Thursday, January 15, 2015
China has arrested 10 Turkish citizens and nine Uighurs over a plot to smuggle the members of the ethnic minority — including a wanted “terrorist” — out of the country, a state-run newspaper reported Wednesday.
Relatives of the 36 people killed in a New Year's Eve crush in Shanghai — who are now closely supervised by the government — have made a formal written demand for a proper account of the disaster, AFP has learned.
Wednesday, January 14, 2015
The religious and cultural tensions the West faces are “payback” for slavery and colonialism, a Chinese state-run newspaper said Tuesday in the wake of the Islamist attack on Charlie Hebdo magazine.
Born when a Qing dynasty emperor was on the throne, the man who helped invent the Pinyin writing system used for transliterating Chinese worldwide turns 109 on Tuesday.
Global stock markets drifted Tuesday as oil extended its slide, falling below US$45 a barrel, while better-than-expected Chinese trade figures countered recent gloom over the slowdown in the world's No. 2 economy.
Tuesday, January 13, 2015
Firebomb attacks early Monday on the Hong Kong home and office of pro-democracy newspaper tycoon Jimmy Lai have triggered new fears over the safety of outspoken media figures in the city.
China's auto sales exceeded 23 million vehicles last year, an industry group said Monday, but annual growth halved from 2013 as a weaker economy took its toll on the world's biggest car market.
A five-year-old girl in China contracted HIV through a blood transfusion, state media reported, the latest case to shine a light on an issue that has long bedeviled the country.
China's push to encourage more couples to have a second child after decades of restrictive family planning policies has fallen short of expectations in the first year, state media reported Monday.
Police in China's far-western Xinjiang region shot dead six attackers Monday, a state-run news portal said, amid a security clampdown in the violence-torn, mainly Muslim area.