Experts have attributed a drop in the number of eligible applicants for the national civil service examination to China's ongoing anti-corruption campaign. Full Story

HK police detain eight after further clashes

Hong Kong police said Thursday that eight people were detained in Mong Kok, a commercial district that has been occupied by protesters for over 20 days, after clashes occurred as local residents attempted to remove barricades. Full Story

Senior official in Shenzhen under graft probe

A senior official in Shenzhen, south China's Guangdong Province, is under investigation for a suspected serious violation of discipline, said the provincial discipline watchdog on Friday. Full Story

Hong Kong police said Thursday that eight people were detained in Mong Kok, a commercial district that has been occupied by protesters for over 20 days, after clashes occurred as local residents attempted to remove barricades. Full Story

Protesters march on residence of Chief Executive

About 200 protesters marched to Hong Kong Chief Executive Leung Chun-ying's residence Wednesday afternoon in protest against earlier remarks by Leung on elections. Full Story

China launches test return orbiter for lunar mission

XICHANG, Sichuan, Oct. 24 (Xinhua) -- China launched an unmanned spacecraft early Friday to test technologies to be used in the Chang'e-5, a future probe that will conduct the country's first moon mission with a return to Earth. Full Story