Asia Dong Genlao, a 24-year-old new father, was giddy over the birth of his child, a robust 8-pounder, until the obstetrician beckoned him into the hallway and lowered her voice.
Asia Swiss drug maker Novartis has become the third Western pharmaceuticals company to be accused of bribery in China, after a newspaper published allegations against the firm.
Asia China's powerful price regulator could target the petroleum, telecommunications, banking and auto sectors next in its investigations into violations of the country's anti-trust laws, state media quoted a senior official as saying.
Asia A court in Busan on Thursday issued an arrest warrant against Lee Jong-chan, the senior executive vice president of the state-run Korea Electric Power Corp. implicated in a snowballing corruption scandal.
Asia A smartphone application designed to prevent dereliction of duty and corruption among government officials was launched by the prosecutor's office in Southwest China's Chongqing Municipality on Wednesday.
Asia The judge who presided over the trial of Wang Lijun, the former right-hand man of disgraced politician Bo Xilai, has been removed from his post, authorities said, stoking speculation over the significance of the move.
Asia China's prosecutorial agencies investigated 250 officials at county level or above in the first half of 2013 on suspicion of crimes relating to dereliction of duty and infringement of rights.
Asia China is intensifying its investigation into alleged bribery in the pharmaceutical and medical services sector with a fresh three-month probe due to begin today.
Asia Jiangsu Hengrui Medicine Co. fell the most in almost three years in Shanghai trading as drugmakers declined after the Xinhua News Agency reported China is starting a campaign to crack down on illegal competition in the industry.
Asia China's top economic planner has issued anti-monopoly fines of more than 10.09 million yuan ($1.6 million US dollars) for Shanghai gold association and five Shanghai gold retailers.