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From TheJournal.ie China says former Interpol chief who went missing last month is under investigation for bribery Bribery

China says former Interpol chief who went missing last month is under investigation for bribery

Meng Hongwei was reported missing after leaving France for China last month.

From TheJournal.ie Interpol chief hasn't been seen since September - China won't say where he is Meng Hongwei

Interpol chief hasn't been seen since September - China won't say where he is

It is the latest high-profile disappearance in China.

From TheJournal.ie The Chinese head of Interpol has gone missing Probe

The Chinese head of Interpol has gone missing

Meng Hongwei is reportedly being detained for questioning in his home country.

From TheJournal.ie World's first human case of rat disease discovered in Hong Kong Hepatitis E

World's first human case of rat disease discovered in Hong Kong

Rat hepatitis E was found in a 56-year-old man who persistently produced abnormal liver function tests.

From TheJournal.ie Trump accuses China of meddling in US elections as payback for their growing trade war UN Security Council

Trump accuses China of meddling in US elections as payback for their growing trade war

A gavel-wielding Trump at the UN Security Council accused Beijing of working against his Republican Party in upcoming midterm elections.

From TheJournal.ie Trump slaps tariffs on another $200bn worth of Chinese imports Trade Warns

Trump slaps tariffs on another $200bn worth of Chinese imports

The tariffs include a bewildering variety of products from baseball gloves to bamboo mats.

From TheJournal.ie Typhoon Mangkhut barrels on after causing havoc in Hong Kong and 49 deaths in the Philippines Superstorm

Typhoon Mangkhut barrels on after causing havoc in Hong Kong and 49 deaths in the Philippines

Mainland China is next in the storm’s path.

From TheJournal.ie Super typhoon Mangkhut: The world's biggest storm of 2018 has claimed its first victims Philippines This post contains videos
From TheJournal.ie China looks ready to scrap two-child policy by 2020 ... but few parents interested in more babies Baby Boom

China looks ready to scrap two-child policy by 2020 ... but few parents interested in more babies

The government has indicated it will scrap its policy which limits the number of children per family through tough fines.

From TheJournal.ie China looks set to scrap its two-child policy by 2020 Family Planning

China looks set to scrap its two-child policy by 2020

Removing the limit could spell the end of nearly 40 years of restrictions on having children.

From TheJournal.ie Japan says North Korea remains a 'serious and imminent threat' Nuclear Weapons

Japan says North Korea remains a 'serious and imminent threat'

The country also takes aim at China’s rise as a military power.

From TheJournal.ie 19 dead and 23 injured in China hotel fire Harbin

19 dead and 23 injured in China hotel fire

The hotel’s owner had been detained for questioning by police, the official Xinhua news agency has reported.

From TheJournal.ie US imposes steep tariffs on $16 billion of Chinese goods Trade War

US imposes steep tariffs on $16 billion of Chinese goods

China said it will “continue to make the necessary counter-attacks”.

From TheJournal.ie Explosive detonated outside US embassy in Beijing China This post contains videos

Explosive detonated outside US embassy in Beijing

A man has been arrested after the incident and is belived to have injuries to his hand.

From TheJournal.ie A huge explosion at a Chinese chemical plant has left 19 people dead Yibin City This post contains videos

A huge explosion at a Chinese chemical plant has left 19 people dead

Images showed what appeared to be the burned out shell of a building.

From TheJournal.ie Chinese jet makes emergency descent after vaping co-pilot turns off air conditioning Down In Smoke
From TheJournal.ie Trump's kicks off 'largest trade war in economic history' with China China In Your Hands

Trump's kicks off 'largest trade war in economic history' with China

Beijing said it was “forced to take necessary countermeasures”.

From TheJournal.ie Irish boutique Cari's Closet responds to criticism made on anonymous Instagram account Complaints

Irish boutique Cari's Closet responds to criticism made on anonymous Instagram account

The boutique came under fire in posts on the Instagram page earlier this week.

From TheJournal.ie China accuses Trump of 'blackmail' as he threatens fresh tariffs Tension

China accuses Trump of 'blackmail' as he threatens fresh tariffs

He said yesterday he had asked the US Trade Representative to target $200 billion worth of imports for a 10% levy.

From TheJournal.ie 'It will hurt the most vulnerable': Companies raise concerns over escalating China-US trade war Tit For Tat

'It will hurt the most vulnerable': Companies raise concerns over escalating China-US trade war

Latest moves brought the world’s two largest economies to the verge of an all-out confrontation.

From TheJournal.ie Why having over 100 nuclear weapons could do more harm than good to a country Starvation

Why having over 100 nuclear weapons could do more harm than good to a country

Experts have looked into the impact using such weapons would have on a nation’s population and resources.

