Jun 11, 2015

Ex-Chinese official, wanted for graft, applies for U.S. asylum

A former senior Chinese official who went into hiding after being sought by anti-corruption investigators has applied for asylum in the United States after been detained there, state media said on Thursday. Yang Xiuzhu, a former deputy mayor of Wenzhou in the booming eastern ...

China invites Russian troops to march in World War II parade

May 11, 2015

China invites Russian troops to march in World War II parade

China has invited Russian troops to march in a September parade in Beijing to commemorate the end of World War II, the Defense Ministry said Monday, a move likely to further put off Western leaders from attending. China has been coy about which countries ...

Apr 30, 2015

China rhetoric emboldens business critics

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Private entrepreneurs in China are voicing unprecedented criticism of government, encouraged by policies and rhetoric from Beijing emphasizing support for the most productive sectors of the economy. In the past two weeks, Premier Li Keqiang has exhorted Chinese banks to cut their fees and ...

Hong Kongers resist embrace of mainland China

Apr 26, 2015

Hong Kongers resist embrace of mainland China

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All around Chow Tak-yee’s neighborhood in the working-class edges of Hong Kong, the 26-year-old can feel the spreading influence of nearby mainland China on the prosperous, open-minded city she’s always called home. The children of mainland families now fill her neighborhood’s best schools, and ...