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Sex abuse scandal hits South Korea’s elite skating scene

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Speed skating is one of Korea’s most prestigious sports The prized elite world of South Korean speed skating has been mired in scandal following a wave of allegations from female skaters who say that they were sexually abused by their coaches and that it was covered up. For a […]

Gigi Wu: ‘Bikini hiker’ dies on solo Taiwan climb despite search efforts

Image copyright Facebook/Gigiwu.bgn Image caption The bikini shots from her successful summits had gained her many followers A Taiwanese hiker known for posting bikini clad photos from mountain summits has died after falling into a ravine during a solo trek. Gigi Wu managed to contact emergency services but bad weather delayed rescue operations, local media […]

Year of the Pig? Peppa takes China by storm

Year of the Pig? Peppa takes China by storm

Image copyright PA She’s unlikely to feature on many lists of the all-time top British cultural icons. But Peppa Pig – the UK-made children’s cartoon character – is right up there with the best of them, at least in China. With the series racking up 18 billion online views since its launch here seven years […]

Taiwan ‘bikini hiker’ dies on solo climb despite search efforts

Image copyright Facebook/Gigiwu.bgn Image caption The bikini shots from her successful summits had gained her many followers A Taiwanese hiker known for posting bikini clad photos from her summits has died after falling into a ravine during a solo trek. Gigi Wu managed to contact emergency services but bad weather delayed rescue operations, local media […]

He Jiankui: China condemns ‘baby gene editing’ scientist

Media captionWhat is gene editing and how does is work? China says the scientist who claims to have created the world’s first genetically edited babies last year acted illegally and in pursuit of fame and fortune, state media report. He Jiankui’s claim to have altered twin girls’ genes so they could not get HIV was […]

He Jiankui: China condemns ‘baby gene editing’ scientist

Media captionWhat is gene editing and how does is work? China says the scientist who claims to have created the world’s first genetically edited babies last year acted illegally and in pursuit of fame and fortune, state media report. He Jiankui’s claim to have altered twin girls’ genes so they could not get HIV was […]

He Jiankui: China condemns ‘baby gene editing’ scientist

Media captionWhat is gene editing and how does is work? China says the scientist who claims to have created the world’s first genetically edited babies last year acted illegally and in pursuit of fame and fortune, state media report. He Jiankui’s claim to have altered twin girls’ genes so they could not get HIV was […]

China economy: Fourth quarter growth slips to 6.4%

Image copyright Getty Images China’s economy continued to slow in the last quarter of 2018, official figures showed, stoking fears about the impact on the global economy. In the three months to December, the economy grew 6.4% from a year earlier, down from 6.5% in the previous quarter. For the full year China expanded at […]

‘Baby formula ring’ leads to six arrests in Australia

Image copyright NSW Police Image caption Australian police have seized thousands of tins of baby formula Australian police say they have arrested six members of an “expansive” criminal gang which has been stealing baby formula for illegal sale in China. Stolen formula valued at more than A$1m (£550,000; $720,000) had been sold in the past […]

Trump-Kim summit: Second meeting by end of February

Image copyright EPA Image caption Kim Yong-chol, who visited the White House on Friday, is close to the North Korean leader US President Donald Trump is to meet North Korean leader Kim Jong-un for a second summit by the end of February, the White House says. The announcement came after Mr Trump met top North […]

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