Tuesday, June 9, 2015
Mainland China authorities on Monday touted "tremendous achievements" in human rights, citing legal improvements, poverty alleviation, and protections for minorities and freedom of speech, even as campaign groups highlight a tough crackdown on dissent and civil society.
Monday, June 8, 2015
Rescuers bowed their heads and ships' hooters blared in tribute Sunday to the victims of Communist China's worst shipping disaster, as relatives of the 431 dead and 11 still missing spoke of their grief.
Sunday, June 7, 2015
A total of 396 people have been confirmed dead after a cruise ship capsized in China, state media said, making it the country's worst shipping disaster in nearly 70 years.
When Li Caohua retired in her late 50s, the doctor immediately joined millions of other Chinese seniors and hit the road to see more of her giant country.
Saturday, June 6, 2015
The death toll in the Eastern Star capsizing rose to 331 on Saturday as disaster teams searched the now-upright ship bobbing on the water for more bodies, making it China's deadliest boat disaster in nearly seven decades.
As Italy's economy was heading off a cliff, police couldn't help but notice that the country's Chinese communities were booming. Luxury cars rolled past Chinese betting parlors and garment factories. Chinese immigrants were buying up Italian coffee bars and real estate. Their prosperity, however, was not reflected in local tax records.
China responded Friday to allegations it was involved in a hacking attack on U.S. government computers by saying such claims are unproven and irresponsible, and that it wishes the United States would trust it more.
The banged-up, white-and-blue Eastern Star emerged from gray waters of the Yangtze River on Friday as Chinese disaster teams raised the capsized ship with cranes to better search for nearly 340 people still missing. So far, 103 bodies have been found. The focus shifted from finding survivors to retrieving bodies trapped since the river cruise ship capsized suddenly during a storm Monday night on the trip from Nanjing to Chongqing.
Friday, June 5, 2015
All hands on deck: China's propaganda machine has cranked into top gear after a ship disaster, extolling the official response while dousing any public criticism and tightly controlling foreign media.1 Comment