A swimmer drowned Sunday in Hong Kong and another was left in critical condition as they took part in the city's annual cross-harbor swim, which attracts world-class international competitors.
The Chinese government may not be interested in developing horse racing but the Hong Kong Jockey Club is keen to cultivate more owners from mainland China, their Senior International Racing Consultant told AFP.
Rescuers in China used helicopters and a digger to free three wild Asian elephants -- including one young calf -- from a water tank where they were helplessly trapped for more than two days, state media said.
A woman plays a computer game at the new online video game competition center at Shanghai's Buynow shopping mall on Thursday, Oct. 13. As Beijing pushes for online video game competitions to become an official sports category, electronic notebook-maker Clevo Group (藍天電腦集團) announced that it would devote resources to expanding its gaming products and said it would set up its own gaming competition team.
A swearing-in ceremony to kick off Hong Kong's legislative session descended into farce Wednesday as newly elected pro-democracy lawmakers intentionally mangled their oaths in a show of defiance against Beijing.
A group of leading rights organizations has awarded its annual prize for human rights defenders to imprisoned Chinese Muslim minority economics professor Ilham Tohti, shining new attention on a case that has brought strong international condemnation.
A series of multi-storey buildings built by local villagers and packed with migrant workers collapsed in China on Monday, killing at least 17 people, the government and reports said.
A Hong Kong court jailed a protester Thursday in the first sentence handed down over a riot that erupted in February and saw violent clashes in the city fueled by anti-China sentiment.
Hong Kong democracy campaigner Joshua Wong was on Wednesday deported from junta-run Thailand, where he was due at events commemorating a massacre of student activists, as supporters blamed China for his detention.
Hong Kong democracy campaigner Joshua Wong was stopped from entering junta-run Thailand, where he was due at events commemorating a massacre of student activists, an official said Wednesday, as supporters blamed China for his detention.