Saturday, February 28, 2015
China imposed a one-year ban on ivory imports that took immediate effect Thursday amid criticism that its citizens' huge appetite for ivory has fueled poaching that threatens the existence of African elephants.
A Hong Kong mother of two was given a six-year prison term Friday for abusing her Indonesian maid in a case that aroused widespread outrage over its brutality.
Chinese investors seeking green cards to live in America run the risk of being defrauded under a loosely regulated visa program, according to a report Thursday from a federal watchdog.
China defended its activities in the South China Sea as restrained and responsible Friday after the U.S. intelligence chief called its expansion of outposts in the region an “aggressive” effort to assert sovereignty.
Friday, February 27, 2015
Chinese state-owned banks loaned US$22.1 billion to Latin American countries last year, helping to keep afloat struggling economies that have been hit hard by a fall in prices for oil, minerals and other commodities that they export, according to new numbers released Thursday by the U.S. think tank the Inter-American Dialogue.
With his latest political exhortation, Chinese President Xi Jinping is asserting his influence and advancing his agenda in a time-honored tradition among Chinese leaders.
Thursday, February 26, 2015
Chinese factory activity expanded in February, snapping two consecutive months of contraction, a closely watched private survey showed Wednesday in a bright spot amid a broad slowdown in the world's second-largest economy.
A famed 81-year-old Chinese dissident writer was given a suspended 2 1/2-year prison sentence Wednesday on charges of running an illegal business, apparently because he published articles critical of the country's propaganda chief.
Hong Kong's leadership Wednesday blamed months of pro-democracy protests as the economy fell well short of predicted growth in 2014, and said “prolonged political bickering” could do more damage to investor confidence.
Wednesday, February 25, 2015
Hong Kong's leader said Tuesday that the government is looking to restrict the number of Chinese tourists entering the city, following a public backlash over the influx of mainland visitors.