Hong Kong finds Cardinal Joseph Zen guilty over pro-democracy protest fund

Hong Kong CNN — A 90-year-old former bishop and outspoken critic of China’s ruling Communist Party pleaded guilty Friday to charges related to his role in funding aid for the 2019 pro-democracy protests in Hong Kong. Five others, including Cardinal Joseph Zen and Cantopop singer Denise Ho, breached the Societies Ordinance by failing to register … Read more

10 people died in an apartment fire in Xinjiang, northwest China

BEIJING (AP) — Ten people have been killed and nine others injured in a fire at an apartment building in northwest China’s Xinjiang region. The fire broke out on Thursday night in the regional capital Urumqi, where temperatures dropped below freezing after dark. It took about three hours to extinguish the fire. All of the … Read more

36 people died in a fire in a workshop in central China

BEIJING (AP) — A fire at a workshop in Anyang, central China’s Henan province, has killed 36 people, Chinese state media said Tuesday. According to the state media, two more people were injured and two people were missing. The fire broke out around 4pm on Monday and took several hours to put out by firefighters. … Read more

China Zero-Covid: Beijing reports first deaths in nearly 6 months as cases rise

Hong Kong CNN — China has reported its first deaths from Covid-19 patients in nearly six months as the country grapples with a surge in cases in many cities testing the limits of its strict zero-Covid strategy. On Monday, China’s National Health Commission reported two deaths of Covid-19 patients in Beijing on Sunday, following the … Read more