From TheJournal.ie Trump announces tariffs on $50 billion worth of Chinese goods Trade Wars

Trump announces tariffs on $50 billion worth of Chinese goods

He warned of “additional tariffs” should China retaliate with countermeasures.

From TheJournal.ie Huh? Chinese social media users have been left stumped by Ivanka Trump's 'Chinese proverb' Confusion

Huh? Chinese social media users have been left stumped by Ivanka Trump's 'Chinese proverb'

“Those who say it can not be done should not interrupt those doing it.”

From TheJournal.ie US evacuates staff from China over fears of mysterious 'sonic induced' brain trauma illness Sonic Attack

US evacuates staff from China over fears of mysterious 'sonic induced' brain trauma illness

The department said yesterday that “a number of individuals” were sent to the United States for further evaluation.

From TheJournal.ie US diplomat suffers brain injury after hearing 'abnormal' sound while working in China Guangzhou

US diplomat suffers brain injury after hearing 'abnormal' sound while working in China

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said that the injuries are similar to those suffered by a diplomat in Cuba.

From TheJournal.ie Co-pilot partly sucked out of plane as cockpit window breaks at 32,000 feet China

Co-pilot partly sucked out of plane as cockpit window breaks at 32,000 feet

The Sichuan Airlines plane carrying 128 people was diverted and made an emergency landing.

From TheJournal.ie Eurovision ends contract with Chinese broadcaster after it didn't show Irish entry Not Together This post contains videos

Eurovision ends contract with Chinese broadcaster after it didn't show Irish entry

The performance featured two men dancing on stage.

From TheJournal.ie 'I (won't) be there for you': Chinese fans devastated after Friends pulled from streaming site The One Where It's Gone

'I (won't) be there for you': Chinese fans devastated after Friends pulled from streaming site

The US sitcom has been a hit in China for decades.

From TheJournal.ie Trump says China is 'very spoiled' by trade wins over the US Rogue Traders

Trump says China is 'very spoiled' by trade wins over the US

The American president has accused China of unfair trade practices.

From TheJournal.ie Chinese website bans videos of 'subversive' Peppa Pig Pinko

Chinese website bans videos of 'subversive' Peppa Pig

Peppa is bizarrely popular in China.

From TheJournal.ie 'Surprising' level of interest in direct flight from Dublin to Asia Cathay Pacific

'Surprising' level of interest in direct flight from Dublin to Asia

The new Dublin to Hong Kong route has attracted interest from Chinese, Japanese and Filipino globetrotters.

From TheJournal.ie Seven dead and 12 wounded as knife wielding man attacks Chinese school Shaanxi Province

Seven dead and 12 wounded as knife wielding man attacks Chinese school

The suspect confessed that he had been “bullied” when he attended the school as a child.

From TheJournal.ie Man suspected of setting karaoke lounge on fire, killing 18, was 'drunk and had a fight' China

Man suspected of setting karaoke lounge on fire, killing 18, was 'drunk and had a fight'

The suspect reportedly used a motorcycle to block the building’s door.

From TheJournal.ie 'Heavy casualties' after Chinese tourists involved in North Korean bus crash Pyongyang

'Heavy casualties' after Chinese tourists involved in North Korean bus crash

Few details were released about the bus crash, but a now-deleted tweet claimed that 30 had died.

From TheJournal.ie Brick-throwing Chinese zoo-goers kill a kangaroo and injure another Cruelty

Brick-throwing Chinese zoo-goers kill a kangaroo and injure another

The report did not mention whether anyone was punished over the matter.

From TheJournal.ie After 18 years, China has opened its markets to Irish beef Where's The Beef

After 18 years, China has opened its markets to Irish beef

Chinese demand for meat has quadrupled in the last three decades.

From TheJournal.ie The rush to sell Mexico's 'cocaine of the sea' (fish bladders) in China is pushing two species toward extinction Totoaba

The rush to sell Mexico's 'cocaine of the sea' (fish bladders) in China is pushing two species toward extinction

Totoaba swim bladders can sell for up to over €16,000 in China.

From TheJournal.ie Chinese baby born four years after parents died in car crash Embryos

Chinese baby born four years after parents died in car crash

“He’s always smiling,” the baby’s grandmother said.

From TheJournal.ie Almost 1,000 executions were recorded last year, including beheadings and lethal injections Death Penalty

Almost 1,000 executions were recorded last year, including beheadings and lethal injections

Most executions took place in China, Iran, Saudi Arabia, Iraq and Pakistan – in that order.

From TheJournal.ie A climber who lost both legs to frostbite is hoping to finally conquer Everest Xia Boyu

A climber who lost both legs to frostbite is hoping to finally conquer Everest

A ban on blind and double amputee climbers has been overturned.