As China welcomes the year of the snake, AP reports officials have urged people to tone down the lunar new year festivities. Companies have canceled banquets, and authorities have asked people to set-off fewer fireworks in an...
by Samuel Wade | Feb 9, 2013
On January 30th, according to the Japanese government, a Chinese vessel locked weapons radar onto a Japanese destroyer 180 kilometers north of the disputed Diaoyu/Senkaku Islands. The incident prompted angry condemnation from...
by Josh Rudolph | Feb 1, 2013
Yesterday, a fireworks truck exploded on an expressway bridge in the central province of Henan, leaving at least nine dead. The New York Times reports: A truck laden with fireworks exploded on an elevated expressway in central...
by Sophie Beach | Feb 12, 2009
The axe has begun to fall for Monday’s fire at the CCTV headquarters. From the New York Times: The police detained 12 people, including the chief of construction for the new headquarters of China Central Television, or...
by Sophie Beach | Feb 10, 2009
Authorities have now acknowledged that the devastating fire at the CCTV complex in Beijing, which killed one firefighter and injured several others, was caused by an illegal fireworks display set off by CCTV itself. The...
by Sophie Beach | Sep 20, 2008
Xinhua has reported on a nightclub fire in Shenzhen that has killed 43 people and injured 88 others: Among those injured, 51 people needed treatment and were being treated in hospital. All were in stable condition, doctors said....
by Xiao Qiang | Aug 9, 2008
Translated by CDT from the Beijing Times, via qq.com: In yesterday’s Opening Ceremony, a step-by-step series of fireworks-sequenced footprints that “walked” from Yongdingmen along the central axis to the...
by Kate Zhao | Jun 29, 2007
From the Archives
Shanghai bans Chinese internet slang terms - AP
Sep 23, 2005
China's 'phantom regent' still very real (Asia Times)
Jun 25, 2004
Dam puts Shanghai wetlands at sea's mercy - New Scientist
Apr 22, 2006
Wi-Fi Dead Zone: China Lags After an Early Lead
Jun 17, 2004