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Taiwan prison warden ‘lied about heroic offer to be hostage’ in deadly siege

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

27 Feb 2015 - 7:48pm
China in ‘aggressive’ effort to expand its South China Sea outposts, says US

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...

27 Feb 2015 - 7:55pm
China in ‘aggressive’ effort to expand its South China Sea outposts, says US

Japanese toilet seats were the 'must-have' item on the shopping lists of Chinese travellers during Lunar New Year, Japan's media says

27 Feb 2015 - 8:17pm
China in ‘aggressive’ effort to expand its South China Sea outposts, says US

More than 200 million rural households around the nation will be interviewed as part of efforts to prepare an accurate record of farming rights

27 Feb 2015 - 7:13pm
China in ‘aggressive’ effort to expand its South China Sea outposts, says US

Beijing is committed to launching maritime cooperation with Sri Lanka amid concerns over the cancellation of a port development project in Colombo led by a Chinese company.

27 Feb 2015 - 6:17pm
China’s top climate negotiator removed from leadership list

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

27 Feb 2015 - 6:30pm

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.

27 Feb 2015 - 6:21pm


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The rise of China's middle class posed no challenge to the authority of the Communist Party, state media said yesterday.

27 Feb 2015 - 3:32am

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...

27 Feb 2015 - 9:49am

The mainland is banning the import of ivory products for one year amid criticism that its citizens' huge appetite for the material is threatening the existence of African elephants.

27 Feb 2015 - 11:35am

Beijing has narrowed the controversial definition of "terrorism" in the revised draft of its counterterrorism law by removing a reference to "thought" as a crime.

27 Feb 2015 - 8:15am

Scientists at state-owned research institutes on the mainland will be able to personally profit from their breakthroughs in science and technology under a proposed law amendment.

26 Feb 2015 - 11:04pm

Argentina's Congress has approved the installation of a Chinese satellite tracking station in the South American country's Patagonia region.

27 Feb 2015 - 3:20am

Civil servants who lie on their personal records and resumes are being targeted by a new audit ordered by the central government.

26 Feb 2015 - 5:01pm

Disputes over the sale and seizure of farmland are one of the biggest causes of protests around the country

26 Feb 2015 - 3:44pm

Taiwan’s representatives in the United States have been given vehicle licence plates similar to those for diplomats, in what is viewed as further improvement in US-Taiwan relations since the two...

27 Feb 2015 - 1:54am

Comments by China’s Supreme Court – Beijing’s latest attack on Western ideology – are another sign of President Xi Jinping’s conservative political agenda

26 Feb 2015 - 12:02pm

China now has more diesel- and nuclear-powered vessels than the US, although their quality is inferior, a top US Navy admiral tells American lawmakers

26 Feb 2015 - 4:27pm

Cabinet spokesman Sun Lih-chyun said: “Government authorities are still verifying the threat ... there is no need to be panicked and the government will keep a watch on developments."

26 Feb 2015 - 10:01pm

Animal from endangered species kept illegally as a pet by a Chinese businessman on the rooftop of his home

26 Feb 2015 - 3:50pm

Chinese tycoon Wang Jianlin blames Western education for his son's controversial remark that potential girlfriends needed to be "buxom".

26 Feb 2015 - 12:01pm

State media has given widespread coverage to President Xi Jinping's political theory ahead of the national parliamentary session, advancing his vision for governing China.

26 Feb 2015 - 9:26am

China has dropped some of the world's leading technology brands from its approved state procurement lists in what some analysts said was a response to cybersurveillance.

26 Feb 2015 - 10:37am

Tourists from the mainland made more than five million trips abroad during the Lunar New Year holiday, a 10 per cent rise on the same period last year.

26 Feb 2015 - 3:43am

The head of Taiwan's Kuomintang has announced that legislature speaker Wang Jin-pyng remains a member of the ruling party - ending months of disputes.

26 Feb 2015 - 9:36am

Beijing unveiled tax reductions for small companies in a bid to ease their financial burden amid a weakening economy and free up funds for them to invest in technology.

26 Feb 2015 - 3:31am

The head of ethnic rebel forces in a restive region of northern Myanmar has denied claims by the country’s military that Chinese mercenaries are supporting them, a state-run newspaper has reported...

27 Feb 2015 - 5:34pm

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