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  • Aug 23, 2014
  • Updated: 1:27pm

It would be difficult for China to mediate in the Gaza conflict even though Beijing enjoys good relationships with both Israel and the Arab world, the Israeli ambassador to China has told the...

23 Aug 2014 - 2:40am

President Xi Jinping said China respected the independence and integrity of Mongolia as he wrapped up a two-day trip to the resource-rich but sometimes suspicious neighbour.

23 Aug 2014 - 2:56am

Chinese censors are more worried about online discussion of protests and other "collective action events" than posts on senior leaders, government policies and other sensitive issues, research by...

23 Aug 2014 - 9:54am

The illicit trade in black bears between northeastern China and Russia is a growing problem, a wildlife body warns, with demand for bear parts persisting despite efforts to stamp it out.

23 Aug 2014 - 2:36am

A man who spent eight years on death row in China has gone into hiding after a landmark court decision cleared him of the murder of two children.

23 Aug 2014 - 2:12am

Power in modern China accrues at various speeds. For most leaders, it grows at a steady pace, while for a few others, it hurtles forward like a freight train with blinding speed.

23 Aug 2014 - 2:37am

A Chinese fighter jet flew perilously close to a US military aircraft this week in a “very dangerous” incident in international air space east of Hainan Island, the Pentagon said.

23 Aug 2014 - 7:09am


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A Chinese retailer is offering insurance to customers who buy infant milk powder, highlighting the lengths to which companies are going to address concerns about food safety in China.

22 Aug 2014 - 7:47pm

State media have started to lambast the luxurious lives of senior executives at state-owned enterprises - an indication that President Xi will make them the next target of his anti-graft campaign...

22 Aug 2014 - 9:06am

The PLA has carried out a second, albeit unsuccessful test of a hypersonic vehicle, as China attempts to find a way to deliver nuclear weapons at immense speed to evade defence systems.

22 Aug 2014 - 5:10pm

President Xi Jinping and his Mongolian counterpart, Tsakhiagiin Elbegdorj, signed a joint declaration yesterday to upgrade the bilateral ties of the two countries to a comprehensive strategic...

22 Aug 2014 - 6:02pm

Five members of a banned religious group went on trial yesterday for allegedly beating a woman to death at a McDonald's restaurant.

22 Aug 2014 - 8:35am

The brother-in-law of Ling Jihua, once a senior aide to Hu Jintao, showed up at a meeting in Shanxi, providing an interesting twist to the possibility that Ling is under investigation for graft....

22 Aug 2014 - 7:49pm

President Xi Jinping's efforts to exert China's influence on the world stage mirror those of the former paramount leader, who would be 110 today.

22 Aug 2014 - 9:36am

Deng Xiaoping’s daughter said her father’s speeches on his famous 1992 southern tour saved China’s economic reform push at a “crucial moment” in history, as she paid tribute to the leader ahead of...

21 Aug 2014 - 11:32pm

A former deputy chief of the Beijing Zoo, when asked to explain the source of 8 million yuan (HK$10 million) in valuables and cash, told a court he had been moonlighting as a cab driver for...

21 Aug 2014 - 6:01pm

Governement proposes insurance for parents who have lost their only child and thus need support in their later years amid issues with an existing compensation system.

21 Aug 2014 - 6:03pm

The “ice bucket challenge” – a splashy worldwide charity campaign – has gotten support from China’s national health authorities, who want to raise funds for the care of patients with rare diseases...

21 Aug 2014 - 6:53pm

A nationwide hunt for Jackie Chan's detained son, Jaycee, has begun on the mainland - albeit on a viral video game that asks the player to spot the troubled actor-singer from a sea of faces.

21 Aug 2014 - 6:17pm

Want to join the Chinese army? Make sure you are not an internet addict. The People’s Liberation Army in northern Hebei province has introduced a measure to screen out internet-obsessed recruits...

21 Aug 2014 - 6:15pm

Five Tibetans died in China after police opened fire on unarmed protesters, a rights group said on Wednesday, the latest report of unrest linked to ethnic minority rights.

21 Aug 2014 - 9:48am

Xi Jinping's two-day state visit to Mongolia will see China and Mongolia boost trade and economic ties, but Mongolia is cautious not to become overly dependent on China.

21 Aug 2014 - 7:11pm

Officials in charge of China's state-owned enterprises face pay cuts of up to 50 per cent and new job descriptions under a reform plan approved by President Xi Jinping.

21 Aug 2014 - 9:08am

China's road to opening up and modernisation would be long and difficult, president said, but added that the country must move ahead - even calling on cadres to allow for a little dissent.

21 Aug 2014 - 7:19pm

Liu Yunshan's inclusion in an influential macroeconomy task force suggests the leadership has attached more importance to economic work and reflects concerns over challenges faced by China.

21 Aug 2014 - 9:25am

More than 50 people from the mainland are to be charged with working illegally in the Philippines after they were arrested in a series of raids.

21 Aug 2014 - 11:46am

One person was killed and 19 others were injured after a public bus caught fire during rush hour in east China’s Shandong province on Wednesday.

21 Aug 2014 - 9:19am


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