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Ancient stone bridge revealed after Chinese lake dries up

A stone bridge dating back to the Ming dynasty has been discovered after water levels plunged at China’s largest freshwater lake, a Beijing newspaper reported Friday. The remains of the 2,930-metre-long bridge, made entirely of granite and dating back nearly 400 years, appeared at Poyang lake in the central province…

China’s first lunar rover lands on moon

A space module carrying China’s first lunar rover landed on the moon on Saturday, state television said, the first soft landing on the moon in nearly four decades and a major step for Beijing’s ambitious space programme. Scientists burst into applause as a computer generated image representing the spacecraft was…

Six-year-old boy has eyes gouged out in gruesome attack by ‘organ trafficker’

A six-year-old boy in China had his eyes gouged out, blinding him for life, reports said Tuesday, in a gruesome attack that may have been carried out by a ruthless organ trafficker. Family members found the boy covered in blood some three to four hours after he went missing while…

Man in wheelchair hurt after setting off explosion at Beijing airport

BEIJING (Reuters) – A man in a wheelchair detonated a home-made explosive in Beijing airport on Saturday evening, injuring himself and sending smoke billowing through the exit area of the international arrivals section of Terminal 3. Individual Chinese unable to win redress for grievances have in the past resorted to…

China detains general’s son on suspicion of gang rape

China has detained the 17-year-old son of a general on suspicion of involvement in a gang rape, reports said Friday, the latest allegation against the privileged children of officials to spark public outrage. Li Tianyi, the son of general Li Shuangjiang — a popular singer and household name in the…

China holds general’s son for gang rape

China has detained the 17-year-old son of a general on suspicion of involvement in a gang rape, reports said Friday, the latest allegation against the privileged children of officials to spark public outrage. Li Tianyi, the son of general Li Shuangjiang — a popular singer and household name in the…

China test-launches 3D TV channel

China’s state broadcaster has test-launched a 3D television channel, state media said, in a bid to draw viewers and drive consumption by encouraging people to upgrade to 3D-capable sets. Viewers in the world’s largest TV audience now can watch the China 3D TV Trial Channel with a 3D TV, special…

Exploding melons sow new China food fears

BEIJING (AFP) – A bizarre wave of exploding watermelons — possibly due to farmers’ abuse of a growth-boosting chemical — has once again spotlighted safety fears plaguing China’s poorly regulated food sector. State media has said nearly 50 hectares (120 acres) of watermelon crops in the eastern city of Danyang…

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