• Tue
  • Jul 29, 2014
  • Updated: 6:38pm

China’s former security chief Zhou Yongkang is under investigation, the official Xinhua news agency said on Tuesday, in a move targeting one of the ruling Communist Party’s most powerful men.

Updated 29 Jul 2014 - 6:38pm

The public trial of a foreign couple linked to GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) is set for August 8, a Shanghai court said on Tuesday.

29 Jul 2014 - 4:56pm

Eight Chinese airports won't allow landings this afternoon due to PLA exercises in East China Sea, with capacity at Shanghai’s two airports cut by 75 per cent, mainland’s civilian air traffic...

Updated 29 Jul 2014 - 5:40pm

China’s top anti-graft body has established a new office to go after corrupt officials who have fled abroad and retrieve their illicit funds, an official says.

29 Jul 2014 - 5:21pm

The founder of Crazy English, Li Yang, has converted to Buddhism, according his posts on Weibo.

29 Jul 2014 - 2:41pm

Chinese officials painted a rectangular running track at a stadium as they rushed preparations for a visit by their superiors.

29 Jul 2014 - 5:21pm

Mainland business authorities are investigating Microsoft, the US technology giant confirmed yesterday, with reports that the focus was on antitrust behaviour.

29 Jul 2014 - 9:31am


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Hundreds of police took down a church's cross yesterday in Wenzhou, known as "China's Jerusalem" because of its many houses of worship, amid a crackdown on church buildings.

29 Jul 2014 - 9:04am

On Hainan Island, a fishing boat captain has one hi-tech piece of equipment: a navigation system that gives him a direct link to the Chinese coastguard should he run into bad weather or a...

29 Jul 2014 - 4:43am

President Xi Jinping's name has graced the pages of the Communist Party's flagship newspaper more frequently than any other leader since Mao Zedong, according to Hong Kong researchers.

29 Jul 2014 - 4:42am

Food imports should be increased so the country can dedicate more of its scarce water supplies to energy production, especially in arid but coal-rich regions like Xinjiang and Ningxia.

29 Jul 2014 - 9:10am

A commentary published by the military's mouthpiece yesterday reflects the increasing assertiveness of the PLA. It cautioned that diplomats could not be expected to achieve any goal that could not...

29 Jul 2014 - 3:46am

The state-owned firms are still mainland university graduates’ first choice for employment, a recent survey shows, with 35.9 per cent of respondents preferring to work for them, Beijing Youth...

28 Jul 2014 - 7:08pm

Chinese President Xi Jinping has encouraged more incentives to sharpen military combat capacity and called on fewer accolades for administrative organs and officials.

28 Jul 2014 - 7:13pm

Anti-graft authorities have begun their latest round of inspections in Tibet, with a focus on high-ranking cadres and those expecting promotions.

28 Jul 2014 - 4:17pm

The yellow alert for flight delays at airports in Shanghai and Hangzhou has been lifted as weather in the region cleared up, the mainland’s civilian air traffic authority said in an update on its...

28 Jul 2014 - 7:12pm

Government employees should be banned from using iPhones, a web entrepreneur has suggested in a Global Times commentary.

28 Jul 2014 - 2:25pm

OSI Group, a meat supplier to McDonald’s, said it would recall all products made by its Shanghai plant.

28 Jul 2014 - 5:28pm

Passengers on flights that abandoned landing at Taiwan's Magong Airport around the time TransAsia Airways Flight GE222 crashed say they had never encountered such bad weather while flying.

28 Jul 2014 - 7:02pm

World experts have urged the Chinese government to step up protection against viral hepatitis, described by the WHO as a largely neglected silent killer that claims 1.4 million lives across the...

28 Jul 2014 - 7:25pm

Genetically modified (GM) rice, which is illegal to sell or grow commercially on the mainland, has been found on sale in a large supermarket in Wuhan.

28 Jul 2014 - 8:31am

The mainland's Defence Ministry has broken its silence about widespread flight delays, saying bad weather and not military drills were to blame.

28 Jul 2014 - 8:44am

After a long, bureaucratic 18 months, Mike Norton had little reason to doubt that by this weekend he would finally welcome Joseph and Marianna, his new Chinese son and daughter, to their home the...

28 Jul 2014 - 5:51pm

It may have been a sweltering 35 degrees Celsius outside one recent July day in Beijing, but for the 50 diners piled into one of the capital's trendiest new eateries, the spicy hot pot was the...

28 Jul 2014 - 2:37pm

A Liaoning businessman who was a member of the national legislature was reportedly investigated by military prosecutors for alleged ties with disgraced PLA chief Xu Caihou.

28 Jul 2014 - 4:48am

Air travellers in eastern provinces were again hit by massive flight delays, with capacity cut by up to two-thirds thanks to ongoing PLA military exercises.

27 Jul 2014 - 10:04am

The 120th anniversary of the first Sino-Japanese war, which falls on Friday, is drawing more media interest than in past years given the current strained ties between the two countries.

27 Jul 2014 - 2:38pm


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