Chinese professor fired after criticizing Mao online

Jan 10, 2017

Chinese professor fired after criticizing Mao online

A Chinese professor has been fired after enraging leftists with an online criticism of Chairman Mao Zedong on what would have been on the leader’s 123rd birthday. Mao, who died on Dec. 9, 1976, is still officially venerated by the ruling Communist Party as ...

Jan 10, 2017

China's Xinjiang tightening border amid terrorist threats

China is tightening border controls in its northwestern Xinjiang region amid rising terrorism threats, the regional governor was quoted as saying on Tuesday. State media reported Shohrat Zakir made the pledge in a speech at the region’s main annual political meeting on Monday, saying ...

It's gonna be huge: China factory hatches giant Trump chickens

Jan 9, 2017

It's gonna be huge: China factory hatches giant Trump chickens

A Chinese factory is hatching giant inflatable chickens resembling Donald Trump to usher in the Year of the Rooster. The five-meter (16-foot) fowls sport the distinctive golden mane of the U.S. president-elect and mimic his signature hand gestures with their tiny wings. Cartoon figures ...

Sri Lanka puts down protests at planned China-led investment zone

Jan 9, 2017

Sri Lanka puts down protests at planned China-led investment zone

Sri Lankan police used tear gas and water cannons on Saturday to disperse hundreds of stone-throwing demonstrators protesting a planned investment zone supported by China. Hospital authorities said at least 21 people were injured in the protests. According to police, 52 demonstrators were arrested. ...