Wednesday, December 11, 2013
Growth in China's industrial production slowed in November but retail sales expanded at a faster pace, official figures showed Tuesday, painting a mixed picture of the world's second-largest economy.
A Chinese law professor said Tuesday that he has been expelled from his college after he refused to recant an article he wrote calling for constitutional rule in China.
A Chinese detention system for sex workers should be abolished, a rights group said Tuesday, after the country's Communist authorities pledged to eliminate its notorious “re-education through labor” scheme.
A stuffed toy wolf has sold out at Hong Kong's IKEA stores, the Swedish furniture giant said Tuesday, after it became an unlikely symbol of opposition to the city's unpopular government.
Chinese hackers eavesdropped on the computers of five European foreign ministries before last September's G20 Summit, which was dominated by the Syrian crisis, according to research by computer security firm FireEye Inc.
Tuesday, December 10, 2013
Chinese inflation slowed to 3.0 percent in November to snap two months of acceleration in consumer prices, official figures showed Monday, well under the government's target for the year.
Chinese authorities have been withholding residence visas for reporters working for The New York Times and Bloomberg in apparent retaliation for the agencies' investigative stories on wealth accumulated by leaders' families.
Environmentalists hailed Monday a Chinese government ban on serving shark's fin, bird's nest soup and other wild animal products at official functions, saying it will set a precedent that will help protect endangered species.
Monday, December 9, 2013
South Korea said on Sunday it has extended its air defense zone to partially overlap with a similar zone declared by China two weeks ago that has sharply raised regional tensions.
Three Chinese ships entered disputed waters off Tokyo-controlled islands in the East China Sea on Sunday, the Japanese coastguard said, the first such incident since Beijing announced an air defense zone in the area last month.