Dozens killed in Xinjiang attack

A mob armed with knives rampaged through part of China’s volatile northwestern region of Xinjiang and police responded with gunfire, leaving dozens of people dead in the latest violence blamed

Beijing investigating Microsoft in monopoly case

China’s anti-monopoly agency has announced an investigation of Microsoft Corp., stepping up pressure on foreign technology companies. The agency said yesterday it opened a case in June after complaints that Microsoft

Politics is the art of compromise

The Legislative Yuan began a two-week extra session on Monday to review the qualifications of 29 candidates nominated to the Control Yuan and two high-profile bills – one to

Chinese portal Sohu reports USD45 million loss

The loss for the three months ended June 30 compared with a $69 million loss in the previous quarter and an operating profit of $64 million in the same period

RELIGION | Toppled crosses in China spur defiance

The battle started when a government-hired crew tore down the metal cross atop the one-room church in this village surrounded by rice paddies last month. The next day, a church member

MEAT SUPPLIER | Chinese unit fell short of standards

A U.S. meat supplier said yesterday a Chinese subsidiary embroiled in a safety scandal fell short of its requirements for maintaining high standards. The president of OSI Group, David G. McDonald,

HONG KONG | Pro-democracy news site folds, citing pressure

A popular Hong Kong pro-democracy website has closed, citing political pressure, the latest sign of mounting tensions as the semiautonomous Chinese city braces for a possible shutdown of its financial

Feature In Chinese shadow, Hong Kong fights for its future

As skyscrapers around Hong Kong harbor erupted into a reverie of laser beams and giant digital displays during their synchronized nightly light show, one innocuous 28-story building near the water’s

China carrying out more drills across East, South China Seas

China begins five days of drills in the East China Sea on July 29, the Ministry of National Defense said in a statement on its website. Those exercises, which the

US expands trade penalties on solar imports from mainland, Taiwan

The U.S. Commerce Department proposed expanded penalties on some Chinese solar-energy imports in a victory for the U.S. unit of SolarWorld AG, which accused China of shifting production to Taiwan

Typhoon Matmo kills 13 people in China

A typhoon has killed 13 people in China and left thousands in need of basic living supplies, the Ministry of Civil Affairs said Sunday. Typhoon Matmo dumped heavy rain on Taiwan

Tropical storm brings heavy rains to eastern China

Police in northeastern China have detained a man accused of cutting off the testicles of three patients in a nursing home, state media and officials said yesterday. The man is

‘The LEFTOVER MONOLOGUES’ Love and dating scene laid out on stage

For many of today's Chinese youth looking for a partner, love takes second place to parental pressure, moving up the social ladder and a heavy dose of fear drummed into

HONG KONG |Firms on edge as democracy rally blockade looms

As activists vow to shut down Hong Kong's financial district in protest at China's attempt to hobble democratic elections in the city, businessman Bernard Chan is preparing for the worst. Chan's

MEAT SCANDAL | American boss of company in China apologizes

The chairman of an American meat supplier apologized yesterday for a Chinese subsidiary that is accused of selling expired beef and chicken to restaurants including McDonald's and KFC. Fast food chains

47 killed in Taiwan plane’s failed landing

A plane landing in stormy weather crashed outside an airport on a small Taiwanese island late yesterday, and the transport minister said 47 people were trapped and feared dead. Taiwanese Transport

China cracks down on online rumors, porn

Chinese authorities have tightened already rigorous Internet controls by cracking down on online pornography and what state media called “rumormongers” and “slanderous content.” The state news agency Xinhua reported yesterday that

HOUSING | Chinese banks seen discounting mortgage rates, survey shows

Banks will resume preferential mortgage rates, according to 74 percent of analysts and economists in a survey conducted from July 14 to July 17. Fifty-six percent forecast banks will lower

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