China has mountain to climb with 2022 Winter Olympics bid

Jan 22, 2015

China has mountain to climb with 2022 Winter Olympics bid

High on a barren mountainside, a red flag marks the spot where China hopes ski jumpers will launch themselves to glory at the 2022 Winter Olympics. But hosting the Games would require a giant leap of its own. For now, the bitterly cold valley ...

Jan 21, 2015

China planning naval base in Namibia: newspaper

Namibia and China are discussing plans for a Chinese naval base in the southwest African country, the Namibian newspaper reported Tuesday, prompting an immediate denial from Beijing. The Namibian quoted a confidential letter from Namibia’s Beijing ambassador to his foreign ministry stating that a ...

China orders its universities to champion socialism, tradition

Jan 20, 2015

China orders its universities to champion socialism, tradition

China’s leadership has issued guidelines requiring universities to strengthen ideological controls in classrooms and telling professors they must champion Marxism, traditional culture and socialist core values. The orders come as President Xi Jinping tightens his grip on political power and cracks down on the ...

Beijing 'never paid' for aircraft carrier, report says

Jan 20, 2015

Beijing 'never paid' for aircraft carrier, report says

The Chinese businessman who bought an unfinished Soviet-era vessel that became his country’s first aircraft carrier was never paid back the $120 million it cost him by Beijing, he was quoted as saying Tuesday. Entrepreneur Xu Zengping paid Ukraine a $20 million fee for ...

Jan 20, 2015

Transgender sex workers face tide of abuse in China

Xiao Tong was selling sex on the streets of Beijing when a man lured her into his car, flashed his police badge and took her to the station. Once there, police pulled at Xiao’s wig and punched her, before removing her bra and groping ...