Tuesday, March 31, 2015
China's yuan has dropped to seventh place among the world's payments currencies, global transactions organization SWIFT said Monday, even as Beijing tries to push greater international use of the unit.
Monday, March 30, 2015
A court in China's mainly Muslim Xinjiang region has sentenced a man to six years in prison for "provoking trouble" and growing a beard, a practice discouraged by local authorities, a newspaper reported Sunday.
IOC inspectors left Beijing Sunday after offering praise for the Chinese capital's bid for the 2022 Winter Olympics that, if successful, would make it the first city to hold both the winter and summer games.
Along with two dozen of her fellow "dancing grannies," 60-year-old Zhang Jinsu twirls and steps her way every night across a central Beijing plaza, sometimes gliding over the pavement like a butterfly, at other times marching with a plastic rifle.
Saturday, March 28, 2015
Beijing escalated its war of words with the Philippines over the South China Sea on Friday, decrying Manila as "hypocritical" for criticizing its land reclamation works in the area.
Friday, March 27, 2015
China faces a million deaths a year from antibiotic-resistant superbugs and a loss of US$20 trillion by 2050, an economist and former top Goldman Sachs executive said Thursday.
A secret private airport illegally built by a wealthy businessman in China was exposed after he crashed his helicopter, killing a passenger, state-run media said Thursday.
China dismissed Japanese concerns about its defense spending as "ridiculous" on Thursday after Tokyo commissioned its biggest-ever helicopter carrier.
The Industrial and Commercial Bank of China (ICBC), the country's biggest lender, eked out a five percent gain in net profit last year in the face of "complex" domestic and overseas environments, it said Thursday.
Thursday, March 26, 2015
China has given the go-ahead for three more free-trade zones (FTZ), state media reported, despite the country's first project in Shanghai proving disappointing 18 months after its establishment.