Wednesday, Nov 26, 2014, 3:11 PM CST – China

News Brief

Society

Xinjiang Mourns Murdered Police

The Xinjiang government held a memorial service April 29 for 15 local police officers and community workers who lost their lives in a recent clash with suspected terrorists.

The incident happened on April 23, when three community workers in a town in Bachu County, Kashgar Prefecture found a number of suspicious individuals gathered in a house and in possession of knives. The suspects killed the workers, set fire to the house and continued to use bladed weapons, including axes and machetes, to attack police and community workers. The group was eventually subdued by armed police.

A total of six terrorist suspects were shot dead at the scene, with another eight arrested. Police, who called the attackers an ethnic separatist group with plans to launch a terrorist attack, later arrested a further 11 people in connection with the incident.

Tags:

Editor's Picks

Sex for Snacks

In cities like Shanghai and Chongqing, a handful of high school…[More]

Prize Fighter

Elevated into the State-approved pantheon of great Chinese writers thanks to…[More]

What do Chinese People Want?

“I wish I could do what you do.”…[More]

China Legislates Against Terrorism

The Standing Committee of China’s National People’s Congress, the country’s legislative body, passed a new…[More]

Progress or Pornography?

A new sex education primer aimed at elementary school-age children has…[More]

TROTSKY IN CHINA

How Communism’s most controversial theorist finally found an audience – in…[More]

THE HERMIT HUNTER

A student of Buddhism with a keen interest in China’s…[More]

Sex and the Schoolroom

Chinese teachers, parents and legislators weigh in on a familiar debate…[More]

From Stall to Mall

Taobao’s shift towards a business-to-consumer model has come at a…[More]

Xinhai Revolution: A Potted History

The Xinhai Revolution is named after the official title of the…[More]

Outsmarted

As China draws towards overtaking the US as the world’s…[More]

Masterful Mock-ups

Counterfeiting, driven by booms in speculation and investment, has now become…[More]

Dams in Distress

In 1975, over 60 dams collapsed after a rainstorm in Zhumadian city, Henan…[More]

PepsiCo Joins The Master

PepsiCo, the world’s second largest beverage company, declared a…[More]

Edible Bribes

As crab season approached in late Autumn, live crabs packed into…[More]

Hoopes Away From Home

Higher pay and better competition has recently attracted Taiwanese basketball players…[More]

The River Wild

From its source in Tibet, the Yarlung Tsangpo River meanders 2,900 kilometers…[More]

Worked to Death

A growing number of young Chinese white-collar employees are dying of…[More]

Dishonorable Honors

The election process for academicians employed by the Chinese Academy of…[More]

Catwalk Diplomacy

With China’s 2011 Miss Universe contestant Luo Zilin wooing Manhattan before…[More]

Trust Crisis

A recent online survey by China’s Xinhua News Agency…[More]

Out of Line, Out of Reach

After shocking photographs of kindergarten teachers physically abusing their students went…[More]

Move Toward Mainstream

Internet shorts, dubbed “micro-movies,” are growing in popularity, but how long…[More]

Disinformation, Displacement, Destruction

Ten years ago, the Evenki, China's last tribe of hunter-gathering reindeer…[More]

Can You Afford to be an Angry Bird?

The developer of the popular mobile game recently claimed that Chinese…[More]

Money Talks

While investment may speak louder than politics, the business communities from…[More]

Trading Places

The campaign to join the World Trade Organization was the most…[More]

Death of a Saleswoman

A controversial death sentence handed down for financial fraud has caused…[More]

30 Years of Sculpture

Start from the Horizon, an exhibition reviewing modern Chinese sculpture since 1978…[More]

Removing Mountains

Thirsty for land for lucrative urban development projects, the Lanzhou city…[More]