23 August 2019, Friday | 06:37pm


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

Australian state ends Chinese education programme over foreign interference fears


SYDNEY, Aug 23 — Australia's most populous state said it will axe a Chinese-funded education programme that teaches Mandarin in schools amid fears over potential foreign influence.

Chinese smartphone maker Xiaomi misses estimates as competition hots up at home


SHANGHAI: China's Xiaomi Corp reported 15% growth in quarterly revenue on Tuesday, missing estimates, as fewer people bought smartphones at home and rival Huawei grabbed market share.

Chinese companies relocating operations to Malaysia amid trade war

KUALA LUMPUR, Aug 5 (Bernama) -- Companies in China are relocating most of their operations to Malaysia amid the country's trade war with the United States (US).

Singapore issues travel advisory for Hong Kong on upcoming protests


SINGAPORE: Singapore has issued a travel advisory for Hong Kong today following reports of the upcoming protests at two places in the city.

Chinese police say abducted girl, 9, drowned in murder-suicide

Beijing (CNN) A 9-year-old Chinese girl's mysterious weeklong disappearance came to a tragic end Sunday after authorities confirmed her lifeless body had been found in the East China Sea.

Chinese firecracker explosion kills five in early hours of Lunar New Year

Five people have died in explosion caused by firecrackers in southern China in the early hours of Lunar New Year.