Thursday, December 31, 2015
The head of China Telecom, one of the country's big three telecommunications firms, has formally resigned his posts, the company said Wednesday, three days after authorities announced he was under investigation.
Mainland China's Chinese Communist Party (CCP) chief Xi Jinping told top officials in the ruling party to closely watch their families, state media said Wednesday, after reports that his relations and those of other elite politicians amassed massive wealth.
Mainland Chinese authorities blamed freak weather for the capsizing of a cruise ship that killed hundreds earlier this year, but also recommended that the captain be further investigated and representatives of the shipping company and local authorities be punished for management flaws, state media announced Wednesday.
He makes less than US$1,000 a month in a city where apartments can cost more than US$1 million, but even so the Chinese government is pinning its improbable hopes for a property revival on the likes of Liu Jun.
Wednesday, December 30, 2015
Wealthy Chinese undergraduates aren't the only ones looking to get a college degree in the U.S. So are a growing number of Chinese students from lower middle-class families who are enrolling in community colleges.
Tuesday, December 29, 2015
China has legalized overseas counter-terror operations by its military, details of a controversial new law showed, as it tries to tie violence linked to mainly Muslim Xinjiang into global concerns about extremism.
Mainland Chinese media on Monday celebrated the imminent expulsion of a French reporter accused of supporting terrorism, with a poll purporting to demonstrate overwhelming support for the decision.
Mainland China's first-ever law against domestic violence fails to cover some potential victims and has taken too long to pass, campaigners said Monday after it was approved at the weekend.
Monday, December 28, 2015
The head of China Telecom, one of the nation's big three telecoms firms, is under investigation for "severe disciplinary violations," the mainland authorities said Sunday, the latest high-profile target in a corruption crackdown.
Mainland China officially ended its one-child policy on Sunday with the signing into law of a bill allowing all married couples to have a second child as it attempts to cope with an aging population and shrinking workforce.