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Saturday, January 10, 2015
The son of kung fu star Jackie Chan was sentenced to six months in prison on Friday after admitting drugs offences, a Beijing court said.
China has banned drivers of private cars from offering services through ride-hailing apps, throwing up a new hurdle to Uber Technologies Ltd.'s global expansion.
A veteran pro-democracy lawmaker pledged Friday to resign from Hong Kong's legislature, triggering a by-election to allow residents to “vent their anger” at Chinese authorities over proposals on how the city chooses its next leader.
Friday, January 9, 2015
China has banned drivers of private cars from offering services through ride-hailing apps, throwing up a new hurdle to Uber Technologies Ltd.'s global expansion.
The son of actor Jackie Chan pleaded guilty in a Beijing court Friday to providing a venue for drug users and was sentenced to six months in prison, following a major crackdown on illegal drugs in the Chinese capital.
The teenage face of Hong Kong's pro-democracy movement, 18-year-old Joshua Wong, slammed the authorities Thursday in a court appearance linked to mass protests which brought parts of the city to a standstill for months.
Standard Chartered to cut further 2,000 jobs
Standard Chartered said Thursday it would close a swathe of its global equities business and axe 2,000 jobs around the world this year as it tries to make savings of US$400 million as part of a structural overhaul.
China arrested or prosecuted more than 2,300 people for political offenses in 2013, the vast majority in secret, an advocacy group reported Thursday as the ruling Communist party continues a crackdown on dissent.
No girlfriend, no savings, and a poorly paid job: Zhao Jun is typical of the “diaosi,” or “losers” who have been left on the sidelines of China's decades-long economic boom.
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Japanese gaming giant Sony said Thursday it will delay the launch of its PlayStation consoles in China, originally scheduled for Sunday, but gave no specific reason.
  
  
  
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