Nearly a third of the business of the law firm at the centre of the Panama Papers scandal came from its offices in Hong Kong and China, reports said Thursday, with the Asian giant assailed by corruption and capital flight.1 Comment
A day after losing Wisconsin, White House hopeful Hillary Clinton unleashed a blistering critique of mainland China while campaigning Wednesday in blue-collar Pennsylvania, warning the Asian giant must "toe the line" if she becomes president.
The choking, assault and attempted kidnapping of a Chinese woman at a Beijing hotel in full view of security cameras and multiple passers-by has sparked a social media firestorm, with more than 2 billion views.
The mainland Chinese authorities have detained the head of a group of finance companies accused of defrauding more than 100,000 investors, as he sought to board a private plane allegedly hired to take him to Europe for his wedding, media reports and police said.
Hundreds of people, including priests, environmental activists and fishermen, protested in Sri Lanka's capital on Monday, demanding the government halt a US$1.5 billion Chinese-funded port city project.
Mainland China on Tuesday banned most imports of North Korean coal and iron ore, the country's main exports, in a significant increase in pressure on the North under U.N. sanctions against its nuclear and missile tests.
Shanghai authorities have arrested six people for making and selling fake infant formula as the popular U.S. brand "Similac," marketing the counterfeit product across seven provinces, a Shanghai government body said.
For many aspiring Chinese, living in a chateau would be a dream come true. But bourgeois apartments with foreign names are the latest victims of a wide-ranging crackdown on "Western values" by Communist authorities.
Hong Kong's leader hit back Tuesday at growing calls for independence from Beijing, particularly among young activists, as he dismissed the need for any discussion on a breakaway.
Former top Chinese military leader Guo Boxiong has confessed to bribe-taking, the official Xinhua news agency reported Tuesday, citing military prosecutors who described the sums as "extremely huge."