Thursday, February 26, 2015
A famed 81-year-old Chinese dissident writer was given a suspended 2 1/2-year prison sentence Wednesday on charges of running an illegal business, apparently because he published articles critical of the country's propaganda chief.
Wednesday, February 18, 2015
Officials have put the brakes on some popular Chinese New Year events in big cities in the wake of a deadly stampede in Shanghai last month, leaving some observers complaining of a dampened mood and a kill-joy bureaucracy.
A Chinese man who was freed after six years on death row following a wrongful murder conviction was paid US$189,000 in compensation, state media said Tuesday, amid anger at the flawed legal system.
Tuesday, February 17, 2015
A former top official accused of taking bribes in return for government positions has been expelled from the ruling Communist party and stripped of all government positions, a party watchdog said Monday.
Sunday, February 15, 2015
Two popular taxi-booking apps backed by Chinese tech behemoths Alibaba and Tencent announced Saturday they would merge to create a new company reportedly valued at US$6 billion.
Saturday, February 14, 2015
A new military policy in China requires all personnel to meet weight limits and links promotions to fitness, a People's Liberation Army newspaper said Friday.
China should roll back its one-child policy and instead mandate that all couples have two children, a family planning official has said, drawing criticism Friday from a ruling Communist Party newspaper.
Friday, February 13, 2015
China's ruling Communist Party will launch a year-long probe into the incomes of military staff, state media said Thursday, following revelations of widespread graft in its armed forces.
Urging international patience, Sri Lanka's new government that won a surprise election victory last month called for a postponement in the publication of a U.N. investigation into allegations of war crimes committed during the island nation's civil war.
Thursday, February 12, 2015
Former Chinese propaganda chief and communist hard-liner Deng Liqun, a fierce critic of the economic reforms championed by late leader Deng Xiaoping, died Tuesday at the age of 100, state media reported.