Tuesday, January 5, 2016
Fourteen people were burned to death and 32 injured after a public bus went up in flames in a suspected arson attack in China on Tuesday, state media said.
Hong Kong's leader said he was "very concerned" Monday over the disappearance of five booksellers known for publications critical of the mainland Chinese authorities after a prominent lawmaker accused mainland security officers of kidnapping the men.
Rescuers have dropped provisions to four Shandong province mine workers trapped for 10 days in a wrecked gypsum mine and are slowly drilling a route to save them, mainland state media said Monday.
Mainland China's factory activity shrank further in December, a private survey showed Monday, the 10th consecutive month of contraction with the world's second-largest economy set to post its weakest growth in a quarter of a century.
Monday, January 4, 2016
A Hong Kong lawmaker said Sunday he believes Chinese security officers kidnapped five publishing company employees who have gone missing in the city, possibly because of a planned book about the former love life of mainland Chinese leader Xi Jinping.
Sunday, January 3, 2016
Mainland China has unveiled changes to the structure of its military, adding three new units, described by mainland Chinese leader Xi Jinping as "a major policy decision to realize the Chinese dream of a strong army," state media reported.
A missing Hong Kong employee from a publisher of books critical of China was "assisting in an investigation," his wife said Saturday, as police also probe the disappearance of his colleagues.
Saturday, January 2, 2016
A Hong Kong employee of a publishing firm known for producing books critical of the Chinese government has gone missing, his wife said Friday, following the earlier apparent disappearance of four colleagues.
A French reporter forced to leave Beijing after she criticized government policy in violence-racked Xinjiang arrived home Friday after warning of dark days ahead for journalists working in mainland China.
Married couples in mainland China will from Friday be allowed to have two children, after concerns over an aging population and shrinking workforce ushered in an end to the country's controversial one-child policy.