Saturday, November 1, 2014
Hong Kong's democracy protesters are considering traveling to Beijing to directly petition Communist authorities as the Chinese capital hosts U.S. President Barack Obama and other world leaders at an upcoming summit.
Declines in China's new home prices slowed in October, a survey showed Friday, though figures still fell for a sixth straight month as property woes weigh on growth in the world's second-largest economy.
Friday, October 31, 2014
China is “vulnerable” to the deadly Ebola outbreak due to the soaring number of Chinese working in Africa and poor infection control at home, a co-discoverer of the virus warned Thursday.
Far fewer Chinese couples applied to have a second child than expected after a relaxation of the country's “one child” policy, state-run media reported Thursday, highlighting the aging nation's demographic challenges.
China says it will ease restrictions on credit cards in a move that might give Visa, Mastercard and other foreign competitors greater access to the Chinese market.
Thursday, October 30, 2014
A senior Hong Kong lawmaker was expelled from a prestigious Chinese government body Wednesday, in a sign that Beijing will not tolerate dissent from loyalists over pro-democracy protests in the semi-autonomous city.
Former Chinese premier Zhu Rongji, respected as an economic reformer and fighter against corruption, gave away nearly US$4 million last year to become one of the country's top philanthropists, a survey showed.
China's growth could decline to close to 7 percent next year but Beijing should focus on overhauling its economy instead of trying to stick to official growth targets, the World Bank said Wednesday.
The former head of one of China's largest banks and two of his employees went on trial Wednesday for corruption, accused of embezzling US$56 million, the official Xinhua News Agency reported.