Friday, October 31, 2014
China is “vulnerable” to the deadly Ebola outbreak due to the soaring number of Chinese working in Africa and poor infection control at home, a co-discoverer of the virus warned Thursday.
Far fewer Chinese couples applied to have a second child than expected after a relaxation of the country's “one child” policy, state-run media reported Thursday, highlighting the aging nation's demographic challenges.
China says it will ease restrictions on credit cards in a move that might give Visa, Mastercard and other foreign competitors greater access to the Chinese market.
Thursday, October 30, 2014
A senior Hong Kong lawmaker was expelled from a prestigious Chinese government body Wednesday, in a sign that Beijing will not tolerate dissent from loyalists over pro-democracy protests in the semi-autonomous city.
Former Chinese premier Zhu Rongji, respected as an economic reformer and fighter against corruption, gave away nearly US$4 million last year to become one of the country's top philanthropists, a survey showed.
China's growth could decline to close to 7 percent next year but Beijing should focus on overhauling its economy instead of trying to stick to official growth targets, the World Bank said Wednesday.
The former head of one of China's largest banks and two of his employees went on trial Wednesday for corruption, accused of embezzling US$56 million, the official Xinhua News Agency reported.
Wednesday, October 29, 2014
Afghanistan and China pledged a new long-term partnership with each other Thursday as Kabul's new President Ashraf Ghani began a four-day visit while NATO combat troops prepare to withdraw from his country.
A retired general ensnared in a high-profile corruption drive launched by Chinese Communist chief Xi Jinping has admitted taking “extremely huge” bribes in return for army promotions, state media said Tuesday.
Hong Kong democracy activists on Tuesday marked one month of mass protests by unfurling a sea of umbrellas as student leaders called for direct talks with Beijing officials, the first time such a request has been made.