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  • Oct 22, 2014
  • Updated: 9:45pm

China will launch its latest lunar orbiter in the coming days, state media said on Wednesday, in its first attempt to send a spacecraft around the moon and back to earth.

22 Oct 2014 - 7:32pm

China has installed 17 sets of submerged buoys in “key marine areas” of the western Pacific ocean, state media said, a move that could exacerbate territorial tensions in the region.

22 Oct 2014 - 4:34pm

Facebook and Tsinghua University are looking forward to closer cooperation in future, Facebook CEO and founder Mark Zuckerberg and the university’s president said in a meeting on Tuesday.

22 Oct 2014 - 5:17pm

The mainland “China Jockey Club” – which was reportedly backed by a member of the British royal family – has been revealed as hoax.

22 Oct 2014 - 5:47pm

An image of disgraced former Communist Party princeling Bo Xilai in handcuffs has won second place at the China News Award, triggering discussion and jokes on social media.

22 Oct 2014 - 4:50pm

The head of the World Health Organisation said the agency would be upfront about its handling of the Ebola outbreak after an internal report detailed failures in containing the virus.

22 Oct 2014 - 5:49pm

China will soon start building its second locally designed aircraft carrier in Shanghai, according to a Canadian report.

22 Oct 2014 - 8:24am

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Chen Ziming, the veteran pro-democracy activist and one of the leading figures in the Tiananmen Square protests in 1989, has died, a close friend said.

22 Oct 2014 - 11:33am

China is aiming to raise the value of its sports industry to 5 trillion yuan by 2025, the State Council, the mainland’s cabinet, announced on Monday.

21 Oct 2014 - 7:42pm

Two Taiwan air force jets collided mid-air during a routine training flight in southern Taiwan on Tuesday, killing one pilot, the air force said.

21 Oct 2014 - 4:56pm

The Ministry of Culture said it is reforming the evaluation criteria for art and literature awards to assess works’ “social benefits” in a response to President Xi Jinping’s landmark speech on...

21 Oct 2014 - 7:52pm

The World Health Organisation has praised China’s response to combat Ebola as the mainland’s health and immigration authorities remain on alert against the disease.

21 Oct 2014 - 7:46pm

A new English-language magazine released by al-Qaeda describes China’s restive Xinjiang region as an “occupied Muslim land” to be “recovered [into] the shade of the Islamic Caliphate”.

21 Oct 2014 - 1:40pm

China's corporations and billionaires have lagged behind in contributions to fighting the Ebola epidemic in West Africa despite vast economic ties to the region, the World Food Programme (WFP)...

21 Oct 2014 - 6:48pm

China has turned a strategically important reef into probably the biggest island in the Spratlys, Chinese scholars say, and the expansion is expected to continue.

21 Oct 2014 - 8:10am

China is seeking Australia's cooperation to track suspects wanted for corruption amid media reports police in Australia are about to apprehend Chinese fugitives and seize their assets.

21 Oct 2014 - 7:45am

The rule of law does not conflict with the Communist Party's rule because the country's legal system was established by the ruling party, a mainland scholar says.

21 Oct 2014 - 8:12am

City leaders are propelling the construction wave of landmark buildings on the mainland, choosing designs that convey an image of prosperity and power, architecture scholars say.

21 Oct 2014 - 7:25pm

President Xi Jinping's landmark speech on arts and culture last week signalled his intention to revive Maoist ideology over the sector and to tighten censorship of art and literature, analysts...

21 Oct 2014 - 4:37am

The Communist Party is unlikely to ever open all the files on its recent painful past, including the Cultural Revolution and Great Leap Forward, and sees no need to reassess those periods, a...

21 Oct 2014 - 4:43am

A nine-year-old boy had his arm bitten off by a black bear after attempting to feed the animal through the bars of its cage at a zoo in central China.

21 Oct 2014 - 12:12am

China has donated US$6 million to help stave off food shortages in the three African countries worst affected by the Ebola virus, the World Food Program announced Monday, part of Beijing’s growing...

20 Oct 2014 - 4:21pm

Mainland media has revealed details of President Xi Jinping’s “fox hunt” for criminal fugitives abroad which was launched several months ago.

20 Oct 2014 - 3:15pm

The capital was still shrouded in smog on Monday amid continuing controversy over the decision to stage the marathon despite the choking pollution.

20 Oct 2014 - 5:36pm

About 30,000 runners - some donning gas masks - took part in an international marathon in Beijing yesterday, braving the choking smog that again blanketed the capital.

20 Oct 2014 - 6:19pm

Officials' attitudes could be a challenge for Beijing's push for governing by law, state media said yesterday ahead of a key Communist Party meeting that will focus on legal reforms.

20 Oct 2014 - 6:45am

Changes announced at fourth plenum have failed to take root at local level, experts say after the leadership said it would cut government interference in the market and judiciary, and improve...

20 Oct 2014 - 11:13am
 

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