7 killed in shooting on China-Vietnam border

By Fri, Apr 18, 2014 6:57PM UTC

HANOI, Vietnam (AP) — The Vietnamese government says seven people have been killed in a shootout between Chinese migrants and Vietnamese border guards at a crossing in the north of the country. The government in the province of Quang Ninh says Vietnamese authorities early Friday detained a group of 16

Oliver Stone’s Mao Zedong comments touch a nerve at Beijing film fest

By Fri, Apr 18, 2014 6:20PM UTC Oliver Stone’s Mao Zedong comments touch a nerve at Beijing film fest

By Kyle Mullin | @mulkyle Oliver Stone has never been one to shy away from controversy, but the American director may have attained new heights of provocation at this year’s Beijing International Film Festival (BJIFF) where he touched on one if China’s biggest taboos.  The outspoken auteur (who has helmed

China: One-fifth of country’s farmland polluted

By Fri, Apr 18, 2014 11:37AM UTC Pic: AP.

BEIJING (AP) — China’s government says in a report that nearly one-fifth of the country’s farmland is polluted, mostly from yearslong accumulations of toxins from factories, mining and agriculture. The report raises sharp concerns about the country’s food safety after years of unbridled industrialization.

Recipe for disaster: China diet or China crisis?

By Fri, Apr 18, 2014 6:00AM UTC American style fried chicken, Beijing. Pic: Jirka Matousek (Flickr CC)

A new taste for more meat and processed foods in China is ushering in a human health crisis. Recent studies have linked the rise of factory farming in China and other Asian countries to serious environmental and animal welfare concerns. This trend is related to the growth of diets rich in fat and sugar among China’s population, prompting concern for public health, though not from the Chinese government.

Strike at China sneaker factory snowballs

By Thu, Apr 17, 2014 5:17PM UTC Pic: AP.

BEIJING (AP) — A labor group says a strike at the world’s biggest athletic shoe maker is snowballing, with about 30,000 of its Chinese workers protesting over insufficient benefits. Workers in the southern city of Dongguan want Taiwanese-owned Yu Yuen Industrial to make social security contributions required by Chinese law

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