A strong and shallow 6.8-magnitude earthquake struck China’s far western region of Xinjiang on Wednesday, but in a sparsely populated area, the US Geological Survey said.
The trial of a Chinese anti-corruption activist was suspended Thursday after he sacked his lawyer, as a key financial backer of his rights movement was bailed after apparently confessing to authorities.
China’s economic growth declined in the final quarter of 2013, adding to pressure on the country’s communist leaders to avoid politically dangerous job losses as they carry out a sweeping slate of promised reforms.
Police in China have discovered 790,000 fake ID records in their system, which can be used to gain benefits, hide assets and circumvent property ownership restrictions.
China investigated almost 37,000 officials suspected of corruption in more than 27,000 cases between January and November, state media said on Sunday.
Eight “attackers” armed with knives and explosives were shot dead on Monday during an assault on a police station in the restive Chinese region of Xinjiang, authorities said.
China, which has the world’s largest number of smokers, appears to be making another effort at limiting smoking by banning officials from lighting up in public.
China’s leaders bowed three times before a statue of Mao Zedong on the 120th anniversary of his birth Thursday in carefully controlled celebrations that also sought to uphold the market-style reforms that came after his death.
Chinese smugglers dug a “professional” concrete tunnel into Hong Kong equipped with lights, vents, steel reinforcements and even rails to transport goods, domestic media reported on Wednesday.
China sent health experts to investigate a drug maker on Tuesday to see if several recent deaths of babies were related to a vaccine they received in a government immunization program.