Trump hits China as trade war escalates (BBC)

The US has more than doubled tariffs on $200bn (£153.7bn) worth of Chinese products, in a sharp escalation of the countries’ damaging trade war. Tariffs on affected Chinese goods have risen to 25% from 10%, and Beijing has vowed to…

Twin babies filmed ‘fighting’ inside the womb (Metro)

Twins have been filmed ‘punching and kicking each other’ while still in their mother’s womb. The foetuses, who share an amniotic sac, appear to be having a bout of boxing as one reaches out to shove the other one, then…

Edinburgh International Festival launches 2019 programme (Chinadaily)

Edinburgh International Festival returns for its 73rd year on August 2 – 26, 2019, bringing the best of theatre, music and dance from across the world to Scotland’s capital. The programme features 93 events, with 293 performances across 17 venues…

Chinese teacher suspected of poisoning children’s porridge (BBC)

A teacher at a kindergarten in central China has been detained by police on suspicion of poisoning 23 children, officials say. The children were rushed to hospital after eating their morning porridge at the kindergarten in Jiaozuo city, Henan province,…

Huge fossil discovery made in China’s Hubei province (BBC)

Scientists say they have discovered a “stunning” trove of thousands of fossils on a river bank in China. The fossils are estimated to be about 518 million years old, and are particularly unusual because the soft body tissue of many…

China factory blast death toll jumps to 64, man rescued after 40 hours (Guardian)

The death toll in a chemical plant explosion in China rose to 64 Saturday but rescuers found a survivor among more than two dozen still missing in the debris of one of the country’s worst industrial accidents in recent years.…

China chemical blast death toll rises to 47 (BBC)

The death toll in a huge blast at a chemical plant in eastern China has jumped to 47, with 90 badly injured, according to state news agency Xinhua. The powerful explosion followed a fire at the factory which produces fertiliser.…

Woman in China nearly dies after injecting herself with fruit juice (BBC)

A woman in China almost died after injecting herself with liquidised fruit in a bid to be healthy. The 51-year-old suffered liver, kidney, heart and lung damage and was put into intensive care for five days. There were over 20…

Chinese students graded on number of WeChat friends (BBC)

A university professor in China has divided opinion after setting his students an assignment to add as many friends as possible on the messaging app WeChat. Those enrolled on the Internet and New Media course at Henan University of Economics…

China’s Huawei sues US over federal ban on its products (Guardian)

Tech giant Huawei on Thursday opened a legal front in its counter-offensive against US warnings that it could aid Chinese intelligence services, filing suit to overturn a US law that bars federal agencies from buying its products. Huawei said the…

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