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GM in China Announces Imported Cadillac, Camaro Recall

General Motors Co. and its main Chinese partner are recalling nearly 20,000 imported Cadillac SRX sport utility vehicles and Chevrolet Camaros to replace defective seat bolts. GM said Friday the defect might allow seats to descend to their lowest position, …

China Orders Nationwide Inspection of Meat Supplier Factories

China’s food safety agency on Tuesday announced a nationwide inspection of processing factories and meat suppliers used by a company accused of selling expired beef and chicken to McDonald’s and KFC. The weekend report by a Shanghai TV station that …

Typhoon Rammasun Kills 18 in South China

The strongest typhoon to hit southern China in four decades has killed 18 people, the government said Sunday, while in the Philippines the death toll from the storm’s earlier destruction rose to 94. Typhoon Rammasun killed nine people and left …

China Tightens Controls on Baby Formula Imports

China has tightened controls on imports of infant formula in a move a New Zealand industry official said might block some of its suppliers. The announcement by China’s product safety agency says only suppliers that register in advance can import …

BMW Recalls 232,000 Cars in China

German automaker BMW says it is recalling 232,000 vehicles in China after identifying a problem with a bolt used in the engine, and says it is now checking whether the same defect can also be found in other countries. BMW …

China Ministry Preparing Plan for Mandatory Car Safety Seats

China’s traffic regulator is preparing a proposal to make the use of child-safety seats in vehicles mandatory in the country to reduce the number of fatalities and injuries in the world’s largest auto market. The Ministry of Public Security, whose …

China Inspectors Assigned After Severe Smog

China’s environment ministry said Sunday that it had sent inspectors to Beijing and other areas of the country to inspect polluting industries and check construction sites amid a spell of severe air pollution. Twelve teams will inspect factories, including those …

China Says it Saw a Drop in Mining Deaths in 2013

Safety at China’s coal mines improved in 2013, with the numbers of accidents and deaths decreasing from the previous year, the government said Saturday. China has the world’s deadliest coal mines, and authorities have made it a priority to improve …

GM to Recall 1.5M Cars in China to Replace Bracket

General Motors Co. and its main Chinese partner will recall almost 1.5 million cars to replace a bracket that secures a fuel pump, China’s product quality agency said Friday. The agency said the recall affects 1.2 million Buick Excelles made …

Farmers’ Market Fire in Southern China Kills 16

An overnight fire at a farmers’ market in the southern Chinese city of Shenzhen killed at least 16 people and injured five others, local authorities said Wednesday. The Shenzhen municipal government said in a statement that the fire broke out …