Nov 25, 2016

China detains editor of human rights website for subversion

An announcement on a Chinese human rights monitoring website says the site’s editor has been detained on suspicion of subverting state power. The website Minsheng Guancha reported late Thursday that editor Liu Feiyue was taken away earlier this month by police in the central ...

At least 40 killed in east China scaffolding collapse

Nov 24, 2016

At least 40 killed in east China scaffolding collapse

At least 40 people were killed in a scaffolding collapse Thursday morning at a construction site in the eastern Chinese province of Jiangxi, state media reported. A work platform at a power plant cooling tower being built in the city of Fengcheng came tumbling ...

Nov 23, 2016

BRICS falls under China's sway

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Just as China dominates the other new institutions of which it is a founding member — from the Shanghai Cooperation Organization to the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank — it is using BRICS to assertively push its own interests.

Censorship tool built as Facebook eyes China: report

Nov 23, 2016

Censorship tool built as Facebook eyes China: report

Facebook has built a tool for geographically censoring posts at the leading social network as it seeks a path back into China, The New York Times reported on Tuesday. The New York Times cited three current and former Facebook employees, who asked for anonymity, ...

Nov 22, 2016

Philippine, U.S. military chiefs say ties remain robust

The chiefs of the Philippine armed forces and the United States Pacific Command say the two countries’ military ties remain robust, with both sides committed to their alliance and cooperation on maritime security, counterterrorism and humanitarian aid. The upbeat statement issued Tuesday at the ...

Nov 22, 2016

Chinese chicken chain investigated over suggestive name, menu

Authorities are investigating a Shanghai-based fried chicken chain for possible violations of social order over its sexually suggestive name — “Call a Chick” — and menu items, the Shanghai Daily reported on Tuesday. Chick, or chicken, is slang for prostitute in Chinese. The newspaper ...