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Wednesday, July 2, 2014
A spreading anti-corruption crackdown launched by President Xi Jinping (習近平) snared its most senior figure yet on Monday when a former top Chinese general was expelled from the ruling Communist Party to face bribery charges.
Chinese race for Xu Beihong's horses
Galloping with the vigor of strong and simple brush strokes, the horses painted by late Chinese master Xu Beihong inspired his countrymen in wartime — and now to pay huge sums to treasure them.
Tuesday, July 1, 2014
Hong Kong braces for angry democracy protest
Hundreds of thousands of protesters are set to take to the streets in Hong Kong on Tuesday in a pro-democracy rally that organisers say could be the largest since the city was handed back to China.
An annual protest march in Hong Kong is expected to draw three times as many people as usual, angered by Beijing's insistence on limiting residents' say in picking the southern Chinese financial hub's next leader.
China has dismissed the Communist chief of the metropolis of Guangzhou from his post, media said Monday, after a corruption probe was launched.
British drugmaker GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) confirmed Monday the existence of a sex tape of the former boss of its China division, which reportedly emerged just before Beijing launched a bribery probe into the company.
A book importer in China said Monday it scrapped plans to distribute Hillary Clinton's memoir “Hard Choices,” which talks about Chinese censorship and a dissident who took refuge in the U.S. Embassy in Beijing, due to sensitive content.
China's central bank said it has signed agreements for yuan clearing arrangements with France and Luxembourg, with the aim of promoting greater use of its currency overseas.
Housing prices in major Chinese cities fell for a second consecutive month in June, an independent survey showed Monday, providing more evidence of a deflating property bubble.
Monday, June 30, 2014
China slams Hong Kong democracy poll despite 800,000 votes
Organisers Monday urged Hong Kong's government to take seriously an unofficial referendum on democratic reform after nearly 800,000 people voted in the Chinese city, but state media in Beijing dismissed the ballot as unpatriotic.
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