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At least 78 people have died and another 604 are seriously injured in an explosion at a chemical plant in Xiangshui County, Jiangsu Province. Hundreds of others were injured by the explosion at Jiangsu Tianjiayi Chemical Plant on the afternoon of March 21.  

A high-profile academic misconduct scandal involving a Chinese actor has aroused public scrutiny of alleged plagiarism and institutions cashing in on stardom

Medical researcher Chen Xiaoping’s claim that a malaria parasite – plasmodium – may be effective in fighting cancer has sparked fevered debate in China. While those diagnosed with terminal cancer see the treatment as a last ray of hope, medical experts have questioned its science and accused Chen of ethics violations for conducting human trials

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A significant number of younger people in China are at a heightened risk of hearing damage or loss due to prolonged earphone use at high volumes

While livestreamed classes have helped students in poorer, rural areas gain access to top resources, long-distance education alone does not narrow the urban-rural education gap, experts say

Once officially banned and condemned by the public, esports in China have since boomed, earning a place as a recognized athletic sport