Weibo debut highlights complicated dance with Chinese censors

Apr 18, 2014

Weibo debut highlights complicated dance with Chinese censors

Weibo Corp. executives on Thursday toasted the Chinese social media firm’s debut at Nasdaq’s New York headquarters. Hours earlier in Beijing, Charles Xue, a Chinese-American venture capitalist and prominent Weibo user, celebrated a different kind of coming-out: his release after eight months in jail. ...

Apr 16, 2014

Forced labor suits target Mitsubishi

Relatives of deceased Chinese who were pressed into service during the war for the now-defunct Mitsubishi Mining Co., a predecessor to Mitsubishi Materials Corp., filed a lawsuit Tuesday against two Mitsubishi Group affiliates in China for damages totaling 700 million yuan. The suit, filed ...

Apr 16, 2014

Chinese take 'ugly' mantle as tourists

The bucolic, once laid-back campus of one of Thailand’s top universities is undergoing a security clampdown. Not against a terrorist threat, but against Chinese tourists. Thousands have clambered aboard student buses at Chiang Mai University, made a mess in cafeterias and sneaked into classes ...

Apr 16, 2014

China's economy grew 7.4% in first quarter, government data show

China’s gross domestic product grew 7.4 percent in the first three months of the year, official data showed Wednesday, increasing the chances Beijing will move to stanch a slowdown in the world’s number two economy. The year on year figure is sharply down from ...

New China law to take on nation's polluters

Apr 15, 2014

New China law to take on nation's polluters

Smog-hit China is set to pass a new law that would give Beijing more powers to shut polluting factories, punish officials and even place protected regions off-limits to industrial development, scholars have said. Long-awaited amendments to China’s 1989 Environmental Protection Law are expected to ...

'Phantom' protects marine resources

Apr 14, 2014

'Phantom' protects marine resources

by Keisuke Sunami

The patrol vessel Hakuo Maru is being dubbed the “phantom” or “death” ship by Chinese and South Korean fishermen for its tendency to suddenly appear when they are violating Japan’s territorial waters. The Fisheries Agency vessel patrols from the coast of Kyushu to Japan’s ...