Saturday, June 13, 2015
Four siblings, aged between five and 14 and left unattended by their parents for months, apparently committed suicide by drinking pesticide in southwest China, the government and state media said Friday.
A top Chinese military officer met with U.S. Secretary of Defense Ashton Carter at the U.S. Defense Department on Thursday, but Beijing asked for limited media attention around the visit amid strains over the South China Sea.
Myanmar's Aung San Suu Kyi met Chinese leader Xi Jinping in Beijing on Thursday, state media said, during her closely watched first visit that China hopes will establish a line of communication with the influential opposition leader.
Friday, June 12, 2015
China's former security chief was sentenced Thursday to life in prison on corruption charges, in a victory for President Xi Jinping's anti-graft campaign seen as further cementing his authority by removing a potential challenger.
Growth in China's industrial production hit a three-month high in May, figures showed Thursday, while expansion in retail sales rebounded from a nine-year low in cautiously positive signs for the world's second-largest economy.
Chinese police on Thursday were investigating the apparent suicides of four young siblings aged five to 13 who had been abandoned by their parents in one of the country's poorest regions.
A man Beijing has named as one of the most senior figures in Tibetan Buddhism met with Chinese President Xi Jinping, state media said Thursday, as Communist authorities seek to win support for their policies in the region.
Chinese authorities have released the jailed American wife and business partner of a British investigator linked to a corruption case involving pharmaceutical giant GlaxoSmithKline (GSK), a family friend said Thursday.
Thursday, June 11, 2015
A Chinese newspaper with close links to the Communist Party on Thursday called on famed artist Ai Weiwei to abandon his "previous politics" after the dissident was allowed to stage a rare exhibition in China.
Global index compiler MSCI said it had delayed including Chinese shares in its benchmark index because there were still "remaining issues" over market access, but pledged to work with China's securities watchdog toward inclusion.