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  • Aug 1, 2014
  • Updated: 7:34pm

Taiwan’s rescuers today used life sign detectors to scour several bustling streets that had been blasted into long trenches after a series of gas explosions overnight killed 25 people and injured...

1 Aug 2014 - 6:40pm

Chinese President Xi Jinping has pledged to strike hard against graft in the military, urging soldiers to banish corrupt practices and ensure their loyalty to the ruling Communist Party, state...

Updated 1 Aug 2014 - 7:10pm

Burger King Worldwide said on Thursday it would no longer buy products from OSI Group suppliers in China, where the fast-food hamburger chain has about 200 restaurants.

1 Aug 2014 - 4:18pm

Liu Wen, the director of CCTV-9, the documentary channel of Chinese Central Television, has been detained by authorities for investigation.

1 Aug 2014 - 3:31pm

China has acknowledged the existence of a new intercontinental ballistic missile said to be capable of carrying multiple nuclear warheads as far as the United States, state-run media reported...

1 Aug 2014 - 3:02pm

At least 24 people were killed and 271 others injured when several underground gas explosions ripped through Taiwan’s second-largest city overnight, hurling concrete, parked scooters, even injured...

1 Aug 2014 - 5:23pm

China today will lift air traffic control measures imposed to allow military drills and that have caused major delays and cancellations of flights, raising concerns over airline earnings.

Updated 1 Aug 2014 - 7:12pm

Opinion

Today's Poll

  • Yes: 80%
  • No: 20%
30 Jul 2014
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Total number of votes recorded: 441

The army has restated its allegiance to President Xi Jinping following the announcement of a corruption probe against former security tsar Zhou Yongkang.

1 Aug 2014 - 7:50am

President Xi Jinping has pledged to strike hard against graft in the military, urging soldiers to banish corrupt practices and ensure their loyalty to the ruling Communist Party, state media...

1 Aug 2014 - 2:39pm

An environmental lawyer and an investigative journalist whose work led to the sacking of corrupt officials are among this year's winners of the Ramon Magsaysay Awards, often regarded as Asia's...

Updated 1 Aug 2014 - 7:21pm

Last month alone, six officials committed suicide, according to media reports. Two, from Henan and Hubei respectively, left letters saying they were depressed; one was reported to have accepted...

1 Aug 2014 - 3:58am

The owner of the KFC and Pizza Hut restaurant chains said on Thursday that a food safety scandal in China has hurt sales and might be severe enough to cut into the company’s global profit.

31 Jul 2014 - 5:28pm

Taiwan’s government said on Thursday it would seal off a nuclear power plant due to open next year but repeatedly attacked as unsafe by the public, pending a referendum on its future.

31 Jul 2014 - 5:24pm

In his takedown of former security chief Zhou Yongkang, Chinese President Xi Jinping has bagged the most fearsome beast in his campaign against corrupt officials, both “tigers” and petty “flies”...

31 Jul 2014 - 11:51am

The authorities in the northeastern Jilin province are planning to ban kindergartens from giving pupils medicine without their parents’ permission.

The draft law was reviewed at a...

31 Jul 2014 - 5:32pm

A Beijing court began hearing a landmark case on “gay conversion” treatment on Thursday, as an activist in a nurse’s uniform knelt over a patient, wielding a giant needle, outside.

31 Jul 2014 - 4:31pm

Members of foreign press were finally permitted to attend the ministry’s monthly news briefing on Thursday - a small milestone in increasingly confident military’s efforts to project transparent...

31 Jul 2014 - 4:55pm

The central government is launching a campaign to stamp out “little coffers”, a reference to illicit accounts of officials with money siphoned from public funds.

31 Jul 2014 - 5:09pm

Xi, who greatly admires Deng, wanted to become a leader in a similar vein, who could lead China into a new era of reform and growth, said sources including senior officials and "princelings".

31 Jul 2014 - 3:52pm

Corporate sleuth Peter Humphrey believes he worked for the public good by helping victims of crime, according to a letter seen by the Post that he wrote to his son Harvey from prison.

31 Jul 2014 - 10:38am

The decades-old distinction between urban and rural dwellers in the mainland's widely hated hukou, or household registration system, is to end.

31 Jul 2014 - 9:32am

By going after retired senior officials, President Xi Jinping has broken the Communist Party's unwritten tradition of not prosecuting a top leader once he has stepped down from power.

31 Jul 2014 - 11:40am

The nation's largest manufacturer of bear bile is looking at synthetic alternatives, a move welcomed by animal activists.

31 Jul 2014 - 11:10pm

When inspectors visited Shanghai Husi earlier this summer, the production line appeared in good order, with fresh meat being handled by properly attired workers and supervisors keeping a watchful...

31 Jul 2014 - 4:27am

In the early 1980s, Sheldon Lavin, a banker-turned-burger tycoon, returned from a trip to China with big plans for his food-processing company OSI Group.

31 Jul 2014 - 5:13pm

Creating a parachute as small and as light as a shirt is now possible, says a Chinese scientist who has developed the world's lightest material with cutting-edge nanotechnology.

31 Jul 2014 - 11:35am

Thousands of hotels, saunas and massage parlours that were closed down during a crackdown on prostitution in Dongguan have been allowed to reopen.

31 Jul 2014 - 4:27am
 

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