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Twenty members of Chinese opera troupe killed in bus crash

The bus appeared to have missed a turning as it was travelling at speed and the vehicle was badly damaged as it rolled down a steep incline, the report said.

Updated 3 Mar 2015 - 3:57pm
Cutting through the jargon at China’s parliamentary sessions

People in mainland China are no stranger to political jargon. Since the Communist Party was formed on the mainland it has coined countless catchphrases and slogans.

3 Mar 2015 - 1:59pm
Cutting through the jargon at China’s parliamentary sessions

Chinese people’s fascination for buying toilet seats in Japan shows no sign of abating as reporters quizzed a government official about his own buying habits at this week’s annual plenums.

3 Mar 2015 - 3:42pm
Cutting through the jargon at China’s parliamentary sessions

Dong Dasheng, ex-deputy director of National Audit Office, says theft of state-owned assets and arrests of senior executives for corruption largely due to weaknesses in auditing system

3 Mar 2015 - 1:38pm
Cutting through the jargon at China’s parliamentary sessions

Two men have been jailed for five years for raping a 13-year-old girl in western China, according to a newspaper report.

3 Mar 2015 - 11:28am
China’s top officials ‘hog’ medical resources as others battle for what’s left: CPPCC member

Mainland reform to improve capabilities of 1,000 county-level hospitals is too slow and failing to meet needs of rural residents, says Huang Zemin, of China's political advisory body

3 Mar 2015 - 11:29am

A delegate on China’s national political advisory body says the system for censoring films needs to be overhauled because it is unfair and relies too heavily on the personal opinions of government...

3 Mar 2015 - 11:18am


Today's Poll

  • Yes: 41%
  • No: 59%
25 Feb 2015
  • Yes
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Total number of votes recorded: 1,014

As economic growth slows and the property sector cools, the mainland is relying on more entrepreneurs, especially younger ones, to be creative and brave enough to turn their ideas into profitable...

3 Mar 2015 - 12:26pm

Members of the country's top political consultation body can breathe a sigh of relief - Beijing's air quality has been graded "good" for Tuesday's session of the annual Chinese People's Political...

3 Mar 2015 - 11:09am

Debate is rising about whether China should scrap annual gross domestic product goals following Shanghai mayor Yang Xiong's announcement that the city had ditched its official target for this year...

3 Mar 2015 - 10:12am

A senior Chinese official whose remarks last year about disgraced former security tsar Zhou Yongkang propelled him to fame, said yesterday there was "no point" in speculating which "big tiger"...

3 Mar 2015 - 1:46am

Passionate football fan President Xi Jinping met Prince William this morning, and told him of his wish for closer efforts to improve Sino-British football development.

3 Mar 2015 - 1:23am

Taiwan has ordered Singapore E-commerce Private Limited to resubmit its application to operate on the island within six months or leave, economic officials said yesterday.

3 Mar 2015 - 1:20am

An investigation by mainland media shows that major universities in Beijing are continuing to use foreign textbooks in the spring semester, which started today – despite a government minister’s ...

2 Mar 2015 - 7:13pm

China’s television and radio stations should limit the number of entertainment programmes on December 13 to avoid “ruining” the serious tone of China’s state memorial day for victims of the...

2 Mar 2015 - 8:06pm

At least 16 People's Liberation Army major generals have been taken away for investigation in relation to graft cases involving their former superiors, according to sources close to the military...

2 Mar 2015 - 8:48am

A former TV celebrity has unleashed a storm of criticism and a wave of support with a self-funded, An Inconvenient Truth-style documentary on the nation's air pollution scourge.

2 Mar 2015 - 6:09pm

A woman from northern China has admitted she did not report to police that a young man died saving her two children from drowning, according to a newspaper report.

2 Mar 2015 - 4:57pm

Children and their grandparents are among the victims who were struck by a car on five-lane overpass as they watched aircraft at Shenzhen Baoan International Airport,  police say.

2 Mar 2015 - 4:30pm

Comedian Zhao Benshan seems undeterred by the controversy around him. According to mainland media, he has been burning the midnight oil putting together his delegate’s proposal for the national...

2 Mar 2015 - 7:06pm

China is investigating 14 of its senior military officers – including the son of one of its former top generals – for suspected corruption, state media said on Monday in the latest wave of Beijing...

2 Mar 2015 - 6:48pm

A major supplier of surveillance cameras to mainland police confirmed on the weekend that vulnerabilities in its networks exposed clients to cyberattacks from overseas.

2 Mar 2015 - 12:07pm

Multinationals worried about being targeted in government investigations are scaling back mainland investment for the first time in a decade, according to a report on foreign-owned operations in...

2 Mar 2015 - 8:11am

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.

1 Mar 2015 - 12:10pm

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...

2 Mar 2015 - 8:07pm

Electronic toilet seats have recently become one of the most sought-after commodities on Chinese consumers' shopping lists when they visit Japan.

1 Mar 2015 - 3:15am

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.

1 Mar 2015 - 9:36am

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