After an eight-hour pursuit, police in northwestern China have caught a disgruntled former employee who allegedly threw an ignited bottle of gasoline into a rural bank Friday morning, injuring 49 people, local officials said.
A three-wheeled vehicle carrying 20 children on their way to school in central China's Hunan province plunged into a creek Monday morning, killing 14 of the children and injuring several others, according to state media.
Hengjiang Village is nestled in the lush mountains of China's Hunan province, just a few kilometers from the bustling city of Wugang. It is a simple place, where mopeds carrying families of four zoom up and down dirt roads, and villagers drink water from local wells.
At the Fengxiang County Hospital in Shaanxi Province, children are sleeping two to a bed. Cots line the hallways and hospital beds crowd offices to accommodate the ceaseless flow of new patients. In the last two weeks, so many children have been diagnosed with lead poisoning that there's barely enough room for everyone.
Two Chinese nationals found dead in an apartment in a brutal double killing in the northern English city of Newcastle last week may have been involved in Internet betting scams and producing false visas, police said Friday.
Monday brought welcome relief to millions of Chinese migrant workers desperate to see their families, as the nation's transportation system seemed to be getting back on its feet after being paralyzed by a historic winter storm.
China has taken the step of asking millions of migrant workers to forgo their annual Lunar New Year trip home, saying the worst winter weather in 50 years is expected to pummel the country for at least another three days.
China advised millions of migrant workers to abandon their annual Lunar New Year trip home, saying the worst winter weather in 50 years is expected to pummel the country for at least another three days.
In a rare move for a Chinese politician, Prime Minister Wen Jiabao apologized Tuesday to the hundreds of thousands of people stranded in train stations across his country due to bad weather and a power crisis.
At least 25 people were killed when a bus plunged off an icy road in China Tuesday, as the worst winter weather in half a century threw the peak travel season into chaos and led to an emergency meeting of the Communist Party Politburo.
The Chinese government has invited the World Health Organization to assist in its investigation into three possible cases of avian influenza in Hunan province, state-run Xinhua news agency has reported.