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  • China executes man who killed toddler in parking row

    BEIJING, Oct 31 - A Chinese man who killed a two-year-old girl after a row with her mother over a parking space was executed on Friday, a court said. Han Lei was convicted of taking the child from her pram and throwing her to the ground after her mother refused to make... Read more

  • Fewer Chinese couples want second child than expected: media

    BEIJING, October 30- Far fewer Chinese couples applied to have a second child than expected after a relaxation of the country's "one child" policy, state run media reported Thursday, highlighting the ageing nation's demographic challenges. The world's most populous country... Read more

  • Billionaires’ $10m gift to Yale stirs debate in China

    BEIJING, China, Oct 30 - A Chinese billionaire couple's $10 million gift to Yale University sparked controversy among the country's Internet users Thursday, with some arguing that the money would be better spent on schools in China. The endowment marks the latest gift to... Read more

  • China punishes HK lawmaker for criticising leader

    HONG KONG, October 29- A senior Hong Kong lawmaker was expelled from a prestigious Chinese government body Wednesday, in a sign that Beijing will not tolerate dissent from loyalists over pro democracy protests in the semi-autonomous city. James Tien had his "qualifications... Read more

  • China punishes HK lawmaker for criticising leader

    HONG KONG, Oct 29 - A senior Hong Kong lawmaker was expelled from a prestigious Chinese government body Wednesday, in a sign that Beijing will not tolerate dissent from loyalists over pro-democracy protests in the semi autonomous city. James Tien had his "qualifications... Read more