Apr 21, 2016

Chinese state media refer to Xi as 'commander in chief'

Chinese state media unveiled a new title for President Xi Jinping, calling him “commander in chief” of the country’s new joint forces battle command center as he seeks to consolidate power over the military. State-run Xinhua News Agency and state broadcaster CCTV both carried ...

China announces ambitious plan to join world soccer elite

Apr 12, 2016

China announces ambitious plan to join world soccer elite

Seeking to close a glaring gap in its international sporting prowess, China has announced an ambitious soccer development plan that envisions 50 million players joining in the game by the end of the decade and the transformation of the country into a “first-rate major ...

China was largest market for Panama Papers law firm: ICIJ

Apr 7, 2016

China was largest market for Panama Papers law firm: ICIJ

Nearly a third of the business of Mossack Fonseca, the law firm at the center of the Panama Papers scandal, came from its offices in Hong Kong and China, reports say, making the Asian giant its biggest market. Shell companies incorporated through the Hong ...

Apr 6, 2016

Retired military commander charged with massive graft in China

A retired top general of the People’s Liberation Army has been formally charged with taking bribes and will face court martial in China’s highest-level military corruption case in more than six decades. Military prosecutors said 73-year-old Guo Boxiong, who until 2012 was China’s highest-ranking ...

Panama Papers fallout claims Iceland leader

Apr 6, 2016

Panama Papers fallout claims Iceland leader

Iceland Prime Minister Sigmundur David Gunnlaugsson will resign, his party said on Tuesday, becoming the first casualty of leaked documents from a Panamanian law firm that have shone a spotlight on the finances of an array of politicians and public figures worldwide. The “Panama ...