China is using its fishing fleets with armed escorts to bolster maritime claims in disputed territory, a senior US State Department official warned Wednesday, calling China's behaviour "disturbing".
A city in southern China went ahead with an annual dog-meat eating festival Tuesday despite heavy criticism and protests from animal rights activists.
Hong Kong's leader said Tuesday he has raised concerns with China about the case of a bookseller who reported being detained for eight months on the mainland, amid fears Beijing is tightening its grip on the city.
The popular head of a Chinese village who won a rare open election in 2012 following a standoff with the ruling Communist Party said in a televised statement Tuesday that he accepted kickbacks for government contracts, as thousands of his supporters marched in the streets calling for his release.
Footage of Chinese bank staff being spanked for poor performance at a training session has gone viral, triggering public anger and the suspension of the bank's boss, reports said Tuesday.
Hong Kong's leader said Monday he'll raise concerns with the Chinese government over the case of a bookseller secretly detained for months in the mainland and whose revelations about his ordeal have sparked fear and anger over Beijing's tightening grip.
The number of stateless children born to refugees is growing in Hong Kong, where claims from asylum seekers have more than tripled in the last two years, alarming residents and lawmakers.
A Hong Kong bookseller whose disappearance sparked international concern said Sunday that he was so despondent during his detention by authorities in mainland China that he considered suicide.
A pro-democracy Hong Kong singer Sunday staged a free concert after sponsor Lancome pulled out -- allegedly due to pressure from mainland China -- and urged her audience to fight repression.
A Hong Kong bookseller who said he was blindfolded, interrogated and detained in mainland China led a protest march Saturday defying Beijing as pressure grows for authorities to answer questions over the case.