Monday, May 9, 2011
Beijing's population rose to 19.6 million in 2010, and a huge influx of migrants contributed to the growth, the city's statistics bureau said.
Wednesday, May 4, 2011
Police in northeastern China have detained seven people suspected of deliberately starting a weekend fire in a hotel that killed 10 people and injured 35, the government and state media said Tuesday.
Wednesday, April 27, 2011
A Chinese state news agency says a man who killed four policemen in a shootout in eastern China has been executed. It was a rare case of gun violence in a country where private firearms ownership is illegal.
Tuesday, April 26, 2011
Seventeen poor migrants died when a fire swept through an illegally constructed Beijing building Monday, state media and officials said, in the latest accident to highlight lax Chinese fire safety.
Monday, April 25, 2011
Chinese police detained at least 30 Christians belonging to an unregistered Beijing church as the congregation gathered Sunday for an Easter service, a church member said.
Wednesday, April 13, 2011
Almost all of the more than 150 Christians rounded up in Beijing when they tried to pray outdoors have been released, but church leaders remain under house arrest, a U.S-based rights group said Tuesday.
Monday, March 7, 2011
China's Liu Wen may not yet have the sizzling star power of Brazilian supermodel Gisele Bundchen, but she is leading a bevy of Asian beauties down the world's top catwalks — and onto global billboards.
Monday, February 28, 2011
China is slightly lowering its annual economic growth target, to 7 percent from 8 percent, the premier said Sunday, in a move that signals a shift in government priorities to put the breakneck economy on a more sustainable footing.
A sharp rise in the Chinese yuan would bankrupt businesses and leave workers jobless, Premier Wen Jiabao said on Sunday in one of the strongest recent defenses of the country's forex policy.
China's leadership is promising to steer the economy in a new direction in its blueprint for the next five years that would empower consumers and narrow a yawning wealth gap but require politically contentious reforms.