A court sentences the wife of an ex-Communist leader to death, but instantly commutes her sentence. Her household aid was convicted of the same crime and received a 9-year-prison-sentence. A Chinese court on Monday found Gu Kailai, the wife of a disgraced Communist Party leader, guilty of murder in the death of a British businessman last […]
The global-warming debate has introduced some new catchphrases into the business lexicon. Becoming carbon neutral, for example, is now a goal for multinationals like Dell, HSBC and Tesco.
In the inevitable comparisons that economists and businesspeople make between Asia’s two rising giants, China and India, China nearly always comes out on top. The Chinese economy historically outpaces India’s by just about every measure.
The anonymous call for a “jasmine revolution” in China’s major cities was made online, first on a website run by overseas dissidents, then on Twitter, which despite being blocked is still widely used by activists in China. But unlike what happened in Tunisia and Egypt, where such efforts prompted massive street protests that eventually toppled both governments, the biggest response in China was from the state.
Li Li has lost exact count of how many men she has bedded, but she knows the number is far above 100. “I don’t keep statistics,” says the former journalist, 27
When people write on Chinese websites that they “love the future,” it should be a sentiment the government can get behind. After all, the authorities in Beijing have pressed their subjects to embrace the country’s bright economic prospects
The five flagpoles that stand in front of the Star Ferry terminal at the tip of the Kowloon peninsula in Hong Kong have long been a popular meeting place. It was at this familiar spot 20 years ago that democracy advocates sold commemorative items to raise money for the victims of the June 4 crackdown at Beijing’s Tiananmen Square
The passport on Yang Hua’s desk is stamped with visas that would alarm immigration clerks around the world. He showed up in Indonesia two days after the Bali nightclub bombings in 2002
Authorities detained activists, elevated the number of police about the streets, disconnected some cell phone text messaging companies and censored Web postings regarding the contact to stage protests in Beijing, Shanghai and 11 other key metropolitan areas. Jittery Chinese authorities wary of any domestic dissent staged a display of force Sunday to squelch a mysterious […]
China ordered its banking institutions Friday to maintain back more funds as reserves in its newest transfer to curb lending and cool a spike in inflation The buy raising reserves 0.5% of deposits is the second this kind of move this year by the central financial institution and follows 6 reserve raises in 2010. Reserves […]