Last Friday, United Nations human rights experts welcomed a recommendation by India to abolish the death penalty, as well as a decision to reduce the number of crimes subject to capital punishment in China, the world's top executioner by far.
According to Chinese authorities, the country is experiencing a rapid rise in abuse of synthetic drugs. This spike in use has reportedly led to an increase in cross-border trafficking and an internal rise in synthetic drug production.
After weeks of escalating tensions along the remote mountain border, a Burmese MiG-29 fighter jet carried out an air-strike on Chinese territory March 13, killing four people working in a sugar-cane field in Yunnan province. Chinese authoriti...
In another grim signal of a widening war in northern Burma's opium zones, last week saw an outbreak of intense fighting between government forces and ethnic rebels, prompting some 50,000 Kokang civilians to flee across the border to China.
Beijing police arrested Jaycee Chan, the actor and son of international martial arts movie superstar Jackie Chan, on August 14 during a raid that uncovered 110 grams (roughly three and a half ounces) of marijuana.