China's stock market tumbled this week despite a massive government intervention aimed at halting a slide in prices that began last month. Here's what the sell-off means for China's economy and other countries.
A former chief librarian at a Chinese university admitted in court Tuesday to stealing more than 140 paintings by grandmasters in a gallery under his watch and replacing them with fakes he painted himself. The librarian said others then replaced his fakes with more fakes.
China's economic growth in the latest quarter held steady at 7 per cent, its weakest performance since the global crisis, but better retail sales and factory output in June suggested efforts to reverse the slump might be gaining traction.
Chinese authorities have refused to release the body of a Tibetan lama who died in a Chinese prison, prompting a sit-in outside the prison by more than 100 Tibetans, a pro-Tibet rights group said Wednesday.
Thailand faced a blizzard of international criticism Thursday, and its consulate in Istanbul was ransacked, after it deported 109 ethnic Uighur refugees to China despite fears that they would face persecution there.
Chinese authorities have proposed a sweeping Internet security law that would strengthen protection of private information but also allow authorities to restrict Internet access to maintain public order.