House fire in Beijing suburb kills 19 people

BEIJING -- The official Chinese news agency says a fire at a building advertising low-cost rental apartments in a southern Beijing suburb has killed 19 people and injured eight others. Xinhua News Agency says firefighters put out the fire at Xinjian ... ( read original story ...)

House fire in southern Beijing suburb kills 19, injures 8

BEIJING — A fire at a building advertising low-cost rental apartments in a southern Beijing suburb killed 19 people and injured eight others, official media reported Sunday. Firefighters put out the fire at Xinjian Village in the district of Daxing by 9 ... ( read original story ...)

China Citic, Baidu launch direct bank in fintech push

BEIJING (Reuters) - China Citic Bank Corp (601998.SS) and search engine giant Baidu Inc (BIDU.O) launched on Saturday a direct banking joint venture, dubbed AiBank, to capitalize on China’s rapidly growing fintech sector. AiBank is one among several tie ... ( read original story ...)

Beijing and nearby areas report more ‘good air’ days

Beijing and surrounding areas reported good air quality on more days in October thanks to strengthened efforts to reduce emissions. In 13 cities in the Beijing-Tianjin-Hebei region, "good air" days accounted for 69.2 percent on average last month, up by ... ( read original story ...)

Gigi Hadid pulls out of Victoria’s Secret China show

Hadid said in a post on her Twitter account: “I’m so bummed I won’t be able to make it to China this year. Love my VS family, and will be with all my girls in spirit!!” WATCH BELOW: 2016 Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show Highlights Hadid did not ... ( read original story ...)

China faces waste hangover after Singles’ Day buying binge

SHANGHAI (Reuters) - China’s Singles’ Day online discount sales bonanza on Saturday saw bargain-hungry buyers spend over $38 billion, flooding the postal and courier businesses with around 331 million packages - and leaving an estimated 160,000 tonnes ... ( read original story ...)