Thursday, June 25, 2015
The number of China's illegal drug users has been estimated at around 14 million, according to a study released by the country's state council Wednesday.
Almost half a billion U.S. dollars worth of smuggled frozen meat -- some of it rotting and more than 40 years old -- has been seized in China, reports said Wednesday.
Tuesday, June 23, 2015
Campaigners protesting China's annual dog meat festival, which sees thousands of canines butchered and eaten, were forcibly dispersed by unidentified men Monday as they attempted to rally outside a government office.
As one of Hong Kong's most outspoken democracy advocates, media tycoon Jimmy Lai has been on the receiving end of everything from rotten animal entrails to Molotov cocktails in the past 12 months.
Friday, June 19, 2015
Hong Kong lawmakers on Thursday rejected a Beijing-backed electoral reform package derided as "fake democracy" during mass protests last year, leaving the city in deadlock over how its leader should be chosen., 2 Comments
China has banned civil servants, students and teachers in its mainly Muslim Xinjiang region from fasting during Ramadan and ordered restaurants to stay open, official websites showed as the holy month began on Thursday.
A Chinese cargo ship capsized on the Yangtze river near the eastern city of Nanjing early Thursday, but casualties were unknown, state media reported.
Thursday, June 18, 2015
Hong Kong lawmakers rejected a Beijing-backed political reform package Thursday as pro-democracy legislators united to vote down a contentious electoral roadmap that has sparked mass protests.
Hong Kong lawmakers laid bare the city's entrenched political divide Wednesday as they locked horns over a reform package ahead of a key vote that pits democracy campaigners against the government.
A Chinese university has earned comparisons with Harry Potter's Hogwarts due to its bizarre castle campus, but local traditions supplied the magic at a Confucian-style ceremony for its degree graduates.