Tuesday, December 10, 2013
Chinese inflation slowed to 3.0 percent in November to snap two months of acceleration in consumer prices, official figures showed Monday, well under the government's target for the year.
Chinese authorities have been withholding residence visas for reporters working for The New York Times and Bloomberg in apparent retaliation for the agencies' investigative stories on wealth accumulated by leaders' families.
Environmentalists hailed Monday a Chinese government ban on serving shark's fin, bird's nest soup and other wild animal products at official functions, saying it will set a precedent that will help protect endangered species.
Monday, December 9, 2013
South Korea said on Sunday it has extended its air defense zone to partially overlap with a similar zone declared by China two weeks ago that has sharply raised regional tensions.
Three Chinese ships entered disputed waters off Tokyo-controlled islands in the East China Sea on Sunday, the Japanese coastguard said, the first such incident since Beijing announced an air defense zone in the area last month.
Saturday, December 7, 2013
The White House said on Thursday that China's new air defense zone over the East China Sea was “unacceptable” and urged Beijing not to implement it, but stopped sort of calling for it to rescind its declaration., 1 Comment
China's Foreign Ministry criticized Japan's lower house of parliament on Friday for passing a resolution demanding that Beijing scrap its air defense zone over the East China Sea, saying Japan had no right to “talk nonsense.”, 1 Comment
Friday, December 6, 2013
U.S. Vice President Joe Biden warned China on Thursday against escalating a dispute over an East China Sea air zone, adding that regional peace and stability were in Beijing's interests., 2 Comments
China's new rural reforms will stop short of giving commercial firms free rein to buy land and will focus instead on creating bigger family farms, the country's top rural official said in remarks published on Thursday.
Bitcoins suffered a new setback after China's central bank said Thursday its banks and payment systems are barred from handling the virtual currency.