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Hainan province downplays debt problems as its capital city asks for help

Officials in Hainan province have downplayed concerns over local government debt despite a plea for help by its capital city Haikou, which said it might be unable to meet its repayments.

28 Mar 2015 - 5:28am
South China now favoured way out of country for IS recruits: terrorism expert

China's southern seaboard has replaced the mountainous and tightly guarded western frontier as the preferred route for Islamic extremists to slip recruits out of the country, according to a...

28 Mar 2015 - 7:55am
South China now favoured way out of country for IS recruits: terrorism expert

Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte pledged to work with China in its hunt for fugitive officials - but remained tight-lipped over whether the Netherlands would sign up to the Beijing-led Asian...

28 Mar 2015 - 3:56am
South China now favoured way out of country for IS recruits: terrorism expert

Vice-President Li Yuanchao will be the most senior Chinese official to attend the state funeral of Lee Kuan Yew in Singapore, while President Xi Jinping and Premier Li Keqiang will not attend,...

28 Mar 2015 - 3:04am
South China now favoured way out of country for IS recruits: terrorism expert

An anti-discrimination civic group said it was considering legal action over a police raid on the group's offices that was apparently prompted by its advocacy for five women's rights activists...

28 Mar 2015 - 5:28am
Terrorists ‘recruited Uygur students at Guangzhou university’

Uygur students in Guangzhou have been warned to stay away from "outsiders" after several were recruited by a suspected religious extremist and had been missing since last year, various sources...

28 Mar 2015 - 5:38am

Russia remains conspicuously absent from the list of countries that have applied to be founding members of the Beijing-led Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank ahead of this Tuesday's deadline.

28 Mar 2015 - 5:35am


Today's Poll

  • Yes: 62%
  • No: 38%
26 Mar 2015
  • Yes
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Total number of votes recorded: 543

Chances of island's participation hinge on sensitive political issues, including its sovereignty and title, and the reaction of its pro-independence camp, analysts say.

27 Mar 2015 - 7:16pm

China is ramping up its international manhunt of fugitive corrupt officials with a new multi-agency operation, codenamed Skynet, aimed at restricting their financial channels.

26 Mar 2015 - 11:49pm

One of the country’s top scientists and the former chief commander of the nation’s lunar programme will become the party boss of Shenzhen, which is seeking to foster innovation.

27 Mar 2015 - 4:59am

Beijing and Jakarta agreed to develop a "maritime partnership" yesterday as the visiting Indonesian president said his country was firmly behind a new China-backed investment bank.

27 Mar 2015 - 7:54am

A wealthy Chinese businessman’s illicit airfield was exposed and is now facing demolition after he crashed his helicopter near the site.

27 Mar 2015 - 10:00am

China will control economic risks as the country pushes reforms to make the yuan convertible on the capital account, the foreign exchange regulator said on Thursday.

26 Mar 2015 - 7:22pm

A couple has gone on trial in eastern China accused of stealing rare antique books from libraries and universities.

26 Mar 2015 - 7:02pm

A prominent mainland news outlet has taken rare, high-profile legal action against four popular domestic online news portals, accusing them of breach of copyright.

26 Mar 2015 - 11:57pm

Who attends a foreign leader’s funeral is not simply a matter of diplomatic protocol, it is also an indicator of the state of relations between two countries.

26 Mar 2015 - 6:04pm

The fate of an old woman who died after was she left in a field for several days in China has sparked comments online over who should care for the elderly and vulnerable.

27 Mar 2015 - 5:21pm

If Beijing is successful in its bid for the 2022 Winter Olympics then foreigners who attend will get uncensored internet access, but this isn’t an issue for Chinese who “don’t like” sites like...

26 Mar 2015 - 4:32pm

The People's Liberation Army conducted a night live-fire drill in the border province of Yunnan as fighting continued between government troops and ethnic Chinese rebels in neighbouring Myanmar....

26 Mar 2015 - 2:20am

 Researchers have discovered what could be a “playground” of early hominids nearly two million years ago.

25 Mar 2015 - 11:04am

Parents are turning to overseas kindergartens as well as public and private high schools in search of a broad education for their children.

26 Mar 2015 - 9:51am

China had not sought any power of veto over the new multilateral Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB), a top finance ministry official said on Wednesday.

26 Mar 2015 - 8:48am

China’s government has provided a list to the United States of Chinese officials suspected of corruption who are believed to have fled there.

25 Mar 2015 - 4:34pm

A district government in western China has denied locking a whistleblower in his office for four days after he raised the issue of a senior leader's alleged corruption at a meeting.

26 Mar 2015 - 7:55pm

The former chairman of the Standing Committee of the National People’s Congress, Wu Bangguo, made a rare public appearance yesterday, according to a photo posted online.

25 Mar 2015 - 4:56pm

A subway train derailed around 3pm today during a test run on the southeastern outskirts of Beijing.

26 Mar 2015 - 1:41am

Two officials from a major state-owned power company have been punished for attending to an extravagant banquet paid for with by public funds, the top anti-graft watchdog said.

25 Mar 2015 - 12:34pm

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