Thursday, August 6, 2015
China is aiming to issue 1.0 trillion yuan (US$164 billion) worth of bonds to fund construction projects to help boost the slowing economy, Bloomberg News reported, quoting unnamed sources.
Mainland Chinese state media say minority Muslim Uighurs deported from Thailand to China remain in detention while authorities investigate whether some planned to join the Islamic State or other groups in the Middle East.
Wednesday, August 5, 2015
The head of a multi-billion-U.S.-dollar state-owned mainland Chinese heavy machinery manufacturer was found hanging in his office as anti-corruption investigators probed his firm, state media said Tuesday.
The first Catholic bishop to be ordained in mainland China for more than three years was consecrated on Tuesday amid a heavy police presence, worshippers said.
A Beijing policeman rescued a newborn baby who was stuck face-down in a public toilet, reaching his arm down into the pipe to gently pull out the infant, police and reports said Tuesday.
Tuesday, August 4, 2015
A key gauge of Chinese manufacturing activity plunged to a two-year low in July, an independent survey showed Monday, the latest data suggesting the world's second-largest economy faces downward pressure in the third quarter.
Mainland Chinese authorities have seized thousands of bottles of spirits laced with chemicals used to make erectile dysfunction drugs such as Viagra, officials said.
Beijing faces pressure over its island-building in the South China Sea during high-level Asian security meetings this week that will include the top U.S. and Chinese mainland diplomats.
Sunday, August 2, 2015
Dozens of activists including men wearing bras staged a protest in Hong Kong on Sunday after a woman was sentenced to three-and-a-half months' jail for assaulting a police officer with her breast.
Mainland Chinese manufacturing activity slowed further in July, official data showed Saturday, an early sign of weakness for the world's second-largest economy in the second half of this year.