Jul 3, 2015

Chinese firm to punish 'unscheduled' pregnancies: report

A Chinese company plans to demand its employees seek approval to get pregnant and fine those who conceive a child without permission, reports said, provoking a media firestorm Friday. “Only married female workers who have worked for the company for more than one year ...

Jul 1, 2015

Japan to bolster ship patrols near Senkakus

The central government announced plans Tuesday to strengthen patrols around the Senkakus Islands in the East China Sea by sending more large patrol ships, apparently to counter China’s growing maritime assertiveness. Under a new policy on guarding and managing the nation’s remote islands, the ...

Jun 30, 2015

China's ruling communists recruit fewer members

China’s ruling Communist Party recruited almost 15 percent fewer new members last year amid hopes that better-qualified candidates will expand its guiding role in Chinese society. Accounting for deaths and other losses, membership expanded by 1.1 million members, or 1.3 percent, in 2014 to ...