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  • Oct 31, 2014
  • Updated: 12:35am

China is among more than 80 countries committed to signing a deal that could help end banking secrecy. Hong Kong has also pledged to join. Its sponsors hope the pact will be a major step in the...

30 Oct 2014 - 11:03pm

With one handheld device, a Shenzhen company claims it is punching through the barrier between the real and virtual worlds, promising the same ease of control as a computer's desktop mouse.

30 Oct 2014 - 10:59pm

A tycoon from one of Taiwan’s richest families could spend 30 years behind bars after being charged yesterday with dozens of counts of fraud over a food scandal that has set off a groundswell of...

30 Oct 2014 - 10:22pm

Beijing will restrict non-local cars from entering the capital during the Apec summit, municipal traffic authorities have said.

30 Oct 2014 - 5:47pm

More than 100 fugitives suspected of corruption who had fled overseas have now been caught, China announced on Wednesday – exactly 100 days since the launch of the crackdown dubbed “Fox Hunt 2014...

30 Oct 2014 - 11:22pm

The Uygur mayor of Hotan in the unruly far-western region of Xinjiang is being investigated for corruption, state media said on Thursday, one of the few minority officials to be caught up in the...

30 Oct 2014 - 3:40pm

China has vowed to expand the scope of the court assessors system, allowing them to participate in more cases and clarifying their roles, a senior legal official said.

30 Oct 2014 - 2:17pm


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Visa, Mastercard and other foreign credit card companies may gain greater access to the market in the mainland following Cabinet announcement

30 Oct 2014 - 1:33pm

China is waging war on pollution, closing factories and targeting dirty coal-fired power plants, but its ports are pumping out pollution virtually unchecked, according to a report by a US...

30 Oct 2014 - 8:02am

China held a grand funeral for more than 400 Chinese soldiers killed fighting in the Korean War more than six decades ago, state media reported, as ties between the former ideological foes...

30 Oct 2014 - 1:05pm

The head of the Shanghai unit of national electricity behemoth State Grid is under investigation, the latest in a string of officials to come under a corruption cloud since anti-graft inspectors...

30 Oct 2014 - 5:32am

Former Japanese prime minister Yasuo Fukuda met President Xi Jinping yesterday ahead of a high-level regional summit in Beijing where the top leaders of the two nations may hold talks.

30 Oct 2014 - 7:54am

Whether or not the Chinese Communist Party should be ruled by law is a pointless debate, the party’s flagship newspaper said in an online article today because the concept of law in the Chinese...

29 Oct 2014 - 6:49pm

A former senior diplomat has proposed narrowing the scope of state secrets, state-run media has reported.

Fu Ying spoke out during a discussion of the draft Counterespionage Law which sets...

29 Oct 2014 - 6:24pm

Taiwan will bar senior officials from pursuing advanced studies on the mainland effective today.

Local media and pundits say the move is the island’s attempt to water down its warming cross...

29 Oct 2014 - 6:04pm

The Ministry of Environmental Protection has sent out 11 drones to monitor air pollution in north China ahead of the Apec summit next month in Beijing, the China Youth Daily reported.

29 Oct 2014 - 3:44pm

Villagers holding banquets with more than 40 guests in Zhoukou, Henan province, will have to inform the authorities in advance in a bid to combat food poisoning, it has been reported.

29 Oct 2014 - 4:09pm

Military prosecutors yesterday said they would charge a retired top general with bribery after a seven-month investigation, making it the most high-profile anti-corruption case in the history of...

29 Oct 2014 - 10:39am

A senior Chinese leader met a delegation of Japanese regional governors yesterday and called on Tokyo to express sincerity about improving strained ties between the two nations.

28 Oct 2014 - 11:03pm

The ruling Communist Party and the army must abide by the country's constitution, or be held accountable, according to a key party document released yesterday.

29 Oct 2014 - 3:40am

Mainland lawyers and legal scholars have expressed concern over proposed restrictions on what lawyers can disclose about their cases.

29 Oct 2014 - 8:05am

Afghanistan and China pledged a new long-term partnership with each other as Kabul's new president Ashraf Ghani began a four-day visit while Nato combat troops prepare to withdraw from his country...

29 Oct 2014 - 3:13am

Beijing's six-day public holiday for the Apec summit has brought a windfall to the tourism industry, as prices for popular travel destinations surpass the level seen during the National Day...

29 Oct 2014 - 1:00pm

Police held anti-terror drills on Monday at the two sites hosting the upcoming Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation summit as security preparations in the capital are stepped up.

29 Oct 2014 - 3:18am

The PLA will add legal advisers to its lower ranks - a move one expert said could help protect against any possible military coup.

29 Oct 2014 - 5:01am

Parents have been warned to "respect social morality" and not damage the public interest when giving their children surnames amid growing concern about the rise of "exotic" names.

29 Oct 2014 - 3:16am

Doctors have successfully removed all 12 needles deliberately inserted into the body of an 11-month-old girl, who was rushed to a Beijing hospital last week after a Shandong hospital was unable to...

28 Oct 2014 - 9:34pm


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