• Thu
  • Jul 31, 2014
  • Updated: 9:15pm

The owner of the KFC and Pizza Hut restaurant chains said on Thursday that a food safety scandal in China has hurt sales and might be severe enough to cut into the company’s global profit.

31 Jul 2014 - 5:28pm

Taiwan’s government said on Thursday it would seal off a nuclear power plant due to open next year but repeatedly attacked as unsafe by the public, pending a referendum on its future.

31 Jul 2014 - 5:24pm

The military has again pledged full support to President Xi Jinping’s anti-graft campaign after the announcement that Zhou Yongkang, one of the most powerful men in China during the last decade,...

31 Jul 2014 - 5:05pm

In his takedown of former security chief Zhou Yongkang, Chinese President Xi Jinping has bagged the most fearsome beast in his campaign against corrupt officials, both “tigers” and petty “flies”...

31 Jul 2014 - 11:51am

The authorities in the northeastern Jilin province are planning to ban kindergartens from giving pupils medicine without their parents’ permission.

The draft law was reviewed at a...

31 Jul 2014 - 5:32pm

A Beijing court began hearing a landmark case on “gay conversion” treatment on Thursday, as an activist in a nurse’s uniform knelt over a patient, wielding a giant needle, outside.

31 Jul 2014 - 4:31pm

Members of foreign press were finally permitted to attend the ministry’s monthly news briefing on Thursday - a small milestone in increasingly confident military’s efforts to project transparent...

31 Jul 2014 - 4:55pm

Opinion

Today's Poll

  • Yes: 80%
  • No: 20%
30 Jul 2014
  • Yes
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Total number of votes recorded: 429

The decades-old distinction between urban and rural dwellers in the mainland's widely hated hukou, or household registration system, is to end.

31 Jul 2014 - 9:32am

By going after retired senior officials, President Xi Jinping has broken the Communist Party's unwritten tradition of not prosecuting a top leader once he has stepped down from power.

31 Jul 2014 - 11:40am

The nation's largest manufacturer of bear bile is looking at synthetic alternatives, a move welcomed by animal activists.

31 Jul 2014 - 8:02am

When inspectors visited Shanghai Husi earlier this summer, the production line appeared in good order, with fresh meat being handled by properly attired workers and supervisors keeping a watchful...

31 Jul 2014 - 4:27am

In the early 1980s, Sheldon Lavin, a banker-turned-burger tycoon, returned from a trip to China with big plans for his food-processing company OSI Group.

31 Jul 2014 - 5:13pm

Creating a parachute as small and as light as a shirt is now possible, says a Chinese scientist who has developed the world's lightest material with cutting-edge nanotechnology.

31 Jul 2014 - 11:35am

Thousands of hotels, saunas and massage parlours that were closed down during a crackdown on prostitution in Dongguan have been allowed to reopen.

31 Jul 2014 - 4:27am

A Nanjing branch of the popular US-based fast-food restaurant Papa John's Pizza has been found to have used expired dough.

31 Jul 2014 - 4:27am

An outspoken Uygur academic has been formally charged with separatism amid continuing anti-government violence in Xinjiang.

31 Jul 2014 - 8:11am

Beijing subway passengers could face up to 10 days detention if they refuse to go through security checks, as the capital city beefs up such measures as more travellers visit during summer...

30 Jul 2014 - 5:18pm

Twenty-two attackers were shot dead and a further 41 arrested in a terror attack in Xinjiang on Monday in which at least 10 civilians died, according to sources and a report from a local party...

30 Jul 2014 - 5:56pm

Geologists have discovered the largest gold deposit so far in China’s northwest Xinjiang region, according to state media.

30 Jul 2014 - 11:55pm

With the launch of the formal investigation into former Politburo Standing Committee member Zhou Yongkang, President Xi Jinping has consolidated power in a way that eluded his predecessors.

30 Jul 2014 - 8:47pm

Beijing yesterday announced an official investigation into former security chief Zhou Yongkang, shattering the decades-old political taboo of not prosecuting the highest ranking Communist Party...

30 Jul 2014 - 7:21pm

Dozens of people, ethnic Han and Uygur, were killed or injured in at least one terror attack in the restive Xinjiang region early on Monday, state media reported late last night.

30 Jul 2014 - 3:47pm

Together with another airport in Pudong, at least 71 flights from the two Shanghai airports were cancelled as the People's Liberation Army began an exercise on the southeast coast.

30 Jul 2014 - 7:15pm

For nearly a decade, the burly son of a poor family in rural Jiangsu was one of the most powerful men in China, but now he is just a detainee at the mercy of the party’s anti-graft agency.

30 Jul 2014 - 9:10am

China will use targeted measures to achieve reasonable growth, the ruling Politburo has said.

30 Jul 2014 - 7:20pm

The photo in the corporate records of a Beijing energy investment firm shows Zhou Bin looking solemn and not unlike his father, former security tsar Zhou Yongkang.

30 Jul 2014 - 3:59pm

China's massive live-firing drills, while meant to be a warning to Japan for lifting its 60-year-old military ban, may instead serve to further Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's cause to...

30 Jul 2014 - 7:55am
 

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