Thirty-two sailors are missing after Panama oil tanker "Sanchi" and Hong-Kong freighter "CF-Crystal" collide off the east coast of China. The collision ignites the oil tanker, which carried a 136,000-tonne load.
China's AVIC AG600, the world's largest amphibious aircraft, makes its maiden flight. State-owned Aviation Industry Corporation of China (AVIC) has spent almost eight years developing the aircraft, which is designed to carry out marine rescues and battle wildfires. 2017-12-24 (Context: China)
The BBC reports that former Prime Minister of the United Kingdom David Cameron is to head a GBP750 million ($1 billion) U.K. private fund to improve air, road and railway links between China and its trading partners. 2017-12-16 (Context: China)
Scientists at the Wuhan Institute of Virology trace the source of the deadly 2002-04 SARS virus outbreak, which killed 774 people in 37 countries, to a colony of cave-dwelling horseshoe bats in China's Yunnan province. 2017-12-10 (Context: China)
A large factory explosion in Ningbo, China, kills at least 2 people and injures more than 30. 2017-11-26 (Context: China)
Chinese delegates visiting the Burmese capital of Naypyidaw propose a three-phase plan to resolve the conflict in Myanmar's Rakhine State. The governments of Myanmar and Bangladesh expressed support for the plan, which included repatriating refugees that have fled from violence in Rakhine State. 2017-11-19 (Context: China)
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