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npr | Apr 02, 2019

Rugged terrain in the mountainous region of the Sichuan province, including a thick layer of forest and lack of access to water, hindered efforts to put out the fire. (Image credit: Xinhua News Agency/AP)

Foxnews | Apr 02, 2019

Firefighters have contained a blaze high in the rugged forested mountains of western China that claimed the lives of 30 of their colleagues.

npr | Apr 01, 2019

Some manufacturers evaded scrutiny by slightly modifying the molecular structures of substances. Monday's announcement "puts a wider array of substances under regulation," a Chinese official says.(Image credit: Sam McNeil/AP)

The Sydney Morning Herald | Apr 01, 2019

The fishing vessels stationed near the disputed island are likely part of China's sea militia, Duterte's spokesman Salvador Panelo said.

The Sydney Morning Herald | Apr 01, 2019

In recent months New Zealand media has speculated the relationship had become strained, as Ardern’s visit to China to discuss updating the trade deal was postponed.

Guardian | Apr 01, 2019

China is suspected of being the main source of a powerful painkiller that has caused record overdose deaths in the USChina has announced it will crack down on all fentanyl-like substances, following US pleas for Beijing to control a drug fuelling a deadly opioid crisis.But a senior official repeated China’s denial of responsibility for the US’s deadly opioid crisis, which he blamed instead on American culture.

Foxnews | Apr 01, 2019

An official says the Philippines has protested the presence of about 275 Chinese vessels that were sighted from January to March near a Philippine-occupied island in the disputed South China Sea.

Washington Post | Apr 01, 2019

The announcement comes as China’s top trade envoy heads to Washington to hammer out a deal.

New York Times | Apr 01, 2019

Carrying out a promise made to President Trump, China announced that it would treat all variations of the opioid fentanyl as controlled substances.

Foxnews | Apr 01, 2019

Taiwan says its planes warned off Chinese military aircraft that crossed the center line in the Taiwan Strait, calling China's move a provocation seeking to alter the status quo in the waterway dividing the island from mainland China.

Time | Apr 01, 2019

(BEIJING) — China said Monday it would begin regulating all fentanyl-related drugs as a class of controlled substances, in a change U.S. officials had long advocated as a way to stem the flow of lethal opioids from China.
The sweeping change in the way China regulates drugs that mimic fentanyl takes effect May 1 and could help end the game of regulatory whack-a-mole with chemists who can manufacture novel opioids faster than they can be banned. It could also facilitate prosecutions of opioid merchants in China, who until now have skirted the law by manufacturing and exporting...

The Sydney Morning Herald | Apr 01, 2019

Ties with China have been tense under Ardern's government which has openly raised concerns about Beijing's growing influence in the South Pacific.

Time | Apr 01, 2019

(TOKYO (AP) — The name of the era of Japan’s soon-to-be-emperor Naruhito will be “Reiwa,” the government announced Monday.
Emperor Akihito is stepping down on April 30, in the first abdication in 200 years, bringing his era of “Heisei” to an end. The new era takes effect May 1.
Chief Cabinet Secretary Yoshihide Suga said Monday the name draws from the 7th century poetry collection “Manyoshu.”
Suga said that Prime Minister Shinzo Abe would explain the meaning of the name later at a news conference.
It is believed to be the first time the era name, or “gengo” has been...

Guardian | Mar 31, 2019

Forty MPs back effort before inquiry into allegations of forced organ harvestingUK patients should be banned from travelling to China for transplant surgery, the government has been told, before an inquiry into allegations of forced organ harvesting from prisoners of conscience.The call has so far been backed by 40 MPs from all parties before the next session of the independent China tribunal, which is investigating claims that detainees are being targeted by...

Time | Mar 31, 2019

NEW YORK (AP) — Cities around the world marked Earth Hour on Saturday by turning off lights at 8:30 p.m. local time in a call for global action on climate change.
Earth Hour, spearheaded by the World Wildlife Fund, calls for greater awareness and more sparing use of resources, especially fossil fuels that produce carbon gases and lead to global warming. Beginning in Sydney in 2007, Earth Hour has spread to more than 180 countries, with tens of millions of people joining in.
The Empire State Building participated as clocks hit 8:30 p.m. on the U.S. East Coast with a dimming of...