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Reports: business watchdog justifies investigation of Alibaba offshoot

State Administration for Industry and Commerce director claims he is not biased against e-commerce giant, according to unverified transcript and recording 

29 Jan 2015 - 9:40pm
Downfall of China’s top officials ‘highlights politicians’ power over the law’

Feudal tradition has allowed those in power to stay beyond the law, says commentary in party mouthpiece magazine

29 Jan 2015 - 5:49pm
Downfall of China’s top officials ‘highlights politicians’ power over the law’

China will replicate some practices of Shanghai’s free-trade zone in other parts of the country, the State Council said, in its latest push to let markets play a bigger role in the economy.

29 Jan 2015 - 6:40pm
Downfall of China’s top officials ‘highlights politicians’ power over the law’

The People’s Liberation Army auditor handed more corruption leads to graft busters in 2014 than in the previous 30 years, according to the military’s official newspaper.

The PLA audited 4,...

29 Jan 2015 - 6:44pm
Downfall of China’s top officials ‘highlights politicians’ power over the law’

Chinese state media today voiced support for the commerce regulator in a signed commentary amid the escalating row between the authority and Alibaba Group, calling on the e-commerce giant and...

29 Jan 2015 - 6:38pm
Chinese drone firm puts GPS block on flying over Washington after White House scare

A Chinese drone maker which created the small quadcopter that crashed on White House grounds said it is updating its drones to stop further flights over the US capital, where it is banned.

29 Jan 2015 - 5:35pm

An abused endangered South China tiger cub has been nursed back to health by staff at a zoo in Nanchang in Jiangxi province.

29 Jan 2015 - 9:56pm


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New Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras is in a similar position to Phaeton, the Greek mythological figure given the reins of the sun only to lose control and nearly destroy the earth, Chinese...

29 Jan 2015 - 4:22pm

China’s state media on Thursday called for officials who take an “ambiguous attitude” towards Tibetan independence to be prosecuted, after personnel in the region were reportedly punished for...

29 Jan 2015 - 4:56pm

A bullhead shark stopped China’s naval flotilla in its tracks while it was conducting a military drill on an escort mission to the Gulf of Aden.

29 Jan 2015 - 5:27pm

Hong Kong has been named publicly as one of China's "core interests and key concerns" in a veiled warning from Beijing to Washington over territorial issues.

29 Jan 2015 - 4:36pm

The mainland launched two legal experiments in Shenzhen yesterday, setting up the country's first circuit court and a court in Qianhai that will feature a jury with members from Hong Kong.

29 Jan 2015 - 3:39am

Taiwan's military will reshuffle its top officials - including six out of seven generals and admirals - in an apparent effort to revitalise its armed forces and promote its next generation of...

29 Jan 2015 - 6:50pm

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

29 Jan 2015 - 6:53pm

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

29 Jan 2015 - 12:55am

Some mainland diplomatic observers say China should invite Japanese leaders to attend a huge military parade in Beijing to mark the 70th anniversary of the end of the second world war, but the...

29 Jan 2015 - 12:48am

Human rights lawyer Pu Zhiqiang, who was put in criminal detention in May after he joined an event marking the 25th anniversary of the Tiananmen crackdown, has been charged with "picking quarrels...

29 Jan 2015 - 3:47am

A measles outbreak has hit a major office building in the capital, with at least 23 people infected, according to the city's health authorities.

29 Jan 2015 - 8:50am

On the mainland, private companies usually avoid challenging the government. But Alibaba, which Premier Li Keqiang has repeatedly voiced support for over the past year, has made an exception to...

29 Jan 2015 - 3:32am

The Communist Party is on suicide watch as President Xi Jinping's anti-corruption campaign permeates the government and bureaucracy.

29 Jan 2015 - 4:48pm

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 - 11:25pm

Alibaba's chairman Jack Ma  is set to face a barrage of questions when the e-commerce giant reports quarterly earnings today, spurred by a government regulator's blistering accusation of...

29 Jan 2015 - 5:20pm

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

29 Jan 2015 - 5:14am

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 to ban...

28 Jan 2015 - 11:16pm

The chopper will spare hotel guests the headache of navigating the city’s notorious traffic

28 Jan 2015 - 4:24pm

Beijing has a crucial role to play in international climate talks to be held in Paris in December, French Prime Minister Manuel Valls told Chinese state media on Wednesday, saying it was the key...

28 Jan 2015 - 4:19pm

Fifteen Communist Party officials in Tibet joined underground independence organisations, provided intelligence to the Dalai Lama and his supporters or participated in activities deemed harmful to...

28 Jan 2015 - 4:28pm

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