Beijing parents protest at being denied primary school choice

BEIJING About 100 parents rallied outside the Beijing government offices on Friday after their children were denied admission to their primary school of choice, the second such protest in the Chinese capital this month. At least 30 police, many with video ... ( read original story ...)

US sanctions Chinese bank for laundering N.Korean cash

The United States slapped unprecedented sanctions Thursday on a Chinese bank accused of laundering North Korean cash after President Donald Trump said Beijing's efforts to put the brakes on Pyongyang's nuclear drive had failed. As South Korea's new ... ( read original story ...)

Frothy IPOs belie uncertain future for Hong Kong’s markets

“If they are going through a lot of difficulties, we will suffer as well.” Those few who got Beijing Enterprise’s IPO shares will know those feelings. After trebling on debut, the shares slumped in the Asian financial crisis that followed ... ( read original story ...)

With bank sanctions and arms sales, US hardens line on China

Under the policy, the U.S. recognizes Beijing as the sole government of China but maintains strong unofficial ties with Taiwan and remains the island's main supplier of defense equipment. Meanwhile, the Treasury Department proposed to sever the Bank of ... ( read original story ...)

China Liu Xiaobo: Ill laureate ‘wants treatment abroad’

His wife has formally requested to leave China but it is not clear if the authorities will approve it, they add. Mr Liu, 61, has been in hospital after gaining medical parole. He was jailed in 2009 for "inciting subversion" after calling for multi-party ... ( read original story ...)