Thursday, October 9, 2014
A flawless fancy vivid pink diamond sold for a record US$17.7 million in Hong Kong late Tuesday, Sotheby's said.
Wednesday, October 8, 2014
China, Asia's sporting superpower, are agonizing over their failure to triumph in soccer, basketball or volleyball — what they call the “three big ball sports” — at the Asian Games.
Human rights groups have urged Malaysia not to deport 155 ethnic Uighur migrants, including 76 children, back to China, fearing they could face persecution.
Small groups of pro-democracy demonstrators remained on Hong Kong's streets Tuesday after protest leaders agreed to talks with the government and some students returned to school for exams.
A strong, shallow earthquake shook southwestern China's Yunnan province on Tuesday, officials said.
China has taken 160,000 “phantom” government staff off its official payroll who were receiving salaries despite not doing any work, state-media reported on Monday.
Tuesday, October 7, 2014
Small knots of pro-democracy demonstrators remained on Hong Kong's streets Tuesday morning after protest leaders agreed to talks with the government and dwindling demonstrator numbers dropped further.
The legacy of the 1989 crackdown in Tiananmen Square looms larger in Hong Kong than in mainland China, where the Communist Party has virtually erased all public mention of it. In this former British colony, .................
Hong Kong protesters were under pressure Monday to end their pro-democracy campaign as their numbers dwindled after a chaotic week of mass rallies, and frustration grew over disruption and traffic gridlock.
The official mouthpiece of China's ruling Communist Party on Monday slammed pro-democracy demonstrations in Hong Kong as “driving democracy backwards,” while state media continued to emphasize disruption caused by the protests.