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Chinese bank employees spanked for poor performance

A video showing staff at a Chinese bank being spanked during a training session has sparked outrage.<p>The Changzhi Zhangze Rural Commercial Bank is investigating and has suspended two executives.<p>Pictures: China News Service

Employment
Extremism

China magazine Caixin defiant on censorship of article

<b>Prominent Chinese financial magazine Caixin has highlighted censorship of its content, in a rare defiant move against the government.</b><p>It claimed on Monday, in an article published on its English-language website, that censors had deleted an interview on the issue of free speech.<p>But by Tuesday …

China

Why Chinese officials are afraid to look too smart

<b>China's crackdown on corruption has had an unexpected effect. People in influential positions have realised it might not look good if they and their families wear expensive jewellery or flash large amounts of cash at casinos - and as a result some businesses are suffering.</b><p>I had already handed her …

Xi Jinping

North Korea rocket launch: Why did Kim fire missile now?

<b>North Korea said the rocket it launched on the morning of 7 February was to put a satellite into orbit around the earth.</b><p>Some reports said the payload of the missile fired could be as large as 500kg (1,100lbs), many times the size of the Unha 3 missile payload put into space in December 2012.<p>These …

North Korea

China confirms Hong Kong bookseller investigation

http://vod-pro-ww-live.akamaized.net/mps_h264_hi/public/news/world/1224000/1224535_h264_1500k.mp4?__gda__=1522413821_93bb56a3ac07fefa014753346292085a<p><b>Police in China have confirmed for the first time that they are investigating three Hong Kong booksellers.</b><p>In a letter to Hong Kong's police, they said …

Hong Kong

Hong Kong's missing booksellers and 'banned' Xi Jinping book

http://vod-pro-ww-live.akamaized.net/mps_h264_hi/public/news/world/1224000/1224535_h264_1500k.mp4?__gda__=1522615639_7474cbdfc8d6d0fb6a047d59175dc84e<p><b>A Chinese writer has told the BBC he is the co-author of a provocative book about China's leader Xi Jinping, that some believe sparked the</b> …

Hong Kong

Taiwan's Tsai Ing-wen prepares for power amid Chinese warnings

<b>Taiwan's Tsai Ing-wen is preparing for a historic transfer of power after her sweeping victory, amid strident warnings from Chinese state media.</b><p>On Monday Chinese papers continued their admonishments, warning Ms Tsai and her DPP party against any move towards independence.<p>China sees the island as a …

China

China tourism: Crossing the new glass bridges

<b>For some in China the sky does not need to be the limit, especially when you can build a glass-bottomed suspension bridge across it.</b><p>Tourism sites in the central Henan and Hunan provinces have been constructing vertigo-inducing skywalks in a bid to attract visitors.<p>And it seems to have worked, …

China

North Korea arrests US student for 'hostile act'

<b>North Korea says it has arrested a US student accused of committing a "hostile act" against the state.</b><p>State news agency KCNA identified him as University of Virginia student Otto Frederick Warmbier.<p>He had entered North Korea as a tourist with the intention "to destroy the country's unity", said …

North Korea

Brazil Zika outbreak: More babies born with birth defects

<b>Brazil says the number of babies born with suspected microcephaly or abnormally small heads since October has now reached nearly 4,000.</b><p>In the worst affected area, about 1% of newborns have suspected microcephaly.<p>The Brazilian authorities believe the increase is caused by an outbreak of Zika virus. …

Public Health

The Australian who shot a North Korean propaganda film

<b>Last September Australian film-maker Anna Broinowski went to South Korea to screen a film she shot partly in North Korea, working alongside Pyongyang's leading film directors. Here she describes her surreal experiences inside the North Korean propaganda machine, the friends she made there, and the</b> …

North Korea

Case made for 'ninth planet'

http://vod-pro-ww-live.akamaized.net/mps_h264_hi/public/news/science_environment/1221000/1221615_h264_1500k.mp4?__gda__=1522277351_1126be4f97a4d88ed8e7fbc515e183a3<p><b>American astronomers say they have strong evidence that there is a ninth planet in our Solar System orbiting far beyond even the dwarf</b> …

Astronomy

President Putin 'probably' approved Litvinenko murder

http://vod-pro-ww-live.akamaized.net/mps_h264_hi/public/news/world/1221000/1221581_h264_1500k.mp4?__gda__=1522615640_c11e4cd9c0cd9e75f23362495d96dfac<p><b>The murder of ex-Russian spy Alexander Litvinenko in 2006 in the UK was "probably" approved by President Vladimir Putin, an inquiry has found.</b><p>Mr Putin …

Russia

Swedish activist Peter Dahlin 'confesses' on China TV

http://vod-pro-ww-live.akamaized.net/mps_h264_hi/public/news/world/1221000/1221322_h264_1500k.mp4?__gda__=1522615637_fde1e7ee9aa5671c4c4e88c7ab21f232<p><b>A detained Swedish rights activist has appeared on Chinese state television apparently confessing to breaking the law through his group's …

China

Will China's new law tackle terror?

