Issue: November 08, 2010   (Archive)
Thursday, July 2, 2015   

Growing is tied to big problems
Chinese are taller as the country becomes richer, but they are getting fatter even faster.

Climate-change promises get cool welcome
China's pledges ahead of a major climate-change conference in Paris lack ambition and are easily achievable, experts say, adding Beijing could offer more.

Online activist in police sights
Police in the capital have applied to prosecutors to arrest and charge a top rights activist who called for accountability over what he said were miscarriages of justice, his lawyer said yesterday.

Manila film on sea face-off needles Beijing
China has accused the Philippines of spreading misinformation and "creating the illusion of the victim" in their dispute over the South China Sea after Manila aired a three-part documentary defending its position.

Wall falls victim to the great disappearing act
Around 30 percent of the Ming- era Great Wall has disappeared over time as adverse natural conditions and reckless human activities including stealing the bricks to build houses erode the Unesco World Heritage site.

Beijing cracks whip on slackers
Underperforming Chinese officials will face demotion or lose their jobs under new rules announced by the country's elite Politburo.

Lottery loses billions of yuan
Chinese authorities have found that 16.9 billion yuan (HK$21 billion) has gone from the state lottery program, underscoring the extent of corruption and the challenge as the country tries to root out graft.

At least 18 die in attack on checkpoint
At least 18 people are dead after ethnic Uygurs attacked police with knives and bombs at a traffic checkpoint in China's western Xinjiang region, Radio Free Asia reported.

Beijing war rally risks West upset
Western countries have a lack of appreciation about China's sacrifices and contributions during World War II, a senior official said, as the government outlined plans for a military parade through Beijing to mark the war's end.

Exiles condemn Muslim beer contest
A county in the heavily Muslim southern part of the unruly region of Xinjiang has held a beer festival in the run-up to the holy month of Ramadan, the government said, in what an exiled group called an open provocation.

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