With little fanfare, China is sending an official with a ‘tough cop’ reputation to be its top man in Macau, the world’s biggest gambling hub, as Beijing puts tackling corruption center stage. Li Gang, a veteran of handling contentious issues in Hong Kong, is slated to this year take control of China’s liaison office in [...]
China will ban the use of military number plates on luxury cars, including Porsche and Bentley, in a crackdown on abuse of vehicle management within the armed forces amid President Xi Jinping’s campaign against corruption. The change was ordered by the Central Military Commission, headed by Xi, and is part of the military’s effort to [...]
China on Saturday reported its first case of H7N9 bird flu in the southern province of Hunan, the latest sign the virus that has killed 23 people in the country is continuing to spread. The official Xinhua news agency said the patient was a 64-year-old woman from Shaoyang city who developed a fever on April [...]
Police have arrested more suspects in connection with a clash between authorities and assailants that left 21 people dead in China’s western region of Xinjiang, state media reported Monday. Eight suspects already were in custody following last Tuesday’s clash, which killed 15 police officers and local officials and six assailants. Authorities described the gang as [...]
France is open to China buying some of its companies as Europe’s second-largest economy tries to foster more balanced trade relations with the Asian country and repair its domestic economy, French Finance Minister Pierre Moscovici said. “Our first move will be to say welcome, and then we will have to consider” whether to oppose such [...]
Growth in Chinese industrial companies’ profits slowed in March, adding to evidence the nation’s economic recovery is losing steam. Net income increased 5.3 percent from a year earlier to 464.9 billion yuan ($75 billion), down from a 17.2 percent pace in the first two months, the National Bureau of Statistics said on its website on [...]
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