Friday, July 18, 2014
Fidgeting with his placard, six-year-old Fang Mingxing made an unlikely protester. But he was on the front line of a demonstration in China's capital, shouting: “I want to go to school.”
A Chinese regional official was sentenced to life imprisonment on Thursday for bribe-taking, a court said, the first high-ranking bureaucrat to be jailed in the corruption crackdown overseen by President Xi Jinping.
Thursday, July 17, 2014
Chinese growth accelerated to a forecast-beating 7.5 percent in the second quarter, official data showed Wednesday, as government stimulus provided a much-needed boost to the world's second-largest economy.
One of China's renowned ancient towns was under water Wednesday as heavy rain hit the centre of the country, with tens of thousands of people evacuated from the area.
Three members of an imprisoned pastor's family have sneaked out of China to the U.S. with the help of activists after complaining about an extended campaign of harassment by Chinese authorities, a Christian rights group said Tuesday.
Wednesday, July 16, 2014
Beijing won a key victory Monday in a trade dispute with Washington, as a World Trade Organization (WTO) panel said the United States was wrong to slap punitive duties on a host of Chinese goods.
Hong Kong's leader called Tuesday for limited electoral change despite mass pro-democracy protests, saying in a report to China that voters want a “patriotic” chief executive.
Tuesday, July 15, 2014
Three prominent allies of China's former security chief Zhou Yongkang are under investigation for corruption, state prosecutors said Monday, as the noose appears to tighten around one of the country's most powerful men.
Chinese growth failed to accelerate in the second quarter despite government stimulus measures, an AFP survey predicts, with the world's second-largest economy forecast to record its worst annual performance in 24 years.
Foreign direct investment (FDI) into China rose 2.2 percent to US$63.33 billion during the first six months of this year, the government announced Tuesday.