Monday, September 29, 2014
Thousands of defiant Hong Kong protesters stood their ground on Monday after facing tear gas and riot police in overnight clashes, paralysing parts of the city with their campaign to demand Beijing allow free elections.
Police repeatedly fired tear gas after tens of thousands of pro-democracy demonstrators brought parts of central Hong Kong to a standstill Sunday, a dramatic escalation of protests that have gripped the city for days.
Just a few years ago barely anyone had heard of wines from Ningxia in China, but today the region is producing some of the country's best vintages and it doesn't plan on stopping there.
Sunday, September 28, 2014
Police on Saturday cleared dozens of protesters who had stormed Hong Kong's government headquarters overnight, as a weeklong protest against Beijing's refusal to grant the city unfettered democracy turned angry.
Saturday, September 27, 2014
Six children were killed Friday and about two-dozen injured in an accident and stampede at a primary school in southwestern China, authorities and reports said.
A knife-wielding man stabbed to death four primary school children in southern China on Friday, state media reported, the latest in a series of such attacks in recent years.
Forty “rioters” were killed in China's far-western Xinjiang region following a series of explosions last Sunday, the worst incident of violence in months, the regional government has said after a four-day news blackout.
Friday, September 26, 2014
Nearly 1,000 Hong Kong secondary students, many dressed in uniforms and defying their parents, joined ongoing pro-democracy protests Friday against Beijing's refusal to grant the city unfettered democracy.
A prominent Chinese scholar from the mostly-Muslim Uighur ethnic group was jailed for life because of remarks he made in a university class about the restive Xinjiang region, state-media reported Thursday.
China has uncovered fake trade deals worth nearly US$10 billion, the country's foreign exchange regulator said Thursday, following an investigation aimed at illegal cross-border capital flows.