Tuesday, July 14, 2015
A Hong Kong pro-democracy protester allegedly assaulted by police -- in a beating captured on video -- was given the green light Monday to challenge a decision not to identify his assailants.
China's total trade slumped in the first half of this year, official data showed Monday, falling well short of the government's targets and dealing a blow to the global economy from its biggest trader in goods.
Monday, July 13, 2015
Mainland China's official news agency said that 109 ethnic Uighurs who Thailand deported to China amid international criticism that the refugees could face persecution had been on their way to Turkey, Syria or Iraq to help wage holy war.
Hong Kong's journalists faced an "unprecedented" number of assaults last year as political tensions surged during a massive pro-democracy movement in the city, a press freedom watchdog said on Sunday.
The vice president of China's highest court has been put under investigation, the ruling Communist Party's anti-corruption agency said, the most senior member of the judiciary to be probed as part of a highly publicized anti-graft campaign.
Fan Xiaolin, an engineer in Changsha in central China, thought he was safe when he deposited his family's savings of 800,000 yuan (US$130,000) in a private finance company he said was recommended by employees of state-owned Bank of China.
Sunday, July 12, 2015
Typhoon Chan-hom swiped eastern China on Saturday, paralyzing transport links and devastating farmland as authorities evacuated more than a million people, the government and state media said.
At least five lawyers and staff at a Chinese law firm known for its human rights casework have been detained by police, a friend of those held said Saturday, apparently part of a wider crackdown on the profession.
Saturday, July 11, 2015
Chinese authorities have evacuated more than 800,000 people and canceled hundreds of flights as a strong typhoon with wind gusts up to 200 kilometers (125 miles) per hour headed toward the country's southeastern coast on Saturday.
A mainland Chinese journalist who helped cover the Hong Kong democracy protests for a German publication was freed without charge Thursday following nine months in detention.