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  • Jan 27, 2015
  • Updated: 1:34pm
China casts spotlight on its street-lamp officials’ corrupt practices

Bureaucrats inflate the costs of public lighting – paid for using taxpayers’ money – while raking in big bucks from advertisements displayed on them

Updated 27 Jan 2015 - 1:33pm
Chinese cities in race for high-speed railway stations

Residents raise the stakes for local officials by threatening to have them sacked if they failed to win approval for the stations

27 Jan 2015 - 11:53am
Chinese cities in race for high-speed railway stations

A grand military parade this year to mark the 70th anniversary of the end of the second world war will be a show of force to deter Japan and corrupt officials, according to an opinion piece...

27 Jan 2015 - 11:36am
Chinese cities in race for high-speed railway stations

The official overseers of sport in China admitted on Monday that a win-at-all-costs mentality had led to corruption.

27 Jan 2015 - 10:46am
Chinese cities in race for high-speed railway stations

The head of one of the China's most prestigious universities is tipped to take over the country's top environmental job.

27 Jan 2015 - 10:43am
China president stresses Marxist materialism in effort to silence critics

President Xi Jinping sought to silence critics at both ends of the political spectrum on Friday by using a Politburo study session to underscore his commitment to Marxism and socialism, analysts...

Updated 27 Jan 2015 - 1:00pm

The average journey to work for Beijing commuters last year was 19.2km in Beijing - the longest in the country according to a survey by a mainland internet company.

27 Jan 2015 - 10:08am

Opinion

Today's Poll

  • Yes: 57%
  • No: 43%
23 Jan 2015
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Total number of votes recorded: 254

Five out of six websites in a recent survey were found to be selling fake or substandard goods.

27 Jan 2015 - 3:11am

The Ministry of Civil Affairs apologised yesterday after the 9.30pm live television broadcast of Sunday's draw of the winning numbers in China's Welfare Lottery was cancelled without explanation...

27 Jan 2015 - 3:18am

Staying up all night could be in our genes - a group of Chinese scientists has found new evidence to suggest a common ancestor of humans and apes was probably nocturnal.

27 Jan 2015 - 3:14am

Dozens of Chinese logging operators have petitioned local authorities in Yunnan to intervene over the arrests of more than 150 logging workers in Myanmar’s Kachin State and the seizure of...

26 Jan 2015 - 8:02pm

Li calls for 'creative' economic measures

27 Jan 2015 - 1:25am

The execution of a Japanese hostage by Islamic State militants in the Middle East will give Japan’s government an “excuse” to change its defence policy and allow its troops to take part in...

26 Jan 2015 - 6:15pm

Staff at a local hospital in central China took to the streets on Sunday to mourn the death of their colleague, an orthopaedic surgeon who was killed during a row with a drunken patient at the...

27 Jan 2015 - 8:45am

Xiaomi released its latest flagship smartphone Mi Note this month to global fanfare, but it also attracted criticism over its similarities to Apple’s iPhone 6 Plus, leading some critics to...

27 Jan 2015 - 10:20am

Two people died and more than a dozen were hurt when a bus carrying more than fifty passengers from Henan province to Tianjin in crashed into a motorway height-limit bar on Monday.

26 Jan 2015 - 7:37pm

26 Jan 2015 - 9:35pm

With one of the fastest-greying populations in the world, China is on a global hunt for solutions to an impending health crisis as age-related problems such as dementia threaten to sweep the...

26 Jan 2015 - 10:44am

A woman in northeastern China suffered a heart attack after a taxi driver slipped a worthless “ghost bank note” in her change, mainland media reports.

26 Jan 2015 - 10:01pm

Shanghai has become the first big city or provincial government to drop economic growth targets from its annual work report, a landmark break from the country's decades-long obsession with GDP.

26 Jan 2015 - 6:25pm

The Shanghai New Year's Eve crush that left 36 dead showed "critical neglect", the mayor of the mainland's commercial hub said on Sunday, while insisting that those responsible had been held...

26 Jan 2015 - 9:02pm

Guangdong health authorities have launched a 10-month inquiry into the trade in forged birth certificates after mainland media reports that such documents were being used to provide false...

26 Jan 2015 - 6:07am

Shanghai's mayor offered nothing new on Sunday in initiatives for the city's free-trade zone, despite looming competition from new players.

26 Jan 2015 - 12:31am

Southern province's free-trade scheme could be officially launched as soon as end of next month.

26 Jan 2015 - 5:57am

Anti-graft campaign 'boosts soccer team'

26 Jan 2015 - 12:42am

The Communist party's influential magazine Qiushi Journal lashed out at university professors for defaming China by spreading Western values, raising concerns about academic freedom on the...

25 Jan 2015 - 9:13am

An organisation representing computer academics and experts on the mainland has urged the government to stop interfering in who gets the nation's top science and technology awards.

25 Jan 2015 - 5:13am
 

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