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Obama sharply criticises China's plans for new technology rules

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...

Updated 4 Mar 2015 - 5:36am
Uphold morals, chairman tells CPPCC delegates

The chief of China's political advisory body has vowed to restore its image after the downfall of a string of top leaders caught up in the anti-graft campaign.

4 Mar 2015 - 3:25am
Uphold morals, chairman tells CPPCC delegates

Petrochemical industry insiders have disputed claims made in Under the Dome, Chai Jing's documentary on smog in China, that lax quality standards for petroleum were a key reason for worsening air...

4 Mar 2015 - 4:50am
Uphold morals, chairman tells CPPCC delegates

A newly announced investment fund will leave Alibaba with a foothold in Taiwan even if it is forced to withdraw from the island following a government ruling. 

Updated 4 Mar 2015 - 5:43am
Uphold morals, chairman tells CPPCC delegates

Britain's Prince William focused the second day of his China trip on promoting links between the nations in soccer and cinema - first watching students kick footballs and then attending a film...

Updated 4 Mar 2015 - 5:47am
Major budget boost expected for Chinese military

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 - 5:03am

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 - 5:07am


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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.

Updated 4 Mar 2015 - 5:45am

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...

Updated 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...

3 Mar 2015 - 9:11pm

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...

3 Mar 2015 - 6:47pm

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.

3 Mar 2015 - 3:42pm

People in mainland China are no stranger to political jargon. Since the Communist Party was formed on the mainland it has coined countless catchphrases and slogans.

3 Mar 2015 - 1:59pm

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...

3 Mar 2015 - 12:26pm

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...

3 Mar 2015 - 11:09am

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

Taiwan has ordered Singapore E-commerce Private Limited to resubmit its application to operate on the island within six months or leave, economic officials said yesterday.

3 Mar 2015 - 1:20am

An investigation by mainland media shows that major universities in Beijing are continuing to use foreign textbooks in the spring semester, which started today – despite a government minister’s ...

2 Mar 2015 - 7:13pm

China’s television and radio stations should limit the number of entertainment programmes on December 13 to avoid “ruining” the serious tone of China’s state memorial day for victims of the...

2 Mar 2015 - 8:06pm

At least 16 People's Liberation Army major generals have been taken away for investigation in relation to graft cases involving their former superiors, according to sources close to the military...

2 Mar 2015 - 8:48am

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