Tuesday, April 7, 2015
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.
Prosecutors charged former national security chief Zhou Yongkang with corruption and leaking of state secrets, setting the stage for him to become the highest-level politician to stand trial in China in more than three decades.