Saturday, July 4, 2015
Weighed down by the sectarian conflict in Northern Ireland, British officials jokily discussed the possible benefits of relocating the entire population of Hong Kong to the province, newly released documents showed Friday.
Friday, July 3, 2015
A prominent Chinese lesbian couple held a simple ceremony Thursday to announce their informal marriage, in their latest effort to push for legalization of same-sex unions in China.
A 3,000-meter airstrip Beijing is building on a reef in disputed waters in the South China Sea, where tensions are mounting with its neighbors, is "nearly complete," a U.S. think tank said., 1 Comment
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., 1 Comment
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.