Monday, October 5, 2015
A strong typhoon roared into southern China on Sunday, bringing powerful winds and heavy rain to the region after leaving more than a dozen fishermen missing in the Philippines.
China is seeking to assert its growing influence on global oil markets with a yuan-denominated crude futures contract expected to be launched this year.
Pro-democracy protesters have retreated from the streets of Hong Kong but education is increasingly becoming a political battleground as students and teachers say academic freedoms are under threat.
Sunday, October 4, 2015
Mainland China's state news agency reported Friday that a man suspected of being responsible for 18 explosions in a southern Chinese county that killed 10 people and injured 51 others died in the blasts and had disputes with local villagers and companies.
Friday, October 2, 2015
An explosion damaged a six-story building Thursday in southern China, less than a day after more than a dozen blasts triggered by explosive devices delivered in mail packages killed at least seven people and injured over 50 in the same county in southern China, mainland Chinese officials and state media said.
A slowdown in mainland China and weakness at home dented Japanese firms' confidence last quarter, a central bank report showed Thursday, as tepid data suggest the world's third-largest economy has slipped into recession.
Ji Yunpeng misses hotpot dinners with his wife and daughter back in Beijing and fights insomnia caused by the high altitude in the Tibetan capital by playing computer games, and, occasionally, studying Tibetan Buddhism.
Thursday, October 1, 2015
Seven people were killed on Wednesday when 15 suspected letter bombs exploded in southern China, state media said, while separate reports said that the police have taken a 33-year-old male suspect into custody.
Mainland China has put two veteran democracy activists on trial for "subversion of state power," one of their lawyers said Wednesday, the latest prosecution in a sweeping crackdown on civil society.
Three Chinese men died from suffocation when they tried to rob an ancient tomb in the central province of Henan, known for its many relic-filled graves, local authorities said.