Thursday, July 2, 2015
Tens of thousands joined a pro-democracy march Wednesday on the anniversary of Hong Kong's handover to China, in what organizers described as an opportunity to work out the movement's next step as momentum wanes.
China's Prime Minister Li Keqiang made a long-awaited pledge to curb carbon emissions during a trip to France Tuesday in which a Chinese company also inked an US$18 billion (16.1 billion euros) deal with Airbus.
China passed a wide-ranging new national security law Wednesday, expanding its legal reach over the Internet and even outer space as concerns grow about ever-tighter limits on rights.
Shanghai shares closed down more than five percent on Wednesday, resuming their downward trajectory a day after recording their biggest gains in more than six years.
Wednesday, July 1, 2015
U.S. cultural icon Mickey Mouse landed in the symbolic heart of the Chinese state Tuesday, as an exhibition opened in Tiananmen Square just steps from Communist leader Mao Zedong's mausoleum.
China's ruling Communist Party recruited almost 15 percent fewer new members last year amid hopes that better-qualified candidates will expand its guiding role in Chinese society.
The creation of the Chinese-led Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank is a bigger coup for Beijing than its hosting of the 2008 Olympics, state-run media said Tuesday after 50 countries signed its legal framework.
Tuesday, June 30, 2015
Hong Kong student leader Joshua Wong, the teenage face of the city's pro-democracy protests, was assaulted in the street with his girlfriend in an attack he said Monday sent a "chill to my heart."
Around 30 percent of China's Ming-era Great Wall has disappeared over time as adverse natural conditions and reckless human activities -- including stealing the bricks to build houses -- erode the UNESCO World Heritage site, media reported.
Mainland China is expected to unveil its long-awaited national pledges to reduce carbon emissions beyond 2020, a state-run newspaper said Monday, as top mainland official Li Keqiang visits Belgium and France ahead of a Paris climate summit.