Hong Kong police: protest camp shutdown tomorrow

Police warned Hong Kong pro-democracy activists that they have until tomorrow to leave a sprawling protest camp which has blocked traffic in the Chinese financial hub for more than two months.

Uighur scholar Tohti’s students sentenced to up to 8 years

China sentenced seven students of incarcerated scholar Ilham Tohti, a member of the country’s Uighur minority, to three to eight years in prison for separatism, Hong Kong government broadcaster RTHK

Hong Kong | Teen protest leader Joshua Wong ends hunger strike

A prominent teenage leader of Hong Kong’s pro-democracy protests ended his hunger strike Saturday after 4 1/2 days at his doctor’s urging. The decision by Joshua Wong, the movement’s most prominent

Gov’t slams Philippines over South China Sea case

China yesterday again rejected an attempt by the Philippines to challenge its vast territorial claims over the South China Sea through international arbitration, a week before a deadline for Beijing to respond to

Beijing blocks carbon review sought by US at UN talks

China rejected scrutiny of efforts to limit carbon emissions, a key tool that the U.S. says is necessary as more than 190 countries work to devise a new deal to

Ex-security czar Zhou’s arrest makes Xi stronger

The criminal case against China’s ex-security chief not only plays to public demands to curb corruption but spells the downfall of one of President Xi Jinping’s biggest rivals, puts other challengers on

Environmental filmmakers have rare impact

One clip shows a girl swatting flies from a younger child among piles of trash. Another has children blowing up used medical gloves like balloons. The footage is on the computer

Mainland celebrates constitutional rights citizens are arrested for

Students in more than 400,000 schools across China recited the country’s 135-article constitution yesterday in a national celebration of the document that enshrines one-party rule as well as a series

Hong Kong | Student leaders mull protest retreat

Hong Kong student leaders said yesterday they’re considering retreating from protest sites on city streets after more than two months in the latest sign that momentum is fading in their

Beijing to end prisoner organ transplants on Jan. 1

China says it will cease transplanting organs taken from executed prisoners on Jan. 1 in response to human rights concerns, although uncertainties linger over where a replacement supply will come from,

Beijing among biggest losers in corruption ranking

China fell to 100th place on the list, down from 80th last year, the watchdog group said in its annual Corruption Perceptions Index. Turkey slid to 64th place from 53rd

US seeks more evidence to pursue fugitive mainland officials

China must provide more evidence about fugitive graft suspects it wants returned from American soil, a U.S. official said as the two countries began annual talks on law-enforcement cooperation in

Mistress of corrupt official sentenced 

A Chinese court has sentenced the mistress of a disgraced former railway official to five years in prison for aiding his bribe-taking as Beijing widens a campaign against corruption to

Hong Kong | 3 protest leaders turned away by police 

Three founders of a civil disobedience campaign that helped spark Hong Kong’s pro-democracy protests were turned away by police yesterday after trying to surrender in a bid to bring to

Taiwan | Ma quits as party chair after poll loss 

Taiwan’s President Ma Ying-jeou resigned yesterday as chairman of the Beijing-friendly ruling Nationalists after surprisingly harsh local election losses, a signal the party plans to regroup for a tough 2016

Taiwan, Hong Kong a challenge for Xi 

An electoral pummeling for Taiwan’s pro-Beijing ruling party and a new spike in pro-democracy protests in Hong Kong have delivered a reality check to Chinese President Xi Jinping just when

Hong Kong | 3 protest leaders to surrender to police 

Three of the founders of Hong Kong’s protest movement called yesterday for an end to street demonstrations to prevent further violence and to take the campaign for democratic reforms to

Taiwan | Ma quitting as party chief after polls

Taiwan’s ruling Nationalist Party said yesterday that President Ma Ying-jeou would step down as party chairman following stiff defeats in local elections over the weekend that cast a shadow over

Hong Kong | 40 arrested as protesters clash with police for street control

Hong Kong pro-democracy protesters face a new court ruling to clear out after Sunday night’s attempt to expand their hold on a swathe of central Hong Kong was beaten back

Xi outlines ‘big country diplomacy’ in Sino foreign policy

China must establish “big country diplomacy with Chinese characteristics,” President Xi Jinping said in a speech that laid out his goals for making the nation a major strategic power, a

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