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Ageing China braces for onslaught of dementia with 30m cases predicted by 2050

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 - 8:40am
Shanghai takes China lead as annual report ignores GDP growth target

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 - 7:55am
Shanghai takes China lead as annual report ignores GDP growth target

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
Shanghai takes China lead as annual report ignores GDP growth target

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 - 7:13am
Shanghai takes China lead as annual report ignores GDP growth target

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

26 Jan 2015 - 5:57am
Guangdong launches inquiry into 'abducted child ID scandal'

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

Anti-graft campaign 'boosts soccer team'

26 Jan 2015 - 12:42am


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Technology firms and other companies on the mainland venturing into agriculture might have to wait years to develop their expertise and turn strong profits, according to analysts.

25 Jan 2015 - 5:29am

The Chinese embassy in Democratic Republic of the Congo has launched an emergency plan to protect Chinese residents after their businesses were looted during massive demonstrations in the capital...

25 Jan 2015 - 8:19am

Every Wednesday morning, Xu Quansheng appears outside the consulting room at the neurology department of Huashan Hospital in Shanghai.

25 Jan 2015 - 8:19am

Bulgarian customs seized two million endangered baby eels concealed in the luggage of two Chinese men arriving from Spain, officials said.

The tiny baby eels, or elvers, are seen by some as...

24 Jan 2015 - 1:27pm

Vice-President Li Yuanchao has hit back at rampant speculation that he is poised to be the target of a corruption investigation, telling a gathering in Beijing that he is a victim of overseas...

24 Jan 2015 - 9:48am

Major obstacles remain if Beijing is to bring air pollution under control, its mayor has warned, while admitting the city fell short of last year's target.

24 Jan 2015 - 3:04am

Hundreds and thousands of Chinese shoppers flocked to Guangzhou’s first duty-free shop that opened on Friday to get their hands on imported goods up to 60 per cent below market prices.

24 Jan 2015 - 11:31am

China was blocking virtual private network (VPN) services that let users skirt online censorship of popular websites such as Google and Facebook amid a wider crackdown on online information, tech...

24 Jan 2015 - 2:58am

The Politburo yesterday endorsed a blueprint for national security and highlighted the Communist Party's absolute authority over the area, vowing to step up public awareness on the issue, Xinhua...

24 Jan 2015 - 3:36am

The Tibetan Plateau’s growing thickness is due to an increasing amount of light rocks on its surface, similar to the way fats grow on the human body, Chinese scientists have found.

23 Jan 2015 - 10:20am

Pay rises for mainland civil servants will be lower than widely reported, the government said yesterday, as it sought to downplay controversy over the issue.

24 Jan 2015 - 3:34am

A Chinese official offered bribes of more than 40 million yuan (about HK$50 million) to his boss in a last-ditch attempt to save himself after being charged with corruption.

23 Jan 2015 - 6:38pm

Four night flights landing at a Chinese international airport had communications between the cockpit and control tower disturbed by interference from illegal radio stations

24 Jan 2015 - 1:22pm

Three survivors said the boat, which sank about 160km from the southern island of Jeju, had collided with a cargo ship.

24 Jan 2015 - 11:32am

The ‘bank’ was designed like a real one, boasting LED screens and counter staff

23 Jan 2015 - 1:34pm

Most of the 2.8 billion trips made during the festive peak between February 4 and March 15 are expected to be by public road transport

24 Jan 2015 - 11:30am

Beijing fell short of reaching its air pollution reduction target last year and faced major difficulties before the issue could be controlled, the capital’s mayor said.

23 Jan 2015 - 5:03pm

A Chinese prisoner used a mobile phone app to film three naked women – including the wife of a prison officer – chatting with him, and then blackmail t110,000 yuan (about HK$140,000) from two of...

23 Jan 2015 - 12:15pm

Taiwan hopes to finish a submarine water main linking China’s coastal province of Fujian and Taiwan’s outlying island cluster of Kinmen this year to resolve long-term water shortages.


23 Jan 2015 - 10:36am

Guangdong is considering allowing yachts registered in Hong Kong and Macau to sail in the Pearl River Delta, state media has reported.

23 Jan 2015 - 5:32pm

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