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

Technology | Traffic to Gmail from China cut, regulators suspected

Connections to Google Inc.'s popular email service have been blocked in China amid efforts by the government to limit access to the company's services. Records from Google's Transparency Report show online

FT report | China’s elderly flock back to university

The university, one of a network of nearly 50,000 elder education institutions in China, can help with that, too. Ms Chen, a retired dancer with the People's Liberation Army, learnt

Agonizing, lonely search for missing kids in China

  In the grainy video, Zhang Xiuhong can see her daughter ride her bike down a country road on her way to school one spring afternoon six years ago. In the next

Beijing to investigate ex-President Hu’s top aide

  The top aide to former Chinese President Hu Jintao has been placed under investigation for unspecified disciplinary violations, the official Xinhua News Agency said earlier this week, in a sign

China indicts Jackie Chan’s son on drug charge

Chinese prosecutors indicted the son of Hong Kong action film star Jackie Chan on the charge of sheltering others to use drugs, more than four months after he was detained. If

Hong Kong | Billionaire Kwok jailed 5 years for corrupting official

Billionaire Thomas Kwok, the former Sun Hung Kai Properties Ltd. co-chairman, was sentenced to five years in jail and fined HK$500,000 (USD64,460) for conspiring to corrupt Hong Kong’s No. 2

Former Chinese aluminum boss facing graft charges

The former boss of China’s biggest aluminum producer has been expelled from the ruling Communist Party on corruption charges, the party announced yesterday, as an anti-graft campaign that has brought

Myanmar | Woman fatally shot at Chinese-backed mine protest

An official from a Chinese-backed copper mine in Myanmar where a villager was shot dead in a protest expressed sorry yesterday at the incident and said it will impact the

Hong Kong | Elite’s mistresses, gangsters unveiled in graft trial

  Hong Kong’s highest-profile corruption trial opened the door on a world of fine wine, race horses and mistresses – exposing cozy ties between government and big business as protesters demanding

Sexologist’s revelation spurs discussion in China

A leading Chinese sexologist’s revelation that she’s been living with a transgender man for 17 years has sparked a rare public discussion about China’s largely invisible and marginalized transgender community. Li

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