China in 2016: Economic slowdown amid race to end ageing population

New Delhi, Jan 7 : Indian experts forecast a slowing down of the giant Chinese economy during 2016 as Beijing has girded up to implement its decision to scrap the almost four-decade-old one-child norm in the face of an ageing population. China watchers also saw Beijing continuing to flex its muscles in the South China […]

China not involved in case of missing booksellers

Hong Kong leader Leung Chun-ying said today there was no indication so far outside agents were involved in the disappearance of five booksellers specializing in publications critical of China, but that it would be ÔÇ£unacceptableÔÇØ if any were. The disappearances have stoked fears of mainland Chinese authorities using shadowy tactics that erode the ÔÇ£one country, […]

HK booksellers ‘working on book on Xi’s love life’

Hong Kong A Hong Kong lawmaker said today he believes Chinese security officers kidnapped five publishing company employees who have gone missing in the city, possibly because of a planned book about the former love life of President Xi Jinping. “Hong Kong people are very shocked and appalled,” Democratic legislator Albert Ho told a press […]

Anti-graft campaign: China fires 2 top military officers

Beijing China’s ruling Communist Party today expelled two top military officers from Xinjiang and Inner Mongolia on corruption charges, while a former legislator was jailed for 12 years for accepting USD 1.75 million bribes. Central Commission for Discipline Inspection (CCDI) of the Communist Party of China (CPC) today said that 20 other military officers from […]

29 US Naval capts visit China’s lone aircraft carrier

Beijing: Amid simmering South China Sea tensions, China has permitted 29 US naval captains to visit its lone aircraft carrier and meet its personnel to show its prowess. A US delegation composed of 29 naval captains visited the aircraft carrier Liaoning to share their experiences in training, healthcare at sea and aircraft carrier development strategies, […]