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Beijing caught out as year's first severe dust storm goes off the scale

Air pollution levels in Beijing were so high they went off the Air Quality Index system scale as the capital was hit by the year's first severe dust storm.

29 Mar 2015 - 6:41am
Russia to join China-led Asian bank; Beijing opens door to Taiwan membership

Russia, Australia and Holland said they would apply to join the China-led Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank, while Beijing also appeared to open the door to Taiwanese membership.

29 Mar 2015 - 9:07am
Russia to join China-led Asian bank; Beijing opens door to Taiwan membership

Shake-up in key positions sees Fu Zhenghua move from fifth to third in command while Deng Weiping becomes anti-graft chief.

29 Mar 2015 - 6:41am
Russia to join China-led Asian bank; Beijing opens door to Taiwan membership

The mainland will aim to cut as much as 80 million tonnes of excess steel production capacity in the next three years to reverse a massive supply glut that has plunged much of the sector into...

29 Mar 2015 - 6:41am
Russia to join China-led Asian bank; Beijing opens door to Taiwan membership

Taiwanese police arrested 13 people who splashed red paint on the wall of the presidential residence in the latest protest against China’s planned launch of a controversial new flight route.

29 Mar 2015 - 8:46am
NGO weighs legal action after Chinese police raid its offices

An anti-discrimination civic group said it was considering legal action over a police raid on the group's offices that was apparently prompted by its advocacy for five women's rights activists...

28 Mar 2015 - 5:28am

Officials in Hainan province have downplayed concerns over local government debt despite a plea for help by its capital city Haikou, which said it might be unable to meet its repayments.

28 Mar 2015 - 5:28am

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26 Mar 2015
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Uygur students in Guangzhou have been warned to stay away from "outsiders" after several were recruited by a suspected religious extremist and had been missing since last year, various sources...

28 Mar 2015 - 5:38am

Russia remains conspicuously absent from the list of countries that have applied to be founding members of the Beijing-led Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank ahead of this Tuesday's deadline.

28 Mar 2015 - 5:35am

Taiwanese protesters scuffled with police for the second day in a row on Friday ahead of the mainland's planned launch of a controversial new flight route that has sparked security concerns.

28 Mar 2015 - 5:30am

Jobless couple survives living in Shanghai, China's most expensive city, on 30,000 yuan a year

28 Mar 2015 - 5:31am

Minister pulls up Colombo Port City company; says Xi Jinping sprang a surprise by telling Sirisena that China, Lanka and India should work closely in future.

28 Mar 2015 - 12:25am

Chances of island's participation hinge on sensitive political issues, including its sovereignty and title, and the reaction of its pro-independence camp, analysts say.

27 Mar 2015 - 7:16pm

China is ramping up its international manhunt of fugitive corrupt officials with a new multi-agency operation, codenamed Skynet, aimed at restricting their financial channels.

26 Mar 2015 - 11:49pm

One of the country’s top scientists and the former chief commander of the nation’s lunar programme will become the party boss of Shenzhen, which is seeking to foster innovation.

27 Mar 2015 - 4:59am

Beijing and Jakarta agreed to develop a "maritime partnership" yesterday as the visiting Indonesian president said his country was firmly behind a new China-backed investment bank.

27 Mar 2015 - 7:54am

A wealthy Chinese businessman’s illicit airfield was exposed and is now facing demolition after he crashed his helicopter near the site.

27 Mar 2015 - 10:00am

China will control economic risks as the country pushes reforms to make the yuan convertible on the capital account, the foreign exchange regulator said on Thursday.

26 Mar 2015 - 7:22pm

A couple has gone on trial in eastern China accused of stealing rare antique books from libraries and universities.

26 Mar 2015 - 7:02pm

A prominent mainland news outlet has taken rare, high-profile legal action against four popular domestic online news portals, accusing them of breach of copyright.

26 Mar 2015 - 11:57pm

Who attends a foreign leader’s funeral is not simply a matter of diplomatic protocol, it is also an indicator of the state of relations between two countries.

26 Mar 2015 - 6:04pm

The fate of an old woman who died after was she left in a field for several days in China has sparked comments online over who should care for the elderly and vulnerable.

27 Mar 2015 - 5:21pm

If Beijing is successful in its bid for the 2022 Winter Olympics then foreigners who attend will get uncensored internet access, but this isn’t an issue for Chinese who “don’t like” sites like...

26 Mar 2015 - 4:32pm

The People's Liberation Army conducted a night live-fire drill in the border province of Yunnan as fighting continued between government troops and ethnic Chinese rebels in neighbouring Myanmar....

26 Mar 2015 - 2:20am

 Researchers have discovered what could be a “playground” of early hominids nearly two million years ago.

25 Mar 2015 - 11:04am

Parents are turning to overseas kindergartens as well as public and private high schools in search of a broad education for their children.

26 Mar 2015 - 9:51am

China had not sought any power of veto over the new multilateral Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB), a top finance ministry official said on Wednesday.

26 Mar 2015 - 8:48am
 

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