Thursday, January 8, 2015
China's powerful former security chief Zhou Yongkang moved one step closer to trial Wednesday as authorities announced his case had been sent to prosecutors, amid a much touted anti-graft sweep.
Wednesday, January 7, 2015
Hong Kong leaders are launching a second consultation on how choose the city's top leader in 2017, after signaling their firm intention to stick with a proposal to screen candidates, an issue that sparked massive street protests throughout the fall.
A former Chinese journalist has admitted falling for an April Fool's joke which sparked a decades-long myth in his country — that U.S. officer cadets learned from the example of Communist military hero Lei Feng.
Some wailed and some staggered with grief as the relatives of the 36 people killed in Shanghai's New Year's Eve stampede visited the disaster site Tuesday for seventh-day commemorations that are a revered ritual in China., 1 Comment
Hong Kong's leader warned Tuesday against fresh pro-democracy protests ahead of the next step in the city's contentious political reform process, as a new official report on the mass rallies sparked widespread anger.
Tuesday, January 6, 2015
China has scrapped its export quotas for rare earths, minerals used in mobile phones and other high-tech products, after losing a World Trade Organization (WTO) case brought by Washington and other trading partners over controls that alarmed global technology producers.
Air pollution in Beijing dropped slightly last year, municipal authorities said, although levels of the most dangerous small particulate matter remained more than three times the internationally recommended limit.
German carmaker BMW has agreed to offer 5.1 billion yuan (US$818 million) in subsidies to its Chinese dealers to help make up for losses from slowing sales, Bloomberg news agency reported Monday.
A spectacular ice festival opened in China on Monday but officials cancelled a firework display to allay safety concerns after a deadly New Year stampede in Shanghai.
China has abolished price controls on tobacco leaf, the last agricultural product to have limits, the country's top economic planner said as authorities seek to give the market a greater economic role.