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Driver in crash that killed nine people at Shenzhen airport 'panicked after hearing car horns'

Children and their grandparents are among the victims who were struck by a car on five-lane overpass as they watched aircraft at Shenzhen Baoan International Airport,  police say.

Updated 2 Mar 2015 - 3:13pm
Xi Jinping tells Prince William his dream is for China to be a footballing nation

Can China hope to turn the nation’s football team into winners – with help from the English Premier League?

Updated 2 Mar 2015 - 2:20pm
Xi Jinping tells Prince William his dream is for China to be a footballing nation

Education Minister Yuan Guiren called for foreign textbooks that 'spread Western values' to be banned last month when he met senior Peking and Tsinghua university officials 

2 Mar 2015 - 11:13am
Xi Jinping tells Prince William his dream is for China to be a footballing nation

A former TV celebrity has unleashed a storm of criticism and a wave of support with a self-funded, An Inconvenient Truth-style documentary on the nation's air pollution scourge.

2 Mar 2015 - 6:09am
Xi Jinping tells Prince William his dream is for China to be a footballing nation

At least 16 People's Liberation Army major generals have been taken away for investigation in relation to graft cases involving their former superiors, according to sources close to the military...

2 Mar 2015 - 8:48am
'Targeting' by Beijing sees foreign firms limit China investment plans

Multinationals worried about being targeted in government investigations are scaling back mainland investment for the first time in a decade, according to a report on foreign-owned operations in...

2 Mar 2015 - 8:11am

Britain's Prince William arrived in Beijing on Sunday night, beginning his four-day visit in China where he will meet young people, promote cultural exchanges and engage business leaders.

2 Mar 2015 - 6:12am


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This week's annual meetings of China's top political bodies are likely to be overshadowed by the sweeping anti-graft campaign which has taken down an unprecedented number of delegates and senior...

1 Mar 2015 - 9:30am

Electronic toilet seats have recently become one of the most sought-after commodities on Chinese consumers' shopping lists when they visit Japan.

1 Mar 2015 - 3:15am

It's not just the government officials and rising political stars who will come under intense media scrutiny at the national parliamentary session this week.

1 Mar 2015 - 9:36am

Environmental campaigners have described the mainland's one-year ban on the imports of ivory carvings as "more symbolic than effective".

1 Mar 2015 - 5:08am

China has indicated it opposes a US-drafted resolution that would open a path for UN sanctions against those blocking peace and promoting violence in South Sudan.

1 Mar 2015 - 5:08am

Over the past week, mainland social media has been dominated by talk of whether the Guangdong government should cut off Hong Kong's water and electricity supply. It's the latest flare-up of long-...

1 Mar 2015 - 5:08am

The People's Bank of China has cut benchmark interest rates for the second time in three months, adding to a raft of recent attempts taken to counter an increasing deflation risk and a slowdown in...

1 Mar 2015 - 1:56am

A former senior Chinese provincial official was sentenced Saturday to 17 years in jail for taking around 13 million yuan (HK$16.3 million) in bribes consisting largely of precious stones, a court...

1 Mar 2015 - 5:00am

China has booted a senior military official who is embroiled in a corruption scandal from its parliament, state media reported on Saturday.

1 Mar 2015 - 5:01am

Though reputed to be lazy at sex, wild giant pandas on the mainland have somehow managed to get in the mood - enough to bump up their numbers over the past decade.

1 Mar 2015 - 4:57am

Guangdong is rolling out a province-wide pilot scheme that will let domestic companies invest in any part of the economy that is not clearly labeled out of bounds.

28 Feb 2015 - 2:51pm

China will sign a series of agreements with countries including Kazakhstan and Pakistan next month as part of Beijing's plan to stimulate economic development along the ancient Silk Road.

28 Feb 2015 - 11:18am

Beijing is committed to maritime cooperation with Sri Lanka but insists Colombo to create a positive climate for Chinese investment amid fears over the possible scrapping of a port project led by...

28 Feb 2015 - 2:49pm

More than 200 million rural households around the nation will be interviewed as part of efforts to prepare an accurate record of farming rights

28 Feb 2015 - 2:52pm

A compound in traditional Chinese medicine for lowering blood pressure has been found to be effective in blocking the Ebola virus, according to new research.

28 Feb 2015 - 1:18am

China's top leaders met on Friday to discuss and approve a plan to revive the country's ailing soccer fortunes.

28 Feb 2015 - 2:53pm

It caused barely a ripple when it was first printed two years ago but the republication of an article this week about a corrupt Qing dynasty prince set off a wave of speculation about just which...

28 Feb 2015 - 9:31am

America's immigrant investor visa, hugely popular with wealthy Chinese, could be used to defraud applicants, a group that advises US Congress has warned.

28 Feb 2015 - 10:27am

Chen Shih-chih became a hostage by accident – bumping into armed inmates at Kaohsiung Prison on February 11 as he belatedly ran to the scene 30 minutes after siege began

27 Feb 2015 - 7:48pm

The air force is offering pilot training to high school pupils in its latest attempt to attract young and qualified recruits needed to upgrade the People's Liberation Army.

28 Feb 2015 - 1:24am

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