In 1979, as paramount leader Deng Xiaoping reopened China’s depleted economy, he invited some old industrialists who had survived the revolution for a lamb hot pot lunch in a cigarette smoke-shrouded room.
Google Inc. sends an e-mail to some employees traveling to China warning that it’s a “restricted country” and online access to some internal systems will be limited, according to a person familiar with company policy.
Less than 24 hours after President Xi Jinping reached a $400 billion energy deal with Russia that showcased China’s increasing global influence, he got a reminder of the challenges to his sway at home.
China and Taiwan officials set a date for talks next month, the United Daily News reported today, paving the way for the first official government-to-government meetings since a civil war six decades ago.
China’s Communist leader Xi Jinping, already emerging more powerful than his predecessor, has fresh impetus to tighten his hold on domestic security after an outcry over a knife attack on civilians three days ago.
Henry Tang vowed to stay in the race to be Hong Kong’s next leader, as a scandal over a basement built illegally at his wife’s property drove down his popularity and prompted lawmaker Regina Ip to join the contest.