China sexist adverts: Tech firms apologise after damning report

Leading Chinese tech firms have pledged to address gender discrimination in job ads after a damning report by campaign group Human Rights Watch (HRW). Sexist recruitment practices had contributed to a decrease in the proportion of women working, HRW said. Tech giants and government agencies had published “male only” adverts, as well as others asking […]

China Xi’s expansive agenda gets boost with move to end term limits

In clearing the way to serve as Chinese president indefinitely, Xi Jinping has sought to head off speculation over his future and amass even more authority to implement his key political objectives, analysts and sources close to the leadership say. The removal of the 10-year limit on the presidency is part of proposed constitutional amendments […]

China refutes report of plan to build 1,000-km tunnel to divert Brahmaputra waters

China denied a media report on Tuesday as “false and untrue” after it said Beijing was planning to build a 1,000-km long tunnel to divert water from the Brahmaputra river in Tibet close to Arunachal Pradesh to the parched Xinjiang region. South China Morning post, based in Hong-Kong, on Monday reported that engineers in China […]