• Thu
  • Nov 27, 2014
  • Updated: 7:25pm

It is the most dramatic contest of Taiwan’s biggest ever local elections -- a high-flying surgeon takes on the man whose life he helped save after he was shot in the head on the campaign trail.

Updated 27 Nov 2014 - 6:30pm

At least 11 people were killed on Thursday in the second deadly coal mine accident to hit China in two days, pointing to continuing safety issues in the industry.

27 Nov 2014 - 4:18pm

To be or not to be? That is the question. Is this photo of a dead leopard cat – one of mainland China’s endangered species – or simply a dead domestic cat that looked like a leopard cat?

27 Nov 2014 - 6:25pm

A Chinese government department is under the spotlight for spending 965,000 yuan (HK$1.2 million) on cinema tickets in a single year.

Updated 27 Nov 2014 - 6:41pm

Beijing has launched the first nationwide audit of the management of the mainland’s two official nationwide lottery funds, state media reports.

27 Nov 2014 - 4:56pm

China's state media sparked public anger today after it reported that the mainland government will increase Beijing's subway and bus fares next month as part of a drive to cut public transport...

Updated 27 Nov 2014 - 6:51pm

China’s efforts to extradite corrupt officials that have fled abroad are being hampered by a reluctance by some Western governments to offer help, a Chinese foreign ministry official said.

27 Nov 2014 - 4:22pm

Opinion

Today's Poll

  • Yes: 84%
  • No: 16%
25 Nov 2014
  • Yes
  • No
Total number of votes recorded: 816

Sean Lien played the sympathy card to remind the voters in the party’s traditional stronghold of his brush with death four years ago on the eve of a council election.

27 Nov 2014 - 10:21am

Shenzhen police are targeting more than 100 suspected members of a cross-border gang believed to be burgling luxury homes in Hong Kong and the Pearl River Delta.

26 Nov 2014 - 8:32pm

Landlords and worker dormitory operators who fail to comply with Guangzhou Province city’s strict new residency regulations will face a fine of up to 30,000 yuan (about HK$30,790).

26 Nov 2014 - 8:38pm

A fire at a Chinese coal mine killed 24 workers early on Wednesday, state media reported, the latest fatal incident to hit the accident-prone industry.

26 Nov 2014 - 7:14pm

Chinese patrol ships returned to disputed waters in the East China Sea yesterday for the first time since President Xi Jinping and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe met in Beijing earlier this...

26 Nov 2014 - 7:21am

Public health experts are optimistic that the mainland's draft tobacco-control regulation has a good chance of curbing smoking if properly implemented.

26 Nov 2014 - 11:18am

Seven minority students stood trial on separatism charges yesterday for working on a website run by their prominent Uygur teacher in Urumqi in Xinjiang, a rights lawyer said.

26 Nov 2014 - 8:22am

Developed countries must do more than their less-wealthy counterparts to tackle climate change, the world's biggest polluter China said, reaffirming its position before a UN climate conference...

26 Nov 2014 - 11:19am

The mainland is seeking public opinion on a draft of a domestic violence law, which if passed would make it much easier for victims to win restraining orders against an abusive partner.

26 Nov 2014 - 11:20am

Legal experts say new circuit courts in China and other new courts that cross administrative lines will promote judicial independence and reduce interference by local party officials.

26 Nov 2014 - 11:19am

The PLA, the world's largest standing army, has relaxed its rules to allow civilian companies to supply some of its training equipment for the first time.

26 Nov 2014 - 4:24am

Three farmers from Shaanxi and Shandong Provinces, posing as senior military officials, allegedly swindled 34 million yuan from 19 construction companies through a fake “secret military project...

26 Nov 2014 - 4:17am

The Communist Party’s graft watchdog has launched a one-month inspection of the China Petrochemical Corp (Sinopec Group) as a part of the latest round of inspections of state-owned enterprises.

25 Nov 2014 - 11:32pm

Smog is expected to again choke Beijing this week after a brief respite brought on by a cold front, the authorities have warned.

25 Nov 2014 - 5:10am

The government is seeking public opinion on the first nationwide smoking ban in public spaces, which if implemented would be a big step towards honouring a commitment to reduce tobacco use.

25 Nov 2014 - 11:19am

China was weighing up a proposal to let its troops head overseas on counterterrorism missions, analysts said, citing military officials attending a security forum in Beijing last week.

25 Nov 2014 - 8:56am

Tibet's biggest ever hydropower project has begun generating electricity, state-run media reported, the latest dam developed on Himalayan rivers to prompt concern in neighbouring India.

25 Nov 2014 - 5:06am

A court in the Philippines has fined nine Chinese fishermen more than US$102,000 each for poaching endangered species in disputed waters in the South China Sea.

25 Nov 2014 - 5:06am

Any person, local or foreign, with no permanent residence in Guangzhou must register their temporary address with city authorities within 72 hours of arrival, according to new rules aiming at...

24 Nov 2014 - 10:58pm

After a series of high-profile events highlighting their marriage bonds, China’s president, Xi Jinping, and his wife, Peng Liyuan, now have a song praising their relationship.

24 Nov 2014 - 9:46pm
 

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