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  • Jan 25, 2015
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Shanghai takes China lead as annual report ignores GDP growth target

Shanghai has taken the lead with its annual government work report not providing any gross domestic production growth target for this year after the central leadership previously said less...

25 Jan 2015 - 4:06pm
Shanghai stampede officials 'held accountable' for accident that killed 36, says mayor

The Shanghai New Year’s Eve crush which left  36 dead showed 'critical neglect', the mayor of the city said Sunday, while insisting those responsible had been held accountable.

25 Jan 2015 - 4:04pm
Shanghai stampede officials 'held accountable' for accident that killed 36, says mayor

The Communist party's influential magazine Qiushi Journal lashed out at university professors for defaming China by spreading Western values, raising concerns about academic freedom on the...

25 Jan 2015 - 9:13am
Shanghai stampede officials 'held accountable' for accident that killed 36, says mayor

An organisation representing computer academics and experts on the mainland has urged the government to stop interfering in who gets the nation's top science and technology awards.

25 Jan 2015 - 5:13am
Shanghai stampede officials 'held accountable' for accident that killed 36, says mayor

President Xi Jinping chose the 14th Army Corps, a former power base of the jailed Chongqing party boss Bo Xilai, for his first domestic inspection tour this year.

25 Jan 2015 - 5:29am
Hi-tech firms sowing seeds of future profits

Technology firms and other companies on the mainland venturing into agriculture might have to wait years to develop their expertise and turn strong profits, according to analysts.

25 Jan 2015 - 5:29am

The Chinese embassy in Democratic Republic of the Congo has launched an emergency plan to protect Chinese residents after their businesses were looted during massive demonstrations in the capital...

25 Jan 2015 - 8:19am


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Major obstacles remain if Beijing is to bring air pollution under control, its mayor has warned, while admitting the city fell short of last year's target.

24 Jan 2015 - 3:04am

Hundreds and thousands of Chinese shoppers flocked to Guangzhou’s first duty-free shop that opened on Friday to get their hands on imported goods up to 60 per cent below market prices.

24 Jan 2015 - 11:31am

China was blocking virtual private network (VPN) services that let users skirt online censorship of popular websites such as Google and Facebook amid a wider crackdown on online information, tech...

24 Jan 2015 - 2:58am

The Politburo yesterday endorsed a blueprint for national security and highlighted the Communist Party's absolute authority over the area, vowing to step up public awareness on the issue, Xinhua...

24 Jan 2015 - 3:36am

The Tibetan Plateau’s growing thickness is due to an increasing amount of light rocks on its surface, similar to the way fats grow on the human body, Chinese scientists have found.

23 Jan 2015 - 10:20am

Pay rises for mainland civil servants will be lower than widely reported, the government said yesterday, as it sought to downplay controversy over the issue.

24 Jan 2015 - 3:34am

A Chinese official offered bribes of more than 40 million yuan (about HK$50 million) to his boss in a last-ditch attempt to save himself after being charged with corruption.

23 Jan 2015 - 6:38pm

Four night flights landing at a Chinese international airport had communications between the cockpit and control tower disturbed by interference from illegal radio stations

24 Jan 2015 - 1:22pm

Three survivors said the boat, which sank about 160km from the southern island of Jeju, had collided with a cargo ship.

24 Jan 2015 - 11:32am

The ‘bank’ was designed like a real one, boasting LED screens and counter staff

23 Jan 2015 - 1:34pm

Most of the 2.8 billion trips made during the festive peak between February 4 and March 15 are expected to be by public road transport

24 Jan 2015 - 11:30am

Beijing fell short of reaching its air pollution reduction target last year and faced major difficulties before the issue could be controlled, the capital’s mayor said.

23 Jan 2015 - 5:03pm

A Chinese prisoner used a mobile phone app to film three naked women – including the wife of a prison officer – chatting with him, and then blackmail t110,000 yuan (about HK$140,000) from two of...

23 Jan 2015 - 12:15pm

Taiwan hopes to finish a submarine water main linking China’s coastal province of Fujian and Taiwan’s outlying island cluster of Kinmen this year to resolve long-term water shortages.


23 Jan 2015 - 10:36am

Guangdong is considering allowing yachts registered in Hong Kong and Macau to sail in the Pearl River Delta, state media has reported.

23 Jan 2015 - 5:32pm

The hawker stalls in Macau's busiest shopping district around Senado Square are inconspicuous against the brightly lit shopfronts of the retail chains.

Tam Kam-peng sits in a prime corner...

23 Jan 2015 - 2:19am

China’s economy will avoid a hard landing and the government is focused on ensuring long-term medium-to-fast growth, Premier Li Keqiang told global leaders in Davos.

23 Jan 2015 - 2:39am

A former deputy chief of prestigious Peking University has been named the new head of Shenzhen's Southern University of Science and Technology of China, an institution pioneering a push to shed...

23 Jan 2015 - 2:42am

Taiwan will continue to forge closer ties with the mainland, despite signs the public is growing wary of doing so.

23 Jan 2015 - 12:29am

Relatives of Shanghai's New Year's Eve stampede fatalities were divided on Thursday over an official compensation offer of 800,000 yuan (HK$1.01 million) per family.

23 Jan 2015 - 12:23am

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