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Online slang that found its way into leader's speech

Premier Li Keqiang has caught the attention of mainland internet users with his use of the popular online term "self-willed" during his work report to the National People's Congress.

6 Mar 2015 - 1:25am
Chinese Premier Li Keqiang warns 'slack' officials

Premier Li Keqiang pledged to curb graft as he accused some officials of being "slack" in their actions and "self-willed" in exercising their power, saying that "shocking cases of corruption still...

6 Mar 2015 - 1:22am
Chinese Premier Li Keqiang warns 'slack' officials

Thursday, March 5. The scramble today was not for Beijing's train station.

It was for the Great Hall of the People.

6 Mar 2015 - 1:18am
Chinese Premier Li Keqiang warns 'slack' officials

President Xi Jinping has encouraged Shanghai to open up more investment doors around the world, a fresh sign that the leadership will give the city a freer hand in financial liberalisation.

6 Mar 2015 - 1:15am
Chinese Premier Li Keqiang warns 'slack' officials

The smallest increase in defence spending in five years won't affect the PLA's development of nuclear weapons or its ongoing modernisation plan, a former top leader of the army's strategic missile...

6 Mar 2015 - 1:13am
Sports panel drops the ball with long silent break in play

Awkward silence reigned for more than 20 minutes on Thursday  when a sports panel convened in Beijing as part of the annual gathering of the national political advisory body.

6 Mar 2015 - 1:09am

China will back e-commerce development and guide international expansion by Chinese internet companies, Premier Li Keqiang said on Thursday, in an endorsement for firms such as Alibaba Group and...

6 Mar 2015 - 1:05am


Today's Poll

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  • No: 35%
5 Mar 2015
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Total number of votes recorded: 167

A senior government official overseeing relations with Taiwan has defended the mainland’s need to launch a controversial new flight path close to the island’s airspace, saying it will ease air...

5 Mar 2015 - 7:37pm

Li Jiaxiang, head of Civil Aviation Administration, also vows to 'improve air traffic control services and coordinate with various parties' to tackle flight delays and poor customer service

5 Mar 2015 - 7:44pm

China is on track to overtake Germany and Britain as the country with the third-largest number of people with assets of more than US$30 million within 10 years, a report estimates.

5 Mar 2015 - 11:05pm

Britain’s Prince William has won praise from internet users in China after he visited an elephant reserve and condemned illegal wildlife trafficking as “a vicious form of criminality”.

5 Mar 2015 - 5:57pm

China will back e-commerce development and guide international expansion by Chinese internet companies, Premier Li Keqiang said today in an endorsement for companies such as Alibaba and

5 Mar 2015 - 7:47pm

A Bloomberg reporter arrived at the hall in the chilly capital at 3am today, only to find that three Reuters reporters were already waiting at the head of a queue.

5 Mar 2015 - 6:24pm

US-China relations have quickly become the last thing many business leaders on both sides are willing to discuss publicly, following US president Barack Obama's sharp criticism of Beijing's new...

5 Mar 2015 - 5:47pm

China’s top state planning agency has pledged to accelerate policies to promote cleaner and renewable sources of energy and tackle overcapacity in polluting industrial sectors.

5 Mar 2015 - 5:49pm

Myanmar must ensure “lower temperatures” along its border with China and all sides must exercise restraint, a senior Chinese official told a Myanmar envoy, following clashes inside the Southeast...

5 Mar 2015 - 1:59pm

US President Barack Obama is to be invited to attend a military parade in Beijing later this year to commemorate the 70th anniversary of the end of the second world war, the Foreign Ministry said...

5 Mar 2015 - 5:48pm

Photos released by Shanghai police show the city's SWAT team training with "bendable guns" which allow the operator to see and shoot around corners. 

5 Mar 2015 - 5:47pm

Seven per cent – that is the much-awaited GDP target figure that Premier Li Keqiang is announcing this morning at the opening of the annual National People’s Congress. Figures were released to the...

5 Mar 2015 - 6:05pm

President Xi Jinping said Beijing was willing to heed the voice of the Taiwanese people on cross-strait ties but called for high vigilance against advocates of independence.

5 Mar 2015 - 9:54am

The chief of a Chinese military intelligence agency is under investigation for alleged corruption, detained by graft-busters in the run-up to Lunar New Year, according to two independent sources...

5 Mar 2015 - 7:45am

Britain's Prince William urged an end to the ivory trade, visiting a Chinese elephant sanctuary in the southwestern province of Yunnan at the close of a three-day trip to the country that focused...

5 Mar 2015 - 6:09pm

Alibaba Group is ratcheting up its business expansion in the United States, with the launch on Wednesday of its first overseas-based data centre in Silicon Valley.

5 Mar 2015 - 9:26am

Lei Jun, chairman and chief executive of the world's No 3 smartphone maker, adds his vote of confidence to the mainland’s “go-global” drive to invest abroad

5 Mar 2015 - 5:42am

Two entrepreneurs became billionaires as shares in their companies rose to record highs on the prospect of new pollution laws after the documentary Under The Dome sparked interest.

5 Mar 2015 - 10:53am

National People’s Congress spokeswoman Fu Ying tells his week’s annual plenum that China plans to increase its military budget by about 10 per cent this year.

5 Mar 2015 - 2:52am

A literature scholar fears overzealous local education officials could ban all foreign textbooks after a call by the education minister for tougher ideological controls.

5 Mar 2015 - 5:38am

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