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  • Apr 16, 2014
  • Updated: 3:01pm

About a third of the air pollution in China’s smog-hit capital comes from outside the city, official media reported on Wednesday, citing a pollution watchdog.

16 Apr 2014 - 1:57pm

Lanzhou authorities will add a second water source for the Gansu city of more than 3 million after supervision at the main supplier was found lacking following a contamination scandal, state media...

16 Apr 2014 - 11:55am

The United States and China have held “productive” talks on North Korea, the US State Department said on Tuesday, part of stepped-up international diplomacy after Pyongyang warned of plans to...

16 Apr 2014 - 11:33am

When US Defence Secretary Chuck Hagel visited China last week, he was given an unprecedented tour of the Liaoning aircraft carrier – a gesture of friendliness – but also received a blunt public...

16 Apr 2014 - 11:29am

A Chinese journalist and whistle blower who last year accused the head of a key state-owned conglomerate of corruption and wrongdoing has launched another accusation against the same executive.

16 Apr 2014 - 12:19pm

Two employees of Hong Kong-based Phoenix television and a job applicant filed suit Tuesday against the company in New York after allegations of sexual harassment against its former bureau chief....

16 Apr 2014 - 11:03am

China has cancelled a multinational naval parade to mark the 65th anniversary of the PLA Navy later this month because of the continuing search for the missing Malaysia Airlines jet.

16 Apr 2014 - 7:52am


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The government is set to pass law changes that will give it more powers to shut polluting factories, punish officials and place protected regions off-limits to industrial development, scholars...

16 Apr 2014 - 9:00am

Wang Lin needed a change. The crushing air pollution and gridlock traffic in his hometown of Hangu, an industrial district in the northern metropolis of Tianjin , made him anxious and sometimes...

16 Apr 2014 - 4:13am

The announcement, reported by Xinhua yesterday, echoed statements by neighbouring Hebei province and Beijing, and is in line with last year's central government plan to restrict new manufacturing...

16 Apr 2014 - 4:14am

A Lanzhou court has said residents cannot sue the city's main water supplier over excessive levels of carcinogenic benzene found in the water supply, mainland media reported.

16 Apr 2014 - 3:54am

An estimated 40,000 workers downed tools at seven Yue Yuen factories in the city, according to some of the workers taking part in the stoppages. The company said more than 1,000 staff stopped...

16 Apr 2014 - 4:08am

Uygurs, reportedly in their hundreds, have taken to the streets in a Xinjiang county to protest the shooting of a 17-year-old student, allegedly by police officers, during a traffic incident.

16 Apr 2014 - 4:17am

Beijing said it had lodged a protest with the United States over a visit by Washington’s environmental protection chief to Taiwan this week. Environmental Protection Agency administrator Gina...

15 Apr 2014 - 10:25pm

The gang cheated more than 500 victims out of 1.7 million yuan (HK$2.1 million), using corrupt doctors to inflate drug prices and prescribe large amounts of medicines, police said.

15 Apr 2014 - 5:48pm

A deputy county chief in Guangxi died of alcohol poisoning after dining with colleagues on the first day on the job, mainland media have reported.

16 Apr 2014 - 10:03am

During a tour of training base, president says joint effort crucial to nation's defence

15 Apr 2014 - 5:51pm

China missed a golden opportunity for political reform in the 1980s and it is doubtful when the next one will come, says a son of Hu Yaobang, the widely respected late liberal leader.

15 Apr 2014 - 6:14pm

A Chinese herb called thunder god vine works better than a widely-prescribed pharmaceutical drug at easing rheumatoid arthritis, a study published on Monday said.

15 Apr 2014 - 11:28am

Dr Tsai Ing-wen became the only candidate for the top post in Taiwan's main opposition DPP after the other two dropped out, which is likely to have a great impact on the 2016 presidential election...

15 Apr 2014 - 9:16am

The Communist Party and the People's Liberation Army are setting up offices at the local government level to better monitor soldiers for illegal activities and to address any grievances.

15 Apr 2014 - 7:51am

The corruption investigation into Shen Weichen, the former head of the China Association for Science and Technology, suggests the top leadership's anti-graft campaign is targeting officials with...

15 Apr 2014 - 6:17pm

Water supplies returned to normal in the western city of Lanzhou yesterday, but the city government warned residents there was a "danger" of more interruptions in future.

15 Apr 2014 - 6:13am

After the communist regime seized control of China in 1949, the government's various political campaigns purged tens of millions of people through executions, prison terms and so-called re-...

15 Apr 2014 - 4:52pm

Alibaba Group Holding, the e-commerce giant founded by Ma, is asking the public to participate in mapping water quality across the country to raise environmental awareness.

15 Apr 2014 - 6:19pm

Three privately owned companies in Shaanxi have been accused of using officials' influence to gain the rights to explore coal resources in the province.

15 Apr 2014 - 8:03am

A high-profile Dongguan hotel operator has been stripped of his seat in the national legislature for having allegedly committed "serious crimes", state media reported yesterday.

15 Apr 2014 - 7:30am


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