China, South Korea and Japan will hold the sixth round of talks for a trilateral free trade agreement (FTA) next week, after Beijing and Seoul concluded the substantive negotiations for a bilateral FTA, the trade ministry said on Sunday. Full Story

Five Chinese workers among injured in coal mine blast in Malaysia

Five Chinese workers were injured Saturday in a coal mine explosion in eastern Malaysia, Chinese consulate in Kuching told Xinhua on Sunday. The explosion has left three persons killed and 29 injured. Full Story

Major hydroplant goes operational in power-thirst Tibet

Tibet's largest hydropower station became partly operational on Sunday, harnessing the rich water resources of the Yarlung Zangbo River to empower the development of the electricity-strapped region. Full Story

JIUQUAN, Gansu, Nov. 20 (Xinhua) -- China sent the Yaogan-24 remote sensing satellite into a scheduled orbit at 3:12 p.m. on Thursday from the Jiuquan satellite launch center. Full Story

A small group of Hong Kong protesters broke into the city's legislature via a side door early on Wednesday, and police stopped others forcing their way in as tensions in the Chinese city escalated following a period of calm. Full Story