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The Dalai Lama. Pic: AP.

Communist cadres in Tibet punished for helping Dalai Lama

By Wed, Jan 28, 2015 3:58PM UTC Comments Off The Dalai Lama. Pic: AP.

BEIJING (AP) — A Chinese Communist Party agency says investigators have found that 15 officials in Tibet joined underground Tibetan independence organizations, provided intelligence to the Dalai Lama and his supporters or participated in activities harmful to China's security....

New study reveals 40% of Chinese urbanites are overweight

By Wed, Jan 28, 2015 1:24PM UTC Comments Off Obese patients take their lunch at a special weight clinic in Tainjin, China. Pic: AP.

In China, the economy is not the only thing that is on the rise – obesity is growing fast, too. According to the second edition of the China Obesity Index, the People’s Republic ranks second in the list of countries with the highest number of obese people....

China’s yuan joins top 5 most-used global currencies

By Wed, Jan 28, 2015 12:18PM UTC Comments Off Pic: AP.

BEIJING (AP) — An international financial transactions agency says China's currency, the yuan, has become the fifth-most-widely used currency in global payments....

China says ‘harmful info’ must be managed after VPNs blocked

By Tue, Jan 27, 2015 7:41PM UTC Comments Off Pic: AP.

BEIJING (AP) — A Chinese official says that "harmful information" must be managed following reports that China is blocking VPN services that let users access censored online content....

Canada finds case of H7N9 bird flu in traveler

By Tue, Jan 27, 2015 12:05PM UTC Comments Off Pic: AP.

TORONTO (AP) — Canadian health authorities say they have diagnosed a case of bird flu in a British Columbia woman who recently returned from China....

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