Jul 20, 2015

China says gold stash rose almost 60% in six years

China’s official gold reserves rose by almost 60 percent over the past six years, according to the first official data on the subject since 2009. The central People’s Bank of China (PBoC) said bullion holdings rose to 1,658 tons as of the end of ...

Jul 19, 2015

Five detained over China Uniqlo sex tape: report

Chinese police have detained five people including a young couple over a sex tape shot in a Beijing clothing store that went viral in China, media reports said Sunday. Those detained include the couple suspected of shooting the video — showing a mostly clothed ...

Jul 19, 2015

Taiwan promotes its island claim in South China Sea


As China builds artificial islands in a vast resource-rich South China Sea and its neighbors in Southeast Asia brace for possible conflict, Taiwan is cutting carbon emissions and offering a hospital for humanitarian aid on the sea’s largest natural islet to seek international approval ...