24 January 2020, Friday | 09:21am


China teacher arrested for 'poisoning' pupils, reports state media

Twenty-three children in a China kindergarten were taken ill when a teacher allegedly poisoned their morning porridge on March 27, 2019. — Thomson Reuters pic

China virus death toll rises to 9 as pandemic fears mount


BEIJING/SHANGHAI: The death toll from a new flu-like coronavirus in China rose to nine on Wednesday with 440 confirmed cases, Chinese health officials said as authorities stepped up efforts to control the outbreak by discouraging public gatherings in Hubei province.

China strongly condemns attack on Hong Kong government official in London


BEIJING (Reuters) - China's embassy in the United Kingdom strongly condemned and expressed strong indignation on Friday at the attack on a Hong Kong government official in London.

Hong Kong police fire tear gas at university campus


HONG KONG: Hong Kong riot police fired tear gas at a university campus on Tuesday, a day after a protester was shot and a man set on fire in some of the worst violence to rock the Chinese-ruled city in more than five months of anti-government demonstrations.

Attempts to split China risk 'smashed' bodies: Xi


BEIJING: President Xi Jinping has warned that any attempts to split China would result in “bodies smashed and bones ground to powder“, amid four months of anti-Beijing unrest in Hong Kong.