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Saturday, February 6, 2016
Sichuan governor fired for 'disloyalty' as Xi tightens grip
The governor of a major Chinese province has been accused of disloyalty to the mainland's ruling Chinese Communist Party (CCP) and removed from his post, amid a growing consolidation of power by mainland China leader Xi Jinping that some have likened to a personality cult.
Mainland Chinese authorities confirm they've detained three missing Hong Kong booksellers for an investigation into unspecified criminal activity, shedding more light on a case that's gripped residents with fear that Beijing is tightening its hold on the city.
Deadly warehouse blasts that killed 165 people in a Chinese port city in August were triggered when a chemical stored in an unlicensed facility became too dry and caught fire, investigators announced Friday.
Chinese using carpooling apps to get ride home for holidays
The hundreds of millions of Chinese heading home for Lunar New Year have a relatively new travel option this year: mobile apps to find carpool partners to share costs in what is a novel concept for most Chinese.
Thursday, February 4, 2016
A court in western China has reduced the sentences of 11 Uighurs convicted of terrorism and endangering state security, including a naturalized Canadian preacher whose life term had been sharply criticized by Ottawa.
A mainland Chinese journalist who disappeared while seeking asylum abroad turned up Wednesday, telling his wife by phone he voluntarily returned to China for an investigation, in the latest case of Beijing's increasingly strong reach beyond the mainland for wanted people.
China's top economic planner on Wednesday predicted that the world's second-biggest economy will grow between 6.5 and 7 percent this year.
Mainland China unveiled five new military theater commands -- the East, West, South, North and Middle theater commands -- the latest move in a high-profile military reform program.
Tuesday, February 2, 2016
China firm allegedly fleeced investors US$7.6 bil.
Mainland police arrested the maverick founder of China's largest online finance business on suspicion of fleecing 900,000 investors of US$7.6 billion, in what could be the biggest case of financial fraud in Chinese history.
China manufacturing index weakest since '12
Mainland Chinese manufacturing ebbed in January to its lowest in more than three years, a possible sign of further weakness in the world's No. 2 economy after posting its slowest annual growth in a quarter century.
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