Taiwan students storm ministry amid furor over 'pro-China' textbooks

Jul 31, 2015

Taiwan students storm ministry amid furor over 'pro-China' textbooks

Hundreds of Taiwan students stormed the ministry of education compound early on Friday, after one committed suicide earlier in the week, intensifying anti-China protests over textbooks they say are aimed at promoting Beijing’s “one China” policy. About 700 students climbed barricades around the ministry ...

Chinese tourists fueling boom in sightseeing buses

Jul 30, 2015

Chinese tourists fueling boom in sightseeing buses

The surge in Chinese visitors to Japan is sparking a boom in demand for tour buses to take them shopping and sightseeing. Mitsubishi Fuso Truck and Bus Corp. said it has received more orders for large-sized sightseeing buses during the first half of this ...

Fur trade a gold mine for China's Olympic bid city

Jul 30, 2015

Fur trade a gold mine for China's Olympic bid city

China’s proposed Winter Olympics co-host boasts pristine ski slopes carpeted with artificial snow, but the city once dubbed the country’s “fur capital” is also home to tens of thousands of caged rabbits and mink bred for their skins. The Chinese bid, the favorite to ...

Jul 30, 2015

China investigates former vice-minister of environmental protection for graft

China’s former vice minister of environmental protection has been placed under investigation for “severe disciplinary and law violation,” the Communist Party’s anti-corruption agency said on Thursday, using a common euphemism for corruption. The Central Commission for Discipline Inspection (CCDI) said in a statement on ...

Jul 29, 2015

Students in Hong Kong warn of erosion in academic freedom

Students at Hong Kong’s most prestigious university say its academic freedom is under attack in what they maintain is the politically motivated stalling of the appointment of an administrator who supported last year’s pro-democracy protests. In their most confrontational demonstration on campus, about 100 ...