A Chinese university has fired a professor for failing to admit wrongdoing in posting an article criticizing President Xi Jinping, the academic said on Wednesday, underscoring questions about academic freedoms for foreign colleges setting up shop in China.
Local authorities in Shanghai have denied that a petitioner was beaten to death by local police over a property dispute.
Dozens of people protested in the heart of China's commercial hub Shanghai on Saturday after the death of a petitioner following his alleged beating by police.
Chinese government bond futures rose on their debut Friday as authorities lifted an 18-year ban on the product as part of efforts to speed up economic reforms.
Chinese state media increased the pressure on British pharmaceutical giant GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) over a bribery investigation Tuesday, accusing the firm of being responsible rather than individual employees.
An ammonia leak from a cold storage unit at a food company in China's commercial hub of Shanghai killed 15 people on Saturday and sickened dozens, the city government said.
Work on the main structure of the world's second tallest skyscraper was completed on Saturday, as the final beam was placed on the Shanghai Tower.
The number of dead pigs found in Shanghai's main river has doubled in two days to nearly 6,000, the government said, as residents worried over the water supply questioned the handling of the incident.
A surge in the dumping of dead pigs upstream from Shanghai -- with more than 2,800 carcasses floating into the financial hub through Monday -- has followed a police campaign to curb the illicit trade in sick-pig parts.
Chinese tradition says at the very beginning of a new year, when there's a bright full moon hanging in the sky, there should be thousands of colorful lanterns hung out for people to appreciate and thus, the Lantern Festival is celebrated in winter.