Saturday, February 15, 2014
A Chinese province admitted on Friday to running unlawful “discipline centers” to detain petitioners — months after the country abolished labor camps often used to lock them up., 1 Comment
China plans to build the world's longest underwater tunnel, an expert involved in the project told AFP Friday, a US$36 billion shortcut between two northern port cities in an earthquake-prone region.
A pair of Russian daredevil climbers ascended to the top of the world's second tallest building in China's commercial hub Shanghai, posting a stomach-turning video that has received more than a million views.
A total of 15 people died in an “attack” in China's Xinjiang region on Friday, with eight “terrorists” shot dead by police and three blowing themselves up, having killed four people, authorities said., 1 Comment
Almost 300,000 prostitutes have fled a southern Chinese city to continue business in other parts of the country following a recent wave of crackdowns on prostitution in the region, according to Taiwan's Central News agency.
A US$160 million investment vehicle sold by China's second-largest bank has missed four scheduled payments, state media reported, as fears grow that potential financial sector defaults could roil markets in the world's second-biggest economy.
China's consumer inflation held steady in January, easing pressure on communist leaders to control living costs as they launch ambitious economic reforms.
Friday, February 14, 2014
U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry held talks in Seoul Thursday on curbing North Korea's nuclear program, as the two Koreas locked horns at rare, high-level talks over looming South Korea-U.S. military drills.
Documents related to the Nanjing Massacre are being submitted for inclusion on a UNESCO list by authorities in the Chinese city, state media reported Thursday, after uproar over a Japanese bid to include suicide pilots' farewell letters.
Hong Kong's status as a bastion of press freedom is being eroded by creeping self-censorship under pressure from Beijing and media bosses loath to lose business in China, insiders are warning.