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China sends jets to Diaoyus as risk of military clash with Japan rises

The risk of a military clash between China and Japan escalated yesterday, with Beijing saying it had scrambled two J-10 fighter jets to monitor Japanese military planes near a disputed part of the...

12 Jan 2013 - 12:36pm
Xi Jinping's guidelines to cut back extravagance go into effect

Expensive meals and showy official trips are being banned across the country as local authorities scramble to conform to Communist Party chief Xi Jinping's call to streamline the bureaucracy and...

4 Jan 2013 - 10:14am
Xi Jinping's guidelines to cut back extravagance go into effect

China is experiencing its largest ecological deficit ever - caused by decades of high economic growth and rapid urbanisation - as total emissions of carbon and other pollutants far exceed the...

13 Dec 2012 - 7:21am
Xi Jinping's guidelines to cut back extravagance go into effect

The mainland's land requisition system is in dire need of reform as it currently fails to protect farmers' rights, a top rural policymaker said yesterday.

30 Nov 2012 - 7:34am
Xi Jinping's guidelines to cut back extravagance go into effect

In Chinese politics, it is believed that a leader's personality and wisdom can help change the course of history, but that such qualities are not always enough.

25 Nov 2012 - 11:57am
Xi Jinping's public relations test

The months of speculation are mercifully over. Questions of whether there would be nine or seven are now resolved; who is in and who is out is settled. When the new Chinese Communist Party...

23 Nov 2012 - 1:51pm

If corruption is allowed to run wild in China then the ruling Communist Party risks major unrest and the collapse of its rule, state media on Monday quoted Vice President Xi Jinping as saying.

19 Nov 2012 - 4:11pm


Today's Poll

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The innocent but pointed questions from a pair of young reporters to officials at China’s Communist Party talks have provided a refreshing break from the usual fare of bland reports and rote...

13 Nov 2012 - 6:28pm

China’s Communist leaders are promising to revolutionise the world’s second largest economy and move on from being the world’s workshop, but economists say the monumental task faces major hurdles...

12 Nov 2012 - 9:36pm

The Chinese Communist Party’s paranoia is on full display for its congress in Beijing in a security squeeze extending from police swarming Tiananmen Square to elderly sentinels watching street...

10 Nov 2012 - 4:56pm

The central government is confident of achieving its 7.5 per cent economic-growth target this year despite the recent slowdown, its top economic planner said yesterday.

11 Nov 2012 - 7:10am

While ties between China and Taiwan may be closer than at any time since they split in a civil war, the staid, formal Communist Party congress being held in Beijing highlights how far apart the...

10 Nov 2012 - 3:28pm

The warning by Communist Party general secretary Hu Jintao on Thursday that the party's failure to tackle graft could result in the "fall of the state and party" may have sounded severe - but he...

10 Nov 2012 - 7:52am

China will not allow foreign observers into restive Tibet to probe human rights abuses, an official said on Friday, dismissing mounting international pressure for an independent investigation in...

9 Nov 2012 - 8:23pm

Chinese internet users have evaded censors to take potshots at President Hu Jintao’s assessment of his performance in a farewell speech, saying the country is walking down a dead-end road in “...

9 Nov 2012 - 6:09pm

July 1993

Beijing observed the 72nd birthday of the Chinese Communist Party with a pledge to curb corruption, deemed the nation's most serious problem.

March 1994

9 Nov 2012 - 11:53am

History is destiny for the Chinese people, as Mao Zedong and Deng Xiaoping each proved the veracity of Confucius' mantra: "It takes but one word, it takes but one man to settle the fate of an...

9 Nov 2012 - 7:27am

General Secretary Hu Jintao yesterday warned his ruling Communist Party that corruption threatens its very existence, and that of the nation itself, in his opening address to a congress that will...

9 Nov 2012 - 12:26pm

China’s President Hu Jintao warned Taiwan on Thursday against any moves towards independence but called for the two sides to continue the exchanges that have helped ease their longtime rivalry.

8 Nov 2012 - 4:49pm

President Hu Jintao expressed confidence that Hongkongers feel proud to be Chinese and can govern the city well, in a speech opening the 18th Chinese Communist Party congress in Beijing on...

8 Nov 2012 - 6:43pm

In a nation where wealth confers immense power and privilege, it's no wonder policymakers are having such a hard time rewriting the rules to reverse a dangerously widening wealth gap.

7 Nov 2012 - 7:19am

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