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  • Jul 24, 2014
  • Updated: 10:05am

China is dredging navigation channels in a disputed area of the South China Sea in a move analysts say shows Beijing's increasingly assertive stance over its claims to sovereignty in the region....

Updated 24 Jul 2014 - 9:23am

Forty-eight people were killed last night when a TransAsia Airways plane crashed into houses as it attempted to land in Taiwan during stormy weather.

Updated 24 Jul 2014 - 10:02am

A court in Yunnan has convicted a well-known microblogger on the charges of "illegal business practices" and "picking quarrels and provoking trouble".

Updated 24 Jul 2014 - 9:21am

The second-highest graft buster in Shanxi was detained immediately after his supervisor published an article yesterday urging the punishment of officials who objected to the leadership's anti-...

24 Jul 2014 - 5:52am

Organisers of Macau's unofficial referendum on its chief executive election faced their first setback yesterday when the government refused to grant them a public space as a campaign base.

24 Jul 2014 - 5:14am

Today's Poll

  • Yes: 80%
  • No: 20%
24 Jul 2014
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Total number of votes recorded: 49

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.

23 Jul 2014 - 5:20pm

The Qinghai-Tibet Railway’s spur line from Lhasa to Shigatse may be open to traffic next month, with the completion of track tests on Tuesday, People’s Daily reported.

23 Jul 2014 - 4:54pm

Chinese reports about a giant inflatable toad have been deleted from the internet after social media users compared the puffed-up animal to former Communist Party chief Jiang Zemin.

23 Jul 2014 - 3:52pm

China's involvement in Africa will face complications because Western nations are stepping up their military presence on the continent, Chinese think tank says.

23 Jul 2014 - 11:47am

Last month was the world's hottest June since records began in 1880, US government scientists said, as authorities warned that temperatures in southern China could top 40 degrees Celsius today.

23 Jul 2014 - 4:34am

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

23 Jul 2014 - 4:15pm

Shanghai authorities are investigating 22 restaurants and food distributors, including McDonald's, Pizza Hut, Burger King, Papa Johns and 7-Eleven, that bought meat from Husi Food.

23 Jul 2014 - 3:59pm

Wenzhou in Zhejiang province is known as China's Jerusalem. One million of the city's eight million legal residents are Christian. Huge crosses rise towards the sky on many of the city's more than...

23 Jul 2014 - 9:55am

The first church in Wenzhou was founded by a one-legged Scotsman named George Stott and his wife, Grace.

23 Jul 2014 - 5:07am

E-commerce giant said the background of investors mattered less to the company than the market, after The New York Times revealed political connections of some shareholders.

23 Jul 2014 - 10:39am

A veteran Guangzhou-based journalist said he was sacked for writing a column for Hong Kong media following Beijing's introduction of a rule banning mainland reporters from contributing to overseas...

23 Jul 2014 - 7:13pm

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

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23 Jul 2014 - 10:52am

The National People’s Congress’ Standing Committee's inspection group to battle crimes committed against children report on findings in five provinces and Chongqing municipality.

22 Jul 2014 - 4:01pm

Mouldy bread was sent to victims of Typhoon Rammasun in Hainan province in the latest scandal involving mainland relief efforts.

22 Jul 2014 - 2:57pm

As mobile phones become the top way to access the internet on the mainland, rights activists are worried that online censorship may extend to mobile web applications.

22 Jul 2014 - 12:13pm

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


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