Friday, February 13, 2015
China's ruling Communist Party will launch a year-long probe into the incomes of military staff, state media said Thursday, following revelations of widespread graft in its armed forces.
Urging international patience, Sri Lanka's new government that won a surprise election victory last month called for a postponement in the publication of a U.N. investigation into allegations of war crimes committed during the island nation's civil war.
Thursday, February 12, 2015
Nearly half of foreign companies in China feel singled out in a wave of anti-monopoly and other investigations, and a growing number are deciding not to expand their investments, the American Chamber of Commerce in China said Wednesday.
Former Chinese propaganda chief and communist hard-liner Deng Liqun, a fierce critic of the economic reforms championed by late leader Deng Xiaoping, died Tuesday at the age of 100, state media reported.
Chinese foreign direct investment into Europe appears to be becoming a fixture after hitting a record US$18 billion (15.9 billion euros) last year, with food and agriculture the top draw, a report said Wednesday.
U.S. cyber security firms on Tuesday said that a Chinese espionage team hacked Forbes magazine to hunt defense contractors, financial firms, and other unsuspecting prey visiting the popular news website.
Wednesday, February 11, 2015
A Hong Kong woman was convicted Tuesday of beating and starving her Indonesian maid and keeping her prisoner in a case that sparked international outrage and highlighted the plight of migrant domestic workers.
Clashes have flared between Myanmar's army and rebels in an ethnic Chinese northern border area, state media said Tuesday, as multiple conflicts in minority regions overshadow efforts to agree a countrywide ceasefire.
China fined chipmaker Qualcomm 6 billion yuan (US$975 million) in the biggest of a wave of anti-monopoly penalties that have rattled foreign companies.
China's inflation plunged to a more than five-year low of 0.8 percent in January, official data showed Tuesday, fueling fears the world's second-largest economy is on the brink of a deflationary spiral.