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Magnitude 5.0 earthquake rocks southwest China

Beijing: An earthquake with a magnitude of 5.0 occurred in the southwestern Chinese province of Sichuan on Saturday, the China Earthquake Networks Center (CENC) said.

China successfully launches three Shiyan research satellites

Beijing/IBNS: China successfully launched three Shiyan type research satellites with the Long March-6 carrier rocket on Tuesday morning, the China Aerospace Science and Technology Corporation (CASC) said.

China renews orange alert for drought

Beijing/UNI: China's national observatory on Wednesday renewed an orange alert for drought as heatwaves continued in many regions.

Study says Dugong are functionally extinct in Chinese waters

London: New research led by ZSL (Zoological Society of London) and the Chinese Academy of Sciences has led researchers to declare that one of the ocean’s most gentle giants, the dugong (Dugong dugon), is now functionally extinct in China.

China launches emergency response for typhoon, floods

Beijing/UNI: China activated a level-IV emergency response on Tuesday due to the seventh typhoon expected to approach the country's southern coastal areas this year.

Chinese rocket returns to Earth, lands near Philippines island

Beijing: A Chinese booster rocket made an uncontrolled return to earth on Saturday, leading US officials to chide Beijing for not sharing information about the potentially hazardous object's descent, Khaleej Times reported on Sunday.

Heatwave: Several parts of China may experience 40 C temperature over weekend

Beijing: Several regions of China are all set to experience rising temperatures for the next ten days as a heatwave gripped those portions of the nation, media reports said on Saturday.

China renews yellow alert for rainstorms

Beijing/UNI/Xinhua: China's National Meteorological Center (NMC) on Monday renewed its yellow alert for rainstorms in many parts of the country.

Rise in use of traditional medicine in China causing new crisis in African nations: Report

Beijing: A rise in use of Chinese traditional medicines in several African nations have created a new crisis as it is fueling demand for endangered species whose body parts are used to make certain ingredients.

Flood in Chinese building leaves 9 dead : Authorities

Chengdu/UNI/Xinhua: Nine people were confirmed dead after a building flooded at a power station in Ganzi Tibetan Autonomous Prefecture, China's Sichuan Province, authorities said on Friday.

Earthquake hits China's Yunnan region, 22 hurt : Authorities

Kunming/UNI/Xinhua: Twenty-two people were injured in a 5.4-magnitude earthquake that struck the county of Ninglang in China's Yunnan Province at 1502 hours on Sunday, local authorities said.

China: Quake strikes Yunnan

Beijing/UNI/Xinhua: A 5.5-magnitude earthquake jolted the city of Lijiang in China's Yunnan province at 3:02 pm on Sunday (Beijing Time), according to the China Earthquake Networks Center (CENC).

Chinese President Xi Jinping faces criticism for skipping COP26 global climate summit

Beijing: Chinese President Xi Jinping has been facing criticism from across the globe for not attending COP26 — a global summit on climate change convened by the United Nations Organization (UNO) in Glasgow weeks ago — despite being a country that has one-quarter of the carbon emissions of the world.

COP26 concludes with new global deal on climate

Glasgow/UNI/Xinhua: The United Nations climate change conference concluded Saturday after a one-day extension, with negotiators agreeing on a new global pact to tackle climate change.

UN chief welcomes China-US pledge to cooperate on climate action

New York: Wednesday’s announcement that China and the United States have agreed to collaborate more closely on climate action was hailed by UN Secretary-General António Guterres as an important step in the right direction.