| Apr 22, 2015
| 11:08 AM
Hong Kong's government on Wednesday officially put forth its proposed rules for the territory’s scheduled 2017 election of a chief executive, opening the next chapter in a long-running fight over democratic reforms.
A group of legislators...
| Apr 13, 2015
| 5:22 PM
Chinese authorities have released five feminist activists detained last month as they were planning a public outreach campaign against sexual harassment on public transportation.
The women's detention had attracted worldwide attention, including...
| Jan 21, 2015
| 7:41 AM
Local officials failed to adequately assess risks and deploy sufficient police ahead of the stampede in Shanghai on New Year’s Eve that left 36 people dead and 49 injured, the city government said in its official investigation report released...
| Nov 14, 2014
| 12:30 PM
It's easy to throw cold water on the U.S. climate change agreement with China and, for spite, chill your glass in an energy-guzzling refrigerator: These are nonbinding goals for the far-off future, tossed out at a summit to make two leaders look good....
| Sep 24, 2014
| 9:50 AM
Thousands of Hong Kong college students are boycotting classes this week to press for democratic reforms in the southern Chinese territory.
The protesting students, joined by teachers and members of the public, have turned the Chinese University of Hong...
| Sep 26, 2014
| 7:27 PM
Nearly 100 pro-democracy protesters, some scaling fences, tried to occupy part of a plaza at the main government compound in Hong Kong late Friday, before police using pepper spray moved swiftly in an attempt to disperse the crowd.
| Sep 27, 2014
| 9:34 AM
Taiwan has sharply rejected Chinese President Xi Jinping’s suggestion that the two sides end more than six decades of hostile separation by adopting a “one country, two systems” model like the one employed to achieve the return of the...
| Sep 30, 2014
| 2:30 PM
China may be said to confront four current categories of challenge. The first is easiest and comes from the island entities and states in southern Chinese waters who challenge China's claim to complete sovereignty in the region, comparing its rivals there...
| Oct 2, 2014
| 3:56 PM
In a significant turn that could fracture Hong Kong’s pro-democracy movement, the territory’s chief executive said late Thursday that members of his administration would hold talks with a student group. But he refused to bow to activists&...
| Oct 9, 2014
| 4:00 AM
One of the many colorful images from the pro-democracy protests in Hong Kong was of a demonstrator wearing a Gulf War-era U.S. military helmet and carrying a red-white-and-blue Captain America shield.
Was it finally irrefutable proof that Washington was...
| Oct 9, 2014
| 6:30 PM
Formal talks between the Hong Kong government and student leaders set for Friday have been called off, raising the specter of more demonstrations in a city already weary from 12 days of protests.
Carrie Lam, chief secretary of Hong Kong, said the...