China Cracks Down on Instant Messaging Services

China is targeting popular smartphone-based instant messaging services in a monthlong campaign to crack down on the spreading of rumors and what it calls...

China Bans Smoking in Schools

Now schools will have to stop posting tobacco ads and selling cigarettes on campus

10 Killed, 17 Injured in Northeast China Bus Fire

(BEIJING) — A fire on a passenger bus in northeastern China killed at least 10 people and injured 17 on Wednesday, officials said, in the country's second deadly...

U.S. Accuses China of Hacking

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