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China's central bank announces long-awaited rate cut to boost economy

China’s central bank announced on Saturday it would cut benchmark interest rates by 25 basis points to 5.35 per cent, in a widely-expected move to join global central banks in easing liquidity...

28 Feb 2015 - 9:34pm
Provincial official jailed for 17 years over multimillion dollar jade bribes

A former senior Chinese provincial official was sentenced Saturday to 17 years in jail for taking around 13 million yuan (HK$16.3 million) in bribes consisting largely of precious stones, a court...

28 Feb 2015 - 9:52pm
Provincial official jailed for 17 years over multimillion dollar jade bribes

Though reputed to be lazy at sex, wild giant pandas in China have somehow managed to get in the mood – enough to bump up their numbers over the past decade.

28 Feb 2015 - 3:15pm
Provincial official jailed for 17 years over multimillion dollar jade bribes

China has booted a senior military official who is embroiled in a corruption scandal from its parliament, state media reported on Saturday.

28 Feb 2015 - 3:18pm
Provincial official jailed for 17 years over multimillion dollar jade bribes

Guangdong is rolling out a province-wide pilot scheme that will let domestic companies invest in any part of the economy that is not clearly labeled out of bounds.

28 Feb 2015 - 2:51pm
China's first Silk Road deals to be signed next month, report reveals

China will sign a series of agreements with countries including Kazakhstan and Pakistan next month as part of Beijing's plan to stimulate economic development along the ancient Silk Road.

28 Feb 2015 - 11:18am

Beijing is committed to maritime cooperation with Sri Lanka but insists Colombo to create a positive climate for Chinese investment amid fears over the possible scrapping of a port project led by...

28 Feb 2015 - 2:49pm

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It caused barely a ripple when it was first printed two years ago but the republication of an article this week about a corrupt Qing dynasty prince set off a wave of speculation about just which...

28 Feb 2015 - 9:31am

America's immigrant investor visa, hugely popular with wealthy Chinese, could be used to defraud applicants, a group that advises US Congress has warned.

28 Feb 2015 - 10:27am

Chen Shih-chih became a hostage by accident – bumping into armed inmates at Kaohsiung Prison on February 11 as he belatedly ran to the scene 30 minutes after siege began

27 Feb 2015 - 7:48pm

The air force is offering pilot training to high school pupils in its latest attempt to attract young and qualified recruits needed to upgrade the People's Liberation Army.

28 Feb 2015 - 1:24am

China is expanding its outposts in the South China Sea to include stationing for ships and potential airfields as part of its “aggressive” effort to exert sovereignty, the US intelligence chief...

27 Feb 2015 - 7:55pm

The move, which appears to confirm Xie Zhenhua has retired, means it is unclear who will lead the Chinese team at crucial climate talks in Paris at the end of the year

27 Feb 2015 - 6:30pm

A half-naked "mentally ill" young woman was rescued by internet activists after being locked in a room for five years by her Chinese family after a dispute with her mother.

28 Feb 2015 - 4:30am

Japanese toilet seats were the 'must-have' item on the shopping lists of Chinese travellers during Lunar New Year, Japan's media says

27 Feb 2015 - 8:17pm

A ranking Taiwan transport official on Thursday reiterated opposition to China’s planned corridors for commercial flights above the Taiwan Strait, suggesting the use of military planes for...

27 Feb 2015 - 6:16pm

China is to scrap its controversial plan to build luxury public conveniences in tourist spots and instead will replace them with cleaner, more practical facilities as part of its “toilet revo-loo-...

27 Feb 2015 - 6:20pm

The launch of a free-trade zone in Guangdong could be delayed, sources close to the provincial government said, after a similar zone in Fujian was postponed abruptly yesterday.

28 Feb 2015 - 1:43am

The rise of China's middle class posed no challenge to the authority of the Communist Party, state media said yesterday.

27 Feb 2015 - 3:32am

A Fujian obstetrician whose patient died hours after giving birth will stand trial for criminal negligence, raising concern among doctors that they could face charges for failing to achieve ideal...

27 Feb 2015 - 9:49am

The mainland is banning the import of ivory products for one year amid criticism that its citizens' huge appetite for the material is threatening the existence of African elephants.

27 Feb 2015 - 11:35am

Beijing has narrowed the controversial definition of "terrorism" in the revised draft of its counterterrorism law by removing a reference to "thought" as a crime.

27 Feb 2015 - 8:15am

Scientists at state-owned research institutes on the mainland will be able to personally profit from their breakthroughs in science and technology under a proposed law amendment.

26 Feb 2015 - 11:04pm

Argentina's Congress has approved the installation of a Chinese satellite tracking station in the South American country's Patagonia region.

27 Feb 2015 - 3:20am

Civil servants who lie on their personal records and resumes are being targeted by a new audit ordered by the central government.

26 Feb 2015 - 5:01pm

Disputes over the sale and seizure of farmland are one of the biggest causes of protests around the country

26 Feb 2015 - 3:44pm

Taiwan’s representatives in the United States have been given vehicle licence plates similar to those for diplomats, in what is viewed as further improvement in US-Taiwan relations since the two...

27 Feb 2015 - 1:54am
 

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