Shinzo Abe became the first sitting Japanese prime minister to visit Yasukuni Shrine since 2006, drawing a quick rebuke from China for paying respects at a site that memorializes war-dead including World War II criminals.
Chinese authorities are stepping up a crackdown on corruption, including confiscating the passports of some local leaders, in moves that underscore President Xi Jinping’s determination to root out graft.
China’s anti-corruption watchdog has begun an investigation of Vice Minister of Public Security Li Dongsheng, making him one of the highest-level officials to be targeted in a widening campaign against graft.
China Petroleum & Chemical Corp. warned authorities in China two years ago that urbanization was hampering repair work on a crude oil pipeline in the eastern city of Qingdao. A blast last week at the pipe killed 55 people.
Hong Kong University of Science & Technology , Asia’s top-ranked graduate school of business, and three rivals are uniting to raise their visibility in the U.S., Canada and Europe, aiming to attract more Western candidates to Asia to earn MBA degrees.
More than half the 222,990 participants in a Hong Kong mock election rejected all three candidates who are competing to be the city’s chief executive in a ballot today, Radio Television Hong Kong reported, citing Hong Kong University.
The mission for the near-dozen Communists sitting round a table at a Beijing ministry was explicit: criticize their boss, who was present. Party cadres carefully recorded their comments as they spoke, in an echo of sessions held decades ago under Chairman Mao Zedong’s direction.
Researchers at the University of Hong Kong have discovered a drug that kills the influenza A virus and a compound that suppresses infection, the South China Morning Post reported, citing the research’s principal investigator, Professor Yuen Kwok-yung.
Chinese Communist Party leaders agreed to investigate retired Politburo Standing Committee member Zhou Yongkang on corruption allegations, the South China Morning Post reported, citing people it didn’t identify.