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Beijing delegates banned from 'checking social media, playing games on phone' at congress

Delegates from Beijing attending the National People’s Congress face tougher rules of conduct, according to a newspaper report, including a ban on checking social media on their mobile phones...

Updated 4 Mar 2015 - 12:07pm
China’s top respiratory doctor says Hong Kong’s deadly H3N2 outbreak ‘could fizzle out in next two months’

China’s top respiratory specialist, who is regarded as a hero for his efforts in fighting the Sars epidemic, says Hong Kong's deadly outbreak of the H3N2 flu virus will not spread to the mainland...

Updated 4 Mar 2015 - 11:43am
China’s top respiratory doctor says Hong Kong’s deadly H3N2 outbreak ‘could fizzle out in next two months’

A leading Chinese politician called on officials to uphold standards of moral behaviour at the start of the annual meeting of China’s political body, which was overshadowed by corruption probes...

4 Mar 2015 - 9:57am
China’s top respiratory doctor says Hong Kong’s deadly H3N2 outbreak ‘could fizzle out in next two months’

Wang Qishan, one of the most powerful politicians in China and avowed House of Cards fan, may find himself disappointed as he will most likely miss

4 Mar 2015 - 10:34am
China’s top respiratory doctor says Hong Kong’s deadly H3N2 outbreak ‘could fizzle out in next two months’

US President Barack Obama has criticised China's plans for new rules on American tech firms. He had raised the issue with President Xi Jinping and urged Beijing to change its policy if it wants to...

4 Mar 2015 - 5:36am

Today's Poll

  • Anti-corruption drive: 12%
  • Economy: 9%
  • Pollution: 40%
  • Party reshuffle: 3%
  • Mainland-HK relationship: 17%
  • Legal reforms: 20%
4 Mar 2015
  • Anti-corruption drive
  • Economy
  • Pollution
  • Party reshuffle
  • Mainland-HK relationship
  • Legal reforms
Total number of votes recorded: 126

A substantial increase in the military's budget is likely to be announced at the National People's Congress to support the "Chinese Dream Army" envisaged by President Xi Jinping, military analysts...

4 Mar 2015 - 9:54am

Two key phrases of Beijing's post-handover mantra towards Hong Kong were omitted in the annual report of the nation's top advisory body, a year after they were left out in Premier Li Keqiang's...

4 Mar 2015 - 9:56am

Chinese officials and delegates are braced for an intensified austerity campaign at the nation's annual plenary meetings.

4 Mar 2015 - 9:56am

Waiters in black suits and bow ties made their debut at the Great Hall of the People as China kicked off its annual plenary meetings.

4 Mar 2015 - 9:57am

State media named former Central Military Commission vice-chairman Guo Boxiong as it reported that his son, a People's Liberation Army general, was under investigation for graft, suggesting that...

4 Mar 2015 - 8:29am

The ruling is the first of its kind since the end of 2013, when the Supreme Court abolished the lesser offence of procuring underage girls for prostitution.

4 Mar 2015 - 8:40am

The overseas assets of China's state-owned companies provided a hotbed of corruption because the central government almost never audited their financial accounts, a former senior government...

4 Mar 2015 - 5:50am

China's hospitals are failing the public by reserving limited medical facilities for senior officials and forcing others to struggle to compete for remaining services, says a member of China’s...

4 Mar 2015 - 9:59am

The Duke of Cambridge could run the risk being labelled a hypocrite on his trip to Yunnan on Wednesday where he will highlight the peril wreaked by poachers on Africa’s dwindling elephant...

3 Mar 2015 - 6:37pm

A delegate on China’s national political advisory body says the system for censoring films needs to be overhauled because it is unfair and relies too heavily on the personal opinions of government...

4 Mar 2015 - 10:00am

The bus appeared to have missed a turning as it was travelling at speed and the vehicle was badly damaged as it rolled down a steep incline, the report said.

3 Mar 2015 - 8:34pm

Chinese people’s fascination for buying toilet seats in Japan shows no sign of abating as reporters quizzed a government official about his own buying habits at this week’s annual plenums.

4 Mar 2015 - 9:58am

The People's Liberation Army has announced official investigations into 14 senior military officials, including the son of Guo Boxiong, a former vice-chairman of the powerful Central Military...

3 Mar 2015 - 8:57am

A top Communist Party official has hit back at critics that claim President Xi Jinping has wielded his anti-graft campaign as a political weapon in a power war, accusing the opponents of having "...

3 Mar 2015 - 1:14am

Microsoft says it is working closely with Beijing to make sure its under-investigation China business stays on the right side of the law. But the firm finds compliance “challenging”, a top company...

3 Mar 2015 - 4:19pm

As economic growth slows and the property sector cools, the mainland is relying on more entrepreneurs, especially younger ones, to be creative and brave enough to turn their ideas into profitable...

4 Mar 2015 - 10:01am

Members of the country's top political consultation body can breathe a sigh of relief - Beijing's air quality has been graded "good" for Tuesday's session of the annual Chinese People's Political...

4 Mar 2015 - 10:01am

Debate is rising about whether China should scrap annual gross domestic product goals following Shanghai mayor Yang Xiong's announcement that the city had ditched its official target for this year...

3 Mar 2015 - 10:12am

A senior Chinese official whose remarks last year about disgraced former security tsar Zhou Yongkang propelled him to fame, said yesterday there was "no point" in speculating which "big tiger"...

3 Mar 2015 - 1:46am

Passionate football fan President Xi Jinping met Prince William this morning, and told him of his wish for closer efforts to improve Sino-British football development.

3 Mar 2015 - 1:23am

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