China hopes all-round maritime cooperation with the ASEAN will become a model for building the 21st Century Maritime Silk Road, Chines State Councilor Yang Jiechi said on Saturday. Full Story

More countries say to join China-backed AIIB investment bank

Russia, Australia and the Netherlands on Saturday became the latest three countries to say they plan to join the China-led Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB), adding clout to an institution seen as enhancing China's regional and global influence. Full Story

Five dead, one missing in central China mine flood

Five miners were confirmed dead and another is missing following a mine flood in central China's Hunan Province on Monday night, local government information office said Saturday. Full Story

Chinese FM visits Yunnan after bombing incident

China's foreign minister, Wang Yi, visited Yunnan Province and met with local officials over measures to maintain stability in the China-Myanmar border and to safeguard Chinese people's lives and property following a bombing incident in the region, Yunnan Daily reported on Tuesday. Full Story

TAIPEI, March 16 (Xinhua) -- A light trainer aircraft plungedinto a lagoon in Pingtung County, southern Taiwan, killing bothonboard, officials said Monday. Full Story

An earthquake in the eastern Chinese city of Fuyang has killed two people and damaged thousands of homes. Full Story