Chinese police detain owner of hotel where fire killed 19
BEIJING (AP) — Police in northeastern China have detained the owner of a resort hotel where a fire killed 19 people and injured 23 others.
The public security bureau of the city of Harbin said on its official social media account it was questioning the legal representative of the Beilong Hot Spring Leisure Hotel on suspicion of negligence leading to Saturday's fire.
Fire kills 19 at resort hotel in China’s northeast
BEIJING (AP) — At least 19 people were killed in a fire at a resort hotel in China's northeastern city of Harbin early Saturday, the local government said.
The disaster added to a string of deadly blazes that have plagued China despite official efforts to improve public safety over the past two decades.
BEIJING (AP) — At least once a week, Su Lingmin films herself singing, sharing health tips and chatting with hundreds of fans from her hospital bed.
"Now I'm a professional livestreamer," she said with a smile in a video last week. "What else can I do?"
Diagnosed with leukemia four months ago, the 27-year-old native of the northern Chinese city of Harbin is helping give a human face to the struggle for more affordable cancer drugs in China.
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — A former Deere & Co. factory manager cannot sue the company under the Iowa Civil Rights Act because he worked and lived in China when he was disciplined for having sexual relationships with two Chinese woman also employed by the company, the Iowa Supreme Court said Friday.
Red Square, Bangkok temple among ice festival sculptures
HARBIN, China (AP) — Ice sculptures of Moscow's Red Square and Bangkok's Temple of the Emerald Buddha are among landmarks featured in the world's largest ice festival.
The Harbin International Ice and Snow Festival in the frigid northeastern Chinese city is known for massive, elaborate and colorfully lit ice sculptures featuring animals, cartoon characters and landmarks.
Frigid northern China hosts snow and ice sculpture festival
HARBIN, China (AP) — The city of Harbin in China's frigid northeast is hosting one of the world's largest festivals featuring ice sculptures of animals, cartoon characters and famous landmarks.
The festival, which officially opens late Thursday and last year drew more than a million visitors, showcases the region's tradition of snow and ice carvings as well as ice swimming in the Songhua River. Harbin's temperatures can fall to minus 25 degrees Celsius (minus 13 degrees Fahrenheit).
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