Wednesday, September 2, 2015
By administrative order, dramas about resisting the Japanese wartime enemy will fill mainland Chinese TV channels this week as China celebrates -- including with a massive military parade -- the victory over Japan 70 years ago.
After a series of flight disruptions by angry or unruly passengers, mainland Chinese media on Tuesday revealed a new menace to air travel in the country: fighting pilots.
Blind and a prisoner in his own home, he escaped when a guard had a moment of inattention, feeling for obstacles and scrambling over walls, breaking his foot and crawling away covered in blood to find help.
The exiled Tibetan government said it saw no cause for celebrating 50 years since mainland China formed the Tibetan Autonomous Region, insisting that Tuesday instead marked a half-century of occupation and control over the once-independent Himalayan kingdom.
Mainland Chinese manufacturing showed further signs of weakness in August, adding to evidence of an inexorable slowdown in the world's No. 2 economy despite recent government efforts to support growth.
Tuesday, September 1, 2015
Mainland China's main state broadcaster on Monday paraded a financial journalist "confessing" to causing the stock market "great losses" as authorities seek to rein in a rout on the exchanges.
Mainland China's air force has called monkeys and falcons into service to ensure safe skies for a huge military parade this week to mark Japan's defeat in World War II, reports said.
China Construction Bank (CCB), one of the country's biggest state banks, said net profit for the first half of the year were flat, hit by rising bad loans.
Monday, August 31, 2015
More than 300 grade schools in the Chinese neighborhood shaken by this month's deadly blasts will start the fall semester on time, the district government of Binhai in the port city of Tianjin said Sunday.
Sunday, August 30, 2015
Beijing on Saturday approved a prisoner amnesty in a gesture to mark the 70th anniversary of the defeat of Japan in World War II, Xinhua News Agency reported.