Tuesday, April 7, 2015
Timid by nature, Shi Jieying took a risk last month and joined fellow workers in a strike at her handbag factory, one of a surging number of such labor protests across China.
Although China's economic growth has slowed somewhat over the past year, the number of super rich people has expanded to a record high, according to the recently released China Ultra High Net Wealth Report 2014-2015.
Monday, April 6, 2015
As Chinese cities and towns pursue economic growth through ambitious land development projects, some of them have inadvertently turned themselves into "ghost towns," with a particularly high concentration in northeast China, according to a newspaper report.
One of Chinese President Xi Jinping's first acts on taking office in 2013 was to launch an anti-corruption crackdown that has resulted in the removal of many officials in high-profile scandals and shone a light on a wide range of corrupt practices.
A bus plunged 100 meters into a river in southwest China on Saturday killing 21 people, state media reported.
Sunday, April 5, 2015
A U.S. geologist convicted on state secrets charges and imprisoned in China has been released and returned to the United States, a human rights group said.
More than 30 taxi drivers were hospitalized after apparently drinking pesticide during a protest in central Beijing over a dispute with authorities, police said Saturday.
An Alabama government department has closed an investigation into whether celebrated novelist Harper Lee was coerced or abused into publishing a long-awaited second book this summer.
Saturday, April 4, 2015
Seven members of an Asia-based organized crime syndicate have been arrested for exploiting more than 500 women mostly from China and Korea in a prostitution ring that spanned Canada, authorities said Thursday.
Protesters in a southern Chinese city angry over land, water and other local issues occupied the platform of a high-speed train station Thursday night, shutting down service for about half an hour.