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China Launches Massive Safety Probe After Chemical Blast That Killed 78

SHANGHAI: China will launch a month-long, nationwide inspection campaign into hazardous chemicals, mines, transportation and fire safety, the country’s safety watchdog said, following a deadly pesticide plant blast that killed 78 people last week. The Ministry of Emergency Management said in a notice late on Wednesday authorities needed to “deeply absorb” the lessons of the explosion at the chemical park ... Read More »

26 Killed, 30 Injured As Tourist Bus Catches Fire In China

BEIJING: Twenty six people were killed and 30 injured after a tourist bus caught fire in central China, local officials said. The vehicle burst into flames as it drove through Hunan province Friday with 56 people on board — including 53 passengers, two drivers and a tour guide — according to local authorities. The injured, including five in a critical ... Read More »

Congress Targets PM As China Blocks Move On Masood Azhar Again: Updates

NEW DELHI: China for the fourth time blocked a bid in the UN Security Council to designate Pakistan-based terror group Jaish-e-Mohammed’s chief Masood Azhar as a “global terrorist” by putting a technical hold on the proposal on Wednesday, a move India termed as disappointing. The proposal to designate him under the 1267 Al Qaeda Sanctions Committee of the UN Security ... Read More »

Facebook Reportedly Builds Censorship Tool to Attain China Re-Entry

Facebook Inc has quietly developed a censorship tool that could persuade China to allow the world’s biggest social media network to re-enter the world’s second largest economy after a seven-year ban, the New York Times reported on Tuesday. Facebook developed the software, which suppresses posts from appearing in people’s news feeds in specific geographies, with the support of Chief Executive ... Read More »

‘Carbon emission in India grew by 5.2% in 2015’

While global carbon emission saw “almost no growth” last year, India’s emission grew by 5.2 per cent in 2015, says a study. Global carbon emissions from burning fossil fuels are projected to rise only slightly in 2016, marking three years of slowdown, said the study published in the journal Earth System Science Data . “This third year of almost no ... Read More »

China intervenes in Hong Kong legal system in boldest move yet

China’s parliament passed an interpretation of Hong Kong’s Basic Law on Monday that says lawmakers must swear allegiance to the city as part of China, Beijing’s most direct intervention in the territory’s legal and political system since the 1997 handover. The ruling is expected to bar two activist lawmakers from taking office in Hong Kong. The prospect of the ruling ... Read More »

‘Wearable robot’ might help paralytic patients regain ability to walk

BEIJING: Scientists have designed a wearable lower-limb robot exoskeleton that features natural knee movement to help stroke and spinal cord injury patients regain ability to walk and strengthen their muscles. Wearable “robot-assisted training” is quickly emerging as a method that helps improve gait rehabilitation. Now, researchers from Beihang University in China and Aalborg University in Denmark have designed a lower-limb ... Read More »