Wednesday, December 3, 2014
China will send artists, film-makers and TV personnel to live among the masses in rural areas in order to “form a correct view of art,” according to a state media watchdog notice.
China will not step in to save neighboring North Korea if the Pyongyang regime collapses or starts a war, a retired People's Liberation Army general said, possibly signaling waning patience in Beijing with its wayward, nuclear-armed ally.
The black slabs of coal came in by the truckload through this dusty valley in northern China, slated to power cement and steel plants, heat the houses of poor farmers and even grill skewers of lamb and beef.
Tuesday, December 2, 2014
A prominent Hong Kong teen protest leader said Monday he's going on a hunger strike after a failed attempt by pro-democracy activists to step up their flagging movement for democratic reforms by surrounding government headquarters., 1 Comment
Hong Kong's leader said Monday that pro-democracy protests were “in vain” after police used pepper spray and batons on students trying to storm government headquarters, in some of the worst violence since the rallies began.
In the village where he was born, a Chinese chicken breeder emerged from a lake of green to tell of his life beneath the waves in a homemade orange submarine.
China's chief negotiator with Taiwan, Chen Deming, said Monday that he will arrive in Taiwan on Dec. 9 for a visit to gain further insight into such sectors as biotechnology and eco-tourism.
A Japanese-built facility in China on Monday began destroying the largest cache of World War II chemical weapons abandoned in the country, Tokyo officials said, in a rare case of co-operation between the two countries.
China on Monday defended its refusal to allow a group of British MPs into Hong Kong, describing their planned trip to the former colony as “overtly confrontational” in words echoing those of the legislators' leader.
Monday, December 1, 2014
Hong Kong police said Monday they had "no other choice" after unleashing pepper spray and baton charges at students who tried to storm government headquarters overnight, in some of the worst violence since the pro-democracy protests began.