Friday, August 22, 2014
Five members of a fringe religious group in China went on trial Thursday for beating a woman to death at a McDonald's restaurant, reportedly after she rebuffed their attempts to recruit her.
Thursday, August 21, 2014
A Chinese state-run newspaper on Wednesday called on Beijing to “teach Canberra a lesson” after Australian tycoon and politician Clive Palmer labeled the Communist government “mongrels” who “shoot their own people” in a televised tirade.1 Comment
Wednesday, August 20, 2014
Pope Francis on Monday expressed his desire to travel to China, “even tomorrow,” but urged that the Catholic Church there be allowed to do its “job.”
A Chinese blogger who made a groveling apology on state television after being detained for “publishing false stories” has been released from custody, police said Tuesday, citing his “good attitude.”
Tuesday, August 19, 2014
Russian army helicopters have landed in northern China to take part in multinational anti-terrorism drills, underscoring continuing close ties between Beijing and Moscow despite tensions with the West over Ukraine.
Monday, August 18, 2014
The Qinghai-Tibet Railway has formally opened its Lhasa-Shigatse track to passengers. With the inauguration of the 253-kilometer track on Friday, the high-elevation railway has reached closer to Nepal. “We plan to extend the line up to Kerung in the long run,” said Yang Chu Lin, an official at the Shigatse Railway Service.
Sunday, August 17, 2014
Police arrested seven people in northwest China allegedly involved in a scheme that forced school children to donate blood, state media reported.
Saturday, August 16, 2014
The founder of a web marketing company has pleaded guilty to helping delete Internet posts and spreading false information to make money and gain followers, Chinese media reported Friday, using the case to praise a government crackdown on online expression.
U.S. universities dominated the top 20 in an annual ranking of global educational institutions released by a Chinese organization Friday, with Harvard remaining in first place ahead of Stanford.