• Thu
  • Apr 17, 2014
  • Updated: 12:06pm

China’s air pollution could be intensifying storms over the Pacific ocean and altering weather patterns in north America, according to scientists in the US.

Updated 17 Apr 2014 - 12:06pm

China has angrily hit back at mainstream US media that accused Beijing of dragging its feet in the search for missing Malaysia Airlines flight 370.

17 Apr 2014 - 8:15am

When US Defence Secretary Chuck Hagel visited China last week, he was given an unprecedented tour of the Liaoning aircraft carrier in a gesture of friendliness - but also received a blunt public...

17 Apr 2014 - 8:51am

Syria has reached a “critical moment” as the world awaits news of fresh peace talks, China’s foreign minister told the warring nation’s opposition leader Ahmad Jarba in Beijing on Wednesday.

17 Apr 2014 - 10:31am

Beijing is seeking to woo Taiwanese students by planning more cross-strait youth exchanges following a three-week student-led protest in Taiwan recently against a trade service pact with the...

17 Apr 2014 - 7:38am

Chinese-American businessman and social media celebrity Charles Xue Biqun, who had been detained in August on suspicion of soliciting prostitutes, was released on bail, his lawyer said.

17 Apr 2014 - 4:04am

The bank's legal and compliance department has looked into reports related to Helen Yang, also known as Yang Lijuan, an investment banker based in Hong Kong, sources familiar with the matter said...

Updated 17 Apr 2014 - 11:20am


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The United States and China have held “productive” talks on North Korea, the US State Department said on Tuesday, part of stepped-up international diplomacy after Pyongyang warned of plans to...

16 Apr 2014 - 11:33am

Two employees of Hong Kong-based Phoenix television and a job applicant filed suit Tuesday against the company in New York after allegations of sexual harassment against its former bureau chief....

16 Apr 2014 - 6:07pm

China has cancelled a multinational naval parade to mark the 65th anniversary of the PLA Navy later this month because of the continuing search for the missing Malaysia Airlines jet.

16 Apr 2014 - 7:52am

The newly established National Security Commission formally came into operation yesterday with Communist Party chief Xi Jinping presiding over its first meeting.

16 Apr 2014 - 9:35am

Chen Yizi, a former aide and senior policy adviser to disgraced Communist Party chief Zhao Ziyang, died at his home in Los Angeles on the eve of yesterday's 25th anniversary of the former party...

16 Apr 2014 - 3:37am

State-owned China Film Group Corporation (CFGC) has made an "eight-figure" equity investment in upcoming Hollywood productions - the first time the entertainment giant has funded movies made there...

16 Apr 2014 - 6:18am

The government is set to pass law changes that will give it more powers to shut polluting factories, punish officials and place protected regions off-limits to industrial development, scholars...

16 Apr 2014 - 9:00am

Wang Lin needed a change. The crushing air pollution and gridlock traffic in his hometown of Hangu, an industrial district in the northern metropolis of Tianjin , made him anxious and sometimes...

16 Apr 2014 - 4:13am

The announcement, reported by Xinhua yesterday, echoed statements by neighbouring Hebei province and Beijing, and is in line with last year's central government plan to restrict new manufacturing...

16 Apr 2014 - 4:14am

A Lanzhou court has said residents cannot sue the city's main water supplier over excessive levels of carcinogenic benzene found in the water supply, mainland media reported.

16 Apr 2014 - 3:54am

An estimated 40,000 workers downed tools at seven Yue Yuen factories in the city, according to some of the workers taking part in the stoppages. The company said more than 1,000 staff stopped...

17 Apr 2014 - 9:45am

Uygurs, reportedly in their hundreds, have taken to the streets in a Xinjiang county to protest the shooting of a 17-year-old student, allegedly by police officers, during a traffic incident.

16 Apr 2014 - 4:17am

Beijing said it had lodged a protest with the United States over a visit by Washington’s environmental protection chief to Taiwan this week. Environmental Protection Agency administrator Gina...

15 Apr 2014 - 10:25pm

The gang cheated more than 500 victims out of 1.7 million yuan (HK$2.1 million), using corrupt doctors to inflate drug prices and prescribe large amounts of medicines, police said.

15 Apr 2014 - 5:48pm

A deputy county chief in Guangxi died of alcohol poisoning after dining with colleagues on the first day on the job, mainland media have reported.

16 Apr 2014 - 10:03am

During a tour of training base, president says joint effort crucial to nation's defence

15 Apr 2014 - 5:51pm

China missed a golden opportunity for political reform in the 1980s and it is doubtful when the next one will come, says a son of Hu Yaobang, the widely respected late liberal leader.

15 Apr 2014 - 6:14pm

A Chinese herb called thunder god vine works better than a widely-prescribed pharmaceutical drug at easing rheumatoid arthritis, a study published on Monday said.

15 Apr 2014 - 11:28am

Dr Tsai Ing-wen became the only candidate for the top post in Taiwan's main opposition DPP after the other two dropped out, which is likely to have a great impact on the 2016 presidential election...

15 Apr 2014 - 9:16am

The Communist Party and the People's Liberation Army are setting up offices at the local government level to better monitor soldiers for illegal activities and to address any grievances.

15 Apr 2014 - 7:51am


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