China arrests scholar on charge of running illegal business

A Chinese scholar who helped an activist escape house arrest has been arrested on the charge of operating an illegal business, nearly three months after he was taken into police

Shanghai Stampede | At cost of grieving families, China manages public emotions

Some wailed and some staggered with grief as the relatives of the 36 people killed in Shanghai’s New Year’s Eve stampede visited the disaster site yesterday for seventh-day commemorations that

Diplomacy | Flag-raising by Taiwan in Washington riles Beijing

The U.S. State Department said yesterday it was not given advance notice about a New Year’s flag-raising ceremony at the residence of Taiwan’s representative to Washington that has angered China. Taiwanese

Petco pulls Chinese treats amid fears they sickened pets

Petco said it has removed all remaining Chinese-made dog and cat treats from its website and stores nationwide because of concerns they have sickened thousands of pets and killed 1,000

Media reports on N Korea ties after soldier killed four people in border town

Papers and experts discuss Beijing-Pyongyang ties following reports that a North Korean soldier killed four people in a Chinese border town. The soldier crossed the border in late December, stealing money

Hong Kong | CY Leung cancels town hall meetings on Occupy

Hong Kong’s government canceled the chief executive’s town hall meetings for the first time over concerns about potential public unrest spurred by pro-democracy protests that ended last month. Leung Chun-ying’s meet-the-­people

Venezuela’s Maduro to visit Beijing to talk finance

China is the socialist country's largest creditor. Maduro said yesterday that he would talk about Venezuela's oil-for-loans agreements with President Xi Jinping. Venezuela is struggling with the world's highest inflation, a

BOC authorized for RMB clearing business in Kuala Lumpur

The authorization came after a mutual cooperation memorandum was reached between the two nations' central banks, said the People's Bank of China, China's central bank. RMB clearing business in overseas markets

Taiwan | Imprisoned ex-President Chen given medical parole

Chen, 64, rolled down a car window and waved to about 200 supporters while a police escort took him out of the main gate at Taichung prison on Monday afternoon. Chen,

Obituary | He Zhenliang, China’s ‘Mr. Olympics,’ dies at 85

He Zhenliang, a former International Olympic Committee vice president who was instrumental in Beijing winning the 2008 Summer Olympics, has died. He was 85. He died at a hospital in Beijing

WWII | Japan’s leader says he will express remorse

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said yesterday that his government would express remorse for World War II on the 70th anniversary of its end in August. Abe is known for his

Shanghai stampede | Witnesses: Sequence of errors led to accident

On New Year’s Eve of 2013, Shanghai authorities sent about 6,000 city police officers and requested help from military police to manage a 300,000-strong crowd that filled the city’s famed

Shanghai stampede | China targets critics

The Shanghai government took measures at the weekend to prevent public criticism of its role in the New Year’s Eve stampede that left 36 people dead, including banning interviews with

State Council fires officials over deadly factory blast

China’s Cabinet announced yesterday the firing of the top two officials in an eastern city where an explosion at an auto parts factory in August killed 146 people in the

Court jails maker of documentary on constitution

A Chinese court gave a one-year jail sentence yesterday to a filmmaker who produced a documentary on the country’s 100-year quest for constitutional rule, his lawyer said. Chaoyang District Court in

Xi Jinping: More party control over colleges

Xi Jinping said higher learning institutions should publicize Marxism, one of the theoretical foundations of the Party, and enhance ideological guidance, the official Xinhua News Agency reported this week. “Enhancing (party)

Majority of white-collar workers unhappy with life

The majority of the participants who took part in the study with 9,272 valid samples said they don’t work out, don’t have time to read books and barely take vacations. White-collar employees

Beijing | Scaffold collapse at top school kills 10

A scaffolding collapse at one of Beijing's most prestigious high schools yesterday killed 10 construction workers and injured four others, officials said. The accident occurred at the start of the school

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