Hong Kong's minorities stand up for change

Mar 17, 2015

Hong Kong's minorities stand up for change

When teenager Jianne Soriano joined Hong Kong’s pro-democracy protests, it was the first time she felt she belonged in the city where she was born. Now, she is one of a new wave of young campaigners fighting racial discrimination. Soriano, 19, says that her ...

Mar 17, 2015

Foreign holdings of U.S. Treasury debt hit $6.22 trillion

Foreign holdings of U.S. Treasury securities rose to a record level in January despite a cutback by investors in China, the largest foreign owner of Treasury debt. The Treasury Department said Monday that foreign holdings increased 1 percent to $6.22 trillion. China trimmed its ...

Mar 16, 2015

Myanmar tries to placate China over bombing deaths

Myanmar expressed “deep sorrow” Monday for the deaths of five people across the border in China’s Yunnan province that it has been blamed for, while Beijing said it was clear Myanmar’s air force was responsible. China has said a bomb fell from a Myanmar ...

Mar 16, 2015

China state TV targets foreign auto firms

Foreign carmakers in China rushed to make amends Monday after being targeted by state television in a ritual naming and shaming of firms for alleged misconduct toward consumers. Jaguar Land Rover, Volkswagen and Mercedes-Benz were among those targeted Sunday by the annual China Central ...

Ex-top China military official, facing bribery probe, dies

Mar 16, 2015

Ex-top China military official, facing bribery probe, dies

The Chinese military’s former second-highest ranking officer, Xu Caihou, who was being investigated on suspicion of taking bribes and brokering promotions, has died in a hospital of cancer, the state Xinhua News Agency reported early Monday. He was 71. A former deputy chairman of ...

Mar 16, 2015

Pandas gone wild: Chinese man wins payout for bite

A Chinese man who sued local government officials over an attack by a giant panda has won more than $80,000 in compensation, his lawyer said Monday. The animals are renowned for their lovable appearance but despite their placid, bamboo-chewing image they are members of ...