- China rejects pork imports from U.S., Canada [Reuters]
China has rejected shipments of pork kidney from the United States and of spare ribs from Canada after finding traces of a banned growth agent in them, in the latest volley of cross-border accusations over product quality.
- China’s kung fu peace-keepers head for Darfur [The Telegraph]
With kung fu, automatic rifles and armoured personnel carriers, China showed off its new-found power this weekend, and how it says it intends to use it for good in the world, writes Richard Spencer.
- China confirms H5N1 strain of bird flu among ducks [AP]
China’s Agriculture Ministry has confirmed a suspected outbreak of H5N1 bird flu among ducks in southern China, Hong Kong’s health secretary said Monday.
- New Catholic bishop of Beijing to be ordained this week [AP]
Beijing church leaders will ordain a new bishop, Joseph Li Shan this week, a senior religious official said Monday, filling an influential post left empty since April when a powerful hard-line bishop died.
- Chinese villager blows up dinner guests [The Age]
A Chinese villager in Hunan Province invited 30 guests to a restaurant dinner and blew them up, killing at least nine people, and injuring another 25.
- Chinese Man Dies From 3-Day Gaming Binge [AP]
A 30-year old man in Guangzhou appears to have died of exhaustion after a three-day Internet gaming binge. Paramedics tried to revive him at the cybercafe but failed and he was declared dead on the spot.
View of the Huangpu River from staffh