Tuesday, March 31, 2015
A six-year prison sentence reportedly given to a man in China's mainly Muslim Xinjiang region for growing a beard was "absurd," an overseas group said Monday as accounts of the penalty disappeared online.
U.S. Treasury Secretary Jacob Lew pressed Chinese leaders on Monday to suspend proposed curbs on foreign security technology and said a Beijing-led regional bank should work in partnership with existing institutions, an American official said.
China's yuan has dropped to seventh place among the world's payments currencies, global transactions organization SWIFT said Monday, even as Beijing tries to push greater international use of the unit.
Monday, March 30, 2015
A court in China's mainly Muslim Xinjiang region has sentenced a man to six years in prison for "provoking trouble" and growing a beard, a practice discouraged by local authorities, a newspaper reported Sunday.
IOC inspectors left Beijing Sunday after offering praise for the Chinese capital's bid for the 2022 Winter Olympics that, if successful, would make it the first city to hold both the winter and summer games.
Hong Kong manufacturers in Guangdong province are bearing the brunt of rising labor costs, with the clothing and shoemaking industries operating under the impact of frequent strikes.
Along with two dozen of her fellow "dancing grannies," 60-year-old Zhang Jinsu twirls and steps her way every night across a central Beijing plaza, sometimes gliding over the pavement like a butterfly, at other times marching with a plastic rifle.
Saturday, March 28, 2015
Beijing escalated its war of words with the Philippines over the South China Sea on Friday, decrying Manila as "hypocritical" for criticizing its land reclamation works in the area.
Friday, March 27, 2015
China faces a million deaths a year from antibiotic-resistant superbugs and a loss of US$20 trillion by 2050, an economist and former top Goldman Sachs executive said Thursday.
A secret private airport illegally built by a wealthy businessman in China was exposed after he crashed his helicopter, killing a passenger, state-run media said Thursday.