Oct 27, 2014

China reportedly to build Antarctic airfield

China is to build its own airfield in Antarctica, media reported Monday, as Beijing continues to expand its footprint in the most remote corners of the globe. The airstrip will be built to assist China’s four research stations on the frozen continent, the Beijing ...

Kenny G runs afoul of Xi's artist crackdown

Oct 24, 2014

Kenny G runs afoul of Xi's artist crackdown

by Adam Minter

Chinese President Xi Jinping has launched a Maoist campaign against art and artists whom he judges as having "negative social impact." Saxman Kenny G, who is super popular in China, ran afoul of the authorities this week when he tweeted images of himself ...

U.N. watchdog faults Hong Kong on reforms

Oct 24, 2014

U.N. watchdog faults Hong Kong on reforms

A United Nations rights watchdog on Thursday pressed Hong Kong to enact democratic reforms, saying moves so far fell short of what was needed. Amid weeks of pro-democracy protests in the semi-autonomous Chinese city, the U.N. Human Rights Committee said Hong Kong had failed ...