Friday, July 17, 2015
Mainland Chinese authorities have cremated the body of a revered Tibetan monk against his family's wishes, rights groups said Thursday, after protests erupted following news of his death.
The People's Republic of China (PRC) on Thursday urged Tokyo to avoid "crippling regional peace and security," after the lower house of Japan's National Diet, or parliament, passed bills that could see Japanese troops fight abroad for the first time since World War II.
Thursday, July 16, 2015
Twenty people from South Africa, Britain and India were detained in China and some may face criminal charges after being accused of watching "propaganda videos," a charity said Wednesday.
A Chinese court ordered a mugger's intended victim to pay his attacker 70,000 yuan (US$11,000) after he fought off the attempted robbery and beat him up, state-run media reported Wednesday.1 Comment
Wan Li, a major Chinese Communist political figure who served as vice premier and who was seen as a liberal voice in the Communist leadership, has died, state television reported Wednesday. He was 98.
Wednesday, July 15, 2015
BEIJING -- China's economic growth in the latest quarter held steady at 7 percent, its weakest performance since the global crisis, but better retail sales and factory output in June suggested efforts to reverse the slump might be gaining traction.
China's state media on Tuesday accused more than two dozen human rights attorneys rounded up in recent days of being troublemakers intent on illegal activism, as foreign governments and rights groups expressed growing concern over the crackdown.
Tibetan lama Tenzin Delek Rinpoche has died in prison 13 years into serving a sentence for what human rights groups say were false charges that he was involved in a bombing in a public park. He was 65.
The Silk Road trading center of Kashgar has been Muslim for centuries, but despite hordes of people thronging the main bazaar, Gulnur's headscarf shop had barely any customers.
Tuesday, July 14, 2015
A Tibetan monk died in a Chinese prison, a rights group and a report said Monday, 13 years into a sentence for terrorism and separatism observers said was deeply flawed.