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  • Jul 23, 2014
  • Updated: 3:06am

More than 5,000 tourists were evacuated from outlying islands as Typhoon Matmo churned towards Taiwan on Tuesday, picking up strength as weather forecasters warned of possible flash floods and...

22 Jul 2014 - 7:18pm

A city in Gansu province remained sealed off yesterday after the death of a local man from pneumonic plague last week.

Updated 23 Jul 2014 - 2:43am

Exactly half of all the Chinese consumers who took part in an online poll today say they no longer trust Western fast-food companies following the new scandal surrounding rotten meat.


22 Jul 2014 - 6:07pm

E-commerce giant Alibaba Group said the background of its investors mattered less to the company than the market, after an article in The New York Times revealed the political connections of some...

Updated 23 Jul 2014 - 2:49am

Twelve mainland airports, many of them among the busiest, will be hit by widespread delays until the middle of next month because of what are believed to be PLA military exercises.

Updated 23 Jul 2014 - 2:40am

Today's Poll

  • Yes: 78%
  • No: 22%
22 Jul 2014
  • Yes
  • No
Total number of votes recorded: 292

A plane from Shanghai to London was forced to make an emergency landing in Russia on Monday after a technical issue was detected.

22 Jul 2014 - 2:31pm

Starbucks has become the latest international chain to withdraw products from its shelves in the wake of the rotten meat scandal that has shaken China's fast food industry.

22 Jul 2014 - 8:35pm

The detention of a relative of Ling Jihua, a former senior aide to ex-president Hu Jintao, has led to speculation the authorities may be building a case against Ling himself.

22 Jul 2014 - 7:13am

Sending quilts to people affected by natural disasters is a routine practice even in summer, the scandal-plagued Red Cross Society of China said yesterday.

22 Jul 2014 - 5:58pm

The number of young male workers with no history of health problems who died suddenly in their sleep has risen sharply over the past decade in the manufacturing hub Dongguan, research shows.

22 Jul 2014 - 5:16pm

President Xi Jinping and his Venezuelan counterpart Nicolas Maduro have agreed to upgrade ties between their two countries. Xi was in the Venezuelan capital Caracas on the third leg of his Latin...

22 Jul 2014 - 1:35pm

Eric Sautede's last day as a professor at the University of Saint Joseph was July 11. Bill Chou Kwok-ping, a political scientist at the University of Macau, is waiting to be told when a 24-day...

22 Jul 2014 - 12:42pm

Government officials should not be afraid of initiating political reforms, as these pose the least risk for themselves and ensure the most stable political future, one of the mainland's leading...

22 Jul 2014 - 5:47am

Two internet users have been placed in detention for allegedly fabricating and circulating “anti-graft-related” claims in the latest crackdown against internet “rumour mongers”, mainland media...

21 Jul 2014 - 7:01pm

A man wielding a kitchen knife killed a one-year-old boy and injured two other children on Monday morning in the southern province of Guangdong, Xinhua reported.

21 Jul 2014 - 5:44pm

Taiwan's main opposition Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) has put off a decision on a controversial proposal to "freeze" its long-held call for nationhood.

21 Jul 2014 - 5:30am

A major storm that is forecast to become a typhoon is churning its way across the Pacific on a path that could see it batter Taiwan as soon as Wednesday.

22 Jul 2014 - 12:57pm

The Communist Party's anti-graft agency said that Wu Changshun has been held for suspected serious violations of law and party discipline, a phrase often used to refer to corruption.

21 Jul 2014 - 8:23pm

President Xi Jinping was due to arrive in Caracas where he hopes to further develop his country's strategic relationship with the oil-producing giant.

21 Jul 2014 - 7:50pm

The Chinese lunar rover likely became crippled after hitting a rock while it navigated difficult terrain, according to a senior mainland scientist involved in the investigation into the breakdown...

21 Jul 2014 - 10:04am

At least 43 people were killed when a van carrying flammable liquid rammed into the back of a coach and exploded on a busy expressway in Hunan province.

21 Jul 2014 - 7:43pm

Senior officials from China and South Korea will hold talks over the coming days to boost their cooperation on regional security, following a landmark visit to Seoul by President Xi Jinping.

20 Jul 2014 - 6:13am

A major storm that is expected to become a super typhoon was today churning its way across the South China Sea, hot on the heels of Typhoon Rammasun.

20 Jul 2014 - 1:49pm

Relations between Argentina and China were poised to reach unprecedented "new horizons", visiting President Xi Jinping said, addressing lawmakers in Buenos Aires.

20 Jul 2014 - 10:07am

Li Enze has modest hopes for his lawsuit accusing a mainland cigarette maker of false advertising. He's under no illusions about the clout of the tobacco industry.

20 Jul 2014 - 6:13am


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