Thursday, January 8, 2015
China on Wednesday granted public interest groups more power to sue those that flout environmental protection laws, the country's highest court said, as Beijing steps up efforts to curb pollution that regularly chokes major cities.
Chinese Nobel laureate Mo Yan has heaped praise on the ruling Communist party and its leader Xi Jinping in an interview likely to renew debate about his political stance.
China's powerful former security chief Zhou Yongkang moved one step closer to trial Wednesday as authorities announced his case had been sent to prosecutors, amid a much touted anti-graft sweep.
Wednesday, January 7, 2015
A former Chinese journalist has admitted falling for an April Fool's joke which sparked a decades-long myth in his country — that U.S. officer cadets learned from the example of Communist military hero Lei Feng.
Some wailed and some staggered with grief as the relatives of the 36 people killed in Shanghai's New Year's Eve stampede visited the disaster site Tuesday for seventh-day commemorations that are a revered ritual in China.1 Comment
Tuesday, January 6, 2015
Air pollution in Beijing dropped slightly last year, municipal authorities said, although levels of the most dangerous small particulate matter remained more than three times the internationally recommended limit.
A spectacular ice festival opened in China on Monday but officials cancelled a firework display to allay safety concerns after a deadly New Year stampede in Shanghai.
Sunday, January 4, 2015
Chinese conglomerate Fosun zeroed in on its 18-month quest to buy French holiday resorts group Club Med on Friday when Italian businessman Andrea Bonomi refused to raise his latest offer.
The death toll of a fire in northeast China has climbed to five as the bodies of two missing firefighters have been found, local authorities said on Saturday.
Saturday, January 3, 2015
A Chinese assistant foreign minister has been dismissed from his post and placed under investigation, Beijing said Friday, amid a much-publicized anti-corruption campaign.