Monday, January 26, 2015
The Shanghai New Year's Eve crush which left 36 dead showed "critical neglect," the mayor of the Chinese commercial hub said Sunday, while insisting that those responsible had been held accountable.
Saturday, January 24, 2015
China's use of its own yuan currency for cross-border transactions has increased “notably” to 9.95 trillion yuan (US$1.63 trillion) last year, the central bank said Friday, without giving a comparative figure.
China is blocking VPN services that let users skirt online censorship of popular websites such as Google and Facebook amid a wider crackdown on online information, tech companies and specialists said Friday.
Friday, January 23, 2015
The skies of China's notoriously smog-filled cities saw a marginal amelioration last year, according to figures released by Greenpeace Thursday, but pollution remained far above national and international standards.
A group of pro-democracy financiers in Hong Kong took out an advert in the Wall Street Journal Thursday challenging China to respect the city's autonomy and introduce free elections.
A cyberspace rule aimed at maintaining State security and protecting the public interest will be introduced later this year, an official at China's Internet watchdog said on Wednesday.
Thursday, January 22, 2015
The writing is on the wall for Chinese officials caught up in the latest hotbed of graft and corruption: calligraphy associations.
Four local officials in Shanghai have been sacked after 36 people died in a New Year's Eve crush on the city's famous waterfront, known as the Bund, the city government announced Wednesday, saying the carnage could have been avoided.
Wednesday, January 21, 2015
Chinese President Xi Jinping's base salary is rising from about US$13,600 to US$22,300 a year under a recent general pay increase for public employees, state media reported Tuesday.
China's leadership has issued guidelines requiring universities to strengthen ideological controls in classrooms and telling professors to champion Marxism, traditional culture and socialist core values.