<b>China's long-discussed counter-terrorism legislation, passed this week, frames the way the country will counter terrorist threats at home and abroad. But it is capable of getting to the root of the problem?</b><p>China faces a dual problem from terrorism; abroad, the picture is very similar to that faced …

China

Zhou Enlai: Was Communist China's first premier gay?

<b>Handsome and urbane, Zhou Enlai presented a modern, progressive face of China at home and abroad during more than 25 years as the country's first premier.</b><p>Like Mao Zedong, he was a colossal figure in the Communist Party.<p>Unlike Mao, he has survived multiple revisions of China's tumultuous, often …

China

Analysis of North Korea's computer system reveals spy files

<b>The first in-depth analysis of North Korea's internal computer operating system has revealed extensive spying tools capable of tracking documents shared offline and deleting suspicious files without permission, according to two German researchers.</b><p>The system, Red Star OS, was designed by the …

Kim Jong-un

China's 'new normal' - a bit too much like the old normal

<b>The ashes were delivered within two days of the death. No autopsy for the 44-year-old tycoon whose flamboyant career had culminated in a spectacular political scandal and corruption trial.</b><p>But Xu Ming was due for release within months and he had recently told friends he was in excellent condition. …

China

China passes controversial new anti-terror laws

<b>China has passed controversial new anti-terrorism laws, saying they are needed to combat growing threats.</b><p>The new laws, passed on Sunday by China's legislature, create a new anti-terror agency and security forces with significant powers.<p>Critics say the laws are too broad and can be used against …

Amnesty International

China Telecom chairman Chang Xiaobing under investigation

<b>The chairman of one of China's largest state-owned mobile operators, China Telecom, is being investigated by the country's anti-corruption watchdog.</b><p>Chang Xiaobing is "suspected of serious violation of discipline", according to a statement on the Central Commission for Discipline Inspection …

China

China landslide: Shenzhen official jumps to death, say police

<b>A local official in the southern Chinese city of Shenzhen has apparently killed himself, days after a landslide there buried dozens of people.</b><p>Police said the man who fell off an apartment block on Sunday night was the former head of the local Urban Administrative Bureau.<p>He is thought to have …

China

France opens archives of WW2 pro-Nazi Vichy regime

<b>France is opening up police and ministerial archives from the Vichy regime which collaborated with Nazi occupation forces in World War Two.</b><p>More than 200,000 declassified documents are being made public on Monday. They date from the 1940-1944 regime of Marshal Philippe Petain.<p>During the war the …

New York Times

Japanese journalist 'captive and threatened in Syria'

<b>Japan says it is investigating reports that a Japanese freelance journalist is being held captive in Syria and is being threatened with death.</b><p>Rights group Reporters Without Borders (RSF) says Jumpei Yasuda has been held by an armed group in Syria since July.<p>His captors have threatened to kill him …

Islam

Japan court rules to restart Takahama nuclear reactors

<b>A Japanese court has paved the way for two more of the country's nuclear reactors to be restarted.</b><p>The Fukui District Court lifted an injunction that had blocked the reopening of two reactors operated by Kansai Electric Power in the western city of Takahama.<p>The injunction was issued after locals …

Energy

Beijing security: 'Possible threat to Westerners' governments warn

<b>The UK and US governments have issued a warning about possible threats against Westerners in the Chinese capital Beijing on or around Christmas Day.</b><p>British and US officials say they have received information of possible threats in Sanlitun, which is a busy bar and shopping district.<p>The Australian …

China

Top China financial media chief jailed for corruption

<b>A Shanghai court has jailed the former president of one of China's top financial media groups for corruption.</b><p>Shen Hao, who used to head the 21st Century group of financial newspapers and websites, was convicted of extortion and blackmail.<p>He was sentenced to four years in jail and fined 60,000 yuan …

21st Century

A watchmaker's paradise

<b>In the Joux Valley, in the west of Switzerland, the traditional craft of watchmaking is flourishing. It's not just leading companies that have workshops in the Jura Mountains but also highly skilled, independent craftsmen, as John Laurenson discovers.</b><p>The most complicated watch ever made was …

Vacheron Constantin

Why is one county handing down one in six US death sentences?

<b>The number of death sentences handed down in the US dropped by a third in 2015, continuing a long-term trend, but one county in California seems to be going against the grain. It handed down 16% of all death sentences in the country despite being home to less than 1% of the population. Why?</b><p>Only six …

Riverside County

Iran hostage crisis: Victims 'to be compensated' 36 years later

<b>The US victims of the Iran hostage crisis are to receive compensation 36 years after their ordeal, reports say.</b><p>Each of the 53 hostages or their estates will receive up to $4.4m (£3m), according to a US spending bill passed last Friday.<p>The victims of other state-sponsored terror attacks such as the …

New York Times