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China to increase military spending by 10 per cent ‘in drive to modernise PLA’

National People’s Congress spokeswoman Fu Ying tells his week’s annual plenum that China plans to increase its military budget by about 10 per cent this year.

4 Mar 2015 - 7:14pm
China says anti-terrorism law won’t affect network operators after Obama comments

China moves to calm fears over its anti-terrorism law today by saying it will not affect network operators after US President Barack Obama expressed fears it would affect American tech firms

4 Mar 2015 - 6:40pm
China says anti-terrorism law won’t affect network operators after Obama comments

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...

4 Mar 2015 - 4:19pm
China says anti-terrorism law won’t affect network operators after Obama comments

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...

4 Mar 2015 - 6:31pm
China says anti-terrorism law won’t affect network operators after Obama comments

Lei Jun, chairman and chief executive of the world's No 3 smartphone maker, adds his vote of confidence to the mainland’s “go-global” drive to invest abroad

4 Mar 2015 - 7:12pm
Reporter’s notebook: Great Hall’s ‘hidden’ post office gains my stamp of approval

Several years ago, when I started to learn about the inner workings of Beijing’s Great Hall of the People, I discovered a “hidden place” in the hall. The post office.

4 Mar 2015 - 7:03pm

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


Today's Poll

  • Anti-corruption drive: 13%
  • Economy: 10%
  • Pollution: 46%
  • Party reshuffle: 3%
  • Mainland-HK relationship: 16%
  • Legal reforms: 13%
4 Mar 2015
  • Anti-corruption drive
  • Economy
  • Pollution
  • Party reshuffle
  • Mainland-HK relationship
  • Legal reforms
Total number of votes recorded: 279

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

Barack Obama has criticised China's plans for new rules on American tech firms and urged Beijing to change its policy if it wants to do business with the US.

4 Mar 2015 - 1:53pm

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 - 9:55am

Petrochemical industry insiders have disputed claims made in Under the Dome that lax quality standards for petroleum were a key reason for worsening air pollution.

4 Mar 2015 - 11:44am

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.

4 Mar 2015 - 9:59am

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. 

4 Mar 2015 - 5:43am

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...

4 Mar 2015 - 5:47am

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 central government almost never audited their financial accounts'.

4 Mar 2015 - 1:50pm

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

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