The latest monthly purchasing managers’ index was up to 49.9 from January’s 49.8, China Federation of Logistics and Purchasing reported. A figure below 50 shows contraction.
This week's annual meetings of China's top political bodies are likely to be overshadowed by the sweeping anti-graft campaign which has taken down an unprecedented number of delegates and senior...
Electronic toilet seats have recently become one of the most sought-after commodities on Chinese consumers' shopping lists when they visit Japan.
It's not just the government officials and rising political stars who will come under intense media scrutiny at the national parliamentary session this week.
Environmental campaigners have described the mainland's one-year ban on the imports of ivory carvings as "more symbolic than effective".
China has indicated it opposes a US-drafted resolution that would open a path for UN sanctions against those blocking peace and promoting violence in South Sudan.
Over the past week, mainland social media has been dominated by talk of whether the Guangdong government should cut off Hong Kong's water and electricity supply. It's the latest flare-up of long-...
Though reputed to be lazy at sex, wild giant pandas on the mainland have somehow managed to get in the mood - enough to bump up their numbers over the past decade.
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.
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.
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...
More than 200 million rural households around the nation will be interviewed as part of efforts to prepare an accurate record of farming rights
A compound in traditional Chinese medicine for lowering blood pressure has been found to be effective in blocking the Ebola virus, according to new research.
China's top leaders met on Friday to discuss and approve a plan to revive the country's ailing soccer fortunes.
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...
America's immigrant investor visa, hugely popular with wealthy Chinese, could be used to defraud applicants, a group that advises US Congress has warned.
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
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.
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...
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
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.
Japanese toilet seats were the 'must-have' item on the shopping lists of Chinese travellers during Lunar New Year, Japan's media says
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...
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-...
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.
The rise of China's middle class posed no challenge to the authority of the Communist Party, state media said yesterday.
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...