A polar bear dubbed the "world's saddest" by animal rights activists has been removed from a Chinese shopping mall where campaigners said it was suffering in unsuitable conditions.
Thousands of people attended a pro-Beijing rally in Hong Kong Sunday in support of China's decision to effectively bar two pro-independence legislators from taking office, as fears grow of the city's freedoms being under threat.
Traditional teahouses and fashion boutiques have sprung up in Bayi, one of the liveliest districts of Lhasa, and are owned and patronised by both Tibetans and Han Chinese. But some say increasing prosperity is just Beijing buying peace.
Macau's disgraced former top prosecutor faces almost 2,000 criminal charges, according to the Chinese gambling enclave's highest court, which will try Ho Chio-meng next month.
YULIN, China -- While China's push for clean energy threatens to transform former coal boomtowns such as Shaanxi Province's Yulin into so-called "ghost cities," the city's government plans to buck the trend.
"So what do you think about the boys in Yulin?" asked a local bus driver in Xian, where we were on the last leg of a press tour of northwest China. "Yulin boys are genuine and solid, eh? And people say the ladies from that town are stunning. It's because of the quality spring water they drink - cherry blossom water."
British banker Rurik Jutting was found guilty of the horrifying murder of two Indonesian women at his upscale Hong Kong apartment and jailed for life on Tuesday, in a case the judge said was "sickening in the extreme".
Beijing effectively barred two pro-independence lawmakers from Hong Kong's legislature Monday, prompting one legislator to pronounce that the city's rule of law was "dead."
Beijing must intervene in a Hong Kong political dispute to deter advocates of independence for the city, China's top legislative panel said, calling their actions a threat to national security.
China's top legislature effectively barred two democratically elected separatist lawmakers from taking office in Hong Kong with a ruling Monday on the city's constitution, an intervention into a local political dispute that's likely to spark further turmoil in the southern Chinese city.