Thursday, September 3, 2015
Hong Kong teenage student leader Joshua Wong is set to face trial on charges relating to his role in storming government headquarters nearly a year ago in a protest that sparked monthslong pro-democracy street occupations.
The death toll from an explosion at a chemical factory in eastern China has risen to five and the cause of the blast is still under investigation, mainland Chinese state media reported Wednesday.
Mainland China has approved for release the first film with gay principal characters, the movie's director said, in what some are calling a breakthrough in the country's heavily censored media.
Wednesday, September 2, 2015
By administrative order, dramas about resisting the Japanese wartime enemy will fill mainland Chinese TV channels this week as China celebrates -- including with a massive military parade -- the victory over Japan 70 years ago.
After a series of flight disruptions by angry or unruly passengers, mainland Chinese media on Tuesday revealed a new menace to air travel in the country: fighting pilots.
Blind and a prisoner in his own home, he escaped when a guard had a moment of inattention, feeling for obstacles and scrambling over walls, breaking his foot and crawling away covered in blood to find help.
The exiled Tibetan government said it saw no cause for celebrating 50 years since mainland China formed the Tibetan Autonomous Region, insisting that Tuesday instead marked a half-century of occupation and control over the once-independent Himalayan kingdom.
Mainland Chinese manufacturing showed further signs of weakness in August, adding to evidence of an inexorable slowdown in the world's No. 2 economy despite recent government efforts to support growth.
Tuesday, September 1, 2015
Mainland China's main state broadcaster on Monday paraded a financial journalist "confessing" to causing the stock market "great losses" as authorities seek to rein in a rout on the exchanges.
Mainland China's air force has called monkeys and falcons into service to ensure safe skies for a huge military parade this week to mark Japan's defeat in World War II, reports said.