China’s former president Jiang Zemin, who has largely shunned the spotlight in recent years, made two appearances in public in the past few days, according to images published online.
When Chinese naval supply vessel Qiandaohu entered Australia’s Albany Port this month to replenish Chinese warships helping search for a missing Malaysian airliner, it highlighted a strategic...
A mainland banking regulatory official who led the opening and restructuring of the country’s trust sector died of a heart attack on Wednesday morning, mainland media reported.
Eight police officers, including a the deputy chief of Henan province’s Hengzhou city, are being investigated for their role in a prostitution ring that was busted last year, state media have...
Beijing’s water authorities defended their plan to ease the capital’s water shortage by sourcing seawater from the highly polluted Bohai Gulf.
China will soon establish a court exclusively handling intellectual property (IP) disputes, judges and officials said, in a welcome move for a country long criticised for insufficient protection...
A Xinjiang airline has started providing self-defence training for cabin crew amid heightened security concerns in the wake of unrest and “terrorism” in the autonomous region.
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More details have emerged from the relatives of the disgraced China Resources chairman about his humble upbringing, which are contrary to rumours that he came from a well-connected family.
He deprecatingly calls himself a tuhao - the Putonghua term for nouveau riche with barely the culture to match the wealth. But billionaire Liu Yiqian's huge collection of Chinese art suggests a...
An armed People’s Liberation Army soldier stationed on the border between Yunnan province and Vietnam has gone missing since last Tuesday, according to a notice posted by the military in the area...
Watching Deng Xiaoping chain smoke through a lunch of bear paw and mao-tai liquor at the Great Hall of the People in 1982, Virginia Li saw what she was up against.
China’s central commission has stripped an ex-Hubei deputy governor of his party membership amid an investigation into his alleged corrupt activities and extramarital affairs.
A Beijing-based weekly newspaper will publish its final issue this week after suffering years of losses amid the changing mainland media landscape.
Amendments to China’s 1989 environmental protection law that will mean stiffer punishments for polluters have been submitted to the country’s parliament for deliberation, the official Xinhua news...
After decades of calls to develop Beijing, Tianjin and Hebei as an integrated region, the government has finally created a draft report which may be formally announced in June, reports said today...
Japan’s Hitachi said on Monday it will provide the world’s fastest elevators, which can clock speeds of up to 72 kilometres per hour, to a high-rise building in China.
A proposal to create a free-trade pilot zone encompassing Hong Kong, Macau and parts of Guangdong had got the backing of Beijing, the province's governor, Zhu Xiaodan, said yesterday.
China is considering the use of military technology that monitors a pilots' in-flight physical and mental state on civilian airliners to improve air safety, according to scientists involved in the...
More cases against Japan are likely to be filed in Chinese courts following a Shanghai court's order to impound a ship linked to a wartime contractual dispute, observers say.
Beijing needs to use economic incentives to lure people away from the crowded capital toward neighbouring provinces, a senior urban development official says.
A fire that broke out at a 34-storey block of flats in Dalian yesterday prompted renewed concerns over fire safety in high-rise buildings on the mainland.
On the first Sunday of March, China awoke to sickening news: Attackers with knives had hacked through crowds at the train station in the southern city of Kunming , killing 29 people and injuring...
A Chinese film director has hit back at American filmmaker Oliver Stone after the Oscar winner accused counterparts in China of not confronting the damaging legacy of the country's past.
More than 100 Air China pilots have signed an open letter alleging that they have an excessive workload, get inadequate rest and receive unequal pay.
Infighting and the impact of Taiwan’s student-led protests will take their toll on the ruling Kuomintang party in upcoming local government elections, according to analysts.
Tokyo warned on Monday that the seizure of a Japanese ship in Shanghai over pre-war debts threatened ties with China and could undermine the very basis of their diplomatic relationship.
The investigation into the dealings of tycoon Liu Han has revealed the intricate relationships between officials and businesspeople on the mainland.