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  • Updated: 7:57pm
Thirteen judges sworn in as China launches country’s first circuit court in Shenzhen

A new circuit court – the first of its kind in China – has been set up in Shenzhen as part of the country’s efforts to promote judicial independence and reduce interference by party officials.

28 Jan 2015 - 5:28pm
Brash and impatient, perhaps, but that’s how Taipei residents prefer their new mayor

Some call him a loose cannon due to his frequent slips of the tongue, but to others he is a godsend who can finally revamp Taipei.

28 Jan 2015 - 4:23pm
Brash and impatient, perhaps, but that’s how Taipei residents prefer their new mayor

But Pu’s lawyer argues that the commentaries fall into the domain of free speech and should not constitute crimes

28 Jan 2015 - 3:01pm
Brash and impatient, perhaps, but that’s how Taipei residents prefer their new mayor

The move sees promotions and new roles for the military’s next generation of leaders

28 Jan 2015 - 6:01pm
Brash and impatient, perhaps, but that’s how Taipei residents prefer their new mayor

Construction of the 18-metre-deep structure within historical buildings was stopped by authorities in July, but workers resumed digging soon after

28 Jan 2015 - 4:29pm
Hong Kong a ‘major concern’ for Beijing that must be ‘respected earnestly’, PLA officer tells US defence official

A high-ranking PLA officer has told a visiting senior US defence official that Hong Kong was among Beijing’s “core interests and key concerns,” the PLA Daily reported.

Updated 28 Jan 2015 - 7:16pm

The war of words between mainland’s largest online shopping site and the state commercial regulator escalated today after the authority released its full report on the failure of Taobao.com to ban...

28 Jan 2015 - 6:31pm

Opinion

Today's Poll

  • Yes: 58%
  • No: 42%
23 Jan 2015
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Total number of votes recorded: 264

Military newspaper's exhortation suggests dissent within the ranks over the president's far-reaching anti-corruption campaign

28 Jan 2015 - 2:32pm

Fast food chain McDonald has applied to open an outlet in the former residence of the late Taiwanese president Chiang Ching-kuo in Hangzhou, sparking debate whether Western fast-food stores should...

28 Jan 2015 - 4:39pm

The military command of energy-rich Shanxi could follow the provincial government in becoming the new focus of China’s massive anti-graft campaign, according to a state-owned political magazine....

28 Jan 2015 - 10:44am

Shanghai's Population and Family Planning Commission, which oversees the city's birth control, has appealed for 'qualified young couples' to have two children.

Updated 28 Jan 2015 - 7:03pm

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,...

Updated 28 Jan 2015 - 7:07pm

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 - 5:23pm

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

China’s largest online shopping platform Taobao.com has hit back at the results of a survey that accused it of selling fake and substandard goods.

28 Jan 2015 - 10:05am

While a record number of Chinese travelled overseas in 2014, spending hundreds of billions of US dollars, the country's inbound tourism suffered another year-on-year decline.

28 Jan 2015 - 5:34pm

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

Blocking access to some mainland virtual private networks (VPNs) is China’s 'own business', the government says in first official response to questions on recent crackdown.

28 Jan 2015 - 10:04am

Hundreds of Chinese bidders flocked to Beijing in the hopes of winning bids in an auction for seized vehicles that used to belong to the central government.

27 Jan 2015 - 5:11pm

Bureaucrats inflate the costs of public lighting – paid for using taxpayers’ money – while raking in big bucks from advertisements displayed on them

28 Jan 2015 - 6:53am

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
 

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