Hong Kong police arrest protesters in main camp

Dec 11, 2014

Hong Kong police arrest protesters in main camp

Hong Kong police on Thursday took away demonstrators who refused to leave the main prodemocracy protest camp and tore down their tents in a final push to retake streets occupied by activists for two and a half months. The first person arrested was carried ...

Shutdown of Hong Kong protest camp looms

Dec 9, 2014

Shutdown of Hong Kong protest camp looms

Hong Kong pro-democracy activists have until Thursday morning to leave a sprawling protest camp that has blocked traffic in the Chinese financial hub for more than two months before authorities clear it out, a lawyer said Tuesday. Authorities are set to move in after ...

Dec 9, 2014

China investigates another military official for graft

China’s military is investigating a general who worked at a prominent military university on suspicion of graft, Chinese media reported on Tuesday, as Beijing widens its crackdown on corruption in its armed forces. Major General Dai Weimin, 52, was “taken away” in the middle ...

Dec 8, 2014

China sentences eight to death for Xinjiang attacks

A Chinese court on Monday sentenced eight people to death for involvement in two attacks that left 46 people dead in the far western region of Xinjiang, state broadcaster China Central Television said. The Urumqi Intermediate People’s Court in the capital of Xinjiang also ...

Dec 8, 2014

South Korea pushing for summit with Japan, China

President Park Geun-hye said Monday that South Korea is working to hold a trilateral summit with Japan and China and establish more trust in East Asia. “The establishment of a framework of trust and cooperation in the East Asian region, including the Korean Peninsula, ...

Dec 8, 2014

23% of 'purified' water in China is polluted, tests show

Almost a quarter of purified drinking water tested by China’s top safety watchdog was substandard, with many products found to contain excessive levels of bacteria, the official Shanghai Daily newspaper said on Monday. The findings underline the challenge to controlling supply chains in China, ...