• Tue
  • Nov 25, 2014
  • Updated: 8:03am

Smog is expected to again choke Beijing this week after a brief respite brought on by a cold front, the authorities have warned.

25 Nov 2014 - 5:10am

The government is seeking public opinion on the first nationwide smoking ban in public spaces, which if implemented would be a big step towards honouring an international commitment to reduce...

25 Nov 2014 - 5:06am

China was weighing up a proposal to let its troops head overseas on counterterrorism missions, analysts said, citing military officials attending a security forum in Beijing last week.

25 Nov 2014 - 5:12am

Tibet's biggest ever hydropower project has begun generating electricity, state-run media reported, the latest dam developed on Himalayan rivers to prompt concern in neighbouring India.

25 Nov 2014 - 5:06am

A court in the Philippines has fined nine Chinese fishermen more than US$102,000 each for poaching endangered species in disputed waters in the South China Sea.

25 Nov 2014 - 5:06am

Any person, local or foreign, with no permanent residence in Guangzhou must register their temporary address with city authorities within 72 hours of arrival, according to new rules aiming at...

24 Nov 2014 - 10:58pm

After a series of high-profile events highlighting their marriage bonds, China’s president, Xi Jinping, and his wife, Peng Liyuan, now have a song praising their relationship.

24 Nov 2014 - 9:46pm

Opinion

Today's Poll

  • Yes: 76%
  • No: 24%
8 Nov 2014
  • Yes
  • No
Total number of votes recorded: 198

It's a public holiday but surgeon Li Yang is surrounded by students at a university lecture theatre in Beijing as they cram for the tests that would allow them to practise medicine in the United...

24 Nov 2014 - 9:01am

The Duke of Cambridge, Prince William, plans to visit China next year - but it's unlikely his pregnant wife Catherine will be with him.

24 Nov 2014 - 7:56pm

The health ministers of China, Japan and South Korea said yesterday they would collaborate closely in preventing Ebola and other deadly diseases from entering their borders.

24 Nov 2014 - 8:25pm

Investigators are still wrapping up the case against fallen former general Xu Caihou but speculation mounted that graft-busters were targeting another senior military officer.

24 Nov 2014 - 8:09pm

Wang Kun, the celebrated Chinese opera singer, has died. She passed away in Beijing on Friday. She was 89.

24 Nov 2014 - 5:43am

A Chinese-French film about blind masseurs and Chinese actor and director Chen Jianbin scooped the most accolades at Taiwan’s 51st Golden Horse movie awards, considered the Chinese-language...

23 Nov 2014 - 12:07pm

The United States has urged Beijing to stop its reclamation projects in the South China Sea, as a report provided more details on a massive island being built in the disputed waters.

23 Nov 2014 - 8:48am

Rapid economic development of China's coastal regions, which produce 60 per cent of the country's gross domestic product, has also enclosed once lush wetlands with a string of seawalls, raising...

23 Nov 2014 - 6:51am

China appreciates Fiji's efforts to help the government chase corrupt mainland officials and their illegal assets, President Xi Jinping said during his official visit to the South Pacific nation...

23 Nov 2014 - 6:51am

The theme of last month's fourth plenum was the "rule by law" - but President Xi Jinping wants it to be complemented by the "rule of virtue".

23 Nov 2014 - 6:51am

A Qingdao man who was recruited by a foreign spy to take photos of mainland military bases has been apprehended and awaiting sentencing.

23 Nov 2014 - 6:51am

Baijiu, the "white liquor" always served at Chinese business banquets, is familiar to foreigners but few of them like its fiery taste.

23 Nov 2014 - 7:00am

A newspaper published by the Communist Party has endorsed charges against a journalist accused of leaking state secrets.

24 Nov 2014 - 9:15am

Only one thing will be clear in Beijing this weekend - and it won't be the skies. More smog is on the way after pollution exceeded the maximum reading on the Air Quality Index in parts of the...

22 Nov 2014 - 4:27am

A strong earthquake struck a lightly populated, mountainous area of western China, killing at least two people, injuring 54 others and collapsing homes, officials said Sunday.

23 Nov 2014 - 9:48am

Gao Yu, one of the mainland’s most respected and outspoken journalists, has defended herself in court against allegations she revealed state secrets.

22 Nov 2014 - 3:20am

A Chinese court on Friday rejected an appeal against a life sentence handed to a prominent scholar from the mostly-Muslim Uygur minority, as a 70-year-old journalist stood trial in a deepening...

22 Nov 2014 - 6:07pm

Stephen Schwarzman, one of the most powerful dealmakers on Wall Street, says one thing that could help to improve Sino-US relations, in particular among the general public, is to make it easier...

22 Nov 2014 - 3:22am

Basic American interests are at stake in the Asia-Pacific as the regional military balance tilts in China's favour, a US Congress report has warned.

22 Nov 2014 - 3:11am

President Xi Jinping arrived in Fiji yesterday as he seeks to broaden China's economic and strategic clout in the South Pacific, building on trade ties that flourished after then-army chief Frank...

22 Nov 2014 - 4:32am
 

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