Friday, December 12, 2014
China has sentenced the head of a state-owned company to death for corruption involving nearly 400 million yuan (US$64.8 million), state media reported, in a rare instance of an official being condemned to die.
The capital of China's restive western region of Xinjiang has introduced a law banning veiled robes in public amid measures taken by Beijing to curb Muslim extremism, authorities announced Thursday.
Thursday, December 11, 2014
Hong Kong authorities started clearing barricades Thursday from a pro-democracy protest camp spread across a busy highway as part of a final push to retake streets occupied by activists for two and a half months.
China's consumer inflation fell to a five-year low of 1.4 percent in November, the government said Wednesday, fuelling concern about the danger of deflation in the world's second-largest economy.
Hong Kong's student protest leaders said Wednesday that they would “stay to the end” as police prepared to swoop on the city's main rally site after more than two months of mass pro-democracy demonstrations.
A former deputy head of the agency that steers China's state-dominated economy was sentenced Wednesday to life in prison for taking bribes, adding to a growing toll of prominent figures ensnared in an anti-corruption crackdown.
Auto sales in China, the world's biggest car market, expanded 2.3 percent year-on-year in November, an industry group said Wednesday, the slowest for any month this year.
Wednesday, December 10, 2014
Police will clear Hong Kong's main pro-democracy protest camp Thursday and urged demonstrators not to resist, after more than two months of rallies for free leadership elections brought parts of the city to a standstill.
The slaughter of Africa's elephants and the illegal trade in ivory in China are “out of control” and could push wild elephants to extinction within a generation, conservationists said Tuesday.
Seven students of a prominent scholar from China's Uighur minority have been convicted of separatism in a secret trial and given prison sentences of three to eight years, a lawyer said Tuesday.