Mainland China is "strongly dissatisfied" with a Group of Seven statement calling for restraint in disputed waters, the mainland's external affairs agency said Tuesday, as worries grow in Asia over Beijing's territorial and military ambitions.
Renowned British cosmologist Stephen Hawking entered the universe of Chinese social media with a big bang on Tuesday, with his first post to the country's Twitter-like Weibo service garnering him more than a million followers the same day.
A judge on Wednesday ruled against a gay couple in China's first same-sex marriage case that was seen as a landmark moment for the country's emerging LGBT rights movement.
BEIJING - China is "strongly dissatisfied" with a Group of Seven statement calling for restraint in disputed waters, the foreign ministry said Tuesday, as worries grow in Asia over Beijing's territorial and military ambitions.
In 1949 when the People's Republic of China was founded, only 117,000 students were attending colleges or universities. But the number soared to 37 million in 2015 - the world's largest student population.
Family planning slogans reflected living and production conditions: "Bear fewer children, and plant more trees" or "Raising more children is not as good as raising more pigs".
The mainland Chinese authorities have released the pastor of the country's largest Protestant mega-church after he was detained for more than two months following protests against the mainland's removal of crosses from churches, a church worker said Friday.
Mainland China on Friday sentenced an activist who supported pro-democracy protests in Hong Kong to four and a half years in jail, his lawyer told AFP as mainland leader Xi Jinping oversees a wide-ranging crackdown on civil society and free expression.
British Foreign Secretary Philip Hammond said the UK had the "obligation and right" to safeguard Hong Kong's autonomy Friday as he visited the city where fears are growing that Beijing's grip is tightening.
The "Panama Papers" document leak reported by the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists names family members of eight present or past members of mainland China's all-powerful Politburo Standing Committee, including the brother-in-law of president and Chinese Communist Party (CCP) leader Xi Jinping and a distant relative of the founder of the communist state, Mao Zedong.