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A screengrab taken from  China’s state broadcaster CCTV showing the aftermath of an explosion outside a kindergarten in the eastern Chinese city of Xuzhou. Photograph: CCTV/AFP/Getty Images

At least seven people were killed and dozens injured in an explosion at the gates of a kindergarten in eastern China, with state media saying a cooki(...)

The SpaceX Falcon 9 lifting off Cape Canaveral  in December  2015 – it carried 11 satellites owned by Orbcomm, a New Jersey-based  company. Photograph: Reuters

In October, we will celebrate 60 years of space technology. On October 4th 1957 the Soviet Union launched the world’s first satellite, Sputnik-1. Th(...)

Miners  at the end of their night shift at the Leonine mine in Rustenburg, South Africa. Photograph: Reuters

US president Donald Trump’s anti-China stance could accelerate Asian investment into Africa’s mining sector over the coming years, experts attending a(...)

 Zhanming Cui with his wife  Xia Shen and baby Aiden,  daughter Eachn and his parents in their Blanchardstown home in Dublin. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Zhanming Cui’s parents arrived in Ireland a fortnight before his daughter was born. They spoke no English and had never left China before but were det(...)

The now-closed Zhushi iron mine, where police allege that murder-for-profit schemes were disguised as routine accidents, in Lanling, China. Photograph: Gilles Sabrie/New York Times

The three miners befriended a lonely, luckless man and offered him work down an iron mine in eastern China. After working together for 10 days, the th(...)

Vaccine scandal: Food and drug safety is an key issue in China and public confidence in domestic products has been badly undermined. Photograph: Owen Humphreys/PA Wire

Chinese premier Li Keqiang has weighed in on a scandal involving the sale of €80 million worth of improperly stored or expired vaccines against mening(...)

Chinese industrialist Li Jinyuan  brought 6,400 of his employees on holiday to France in May – a trip that cost more than €13million – where they formed a record-breaking ‘longest human phrase’, reading ‘Tiens’ dream is Nice in the Côte d’Azur’. Photograph: Valery Hache/AFP/Getty Images

It starts with a pennant flag held aloft by a scarily enthusiastic twenty-something tour guide, skilled in speaking high-tempo Mandarin without pau(...)

The Jin Mao Tower and the World Financial Centre of Shanghai: the city is home to more than 50,000 of China’s super-rich, as is the case in Beijing and the provinces of Jiangsu, Zhejiang, Shandong and Sichuan. Photograph: Aly Song/Reuters

China, the world’s second-largest economy, may not be growing as quickly as it was a couple of years ago but its number of super-rich keeps rising s(...)

An artist’s impression of a new dinosaur, Yi qi which could have glided from tree to tree. Credit: Dinostar Co Ltd.

Scientists in China have unearthed a previously unknown species of dinosaur, one that might have had wings like a modern-day bat. And while it could h(...)

 Chinese President Xi Jinping:  crackdown on  decadent bourgeois pastimes and luxury lifestyles. Photograph: EPA/FENG LI

Once banned as a decadent bourgeois pastime by chairman Mao Zedong, golf enjoyed a brief purple patch during the heady days of the noughties boom, but(...)

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