• Thu
  • Nov 27, 2014
  • Updated: 6:17am

China’s efforts to extradite corrupt officials that have fled abroad are being hampered by a reluctance by some Western governments to offer help, a Chinese foreign ministry official said.

27 Nov 2014 - 3:01am

President Xi Jinping said yesterday that his administration's anti-graft campaign had the "staunch backing" of retired party cadres, amid speculation that some former party leaders may not be...

27 Nov 2014 - 3:59am

A "No Chinese allowed" sign outside a clothing store in Beijing's embassy district raised eyebrows on the mainland's social media networks.

27 Nov 2014 - 3:49am

A scandal hanging over Taipei's mayoral elections intensified yesterday when the campaign policy director of independent candidate Dr Ko Wen-je was interviewed by prosecutors as a witness over an...

27 Nov 2014 - 3:59am

Seventy-two hours before the mayoral election in Taipei, Kuomintang candidate Sean Lien played the sympathy card to remind the voters in the party’s traditional stronghold of his brush with death...

27 Nov 2014 - 3:54am

Shenzhen police are targeting more than 100 suspected members of a cross-border gang believed to be burgling luxury homes in Hong Kong and the Pearl River Delta.

26 Nov 2014 - 8:32pm

Landlords and worker dormitory operators who fail to comply with Guangzhou Province city’s strict new residency regulations will face a fine of up to 30,000 yuan (about HK$30,790).

26 Nov 2014 - 8:38pm


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25 Nov 2014
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Seven minority students stood trial on separatism charges yesterday for working on a website run by their prominent Uygur teacher in Urumqi in Xinjiang, a rights lawyer said.

26 Nov 2014 - 8:22am

Developed countries must do more than their less-wealthy counterparts to tackle climate change, the world's biggest polluter China said, reaffirming its position before a UN climate conference...

26 Nov 2014 - 11:19am

The mainland is seeking public opinion on a draft of a domestic violence law, which if passed would make it much easier for victims to win restraining orders against an abusive partner.

26 Nov 2014 - 11:20am

Legal experts say new circuit courts in China and other new courts that cross administrative lines will promote judicial independence and reduce interference by local party officials.

26 Nov 2014 - 11:19am

The PLA, the world's largest standing army, has relaxed its rules to allow civilian companies to supply some of its training equipment for the first time.

26 Nov 2014 - 4:24am

Three farmers from Shaanxi and Shandong Provinces, posing as senior military officials, allegedly swindled 34 million yuan from 19 construction companies through a fake “secret military project...

26 Nov 2014 - 4:17am

The Communist Party’s graft watchdog has launched a one-month inspection of the China Petrochemical Corp (Sinopec Group) as a part of the latest round of inspections of state-owned enterprises.

25 Nov 2014 - 11:32pm

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 a commitment to reduce tobacco use.

25 Nov 2014 - 11:19am

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 - 8:56am

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

China has eased restrictions on the number of internet cafes legally allowed, their location and how many computers they may have but is now requiring they have a business area of at least 20...

24 Nov 2014 - 8:44pm

The PLA will work to institutionalise mechanisms to ensure the ideological purity of the army and ensure its absolute loyalty to the Communist Party.

24 Nov 2014 - 7:20pm

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

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 - 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


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