Beijing cadres find their spirituality

Asia Pacific / Social Issues Jun 16, 2015

Beijing cadres find their spirituality

The former Chinese security czar recently convicted of leaking state secrets did not pass classified documents to a foreign spy or a political rival. Rather, Zhou Yongkang, a former member of the all-powerful Standing Committee of the ruling Communist Party's Politburo, shared the documents with ...

China's senior officials find comfort in supernatural

Asia Pacific / Offbeat Jun 15, 2015

China's senior officials find comfort in supernatural

The former Chinese security czar recently convicted of leaking state secrets did not pass classified documents to a foreign spy or a political rival. Rather, Zhou Yongkang, a former member of the all-powerful Standing Committee of the ruling Communist Party's Politburo, shared the documents with ...

Chinese workers emboldened by strikes

Asia Pacific Apr 7, 2015

Chinese workers emboldened by strikes

Timid by nature, Shi Jieying took a risk last month and joined fellow workers in a strike at her handbag factory, one of a surging number of such labor protests across China. Riot police flooded into the factory compound, broke up the strike and hauled ...

As world turns, MH370 families find solace in each other

Asia Pacific Mar 8, 2015

As world turns, MH370 families find solace in each other

For the past year, Wang Zheng has been avoiding one place: the modest apartment in downtown Nanjing where his parents had been living for more 20 years until they disappeared along with the ill-fated Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370. Scrolls of paintings by his father, Wang ...

China faces balancing act with Hong Kong pro-democracy protests

Asia Pacific Sep 30, 2014

China faces balancing act with Hong Kong pro-democracy protests

Pro-democracy protests in Hong Kong have handed China's communist leadership a thorny political dilemma. Beijing cannot crack down too harshly on the semi-autonomous territory where a freewheeling media ensures global visibility, but it is determined to end the demonstrations quickly so as not to embolden ...