BEIJING (AP) — China’s economic growth slowed to 7 percent in the first three months of this year, stepping up pressure on Beijing to reverse a deepening downturn.
BEIJING (AP) — Thousands of Chinese have been gathering in the streets of a town in the southwestern province of Sichuan, demanding to know what has caused a bad smell in the air and asking authorities to shut down polluting factories.
SHANGHAI (AP) — An official says China is considering raising its low limits on damages for intellectual property violations and strengthening litigation on trade secret theft.
The root of Chinese corruption may lie in the green grass of golf courses. According to a recent CNN report, 66 golf courses have been declared illegal and shut down in recent months, while authorities consider whether 100 more should remain open or be shuttered as well. The construction of new courses has been, for the most part, frozen.
BEIJING (AP) — A lawyer says three of five Chinese women’s rights activists detained in Beijing are being freed. Liang Xiaojun said family members of the three were informed that they would be freed sometime Monday under a form of conditional release that still allows charges to be brought later.
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