Despite scandal, VW in running for global sales crown

| Jan 11, 2017

Despite scandal, VW in running for global sales crown

It’s ironic: Volkswagen spent 2016 battling a huge scandal over cars it rigged to cheat on emissions tests. And now it stands a decent chance to pass Toyota for the title of world’s biggest carmaker for the year. Booming business in China helped Volkswagen ...

Chinese professor fired after criticizing Mao online

Jan 10, 2017

Chinese professor fired after criticizing Mao online

A Chinese professor has been fired after enraging leftists with an online criticism of Chairman Mao Zedong on what would have been on the leader’s 123rd birthday. Mao, who died on Dec. 9, 1976, is still officially venerated by the ruling Communist Party as ...

Jan 10, 2017

China's Xinjiang tightening border amid terrorist threats

China is tightening border controls in its northwestern Xinjiang region amid rising terrorism threats, the regional governor was quoted as saying on Tuesday. State media reported Shohrat Zakir made the pledge in a speech at the region’s main annual political meeting on Monday, saying ...

It's gonna be huge: China factory hatches giant Trump chickens

Jan 9, 2017

It's gonna be huge: China factory hatches giant Trump chickens

A Chinese factory is hatching giant inflatable chickens resembling Donald Trump to usher in the Year of the Rooster. The five-meter (16-foot) fowls sport the distinctive golden mane of the U.S. president-elect and mimic his signature hand gestures with their tiny wings. Cartoon figures ...