Thursday, July 16, 2015
A Chinese court ordered a mugger's intended victim to pay his attacker 70,000 yuan (US$11,000) after he fought off the attempted robbery and beat him up, state-run media reported Wednesday., 1 Comment
Wan Li, a major Chinese Communist political figure who served as vice premier and who was seen as a liberal voice in the Communist leadership, has died, state television reported Wednesday. He was 98.
Wednesday, July 15, 2015
BEIJING -- China's economic growth in the latest quarter held steady at 7 percent, its weakest performance since the global crisis, but better retail sales and factory output in June suggested efforts to reverse the slump might be gaining traction.
China's state media on Tuesday accused more than two dozen human rights attorneys rounded up in recent days of being troublemakers intent on illegal activism, as foreign governments and rights groups expressed growing concern over the crackdown.
Tibetan lama Tenzin Delek Rinpoche has died in prison 13 years into serving a sentence for what human rights groups say were false charges that he was involved in a bombing in a public park. He was 65.
China's property market is warming up again in first-tier cities.
China's Communist government has averted a stock market crash -- for now -- but it will take the world's second-largest economy longer to repair tarnished reform credentials and investment sentiment battered by its heavy-handed intervention.
Liu Yiqian, a Chinese billionaire, expanded his gain by nearly 340 million yuan (US$54.8 million) after purchasing millions of stocks during the market downtrend last week, when the government rolled out a series of measures to prop up market sentiment and restore investor confidence.
China's bank lending rose in June and the broader money supply also increased, the central bank said Tuesday, as monetary easing measures to boost the world's second-largest economy kick in.
The Silk Road trading center of Kashgar has been Muslim for centuries, but despite hordes of people thronging the main bazaar, Gulnur's headscarf shop had barely any customers.