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China boosts military budget by 10.1 per cent, despite slowing economy

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
Premier Li Keqiang signals China’s ‘new normal’ with lower annual growth target

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
Premier Li Keqiang signals China’s ‘new normal’ with lower annual growth target

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...

5 Mar 2015 - 7:37pm
Premier Li Keqiang signals China’s ‘new normal’ with lower annual growth target

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
Premier Li Keqiang signals China’s ‘new normal’ with lower annual growth target

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.

5 Mar 2015 - 11:05pm
Prince William praised by Chinese internet users for tough stance on wildlife trafficking

Britain’s Prince William has won praise from internet users in China after he visited an elephant reserve and condemned illegal wildlife trafficking as “a vicious form of criminality”.

5 Mar 2015 - 5:57pm

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

5 Mar 2015 - 7:47pm


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Myanmar must ensure “lower temperatures” along its border with China and all sides must exercise restraint, a senior Chinese official told a Myanmar envoy, following clashes inside the Southeast...

5 Mar 2015 - 1:59pm

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...

5 Mar 2015 - 5:48pm

Photos released by Shanghai police show the city's SWAT team training with "bendable guns" which allow the operator to see and shoot around corners. 

5 Mar 2015 - 5:47pm

Seven per cent – that is the much-awaited GDP target figure that Premier Li Keqiang is announcing this morning at the opening of the annual National People’s Congress. Figures were released to the...

5 Mar 2015 - 6:05pm

President Xi Jinping said Beijing was willing to heed the voice of the Taiwanese people on cross-strait ties but called for high vigilance against advocates of independence.

5 Mar 2015 - 9:54am

The chief of a Chinese military intelligence agency is under investigation for alleged corruption, detained by graft-busters in the run-up to Lunar New Year, according to two independent sources...

5 Mar 2015 - 7:45am

Britain's Prince William urged an end to the ivory trade, visiting a Chinese elephant sanctuary in the southwestern province of Yunnan at the close of a three-day trip to the country that focused...

5 Mar 2015 - 6:09pm

Alibaba Group is ratcheting up its business expansion in the United States, with the launch on Wednesday of its first overseas-based data centre in Silicon Valley.

5 Mar 2015 - 9:26am

Lei Jun, chairman and chief executive of the world's No 3 smartphone maker, adds his vote of confidence to the mainland’s “go-global” drive to invest abroad

5 Mar 2015 - 5:42am

Two entrepreneurs became billionaires as shares in their companies rose to record highs on the prospect of new pollution laws after the documentary Under The Dome sparked interest.

5 Mar 2015 - 10:53am

National People’s Congress spokeswoman Fu Ying tells his week’s annual plenum that China plans to increase its military budget by about 10 per cent this year.

5 Mar 2015 - 2:52am

A literature scholar fears overzealous local education officials could ban all foreign textbooks after a call by the education minister for tougher ideological controls.

5 Mar 2015 - 5:38am

Sharing an unusual family name with a corrupt official would not make life easier for anyone on the mainland, least of all for Linghu An, a senior corruption inspector attending the National...

5 Mar 2015 - 12:10pm

A woman Chinese billionaire has been named the world's sixth wealthiest person under the age of 40.

5 Mar 2015 - 10:39am

The influenza outbreak that has killed 326 people in Hong Kong since the start of the year will be over in two more months, says respiratory disease specialist Dr Zhong Nanshan, hailed as a hero...

5 Mar 2015 - 5:27am

China moves to calm fears over its anti-terrorism law today by saying it will not affect network operators after US President Barack Obama expressed fears it would affect American tech firms.

4 Mar 2015 - 11:13pm

Delegates from Beijing attending the National People’s Congress face tougher rules of conduct, according to a newspaper report, including a ban on checking social media on their mobile phones...

4 Mar 2015 - 4:19pm

China has set its economic growth target for this year set at around 7 percent, the lowest in more than a decade, as it seeks to focus on quality rather than quantity.

5 Mar 2015 - 6:10pm

Several years ago, when I started to learn about the inner workings of Beijing’s Great Hall of the People, I discovered a “hidden place” in the hall. The post office.

5 Mar 2015 - 5:30pm

Wang Qishan, one of the most powerful politicians in China and avowed House of Cards fan, may find himself disappointed as he will most likely miss

4 Mar 2015 - 10:34am

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