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  • Sep 16, 2014
  • Updated: 8:46am

China enlisted backing from the Maldives to create a "maritime Silk Road for the 21st century" as President Xi Jinping launched his three-nation South Asia tour in the island nation yesterday.

16 Sep 2014 - 7:31am

New environmental standards have tightened the emission of dioxins, a group of major carcinogens, across the mainland by a factor of 10 in response to rising public fears over incinerating...

Updated 16 Sep 2014 - 8:46am

Around half of China's rich aim to move to another country within the next five years, according to a Barclays Wealth report.

16 Sep 2014 - 7:10am

Beijing has issued new guidelines calling for stricter scrutiny of foreigners working in the capital – especially teachers from abroad – following child sex scandals in Beijing and Nanjing last...

16 Sep 2014 - 2:59am

Award-winning film director Wang Quanan has been arrested by the police in Beijing for allegedly soliciting prostitutes, becoming the latest celebrity to be held on criminal charges in the capital...

16 Sep 2014 - 4:21am

China National Offshore Oil Corp said yesterday that its semi-submersible rig, a structure that was at the centre of a dispute with Vietnam, had found a deepwater gas field about 150km south of...

16 Sep 2014 - 4:33am

Dutch artist Florentijn Hofman's giant white rabbit, which drew more than two million visitors on show in Taiwan, was damaged by a fire when workers were trying to dismantle it, organisers said...

16 Sep 2014 - 4:29am


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A dedicated pedestrian lane for people on their mobile phones has been opened in Chongqing, offering a path for those too engrossed in texting or gaming to watch where they're going.

15 Sep 2014 - 5:44pm

The Chinese government has again cautioned its citizens in the Philippines to be mindful of their safety in the wake of a Chinese national being seriously injured by a gun shot on Saturday.

15 Sep 2014 - 1:09pm

As water shortages continue to plague Beijing, unauthorised wells are becoming a common sight in the city - a solution that might ease supplies now but risk long-term damage, experts say.

15 Sep 2014 - 1:52pm

The de facto head of Shanghai's free-trade zone is expected to step down, five separate sources have said, likely striking another blow to the already struggling economic project ahead of its...

15 Sep 2014 - 8:05am

Demonstrations against a controversial waste incinerator project continued in Huizhou in Guangdong yesterday ahead of today's close of the public consultation over the plan.

15 Sep 2014 - 7:58am

President Xi Jinping arrived in the Maldives on his southern Asia tour, with climate change, trade and tourism expected to be high on the agenda.

15 Sep 2014 - 6:59pm

Rampant corruption at the municipal level in China could be the worst obstacle authorities face in their fight against graft, experts say.

15 Sep 2014 - 9:10am

Japanese actress and singer Yoshiko "Shirley" Yamaguchi, who was nearly executed in China at the end of the second world war, has died aged 94 after a life as dramatic as her films.

15 Sep 2014 - 4:48am

Scientists believe Chinese sturgeon may have failed to breed in the wild over the past year, putting the critically endangered species of fish at risk of extinction.

15 Sep 2014 - 2:14pm

Several thousand people took to the streets in the town of Luoyang in Guangdong, some clashing with police, to protest against a proposed waste incinerator, participants and witnesses said.

14 Sep 2014 - 2:02pm

Taiwanese authorities detained the head of the company at the centre of the widening "gutter oil" scandal as dozens more food items that contain the tainted products were added to a list of goods...

14 Sep 2014 - 9:09am

China aims to become a world leader in nuclear power by 2020 under an ambitious scheme to be finalised by April.

14 Sep 2014 - 6:34am

Hundreds of staff working in Macau magnate Stanley Ho Hung-sun's casinos marched through streets to demand better salaries and more benefits.

14 Sep 2014 - 9:49am

Zhou Weishi, a key driver of the performing arts in China and a protégé of the late premier Zhou Enlai , has died in Beijing. He was 98.

14 Sep 2014 - 6:34am

Lan Jun was a civil servant and businessman before he joined the China Council for the Promotion of Nationalities Trade in 2006, a social institution that supports investment and better business...

14 Sep 2014 - 6:34am

Beijing IT geek Yao Mingyang was an early adopter of smart wristbands. He bought a fitness tracker called UP, made by California-based Jawbone, when it came on the Chinese market last year.

14 Sep 2014 - 6:34am

Britain will become the first Western government to issue an offshore bond in China's currency, finance minister George Osborne has said.

14 Sep 2014 - 6:34am

Investigators are probing the death of the first wife of Zhou Yongkang, China’s retired security tsar. That investigators are going to such lengths to discredit Zhou is one sign of the power...

13 Sep 2014 - 4:29pm

President Xi Jinping urged Central Asian states to step up the fight against religious extremism and cyberterrorism, Chinese state media said, as Beijing reaches for help across its borders in...

13 Sep 2014 - 1:40pm

An outspoken Chinese minority Uygur scholar accused of separatism will go on trial Wednesday in the country’s northwest, one of his lawyers said.

13 Sep 2014 - 4:32pm


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