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  • Jan 27, 2015
  • Updated: 8:57am
Obsession with gold medals, trophies has led to corruption, admits China’s top sports body

The official overseers of sport in China admitted on Monday that a win-at-all-costs mentality had led to corruption, and it was changing its criteria for what constituted sporting success.

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27 Jan 2015 - 1:35am
Tsinghua chief 'to be environment minister'

The head of one of the mainland's most prestigious universities is tipped to take over the country's top environmental job with Minister of Environmental Protection Zhou Shengxian, reaching...

27 Jan 2015 - 3:04am
Tsinghua chief 'to be environment minister'

President Xi Jinping sought to silence critics at both ends of the political spectrum on Friday by using a Politburo study session to underscore his commitment to Marxism and socialism, analysts...

Updated 27 Jan 2015 - 8:49am
Tsinghua chief 'to be environment minister'

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, the China News Service reported...

27 Jan 2015 - 7:54am
Tsinghua chief 'to be environment minister'

A British minister was left red-faced on Monday after giving the mayor of Taipei the gift of a watch - a taboo act in Chinese culture - only for him to joke he would "sell it to a scrap dealer"....

27 Jan 2015 - 1:19am
Walls come tumbling down for 'unsafe' artistic ruins in Shanghai

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 - 1:11am

Chinese businessman Zeng Xianbo, reportedly being held in connection to a widening corruption probe centred on the chief aide to former president Hu Jintao, dismissed the rumours at a recent...

26 Jan 2015 - 12:14pm

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Dozens of Chinese logging operators have petitioned local authorities in Yunnan to intervene over the arrests of more than 150 logging workers in Myanmar’s Kachin State and the seizure of...

26 Jan 2015 - 8:02pm

Li calls for 'creative' economic measures

27 Jan 2015 - 1:25am

The execution of a Japanese hostage by Islamic State militants in the Middle East will give Japan’s government an “excuse” to change its defence policy and allow its troops to take part in...

26 Jan 2015 - 6:15pm

Staff at a local hospital in central China took to the streets on Sunday to mourn the death of their colleague, an orthopaedic surgeon who was killed during a row with a drunken patient at the...

Updated 27 Jan 2015 - 8:45am

Xiaomi released its latest flagship smartphone Mi Note this month to global fanfare, but it also attracted criticism over its similarities to Apple’s iPhone 6 Plus, leading some critics to...

26 Jan 2015 - 9:38pm

Two people died and more than a dozen were hurt when a bus carrying more than fifty passengers from Henan province to Tianjin in crashed into a motorway height-limit bar on Monday.

26 Jan 2015 - 7:37pm

26 Jan 2015 - 9:35pm

With one of the fastest-greying populations in the world, China is on a global hunt for solutions to an impending health crisis as age-related problems such as dementia threaten to sweep the...

26 Jan 2015 - 10:44am

A woman in northeastern China suffered a heart attack after a taxi driver slipped a worthless “ghost bank note” in her change, mainland media reports.

26 Jan 2015 - 10:01pm

Shanghai has become the first big city or provincial government to drop economic growth targets from its annual work report, a landmark break from the country's decades-long obsession with GDP.

26 Jan 2015 - 6:25pm

The Shanghai New Year's Eve crush that left 36 dead showed "critical neglect", the mayor of the mainland's commercial hub said on Sunday, while insisting that those responsible had been held...

26 Jan 2015 - 9:02pm

Guangdong health authorities have launched a 10-month inquiry into the trade in forged birth certificates after mainland media reports that such documents were being used to provide false...

26 Jan 2015 - 6:07am

Shanghai's mayor offered nothing new on Sunday in initiatives for the city's free-trade zone, despite looming competition from new players.

26 Jan 2015 - 12:31am

Southern province's free-trade scheme could be officially launched as soon as end of next month.

26 Jan 2015 - 5:57am

Anti-graft campaign 'boosts soccer team'

26 Jan 2015 - 12:42am

The Communist party's influential magazine Qiushi Journal lashed out at university professors for defaming China by spreading Western values, raising concerns about academic freedom on the...

25 Jan 2015 - 9:13am

An organisation representing computer academics and experts on the mainland has urged the government to stop interfering in who gets the nation's top science and technology awards.

25 Jan 2015 - 5:13am

President Xi Jinping chose the 14th Army Corps, a former power base of the jailed Chongqing party boss Bo Xilai, for his first domestic inspection tour this year.

25 Jan 2015 - 5:29am

Technology firms and other companies on the mainland venturing into agriculture might have to wait years to develop their expertise and turn strong profits, according to analysts.

25 Jan 2015 - 5:29am

The Chinese embassy in Democratic Republic of the Congo has launched an emergency plan to protect Chinese residents after their businesses were looted during massive demonstrations in the capital...

25 Jan 2015 - 8:19am
 

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