Dec 4, 2014

China to ban organ harvesting from executed prisoners

China will stop its controversial practice of using executed prisoners as a source of transplant organs from next month, state media reported Thursday. It is a promise the nation has made repeatedly in the past. High demand for organs in China and a chronic ...

Dec 4, 2014

Obama assesses Xi's power, Chinese rights and nationalism

U.S. President Barack Obama said on Wednesday that Chinese President Xi Jinping has consolidated power more quickly than any Chinese leader in decades, raising concerns over human rights and worrying China’s neighbors. Obama, who met Xi last month in Beijing, told the Business Roundtable ...

Dec 3, 2014

Mistress of corrupt China official sentenced

A Chinese court has sentenced the mistress of a disgraced former railway official to five years in prison for aiding his bribe-taking as Beijing widens a campaign against corruption to include lovers accused of involvement in the wrongdoing, state media reported Wednesday. Former professional ...

China will not go to war for N. Korea, former general says

Dec 2, 2014

China will not go to war for N. Korea, former general says

China will not step in to save neighboring North Korea if the Pyongyang regime collapses or initiates conflict with its opponents, a retired People’s Liberation Army general has said, apparently underscoring a perceived weariness in Beijing with its wayward, nuclear-armed ally. “China is not ...