China President Xi Jinping’s first public move to combat corruption in the People’s Liberation Army is the biggest step in his campaign to build it into a combat- ready force after decades in which the military served partly as a money-making vehicle.
The trial of the former chairman of Sichuan Hanlong Group Co. on charges of murder and organizing Mafia-like groups started in the central Chinese city of Xianning, the court said on its official Weibo account.
China, in the midst of a military buildup challenging the U.S. and Japan, is showcasing its expanded capabilities in the search for Malaysia’s missing plane by deploying hardware from satellites to warships to an icebreaker.
China Three Gorges Corp., the state-owned company that runs one of the world’s largest hydro power dams, removed its chairman a month after it said a government probe found nepotism and lavish spending among managers.
Family members and friends of passengers on the missing Malaysian jet protested in front of the country’s embassy in Beijing as anguish gave way to anger upon learning there’s no hope their loved ones are alive.
Japan’s use of forced labor during World War II was a “serious crime,” China Foreign Ministry spokesman Hong Lei said today, after a Chinese court accepted a lawsuit against two Japanese companies accused of the practice.