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 ...

Apr 2, 2016

China's tight control of speech

Chinese President Xi Jinping's stringent control of speech and media outlets could increase public frustration — a potential source of social instability.

Chinese activist Wen says family held over Xi letter

Mar 26, 2016

Chinese activist Wen says family held over Xi letter

A New York-based Chinese Internet activist said Friday that authorities in China have detained three members of his family in connection with an open letter calling for the resignation of President Xi Jinping. In an interview in New York where he lives, Wen Yunchao ...