Wednesday, May 6, 2015
The mainland has replaced the heads of its three biggest energy companies, the firms said in separate statements, as speculation mounts over reforms to the oil industry.
Mainland Chinese regulators will lift price controls on most pharmaceutical drugs starting June 1 in hopes that the market-driven pricing system will keep medical costs in check, the National Development and Reform Commission announced Tuesday.
Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi has joined Sina Weibo, China's version of Twitter, ahead of his visit to the country next week, attracting tens of thousands of followers within hours.
Shanghai officials have implemented mainland China's toughest ban on the business activities of government officials by prohibiting their spouses, children or children's spouses from running private businesses.
German industrial giant Siemens confirmed that mainland Chinese regulators are "looking into" the business model of its health care unit, but denied it was a corruption investigation.
Tuesday, May 5, 2015
Mainland China's manufacturing activity recorded its worst contraction in a year in April, a survey by HSBC showed Monday, as subdued domestic demand weighed on growth in the world's second-largest economy.
China's former top representative in Hong Kong -- who once branded the colony's last British governor Chris Patten a "sinner for a thousand years" -- has died aged 87, the government said Monday.
Hong Kong police on Monday arrested one of six suspects who fled with millions in ransom money after a kidnapping, the city's new police commissioner Stephen Lo said.
Monday, May 4, 2015
A pilot said Sunday that he is anxious but excited about flying a solar plane solo from mainland China to Hawaii on the longest leg of the first attempt to fly around the world without a drop of fuel.
A woman who took her dog for a walk on a highway in China while her car was parked in the middle of the road was "punished" by police, state media said Sunday.