Hong Kong's Occupy Central movement is running out of steam after Beijing's decision last weekend that effectively allows China to determine who can govern Hong Kong, said one of the group's co-founders.
The day’s China news in pictures: Pro-democracy activists clash with police during a protest over Beijing’s decision on Hong Kong elections, students practice their embroidery skills, people walk through a flooded road in Chongqing and more.
Hong Kong has prospered as a financial and business center through both British and Chinese rule by being able to largely ignore politics and focus squarely on the bottom line. Now, politics are coming to the fore.
When leading Chinese tennis star Li Na withdrew from the U.S. Open due to a knee injury, the weight of China’s hopes fell on the shoulders of Peng Shuai, who had never made it past the fourth round in women’s singles at a Grand Slam...
Ningbo Customs officers just seized a number of smuggled endangered animal products worth more than 2.8 million RMB on Thursday, including one elephant skull, 1,158 pieces of ivory and items made from hippopotamus teeth, crocodile, python skin, China News [ more › ]
Photos of a vegetable hawker in his 60s donning an eccentric handmade outfit while carrying his vegetables on the way to a market in Shaoyang city, Hunan Province have recently gone viral, according to Sina News. [ more › ]
"The agent told me it was for a foreign couple"
The day’s China news in pictures: a folk artist makes traditional sculptures out of cicada parts and magnolia buds, rescuers search for the missing at the site of a mudslide, health workers take part in an Ebola virus training drill and more.
Thousands of residents rushed to a 4,000-meter-long beach at Rizhao city, Shandong province to dig clams after the shellfish beds had just became open to the public, NetEase News reports. [ more › ]
When leading Chinese tennis star Li Na said in July that she was withdrawing from the U.S. Open due to a knee injury, the weight of China’s hopes fell on the shoulders of her compatriot Peng Shuai, who until then had never won beyond the third round of a Grand Slam.
Small Chinese builders are following their larger brethren into the U.S., betting that the recovering American housing sector will help them expand as China struggles with its cooling market.
A man who stabbed an employee then tried to set a games room on fire after he lost over 20,000 yuan has been charged with arson, intentional injury and dangerous driving, Hongkou district prosecutors said. [ more › ]
After stints in the West, more Chinese nationals are returning to take high-level jobs with domestic companies, lured home by more pay and power.
With its government crackdown on corruption and excessive spending, luxury is no longer booming these days in China. But that hasn’t stopped one state-owned company from betting big that Chinese shoppers will be back buying the finer things en masse.
An elementary school in Tiantai, Zhejiang province has installed a 200-meter-long running track on its roof in a creative bid to save space. [ more › ]
A couple in Shenzhen's Nanshan district have turned to the media to find help for their 13-month-old baby girl suffering from a rare, unknown disease after spending nearly 100,000 RMB on treatments. [ more › ]
Eight people have been reported dead and 24 missing after torrential rain fell across northeastern Chongqing, Tencent News reports. [ more › ]
After receiving a "lifetime ban" from Shanghai Sharks games, Donnie reflects on his attempts to get inside and prove his loyalty to the team...incognito. Dun-dun-dun. [ more › ]
A portion of students resorted to standing all day for lessons due to a lack of chairs as the first day of school kicked off in Linyi, Shandong province, Oriental Daily reports. [ more › ]
China needs a baby boom—and badly, researchers say.