Sunday, March 8, 2015
China's severe environmental problems and government pledges to fix them have dominated the start of the country's annual legislative meeting, as leaders try to ease public worries about air, water and soil contamination that threaten to derail the country's economic rise and cast doubts on the ruling Communist Party.
Saturday, March 7, 2015
Chinese president says action will be taken on political and environmental issues causing most concern.
The lawyer of a well-known feminist activist says his client was detained in Beijing two days before the observance of International Women's Day.
For the past year, Wang Zheng has been avoiding one place: the modest apartment where his parents had been living for more than 20 years in downtown Nanjing until they vanished along with the ill-fated Malaysia Airlines Flight 370.
Political slogans have been a mainstay of Chinese life dating back to Mao Zedong, the founder of the People's Republic.
Friday, March 6, 2015
China unveiled a fresh double-digit spending boost for its military -- the world's largest -- on Thursday with a 10.1 percent increase in 2015, as it pursues a series of territorial disputes with its neighbors.
Thursday, March 5, 2015
China's military budget will grow by about 10 percent in the coming year, a legislative spokeswoman said Wednesday, despite slowing economic growth that fell to 7.4 percent last year and is expected to further decline in 2015.
China will carry out a groundbreaking trial program that may allow farmers to sell land, a senior official said Wednesday, a step towards liberalizing rural real estate transactions currently monopolized by the government.
More than 450 people were killed in China's restive mainly Muslim Xinjiang region last year, a rights group said -- with three times as many deaths among members of the Uighur minority than ethnic Han Chinese.