Coronavirus toll in China touches 2,870; number of cases reported daily continue to fall, but instances of relapse spark concern
Confirmed cases increased to 79,824 even as infections outside worst-hit Hubei province dropped
Chinese sports authorities recruit Shaolin monks, teach them snow and ice disciplines to boost Beijing Winter Olympics squads
With four years still to go for the 2022 Beijing Olympics, China is desperately looking to boost their ranks, enlisting talented martial artists from monasteries and teaching them snow and ice sports.
Heavy snowfall in China continued to wreak havoc, damaging houses, agriculture and power facilities, with authorities saying 21 people have been killed and millions hit in the last one week
China has maintained its blue alert for intense snowfall in the central parts of the country, which has so far killed 13 people, the National Meteorological Centre said on Saturday.
Heavy rains hit Yulin City in northern Shaanxi, China from Tuesday night and caused floods in a number of areas.
A Chinese gay man has sued a hospital in Henan province for subjecting him to 19 days of treatment to cure his "sexual orientation disorder".
A gargantuan gold-painted statue of Communist China's founding father Mao Zedong has been erected in open countryside by a group of capitalists at a cost of 3 million yuan ($460,000)