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Plugging China's wealth gap as growth slows

More than three decades after the Communist Party allowed some people to get rich first, top leaders are still grappling with how to spread the benefits of the economic boom such freedoms...

7 Mar 2015 - 1:25am
Mainland access blocked to air pollution documentary

An environmental protection advocacy video by former TV host Chai Jing  was inaccessible to most internet users on the mainland on Friday. Under the Dome was no longer available on Youku, Sohu,...

7 Mar 2015 - 1:24am
Mainland access blocked to air pollution documentary

Taiwan's opposition Democratic Progressive Party would safeguard peaceful relations with the mainland if the party returned to power in 2016, DPP chairwoman Tsai Ing-wen said on Friday.

7 Mar 2015 - 1:17am
Mainland access blocked to air pollution documentary

The finance ministry said on Friday that it was still assessing the debt situation reported by local governments and paying close attention to regions where debt levels were too high.

7 Mar 2015 - 1:16am
Mainland access blocked to air pollution documentary

A lack of trust remained despite a thaw in relations between China and Japan ahead of security talks this month, Beijing's envoy to Japan said on Friday.

7 Mar 2015 - 1:14am
Knifeman at large after attack at Guangzhou railway station leaves nine injured

Police shot dead a knife attacker at Guangzhou railway station on Friday morning, arrested another suspect and a third is still at large, according to witnesses.

6 Mar 2015 - 7:44pm

A senior Chinese military strategist has been investigated for allegedly leaking state secrets, helping armed rebels in Myanmar in their fight against government forces, plus fraud, according to...

6 Mar 2015 - 7:43pm


Today's Poll

  • Yes: 61%
  • No: 39%
5 Mar 2015
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Total number of votes recorded: 346

Day three: the third of our diary entries by ’South China Morning Post’ reporters, offering personal views on some of the behind-the-scenes activities during the annual plenums

6 Mar 2015 - 6:13pm

The vice chairman of the official All China Lawyers Association yesterday warned against the dangers of the widespread concept of the “presumption of guilt” among the mainland’s law enforcers.

6 Mar 2015 - 5:09pm

Premier Li Keqiang’s annual work report won dutiful applause from more than 3,000 delegates at the National People’s Congress yesterday.

6 Mar 2015 - 8:02pm

From Chinese Premier Li Keqiang to mainland internet industry tycoon Pony Ma Huateng or any college student in a coffee shop, start-ups are one of the most popular topics on people's lips in the...

6 Mar 2015 - 7:54pm

China's economy will face "even more formidable" difficulties this year than in 2014 as Beijing sets its lowest growth target in over 15 years to accommodate reforms.

6 Mar 2015 - 7:50pm

The smallest increase in defence spending in five years won't affect the PLA's development of nuclear weapons or its ongoing modernisation plan, a former top leader of the army's strategic missile...

6 Mar 2015 - 3:07am

China makes no new promises in battle to clear the day as it fine-tunes pollution targets

6 Mar 2015 - 3:12am

Awkward silence reigned for more than 20 minutes on Thursday  when a sports panel convened in Beijing as part of the annual gathering of the national political advisory body.

6 Mar 2015 - 3:13am

Premier Li Keqiang has caught the attention of mainland internet users with his use of the popular online term "self-willed" during his work report to the National People's Congress.

6 Mar 2015 - 8:05pm

Premier Li Keqiang pledged to curb graft as he accused some officials of being "slack" in their actions and "self-willed" in exercising their power, saying that "shocking cases of corruption still...

6 Mar 2015 - 10:05am

President Xi Jinping has encouraged Shanghai to open up more investment doors around the world, a fresh sign that the leadership will give the city a freer hand in financial liberalisation.

6 Mar 2015 - 3:06am

US President Barack Obama is to be invited to attend a military parade in Beijing later this year to commemorate the 70th anniversary of the end of the second world war, the Foreign Ministry said...

6 Mar 2015 - 2:52am

China is on track to overtake Germany and Britain as the country with the third-largest number of people with assets of more than US$30 million within 10 years, a report estimates.

6 Mar 2015 - 11:51am

A Bloomberg reporter arrived at the hall in the chilly capital at 3am today, only to find that three Reuters reporters were already waiting at the head of a queue.

5 Mar 2015 - 6:24pm

China will back e-commerce development and guide international expansion by Chinese internet companies, Premier Li Keqiang said today in an endorsement for companies such as Alibaba and

6 Mar 2015 - 2:55am

Rules governing the mainland's long-awaited deposit insurance system, are set to take effect on May 1 as Premier Li Keqiang pushes ahead with liberalisation of the interest rate mechanism.

6 Mar 2015 - 3:00am

A senior government official overseeing relations with Taiwan has defended the mainland’s need to launch a controversial new flight path close to the island’s airspace, saying it will ease air...

6 Mar 2015 - 3:16am

China said today that its official military budget will grow by 10.1 per cent in the coming year, amid unease among Beijing’s neighbours about its growing might and territorial ambitions.

5 Mar 2015 - 7:12pm

China announced today an economic growth target for this year of about 7 per cent, signalling its lowest rate of expansion for a quarter of a century.

5 Mar 2015 - 10:39pm

Li Jiaxiang, head of Civil Aviation Administration, also vows to 'improve air traffic control services and coordinate with various parties' to tackle flight delays and poor customer service

5 Mar 2015 - 7:44pm

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