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.
Three people were injured Sunday after Hong Kong police fired shots to stop a knife attack on a man, in a rare case of violent street crime in one of Asia's safest cities.
Hong Kong's leader called on the city to unite behind its current political system Saturday in the face of increasing calls for independence from mainland China, as protesters were bundled from the auditorium where he was speaking.
Six people are reported dead and at least 23 people are still missing after two landslides triggered by a major typhoon swept through separate villages in southeastern China, state media reported.
Hundreds of Hong Kong pro-democracy supporters holding yellow umbrellas held three minutes' silence outside the city's government offices Wednesday to mark the second anniversary of mass protests challenging Beijing.
Chinese social media users were in an uproar Friday over restoration of a 700-year-old section of the Great Wall that has been covered in cement, turning it into a smooth, flat-topped path.