In Hong Kong, one case of Bird Flu has been confirmed in poultry. As a precaution, the government ordered 4,500 animals to be put down.
Thousands of people have turned out against a plan to build up to 400,000 homes on reclaimed land off the island of Lantau. Critics warn the project is too costly and will destroy the environment.
A rabies vaccine scandal in China has resulted in €1.1 billion in penalties for a pharmaceuticals firm. Officials say its product did not enter the market, but the case fueled consumer outrage over faulty goods.
Conservationists have heralded the landmark decision, which they hope will bring relief to elephants. Under the new law, Hong Kong plans to phase out ivory stocks by 2021.
Health officials in China are expecting an increase of cases as winter sets in. The last bird flu outbreak to affect China occurred in 2013 and killed 36 people.
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