China’s quarterly growth slows further to 7 percent

By Wed, Apr 15, 2015 11:00AM UTC

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.

Residents in SW China demand closure of polluting factories

By Wed, Apr 15, 2015 10:03AM UTC

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.

Official says China may raise damages caps for IP violations

By Tue, Apr 14, 2015 5:32PM UTC

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.

China shuts down dozens of golf courses amid anti-corruption drive

By Tue, Apr 14, 2015 1:28PM UTC

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.

China: Lawyer says 3 detained women’s activists to be freed

By Tue, Apr 14, 2015 12:28PM UTC

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.