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  • Aug 27, 2014
  • Updated: 6:34pm

China’s compulsory military training for students has come under the spotlight after brawl between Hunan students and their training officers left 42 people injured.

Updated 27 Aug 2014 - 6:06pm

More than 30,000 tonnes of chicken feet laced with hydrogen peroxide were seized by authorities in Zhejiang province – in the latest wide-reaching food scandal to emerge in mainland China.

27 Aug 2014 - 4:11pm

China will allow foreign investors to wholly own hospitals in seven cities and provinces, further opening up the country's fast-growing private hospital sector.

27 Aug 2014 - 5:37pm

Two phone calls between a 70-year-old Japanese politician accused of carrying illegal drugs and a business associate who handed him the suitcase in which the drugs were found were part of the...

Updated 27 Aug 2014 - 5:56pm

China is considering a proposal to set September 30 as 'Martyrs’ Day' in an attempt to promote patriotism at a time when people’s belief in communism seems to be fading.

27 Aug 2014 - 3:04pm

The appointment of Harbin's veterinary boss as the city's new education chief has sparked social media debate about the practice of mismatching skills among mainland officials.

27 Aug 2014 - 3:02pm

China’s top judge has said the ruling Communist Party’s decision to investigate former senior leader Zhou Yongkang demonstrates clearly that no party member is above the law.

27 Aug 2014 - 2:58pm


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A 70-year-old Japanese politician stood trial in Guangzhou on drug charges punishable by death, with his lawyers arguing he did not know he was carrying more than 3kg of meth.

27 Aug 2014 - 9:08am

Kurdish militants abducted three Chinese workers in Turkey’s southeast after the rebels attacked the thermal energy plant where they work, Xinhua said on Monday.

27 Aug 2014 - 1:58pm

President Xi Jinping's efforts to exert China's influence on the world stage mirror those of the former paramount leader, who would be 110 today.

27 Aug 2014 - 3:47pm

Chinese military officers were likely to square up to the United States in talks at the Pentagon over the rules of behaviour between the two countries' armed forces.

27 Aug 2014 - 10:24am

Chinese investors planning to emigrate to the US on an investment scheme will have to wait to apply, as the quota for Chinese has been reached for the current fiscal year.

27 Aug 2014 - 11:31am

Taiwan's air force scrambled fighter jets to track two mainland PLA surveillance planes that intruded on the island's air defence zone, the island's military said.

27 Aug 2014 - 8:57am

Hong Kong is replete with mysteries, ancient and modern: when will the West Island Line open? Did Song dynasty rulers shelter here?

27 Aug 2014 - 6:05am

A state-run newspaper called for 'coercive measures' against pro-democracy demonstrators, as China’s rubber-stamp legislature mulls the election method for the city’s chief executive.

26 Aug 2014 - 6:27pm

A senior Chinese official known as close to President Xi Jinping may visit Japan next month in a move aimed at improving Sino-Japanese relations, sources said on Tuesday.

26 Aug 2014 - 7:10pm

The central government will not back down from its stance over Hong Kong’s political reform, and authorities can handle any street protests blocking roads in Hong Kong’s financial district,...

27 Aug 2014 - 1:00pm

US tech giant targeted in antitrust probe, raising prospect of China revisiting the software bundling issue at the heart of past antitrust complaints against the firm in the West.

26 Aug 2014 - 6:58pm

Chinese scientists have equipped a patient with a special robotic arm that she could successfully control – using just the power of her thoughts – to play 'rock, paper scissors'.

27 Aug 2014 - 4:19pm

A Chinese mother a huge bundle of joy on her hands, having recently given birth to a 6.3kg baby – one of the heaviest in recent years, reports said on Tuesday.

27 Aug 2014 - 12:52pm

Hopes that tiny panda paws would be seen in the world’s first live-broadcast cub delivery were dashed on Tuesday when Chinese experts suggested the “mother” had a phantom pregnancy.

26 Aug 2014 - 4:56pm

Chinese authorities have retracted a statement they made on Thursday pointing to record-sized marijuana plantations in northern China.

26 Aug 2014 - 12:26pm

A former top auditor of the state-owned China Resources Group has been detained for allegedly violating state secrecy laws.

26 Aug 2014 - 5:00am

A senior Vietnamese Communist Party official arrives in China today as the two countries seek to repair ties badly strained by the deployment of a Chinese oil rig in the South China Sea.

26 Aug 2014 - 12:34pm

The mainland's second-richest man, Zong Qinghou, has urged the government to cut taxes and spending to boost economic growth, according to a financial news site.

26 Aug 2014 - 10:40am

The encounter between a PLA fighter jet and a US Navy surveillance aircraft off China's southern coast last week underlined mutual suspicion about strategic objectives in Asia.

26 Aug 2014 - 10:53am

Macau authorities have stepped up their crackdown on democracy activists operating an unofficial 'referendum' on the upcoming chief executive election.

26 Aug 2014 - 9:54am


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