Pro-democracy protesters return to streets of Hong Kong

Feb 1, 2015

Pro-democracy protesters return to streets of Hong Kong

Thousands of prodemocracy demonstrators marched through Hong Kong’s streets Sunday in the first major rally since mass protests last year. Chanting “No fake universal suffrage. I want genuine universal suffrage,” the demonstrators held yellow umbrellas, which became a symbol of the earlier protests when ...

China offers up to $50,000 in cash for terrorism tips in Tibet

Jan 31, 2015

China offers up to $50,000 in cash for terrorism tips in Tibet

Chinese authorities are offering up to 300,000 yuan ($50,000) for tips on terrorist activities in the Himalayan region of Tibet, the official Xinhua News Agency said Saturday. China’s recent efforts to fight terrorism has largely involved the neighboring region of Xinjiang, where violent attacks ...

Jan 31, 2015

Mexican high-speed train project is suspended 'indefinitely'

Mexico said Friday it has “indefinitely” suspended construction of Latin America’s first high-speed train line, nearly three months after scrapping a controversial contract with the Chinese-led consortium chosen to build it. In early November, the Mexican government pulled the plug on a $3.75 billion ...

Obama to appear in public with Dalai Lama

Jan 31, 2015

Obama to appear in public with Dalai Lama

U.S. President Barack Obama will appear in public at an event attended by the Dalai Lama in Washington in the coming week, the White House said Friday, a move sure to anger Beijing. “The president will deliver remarks at the National Prayer Breakfast,” National ...

China not lovin' plan for McDonald's on famed West Lake

Jan 30, 2015

China not lovin' plan for McDonald's on famed West Lake

U.S. fast food giant McDonald’s has served up a extra-large order of controversy by proposing a branch in a historic building in one of China’s most frequently painted landscapes, Hangzhou’s West Lake. The government agency that manages the lake and its surroundings this week ...

Jan 30, 2015

Thousands of live cats from China seized in Vietnam: police

Thousands of live cats destined “for consumption” have been seized in Hanoi after being smuggled from China, police said Thursday, but their fate still hangs in the balance. Cat meat, known locally as “little tiger,” is an increasingly popular delicacy in Vietnam, and although ...