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.
Tuesday, February 24, 2015
The number of people emigrating from Hong Kong has been declining, although the number applying to move to Taiwan has surged sharply, according to data from the Hong Kong and Taiwanese authorities.
Saturday, February 21, 2015
An internal investigation over the World Bank's controversial handling of a US$1 billion loan from China to help poor countries has found no evidence of fraud, according to documents reviewed Thursday by AFP.
Wednesday, February 18, 2015
Officials have put the brakes on some popular Chinese New Year events in big cities in the wake of a deadly stampede in Shanghai last month, leaving some observers complaining of a dampened mood and a kill-joy bureaucracy.
A Chinese man who was freed after six years on death row following a wrongful murder conviction was paid US$189,000 in compensation, state media said Tuesday, amid anger at the flawed legal system.
Tuesday, February 17, 2015
A Hong Kong boat captain was on Monday sentenced to eight years in prison for the manslaughter of 39 people in a 2012 ferry collision, the city's worst maritime disaster in nearly four decades.
A former top official accused of taking bribes in return for government positions has been expelled from the ruling Communist party and stripped of all government positions, a party watchdog said Monday.