China is considering a ban on tobacco advertising and smoking in public places, according to official media, as the world’s largest nation of smokers faces a mounting toll from treating chronic diseases.
As Hong Kong authorities move to clear the most volatile of three protest areas, Beijing is exploring ways to address public unhappiness with the electoral revamp package that sparked the nearly two-month-long protests, a person familiar with the discussions said.
A man in Guangdong province was apparently very irked when an ATM he'd approached rejected his card. But he showed that machine. He showed all the machines. [ more › ]
Chinese film and TV show buffs who love foreign flicks mourned this week after the launch of a new anti-piracy crackdown.
Hagel's sudden departure fixes the wrong problem—the lack of a clear, achievable ISIS strategy
Once, each needed the other to be their defining enemy. Now, both sides need the other to help resolve a freshly delayed nuclear deal
It's not the first time he's publically said something offensive
The growing trend of Fashion Weeks across the African continent challenges the notion that global fashion starts in the northern hemisphere
Deadline was Monday but indications are talks will continue
The museum will work with German officials to return pieces looted by the Nazis from Jewish owners
Vending machines serving up raw meat, crabs and other produce items far surpassing your typical packages of trail mix went into operation in downtown Shanghai a few days ago, with around 200 expected to be placed around the city over the next year. [ more › ]
China's central bank caught analysts by surprise with an interest-rate cut Friday night. After a weekend to digest the news, economists weighed in on Monday.
The Chopstick Brothers just won the International Song Award category for their hit "Xiao Pingguo", which appeared in the Chinese-language film Old Boys: The Way of the Dragon. [ more › ]
A monitoring camera recorded the process as the first Pygoscelis papua (long-tailed gentoo penguin) hatched at the Hangzhou Ocean Park on November 20. Watch the weird miracle of birth, enjoy the uplifting music and go conquer the day. [ more › ]
China's star swimmer and bad boy extraordinaire Sun Yang had apparently failed a doping test back in May and was banned for three months, reports revealed today. [ more › ]
The death toll from a 6.3-magnitude quake that struck Kangding county of Garze in Sichuan province has climbed to five. [ more › ]
A group of masked protestors took to the streets wearing some teeny-tiny briefs in downtown Taiyuan, Shanxi province on Saturday to protest the killing of animals for fur. [ more › ]
Extremists hit in retaliation for the slaying of 28 travelers on Saturday
The reclaimed land mass is situated among the Spratly Islands in the South China Sea, claimed by five Southeast Asian nations
Rurik Jutting, the British banker accused of murdering two Indonesian women whose bodies were discovered in his Hong Kong apartment, was on Monday ruled fit to stand trial based on results from his psychiatric reports. [ more › ]