Thursday, January 22, 2015
The writing is on the wall for Chinese officials caught up in the latest hotbed of graft and corruption: calligraphy associations.
Four local officials in Shanghai have been sacked after 36 people died in a New Year's Eve crush on the city's famous waterfront, known as the Bund, the city government announced Wednesday, saying the carnage could have been avoided.
Wednesday, January 21, 2015
China's economy grew at its weakest for almost a quarter of a century in 2014, official data showed Tuesday, with authorities describing slower expansion as the “new normal” and analysts tipping further deceleration this year.
Chinese President Xi Jinping's base salary is rising from about US$13,600 to US$22,300 a year under a recent general pay increase for public employees, state media reported Tuesday.
China's leadership has issued guidelines requiring universities to strengthen ideological controls in classrooms and telling professors to champion Marxism, traditional culture and socialist core values.
Tuesday, January 20, 2015
China's economy grew at its weakest for almost a quarter of a century in 2014, official data showed Tuesday, with authorities describing slower expansion as the "new normal" and analysts tipping further deceleration this year.
Chinese shares closed down 7.70 percent on Monday, the biggest fall in more than six years, after regulators cracked down on margin trading that has fueled a market rally.
Police in southern China shot dead two Uighurs trying to cross the border into Vietnam, state media reported Monday, with rights groups saying repression at home causes members of the ethnic minority to flee.
A 14-year-old girl who was arrested for chalking flowers on the wall of a Hong Kong democracy protest site and faced being taken into care will be allowed to stay with her family, a court ruled Monday.
Hong Kong student leader Alex Chow on Sunday accused police of mounting a campaign of harassment against pro-democracy campaigners after he became the latest figure to be arrested and released by police.