Friday, January 23, 2015
China's Premier Li Keqiang sought Wednesday to allay fears over the Asian giant's growth outlook, telling business and government elites gathered in Davos that the economy is not heading for a sharp slowdown.
The skies of China's notoriously smog-filled cities saw a marginal amelioration last year, according to figures released by Greenpeace Thursday, but pollution remained far above national and international standards.
A group of pro-democracy financiers in Hong Kong took out an advert in the Wall Street Journal Thursday challenging China to respect the city's autonomy and introduce free elections.
A cyberspace rule aimed at maintaining State security and protecting the public interest will be introduced later this year, an official at China's Internet watchdog said on Wednesday.
Thursday, January 22, 2015
Macau, the Chinese territory known for casino gambling, outperformed the rest of the world's major cities economically last year, according to a report out Thursday.
China's e-commerce boomed in 2014 with transactions reaching around 13 trillion yuan (US$2.09 trillion), the government said Wednesday, as Beijing looks online for new drivers of growth.
With Hong Kong increasingly polarized on political reforms and fears growing over the influence of Beijing, frustrated residents are pressing former colonial power Britain to offer them an escape route.
The writing is on the wall for Chinese officials caught up in the latest hotbed of graft and corruption: calligraphy associations.
Four local officials in Shanghai have been sacked after 36 people died in a New Year's Eve crush on the city's famous waterfront, known as the Bund, the city government announced Wednesday, saying the carnage could have been avoided.
Wednesday, January 21, 2015
China's economy grew at its weakest for almost a quarter of a century in 2014, official data showed Tuesday, with authorities describing slower expansion as the “new normal” and analysts tipping further deceleration this year.