Saturday, November 29, 2014
Chinese authorities say in a six-month report card on their security crackdown in Xinjiang that they busted 115 terrorist gangs before they could unleash violence. But tallies of death tolls in the ethnically tense region suggest the violence has continued, and may even have intensified.
China is mandating soccer courses at more and more schools to raise the level of the game and bolster its ambitions as a power in global sport, state media reported Friday.
Two prominent Chinese political activists went on trial Friday for helping to organize small-scale protests against censorship, their lawyer said, the latest prosecution in a deepening government crackdown on dissent.
Friday, November 28, 2014
At least 11 people were killed Thursday in the second deadly coal mine accident to hit China in two days, pointing to continuing safety issues in the industry despite a major decline in deaths among miners in recent years.
Thursday, November 27, 2014
Seven students of a prominent scholar from China's Uighur minority have been tried in secret for separatism, a lawyer said Wednesday, after their professor lost an appeal against a life sentence for the same offence.
China has drafted its first national law against domestic violence, a move hailed by activists as a step forward in a country where abuse has long been sidelined as a private matter.
Wednesday, November 26, 2014
Developed countries must do more than their less wealthy counterparts to tackle climate change, the world's biggest polluter China said Tuesday, reaffirming its longstanding position before a United Nations climate conference next month.
Seven minority students working for a website run by a prominent Muslim Uighur scholar recently convicted of separatism stood trial on the same charge on Tuesday in China's far west region of Xinjiang, a rights lawyer said.
Chinese ships returned to territorial waters around islands at the centre of a dispute with Japan on Tuesday, the coastguard said, the first incursion since a Sino-Japanese summit aimed at reducing tensions.
China called on the Philippines Tuesday to release nine Chinese fisherman convicted of poaching after they were detained while in disputed waters, saying the incident was a violation of Beijing's sovereignty.