China

Tesla, Chinese firm to build 400 charging stations

By Fri, Aug 29, 2014 5:04PM UTC A worker cleans a Tesla Model S sedan before a event to deliver the first set of cars to customers in Beijing, China earlier this year. Pic: AP.

BEIJING (AP) — Tesla Motors Co. and a state-owned Chinese phone carrier have announced plans to build 400 charging stations for electric cars.

Actor arrested with Jackie Chan’s son released

By Fri, Aug 29, 2014 3:47PM UTC Hong Kong actor Jaycee Chan. Pic: AP.

BEIJING (AP) — A Taiwanese actor arrested along with the son of Hong Kong film star Jackie Chan on drug charges has been released after two weeks in detention.

Beijing ramps up pressure on Hong Kong

By Fri, Aug 29, 2014 1:22PM UTC A protester waves a Hong Kong colonial during pro-democracy protests. Pic: AP.

China is the global champion of fakery in consumer products. Now the idea of democracy can be added to its list of creative fakes. Beijing evaded its Basic Law promise to the Hong Kong people for direct elections to the legislature and for its Chief Executive for 20 years from 1997 to 2017.

Hong Kong graft police raid media boss Jimmy Lai’s home

By Thu, Aug 28, 2014 5:14PM UTC Hong Kong media tycoon Jimmy Lai Chee-ying, owner of the Hong Kong and Taiwan newspaper Apple Daily. Pic: AP.

HONG KONG (AP) — Hong Kong anti-corruption police have searched the home of a media magnate who owns a popular pro-democracy newspaper and is known as a critic of Beijing.

China swimming champ Ye Shiwen enrols in top Beijing university

By Thu, Aug 28, 2014 3:17PM UTC China swimming champ Ye Shiwen enrols in top Beijing university

BEIJING (AP) — China’s two-time Olympic gold medalist swimmer Ye Shiwen has a new title: College freshman. The 2012 London Games champion in the women’s 200- and 400-meter medleys registered this week at Beijing’s prestigious Tsinghua University under a government program waiving the grueling entrance exam for outstanding athletes.

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