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Xi Jinping's first grand military parade 'meant to deter Japan and corrupt officials'

A huge military parade to be held in Beijing later this year to mark the 70th anniversary of the end of the second world war will also show off the nation's growing international influence and...

28 Jan 2015 - 5:10am
US President Barack Obama's India trip is a 'message to China', say analysts

US President Barack Obama's trip to India, in which he displayed a close personal rapport with Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi, has highlighted New Delhi's deep mistrust towards Beijing,...

28 Jan 2015 - 5:15am
US President Barack Obama's India trip is a 'message to China', say analysts

China is caught in a population policy dilemma, as the world's most populous nation struggles to strike a balance between its strict domestic migration controls that limit the influx of rural...

28 Jan 2015 - 12:07am
US President Barack Obama's India trip is a 'message to China', say analysts

Guangzhou's first duty-free store is to stop selling goods over the counter because it does not have the staff to cope with the huge numbers of shoppers it has attracted.

28 Jan 2015 - 5:12am
US President Barack Obama's India trip is a 'message to China', say analysts

China’s largest online shopping platform has hit back at the results of an official quality survey that accused it of selling fake and substandard goods, saying that the poll’s sampling...

28 Jan 2015 - 5:17am
China losing its lure for tourists thanks to rising yuan, pollution and complicated visa applications

Tom Berger, a Norwegian photographer and avid traveller, has visited China twice in the past five years. While he enjoyed the trips, he found acquiring a China visa an enormous hassle.

28 Jan 2015 - 3:48am

Fourteen prison officers at a jail in Heilongjiang have been punished after a prisoner was found to have carried out “romantic relationships” with a variety of local women under the guise of...

27 Jan 2015 - 11:48pm


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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 - 4:31pm

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 - 6:24pm

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

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

Outspoken Taipei Mayor Ko Wen-je Tuesday apologised for his slip of tongue over a remark that he would sell as scrap a precious pocket timepiece given to him as gift by British Transport Minister...

27 Jan 2015 - 4:50pm

The removal of a series of pictures by street artists in a partly demolished residential compound in Shanghai has sparked a debate over whether the authorities were right to destroy the works.

27 Jan 2015 - 6:27pm

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 - 6:11pm

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 - 6:28pm

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...

27 Jan 2015 - 1:00pm

Chinese businessman Zeng Xianbo, reportedly being held in connection to a widening corruption probe centred on the chief aide to former president Hu Jintao, dismissed the rumours at a recent...

26 Jan 2015 - 12:14pm

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

27 Jan 2015 - 3:11am

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

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