One child per family is all the Chinese government currently permits its urban citizens – rural families are allowed two children if the firstborn is a girl. The highly unpopular policy should be phased out, according to a new report by a Chinese government think tank.
A survey of Canadian adults found that most reacted negatively to foreign control of their natural resources, according to OilPrice.com. Canadians are "not particularly supportive" of a proposed deal with the China National Offshore Oil Corp.
Hong Kong ferry accident: The Sea Smooth, a Hong Kong ferry, collided with the Lamma IV, a power company boat carrying 121 passengers. None of the ferry passengers died, but the Lamma IV sank. Such large-scale accidents are rare in Hong Kong's tightly regulated harbor.
Bo Xilai, the disgraced Chinese politician facing prison time in a scandal involving the murder of a British businessman, has been expelled from the Communist Party, which is undergoing a once-in-a-decade generational transition of power.
Foxconn, which manufactures iPhones and iPads for Apple, halted production at a Chinese factory after a brawl by up to 2,000 employees injured 40 people. The fight erupted at a Foxconn dormitory near the iPhone factory.