Thursday, July 16, 2015
A Chinese court ordered a mugger's intended victim to pay his attacker 70,000 yuan (US$11,000) after he fought off the attempted robbery and beat him up, state-run media reported Wednesday.1 Comment
Wan Li, a major Chinese Communist political figure who served as vice premier and who was seen as a liberal voice in the Communist leadership, has died, state television reported Wednesday. He was 98.
Wednesday, July 15, 2015
BEIJING -- China's economic growth in the latest quarter held steady at 7 percent, its weakest performance since the global crisis, but better retail sales and factory output in June suggested efforts to reverse the slump might be gaining traction.
China's state media on Tuesday accused more than two dozen human rights attorneys rounded up in recent days of being troublemakers intent on illegal activism, as foreign governments and rights groups expressed growing concern over the crackdown.
Tibetan lama Tenzin Delek Rinpoche has died in prison 13 years into serving a sentence for what human rights groups say were false charges that he was involved in a bombing in a public park. He was 65.
The Silk Road trading center of Kashgar has been Muslim for centuries, but despite hordes of people thronging the main bazaar, Gulnur's headscarf shop had barely any customers.
Tuesday, July 14, 2015
A Tibetan monk died in a Chinese prison, a rights group and a report said Monday, 13 years into a sentence for terrorism and separatism observers said was deeply flawed.
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.