But Yong, a portly, bespectacled figure, was caught by the Chinese authorities during a purge on corrupt local officials last year. He confessed and was sentenced to death. China executed 1,715 people last year, so one more death would hardly be rema
A vast electronic spying operation has infiltrated computers and has stolen documents from hundreds of government and private offices around the world, including those of the Dalai Lama, Canadian researchers have concluded.
China has denied involvement in the electronic spy network which researchers say infiltrated computers in government offices around the world. The spokesman of the Chinese embassy in London said that there was no evidence to show Beijing was involved
China slammed a newly released U.S. report on Beijing's growing military power as a "gross distortion," saying that it could damage military relations between the two countries.
For hundreds of years, Uighur shopkeepers have been selling bread and firewood along the edges of Kashgar's old town to families whose ancestors bought their traditional mud-brick homes with gold coin and handed them down through the generations.
Chinese companies have been on a shopping spree in the past month, snapping up tens of billions of dollars' worth of key assets in Iran, Brazil, Russia, Venezuela, Australia and France in a global fire sale set off by the financial crisis.
Only two memories brought tears to Sun Yaoting's eyes in old age -- the day his father cut off his genitals, and the day his family threw away the pickled remains that should have made him a whole man again at death. China's last eunuch was t
The story of the grass-mud horse’s struggle against the evil river crab has spread far and wide across the Chinese online community. Not bad for a mythical creature whose name, in Chinese, sounds very much like an especially vile obscenity. Which is
Ji, 59, a self-taught legal advocate who had spent 10 years fighting against corrupt officials in his home province of Fujian on China's southeastern coast, immediately packed his bags and was one of the first in line in Beijing to file his appli
Chinese ships surrounded and harassed a Navy mapping ship in international waters off China, at one point coming within 25 feet of the American boat and strewing debris in its path, the Defense Department said. The Obama administration said it would
BEIJING (Reuters) - China's plans to add aircraft carriers to its fleet and an historic long-distance mission by its navy are aimed only at protecting the country and its trade interests, senior officials were quoted as saying on Monday.
They are often tucked away in the rough-and-tumble sections of the city’s south side, hidden beneath dingy hotels and guarded by men in dark coats. Known as “black houses,” they are unofficial jails for the pesky hordes of petitioners who flock to th
Much of what the Chinese premier, Wen Jiabao, described this morning to the 11th National People's Congress as his country's programme to combat the evils of global recession would have sounded very familiar to a European or American audience
All this is against a backdrop of China surpassing Japan to become America's largest US bond holder and of the ever-widening global financial kerfuffle.
Premier Wen Jiabao said China will “significantly increase” investment in 2009, widening efforts to meet the 8% economic growth target that it says is needed to protect jobs. “We face unprecedented difficulties and challenges,” Wen told delegates to
Enraged nomads stormed through this windswept town on the Tibetan plateau a year ago this month, raiding a police compound, setting fire to squad cars and forcing police officers to flee. To the north, Tibetans on horseback galloped into a schoolyard
If there is ever a time to buy assets, it is now. China sat on over two trillion dollars of surplus cash and was niggardly in taking on new projects. Now they can load up without using extensive banking lines to complete acquisitions. That means t
A young Tibetan monk was shot by Chinese police after he set himself on fire Friday, the third day of the Tibetan New Year, at a market in Sichuan province's Aba prefecture, Tibetan activist groups said, citing eyewitnesses.
The Losar boycott signifies the discontent that many of China’s six million Tibetans still feel toward domination by the ethnic Han Chinese. They are resisting pressure by Chinese officials to celebrate and forget.
In Beijing, she called on authorities in Beijing to continue buying US Treasuries, saying it would help jumpstart the flagging US economy and stimulate imports of Chinese goods.
China's government is bargain-hunting internationally as the financial crisis pushes down prices of energy resources and assets.
Clinton, who completes her two-day visit on Sunday, sought to reassure Beijing that its holdings of US treasury notes and other government debt would remain a solid investment.
Secretary of State Hillary Clinton faced a storm of criticism from human rights activists on a maiden visit to China after saying she will not let rights concerns hinder cooperation. China had given a nervous welcome to US President Barack Obama, fea
U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton says the debate with China over human rights should not get in the way of progress in other areas.
The majority Han who he says will get no respite from Tibetan frustration this year — or for generations. "After I die," the 53-year-old grizzled herder says, "my sons and grandsons will remember. They will hate the government."
Mr Luo, whose English tends toward the colloquial, added: “We hate you guys. Once you start issuing $1 trillion-$2 trillion [$1,000bn-$2,000bn] . . .we know the dollar is going to depreciate, so we hate you guys but there is nothing much we can do.”
China should seek guarantees that its $682 billion holdings of U.S. government debt won’t be eroded by “reckless policies,” said Yu Yongding, a former adviser to the central bank.
A Chinese court Monday postponed the trial of a rights activist charged with the illegal possession of state secrets after he helped parents of children killed in last year's Sichuan earthquake, his wife said.
An outspoken Chinese human rights lawyer went missing 2 weeks ago, several international rights groups said expressing fears for his safety. Gao Zhisheng, who has been tortured in the past is believed detained by security officials at an unknown loca
Timothy Geithner’s warning that President Barack Obama believes China is “manipulating” its currency may trigger renewed tensions between two of the world’s three biggest economies.