating a beggar's dog to death with a shovel have attracted outrage online.

by James Griffiths, 06 March 2014

China to increase defence spending by 12.2 percent

At its annual parliament session in Beijing, China announced plans to raise its defence budget by 12.2 percent.

by James Griffiths, 05 March 2014

Beijing launches new anti-pollution measures

Beijing's first air pollution prevention regulation came into effect Saturday, part of a "zero-hour" campaign to reduce pollution in China's capital.

by James Griffiths, 03 March 2014

Foreigner stabbed in Beijing's Sanlitun neighborhood

An unidentified foreigner was stabbed on Tuesday, February 25 in Beijing's Sanlitun neighbourhood, the Beijing News reports.

by James Griffiths, 28 February 2014

Pollution in China is so bad they're running out of face masks

AFP reports that pollution in Beijing, where the second most severe pollution alert was issued for the first time this month, is so bad that stores are running out of face masks.

by James Griffiths, 26 February 2014

This one photo shows just how bad pollution in Beijing really is

Beijing issued an orange smog alert, the second highest, for the first time last week. This photo shows how bad the pollution is: an air filter after one day's use (left) and just an...

by James Griffiths, 26 February 2014

Heavy pollution in Beijing expected to last until Wednesday

Beijing on Tuesday maintained its orange pollution alert, the second highest level, as severe smog covered the Chinese capital for the fifth straight day.

by James Griffiths, 25 February 2014

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