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  • Jan 26, 2015
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Obsession with gold medals, trophies has led to corruption, admits China’s top sports body

The government body that administers sport in China has admitted that a win-at-all-costs mentality has led to corruption and it is changing its criteria for what constitutes sporting success.

26 Jan 2015 - 3:33pm
Chinese logging firms seek intervention over seized staff and equipment in Myanmar

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 - 2:45pm
Chinese logging firms seek intervention over seized staff and equipment in Myanmar

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.

26 Jan 2015 - 1:51pm
Chinese logging firms seek intervention over seized staff and equipment in Myanmar

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
Chinese logging firms seek intervention over seized staff and equipment in Myanmar

A survey of products bought on e-commerce websites in China showed that seven of the nine big online trading platforms were selling fake or substandard goods, state television reported.

26 Jan 2015 - 1:41pm
Ageing China braces for onslaught of dementia with 30m cases predicted by 2050

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 - 11:01am


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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

Every Wednesday morning, Xu Quansheng appears outside the consulting room at the neurology department of Huashan Hospital in Shanghai.

25 Jan 2015 - 8:19am

Bulgarian customs seized two million endangered baby eels concealed in the luggage of two Chinese men arriving from Spain, officials said.

The tiny baby eels, or elvers, are seen by some as...

24 Jan 2015 - 1:27pm

Vice-President Li Yuanchao has hit back at rampant speculation that he is poised to be the target of a corruption investigation, telling a gathering in Beijing that he is a victim of overseas...

24 Jan 2015 - 9:48am

Major obstacles remain if Beijing is to bring air pollution under control, its mayor has warned, while admitting the city fell short of last year's target.

24 Jan 2015 - 3:04am

Hundreds and thousands of Chinese shoppers flocked to Guangzhou’s first duty-free shop that opened on Friday to get their hands on imported goods up to 60 per cent below market prices.

24 Jan 2015 - 11:31am

China was blocking virtual private network (VPN) services that let users skirt online censorship of popular websites such as Google and Facebook amid a wider crackdown on online information, tech...

24 Jan 2015 - 2:58am

The Politburo yesterday endorsed a blueprint for national security and highlighted the Communist Party's absolute authority over the area, vowing to step up public awareness on the issue, Xinhua...

24 Jan 2015 - 3:36am

The Tibetan Plateau’s growing thickness is due to an increasing amount of light rocks on its surface, similar to the way fats grow on the human body, Chinese scientists have found.

23 Jan 2015 - 10:20am

Pay rises for mainland civil servants will be lower than widely reported, the government said yesterday, as it sought to downplay controversy over the issue.

24 Jan 2015 - 3:34am

A Chinese official offered bribes of more than 40 million yuan (about HK$50 million) to his boss in a last-ditch attempt to save himself after being charged with corruption.

23 Jan 2015 - 6:38pm

Four night flights landing at a Chinese international airport had communications between the cockpit and control tower disturbed by interference from illegal radio stations

24 Jan 2015 - 1:22pm

Three survivors said the boat, which sank about 160km from the southern island of Jeju, had collided with a cargo ship.

24 Jan 2015 - 11:32am

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