Thursday, May 28, 2015
China's Quanzou Evening News stated Wednesday that the U.S. Armed Forces are stepping up surveillance of disputed islands in the South China Sea amid rising tension with Beijing.
Mainland China said Wednesday that it has foiled 181 terror plots since it started a crackdown a year ago on Islamic separatists in the northwestern region of Xinjiang that was prompted by a surge of violence that reached as far as Beijing.
China's military on Tuesday compared its controversial island-building in the South China Sea to ordinary construction such as road-building going on elsewhere in the country, trying to deflect criticism over an issue seen as inflaming tensions in the region.
At least 12 people connected to the privately run home for the elderly in central China where 38 people died in a fire earlier this week have been taken into custody by the police, state media reported Wednesday.
As workers gathered around a table in a cheap restaurant to discuss strike action against their shoe factory bosses, mainland Chinese police barged in and dragged away their leaders.
At first, the numbers and company names flashing on a big board in Beijing's financial district suggest a booming market.
Wednesday, May 27, 2015
China's Ministry of Transport held a groundbreaking ceremony Tuesday for the construction of two lighthouses in the disputed South China Sea area, a move that is likely to escalate tensions in the region.
Mainland China said Tuesday it would project its military power further beyond its sea borders and more assertively in the air, defending the construction of artificial islands which sparked concern in Washington.
Hong Kong student leader Joshua Wong was on Tuesday refused admission to Malaysia, where he planned to speak about the city's pro-democracy movement and the anniversary of China's Tiananmen Square massacre.
A former head of Beijing's traffic management office went on trial for handing out coveted car number plates to businesspeople in return for nearly US$4 million in bribes, a court said.