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  • Sep 23, 2014
  • Updated: 2:14pm

A Chinese court on Tuesday sentenced a prominent scholar from China’s mostly-Muslim Uygur minority to life in prison for “separatism,” his lawyer said, in a case which critics say could add to...

Updated 23 Sep 2014 - 2:11pm

An outspoken ethnic Uygur economics professor has been sentenced to life in prison on charges that he sought to split China.

Updated 23 Sep 2014 - 1:49pm

A policeman who fell asleep on the job and allowed a woman convict to escape during hospital treatment has been charged with breach of duty and sentenced to six months in jail.

Updated 23 Sep 2014 - 1:21pm

Shenzhen border police have arrested five people – all college students in Guangdong – for smuggling 41 air guns modelled on real pistols and more than 3,000 lead bullets for the replica weapons...

Updated 23 Sep 2014 - 1:49pm

An explosion at a fireworks factory in southern China killed 12 people and injured 33 others, the local government said on Tuesday.

23 Sep 2014 - 11:20am

President Xi Jinping will promote two People's Liberation Army generals closely associated with him in a move to deepen the anti-corruption drive and speed up reform in the world's largest...

22 Sep 2014 - 7:22am

China's carbon emissions have soared to eclipse those of the United States and European Union combined, according to a study released on Sunday.

23 Sep 2014 - 7:51am

Opinion

Today's Poll

  • Yes: 80%
  • No: 20%
21 Sep 2014
  • Yes
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Total number of votes recorded: 243

Chinese students are increasingly choosing to return home after studying overseas, with some graduates saying better job prospects are driving their decision.

23 Sep 2014 - 7:58am

Engineers are developing a new generation of robotic mining equipment to cut the cost of extracting coal and to make more seams of the fuel economically viable.

23 Sep 2014 - 9:10am

At least two people were killed and many more injured in a series of explosions in China’s restive western region of Xinjiang on Sunday, state media reported.

22 Sep 2014 - 6:36pm

Several bird markets in Tianjin were found to have sold migratory birds captured illegally, and on a daily basis hundreds of thousands of them, some endangered, are sold to restaurants, China...

22 Sep 2014 - 6:23pm

Mustard oil poured into a suspect’s nose and use of electric shock were some of the gruesome details revealed in a lawsuit filed on behalf of a man who died after being tortured for “refusing to...

22 Sep 2014 - 6:01pm

The president of a mainland private vocational university has been criticised by the PLA for riding in a limousine like a top official while inspecting army cadets.

22 Sep 2014 - 5:19pm

A major highway that opened in Henan province in April has caved in 14 times, causing a headache for drivers who have been warned to be on the alert for sudden collapses.

22 Sep 2014 - 6:47pm

An anti-corruption expert at China’s top school for party cadres has called for corrupt officials to be prevented from “escaping justice” by killing themselves.

22 Sep 2014 - 2:37pm

Authorities in the southern province of Guangdong have pledged to improve efforts to control dengue fever, with around 5,000 cases reported so far this year.

22 Sep 2014 - 12:08pm

A 22-year-old Tibetan man has burned to death in China’s Gansu province in what appears to be the first self-immolation in more than five months.

22 Sep 2014 - 11:25am

Tropical storm Fung-Wong pounded Taiwan with torrential rain and gales, claiming one life and forcing the cancellation of dozens of flights and ferry services.

22 Sep 2014 - 8:35am

The lack of extradition treaties and law enforcement agreements with foreign countries are the major challenges mainland detectives face as the hunt for corruption suspects abroad gatheres pace,...

22 Sep 2014 - 4:00am

President Xi Jinping said 'democracy is not a decoration' as he delivered a speech to the government's political advisers.

22 Sep 2014 - 9:16am

A senior official in Henan has been placed under investigation, the Communist Party's anti-corruption agency announced. Qin Yuhai, 61, was being investigated for "serious violations of party...

22 Sep 2014 - 5:18am

The threat of climate change is driving China and the US - frequent rivals and the world's two largest greenhouse-gas emitters - to collaborate on dozens of potential clean-energy breakthroughs....

22 Sep 2014 - 8:45am

Which reigns supreme - the Communist Party or China's constitution? The political elite have struggled for more than two decades to find an answer.

21 Sep 2014 - 5:29am

Microsoft, the US tech giant targeted in an anti-monopoly probe by Beijing, is delaying the release of its much-anticipated Xbox One game console on the mainland until the end of the year.

21 Sep 2014 - 5:29am

Coastal provinces and Taiwan raised their storm alerts and braced for the arrival of Severe Tropical Storm Fung-Wong, after the storm deluged parts of the Philippines.

21 Sep 2014 - 9:05am

Beijing and New Delhi failed to make progress on resolving their decades-old border dispute during President Xi Jinping's visit to India last week, despite high public expectations in China of a...

21 Sep 2014 - 5:29am

The delays keep piling up. China's first large passenger jet, the C919, will not make its maiden flight until next year. Third-generation nuclear reactors in Zhejiang, the first of their kind in...

21 Sep 2014 - 5:29am
 

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