Taiwan | Sylvia Chang makes comeback with ‘Murmur of the Hearts’

Veteran Taiwanese filmmaker Sylvia Chang is making a comeback after a seven-year hiatus with "Murmur of the Hearts," which pairs seasoned actors with fresh faces to tell a story about

Officials in Guangdong cancel incinerator after protests

A city government in southern China has revoked approval of a planned waste incinerator in response to protests, in the latest case of local authorities bowing to a public outcry

Tibet chief demands monasteries display Chinese flags

Tibet's Communist Party chief has demanded that Buddhist monasteries display the national flag as part of efforts to shore up Chinese control over the restive region. In an editorial appearing in

Taiwan | President Ma says China relations unshaken by protests 

Taiwan’s president said yesterday that relations with political rival China were moving forward despite widespread public opposition that crested with an occupation of parliament last year, and that he hopes to cooperate

Tigers & Flies | Court sentences former mayor to 15 years for graft

A former mayor of the major eastern Chinese city of Nanjing has been sentenced to 15 years in prison on corruption charges as President Xi Jinping’s anti-graft crackdown continues to

World Bank: AIIB ‘potential ally’ in poverty fight 

The head of the World Bank said Tuesday he will do everything he can to work with a new Chinese-led Asian infrastructure bank opposed by Washington. World Bank Group President Jim

New labor activists emerge from migrant workers

A new crop of labor leaders is emerging in China as migrant factory workers increasingly demand their rights and a fair share of the country's now-slowing economic boom. Disillusioned with China's

Fujian | Blast at chemical plant in Zhangzhou injures at least 6

Six people were hospitalized and hundreds of firefighters deployed to fight a hydrocarbon fire following an explosion at a plant in southern China that produces the toxic chemical paraxylene, officials

South China Sea | Xi welcomes top Vietnamese delegation to mend ties

China has welcomed a high-ranking Vietnamese delegation of Communist Party officials and Cabinet ministers on a visit to mend ties following strains over rival territorial claims in the South China

Beijing to keep track of its tourists’ unruly behavior abroad

China says it will try to convince its citizens to behave themselves while traveling abroad by requiring authorities back home to keep records of people doing anything illegal or inappropriate

Xinhua | Focus Booming city clusters, new growth engines

Newly approved measures to create more city clusters could be new engine for China’s economic growth and urbanization. The State Council, China’s cabinet, unveiled a plan to develop city clusters along

Strikes proliferate as working class awakens

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

Taxi drivers protest in Beijing shopping district

More than 30 taxi drivers staged a rare demonstration in Beijing's famed Wangfujing shopping district over the weekend to protest working conditions, police in the Chinese capital said. The drivers were

The Times report | Clamp down on online gambling, state lottery corruption next

China has launched an unusually severe assault on the country's illegal online gambling industry — a prelude, sources say, to a more sustained attack on high-level corruption within the state

Zhou Yongkang | Ex-security chief indicted on corruption charges

China's former security boss Zhou Yongkang has been formally charged with corruption and leaking of state secrets, setting the stage for him to become the highest-level politician to stand trial

US geologist freed after serving 8 years Chinese prison

A Chinese-born American geologist was released from prison in China after serving more than eight years on charges of procuring state secrets, a human rights group said over the weekend. Xue

Beijing says Myanmar apologizes for deadly border bombing

  China's Foreign Ministry says Myanmar has apologized for a cross-border bombing last month in which four Chinese farmers were killed, an incident that injected rare tensions into generally good relations

Taiwan | Farmers expanding into indoor LED-lit, pesticide-free fields

Chang Chen-kai is part of Taiwan's new generation of high-tech farmers that is harnessing the island's technological edge in light-emitting diodes to grow vegetables indoors under bright LED lights. Chang works

Hong Kong | British banker’s murder case adjourned to May

A British banker accused of the murders of two Indonesian women appeared briefly yesterday in a Hong Kong court, where pretrial proceedings were adjourned for five more weeks as prosecutors requested

Hong Kong Exchange pledges to defend investors in mainland

Hong Kong Exchanges & Clearing Ltd. said it will help international investors defend their ownership rights should problems arise amid concerns about Chinese legal protections for shareholders. The bourse amended its

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