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.
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...
An earthquake of magnitude 6.3 hit a remote part of China’s southwestern Sichuan province on Saturday, with one death reported so far, the official Xinhua news agency said.
Gao Yu, one of the mainland’s most respected and outspoken journalists, has defended herself in court against allegations she revealed state secrets.
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...
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...
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.
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The obesity epidemic is now so widespread it is hurting economies as much as war and terrorism, new research reveals.
A Korean-American living on the border of China and North Korea has been detained by Chinese authorities, US officials have confirmed.
A boom in online shopping has prompted the Chinese government to beef up anti-counterfeiting measures aimed at electronic retailers.
A Qianhai authority engineer accused of taking bribes worth HK$240,000 in return for granting construction contracts, says he had four accomplices.
Six “urban wind passages” are to be created in Beijing to help cool the capital and disperse its notorious smog – which remains at hazardous levels this morning following a code yellow warning on...
Premier Li Keqiang sought yesterday to reassure some of the world's biggest internet companies that the mainland would embrace market competition and a level playing field to foster its internet...
China has secured its biggest overseas engineering contract with a deal worth almost US$12 billion to build a railway in Nigeria.
The National Bureau of Statistics revealed the official estimate of its strategic petroleum reserves for the first time yesterday, taking steps to improve transparency in its energy development...
Beijing police had handed over the case of human rights lawyer Pu Zhiqiang to prosecutors after pressing a total of four charges against him, his lawyer said yesterday, confirming fears that he...
One of the country's most senior former military officers hoarded more than a tonne of cash and also precious jade in his basement, a magazine reported yesterday, the latest details to emerge from...
A shake-up of urban planning could make it harder for residents to move to the mainland's biggest cities if it comes with tougher population controls, according to experts.
A kitchen hand suspected of knifing to death six nurses and a guard in a hospital dormitory in Hebei province has a history of mental illness.
A quack doctor who believes water causes disease and has had at least 16 patients die from his treatment was released early from prison only to kill again.
Qufu, the hometown of Confucius, is booming as investors pour tens of billions of yuan into setting up schools to teach people about the celebrated philosopher.
Chinese Premier Li Keqiang paid a surprise visit to an “ecommerce village” in Zhejiang late last night, saying “the online shopping industry has served the real economy” as top executives of the...
A court in Inner Mongolia says it will reopen a 1996 murder case as early as next month after years of petitioning by parents of the convicted killer and activists.
A school bus that crashed in Shandong province killing 11 kindergarten pupils and their driver had been carrying twice as many passengers as it was legally allowed to.
The head of Hebei province’s organisation department – a former Shanxi official – is being investigated on suspicion of corruption.
Guangdong's booming illicit drug trade and large population of addicts have made it a top target in a new nationwide police crackdown.
The internet has become a significant player in the national economy, a senior leader told the inaugural World Internet Conference, being hosted by China's cyberspace regulator.