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Occupy Central's strategy has failed and support is waning, Benny Tai admits in extraordinary interview

A leader of the pro-democracy group that threatened to occupy Hong Kong’s financial district said its strategy to win concessions from China on election reform had failed and that support for the sit-in was waning. 14 more words

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Senior Hong Kong officials should resign over Beijing's reform decision, says lawmaker

Senior Hong Kong officials including Chief Secretary Carrie Lam Cheng Yuet-ngor should examine their consciences and resign in a bid to make Beijing reconsider its tough restrictions on the vote for the city’s next leader, a pan-democrat lawmaker says. 12 more words

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Farmers, police stage anti-terror drill in Xinjiang

Thousands of farmers, some toting hoes and other tools, and policemen participated in an anti-terror drill in Toksun county in the Xinjiang Uygur autonomous region on Sunday, state media reported today. 12 more words

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Nanking massacre textbooks for primary schools launched in Jiangsu amid war anniversary

Grade Five students in Jiangsu province became the first on the mainland to receive official textbooks detailing the Nanking massacre, a painful chapter of history that has been a sticking point between China and Japan. 13 more words

'Anti-China' Manila airport bomb plotters arrested as Philippine police foil planned attacks

Three men arrested over foiled attempt to bomb Philippine capital’s airport as police said group were also planning to attack Chinese embassy and one of Manila’s biggest shopping malls. 12 more words

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Beijing slams UK plan to hold inquiry into Hong Kong's political situation

Beijing has accused UK lawmakers of meddling in Hong Kong’s affairs after London vowed to carry out an inquiry into Hong Kong’s current political situation. 14 more words

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3 Chinese inmates kill guard, break out of jail

Three inmates escaped in a rare jailbreak in China’s northeast Heilongjiang province after killing a guard on Tuesday morning, Chinese state media reports.

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