Monday, April 27, 2015
With two Chinese golfers tied for the lead going into the final round of the Volvo China Open, there was a good chance one of them would become the first from the country to capture a European Tour title on home soil.
Beijing is poised to take "de facto control" of the South China Sea, the Philippines warned Sunday, but its call for a robust Southeast Asian response at a regional summit was shot down.
Sunday, April 26, 2015
A senior mainlander official has denied claims that there has been a surge in the number of civil servants resigning amid the continuing government frugality campaign.
One of five leading mainland Chinese feminist advocates said she went through lengthy and verbally abusive interrogations after she was conditionally released in a case that has attracted international attention.
Saturday, April 25, 2015
A Chinese official publicly denied Friday rumors of an exodus of bureaucrats from the civil service following reports of widespread discontent over poor working conditions and an anti-corruption drive.
A Chinese court on Friday commuted the death sentence of a woman who killed her abusive husband, her lawyer told AFP, with a rights group labeling the move a "landmark verdict."
Friday, April 24, 2015
An index of China's manufacturing activity fell to a 12-month low in April, HSBC said Thursday, indicating further weakness as growth sputters in the world's second-largest economy.
Beijing on Thursday defended Hong Kong's plan to vet candidates for its 2017 leadership election, saying it represented public opinion "from all walks of life" in the territory despite mass pro-democracy protests on the issue last year.
Thursday, April 23, 2015
Hong Kong activists stand up for democratic rights against mainland-backed election reform proposals
Hong Kong's government unveiled election reform proposals Wednesday, setting the stage for another round of confrontation with pro-democracy activists and lawmakers opposed to Beijing-mandated restrictions on candidates for the city's top job.
A key measure of air pollutants in mainland China's capital showed a 19 percent drop in the first three months of the year, local authorities said Wednesday.