Wednesday, May 22, 2013
Gunmen wearing North Korean military uniforms released a Chinese fishing boat Tuesday after holding its crew for two weeks, beating up the captain and stealing the vessel's fuel, the boat's owner said. He added that the hijackers did not get the 600,000 yuan (US$100,000) ransom they had demanded.
Visiting Premier Li Keqiang promised on Tuesday to open China's vast domestic market wider to India and forge a “dynamic trade balance” to deepen economic ties and ease tensions between the Asian giants.
It is impossible to predict the evolution of China's human H7N9 bird flu outbreak as researchers are still trying to understand the source of human transmission, the head of the World Health Organization said Monday.
A blast which ripped through an explosives plant in China has left 13 people dead and another 20 missing, an official said Tuesday, compounding the country's poor industrial safety record.
Tuesday, May 21, 2013
A former top Chinese banker has been expelled from the ruling Communist Party for taking bribes and turned over to prosecutors, the government said Monday, following reports he was implicated in huge improper loans.
A Macau lawyer assaulted in broad daylight in the Chinese gambling haven said Monday the attack was an attempt to intimidate him.
A massive blast ripped through an explosives factory Monday in eastern China, killing at least 12 people and leaving others buried in the debris, state media reported.
The kidnap, rape and forced prostitution of her daughter set Tang Hui on a mission to seek justice. But it was Chinese authorities' repeated obstructions, even detaining her, that made her a die-hard activist.
Monday, May 20, 2013
Chinese authorities were Sunday investigating claims that unidentified North Koreans hijacked a Chinese fishing boat, kidnapping 16 sailors and demanding a ransom, local media and an official said.