- 3 in US accused of enslaving Chinese acrobats
Three men enslaved more than 20 Chinese acrobats, feeding and paying them little to work, and confiscating their passports and visas.
- ‘Mass incidents’ on rise as environment deteriorates
Chinese people’s refusal to accept an ever deteriorating environmental situation has resulted in a rising number of “mass incidents”, the country’s chief environment official said on Wednesday.
- Becoming Bill Gates’ right-hand man
Showing signs of genius even as a young boy, it was not surprising that Dr Zhang Yaqin would rise to become a right-hand man of the world’s most powerful billionaire.
- Chinese entrepreneur confirms German airport purchase
Pang Yuliang, an entrepreneur from Henan Province, said yesterday he would officially acquire the Parchim Airport in northern Germany at a cost of 1 billion yuan (US$130 million) on July 5, making him the first Chinese to buy a European airport.
- Nanjing Massacre film to be released on Saturday
A US documentary chronicling Japan’s notorious 1937 invasion of Nanjing will open in Chinese cinemas on Saturday, the 70th anniversary of the War of Resistance against Japan.
- The Growing Dangers of the China Trade
Recalls of tainted pet food, toothpaste, toys and tires show the dark side of Asia’s boom. What it will take to make imports safer
- Of dinosaur bones, flying dragons and villagers’ belief in divine cure
Villagers in central China’s Henan Province dug up a ton of dinosaur bones and boiled them in soup or ground them into powder for traditional medicine, believing they were from flying dragons and had healing powers.
- Japan army man to study in China
Japan’s Ministry of Defense plans to send an official to study at a Chinese military university this autumn, the Daily Yomiuri has reported. The arrangement could be the first since normalization of China-Japan ties in 1972. But the Chinese national defense department has not confirmed the report.
- Chinese shares down sharply
Asian indexes were broadly higher Thursday, with Japan’s Nikkei 225 index lifted by shares of exporters such as Sony Corp. and Hong Kong’s Hang Seng Index led by more gains in China-related stocks but shares in mainland China fell sharply on likely fund outflows, traders said.
- Five stand trial over brick kiln scandal
Five people went on trial in the Intermediate People’s Court of Linfen in Shanxi Province yesterday for their involvement in the brick kiln slave labor scandal that has shocked the country. Kiln boss Wang Bingbing, foreman Heng Tinghan and hired guards Zhao Yanbing, Heng Mingyang and Liu Dongsheng are each accused of illegal detention, forced labor and mayhem, the court said.
Video: Five people on trial for their involvement in the Shanxi slavery scandal