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  • Nov 24, 2014
  • Updated: 8:51am

Beijing aims to give aviation a lift by streamlining the time it takes to approve low-altitude flights for private and commercial jets.

Updated 24 Nov 2014 - 8:47am

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 - 5:43am

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 - 5:04am

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 - 4:40am

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 - 5:43am

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


Today's Poll

  • Yes: 76%
  • No: 24%
8 Nov 2014
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Total number of votes recorded: 197

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.

23 Nov 2014 - 6:51am

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

China, which does nothing in small doses, is planning an environmental makeover in keeping with the political, cultural and market revolutions it has pursued over the past six decades.

22 Nov 2014 - 4:27am

The central government has called for more commercial investment in farming to modernise production and ensure food security, but agribusiness bosses have reacted cautiously to the news.

22 Nov 2014 - 5:43pm

The obesity epidemic is now so widespread it is hurting economies as much as war and terrorism, new research reveals.

22 Nov 2014 - 4:27am

A Korean-American living on the border of China and North Korea has been detained by Chinese authorities, US officials have confirmed.

21 Nov 2014 - 7:22pm

A boom in online shopping has prompted the Chinese government to beef up anti-counterfeiting measures aimed at electronic retailers.

21 Nov 2014 - 4:31pm

A Qianhai authority engineer accused of taking bribes worth HK$240,000 in return for granting construction contracts, says he had four accomplices.

21 Nov 2014 - 6:57pm

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...

21 Nov 2014 - 2:12pm

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...

21 Nov 2014 - 4:38pm

China has secured its biggest overseas engineering contract with a deal worth almost US$12 billion to build a railway in Nigeria.

21 Nov 2014 - 8:46am


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