Police formally arrest Jaycee Chan in drug case 

Police in Beijing have formally arrested the son of Hong Kong martial arts film star Jackie Chan on suspicion of allowing other people to consume drugs, a charge that carries

Beijing to launch port city in Sri Lanka 

Chinese President Xi Jinping visited Sri Lanka yesterday to forge closer ties and help launch a USD1.4 billion port city project funded by his government. Xi, the first Chinese leader to

Xi’s India visit highlights changing power dynamic 

Chinese President Xi Jinping’s trip to India this week highlights subtle shifts in the regional power dynamic that are bringing warmer ties between the two Asian giants, challenging China’s traditional relationship with

Exploration rig finds gas after Vietnam sea standoff 

The Chinese exploration rig at the center of a tense maritime standoff with Vietnam earlier this year has made its first deep sea gas discovery in the politically volatile South

China dismisses comments by last governor of Hong Kong

China has backed its envoy’s remarks on Hong Kong’s political reform, after China’s ambassador to Britain criticized the last colonial governor of Hong Kong in a British newspaper. “Britain has never

Chongqing creates first no-cellphone lane

Taking a cue from an American TV program, the Chinese city of Chongqing has created a smartphone sidewalk lane, seemingly offering a path for those too engrossed in messaging and

Police detain famed film director Wang Quan’an for prostitution 

Chinese film director Wang Quan’an, a Berlin International Film Festival winner known for the movies “Tuya’s Marriage” and “White Deer Plain,” has been detained on the charge of hiring prostitutes,

Shanghai free trade zone’s top official leaves post

The most senior official of Shanghai’s free trade zone left his position weeks before the project’s first anniversary this month, the official Xinhua News Agency reported. Dai Haibo “no longer holds”

Hearing planned amid Guangdong incinerator protests 

Officials in a southern Chinese town where a proposed garbage incinerator drew thousands of protesters over the weekend say no firm plans have been made for the plant’s location and

BRIEFS | Almost half of rich Chinese consider moving abroad

A well-known 81-year-old Chinese writer was taken from his Beijing home and detained by police after he wrote several articles critical of a senior politician, his wife said yesterday. Police

HONG KONG | Leung calls for ‘good sense’ before suffrage march

Hong Kong’s leader called for “good sense” on changes to the city’s political system, as activists began a march protesting China’s decision to vet candidates for the first popular elections

Guangdong protesters march against incinerator for 2nd day

Residents in a southern Chinese town protested against a proposed garbage incinerator for a second straight day yesterday, according to witnesses, as police said ringleaders of earlier demonstrations that saw

Separatism trial set for Uighur scholar 

An outspoken Chinese minority Uighur scholar accused of separatism will go on trial Wednesday in the country’s northwest, one of his lawyers said. Liu Xiaoyuan said Friday he has been informed

Mainland factory-output slump tests Premier Li’s resolve

Factory production rose 6.9 percent from a year earlier in August, the National Bureau of Statistics said Saturday in Beijing, compared with 9 percent in July and the 8.8 percent

Authorities shackle Uighur scholar’s feet for a month 

For more than a month, Chinese authorities have shackled the ankles of an outspoken minority Uighur scholar accused of separatism while he awaits trial, his lawyer said yesterday. The treatment of

CONSERVATION | In Hong Kong, you can find a home where cows and buffalos roam

Shai Oster To city dwellers worried about mice and rats, spare a thought for Hong Kongers confronting half-ton feral beasts. A few miles from some of the most densely populated neighborhoods in

Activist’s attorneys plan no show in court 

A scheduled trial for a Chinese human rights activist Yang Maodong may not proceed today after his lawyers said they would not attend the court proceedings because authorities did not

Fighters back from Iraq, Syria are threat 

China and its Central Asian neighbors face increased terrorism threats as their own nationals return home after fighting in Iraq and Syria, the head of a regional anti-terrorism organization said yesterday. The

BRIEFS | China fines Audi, Chrysler on monopoly charges

Chinese authorities have fined automaker Audi USD40.5 million and Chrysler USD5.2 million on charges of violating anti-monopoly law in a sweeping probe of the auto industry. The government announced yesterday

Premier Li promises more open economy 

China’s premier promised yesterday to open the world’s No. 2 economy wider to foreign companies, promising favorable conditions despite a wave of anti-monopoly investigations that business groups say might be

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