Chinese official fired after calling Mao a 'devil'

Jan 17, 2017

Chinese official fired after calling Mao a 'devil'

An official in northern China has been fired after he called the founder of modern China, Mao Zedong, a “devil” on social media and called the annual commemoration of Mao’s birthday “the world’s largest cult activity.” Mao, who died on Sept. 9, 1976, is ...

China shoppers ended 2016 on spending spree but headwinds seen brewing

Jan 16, 2017

China shoppers ended 2016 on spending spree but headwinds seen brewing

Chinese consumers flocked to malls, restaurants and cinemas ahead of the year’s biggest holiday season, highlighting the consumption power transforming the economy. Foot traffic at shopping centers and eateries edged up while online sales climbed from a year earlier, according to data from Baidu ...