Hong Kong lawmakers arrested over pro-democracy protests

Mar 2, 2015

Hong Kong lawmakers arrested over pro-democracy protests

Hong Kong prodemocracy lawmakers were arrested and then released Monday over their involvement in mass protests for free elections, the latest step in a widespread investigation that has been accused of seeking to intimidate activists. Police have vowed to investigate the “principal instigators” of ...

Mar 1, 2015

China's central bank cuts rates again as economy slows

China’s central bank cut interest rates for the second time in three months Saturday, adding to signs the country’s leaders are worried the economic slowdown is deepening too sharply. The People’s Bank of China announced a rate cut on one-year loans by commercial banks ...

China's wild panda population rises nearly 17%

Mar 1, 2015

China's wild panda population rises nearly 17%

The number of wild giant pandas in China jumped nearly 17 percent over a decade, state media cited an official survey as showing, with a government agency crediting conservation measures for the increase. The investigation by the State Forestry Administration found that by the ...

Feb 28, 2015

China gives ex-vice governor 17 years

A former Chinese vice governor known for his appetite for jade and arts was sentenced to 17 years in prison on corruption charges Saturday, a Chinese court said. Ni Fake, former vice governor of Anhui province, was found guilty of taking more than $2 ...

Feb 28, 2015

Wild giant pandas on rebound, Chinese survey says

Wild giant pandas in China are doing well. According to a census by China’s State Forestry Administration, the panda population has grown by 268 to a total of 1,864 since the last survey ending in 2003. Nearly three quarters of the pandas live in ...