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  • Apr 25, 2014
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The mainland passed amendments to an environmental protection law imposing tougher penalties on polluters in the most sweeping revisions to the code in 25 years.

25 Apr 2014 - 4:01am

Two senior executives at companies in the China Resources group were detained immediately after the state-run conglomerate's former chairman, Song Lin, was placed under investigation for...

25 Apr 2014 - 4:04am

An influx of deep-pocketed mainland Chinese has helped New Zealand reach its highest intake of immigrants in more than 10 years, official data shows. New Zealand's net migration surged to an 11-...

25 Apr 2014 - 3:26am

"Relations between Japan and China are tense and there's great significance in the people of Beijing asking me to come here," Governor Yoichi Masuzoe told reporters after arriving for a three-day...

25 Apr 2014 - 4:01am

A Japanese shipping company has paid about three billion yen (HK$227 million) for the release of its ship, ordered seized by a Shanghai court over a wartime commercial dispute, boosting the morale...

25 Apr 2014 - 3:32am

China's military has used annual budget increases of more than 10 per cent to buy precision-guided weapons, fighter jets and its first aircraft carrier. Now it is seeking to upgrade its recruits...

25 Apr 2014 - 4:11am

The central government’s decision to allow provincial governments to issue bonds will result in increased oversight of province-level government finances, analysts say, and help ease the problem...

24 Apr 2014 - 5:55pm


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Desperate to avoid protests in the capital, the central government has banned citizens from bypassing local authorities to file petitions in Beijing.

24 Apr 2014 - 1:50pm

China’s former president Jiang Zemin, who has largely shunned the spotlight in recent years, made two appearances in public in the past few days, according to images published online.

24 Apr 2014 - 11:30am

A request by Macau for more space on the neighbouring mainland island of Hengqin has brought a call for Hong Kong to follow suit and seek to expand into Shenzhen or Guangzhou.

24 Apr 2014 - 8:36am

Guangzhou's anti-graft watchdog is under pressure to re-investigate a high-profile corruption case involving a former media executive, sources said. Dai Yuqing, the former president of the...

24 Apr 2014 - 4:55pm

Beijing's water authorities have defended their plan to ease the capital's water shortage by processing seawater from the highly polluted Bohai Gulf, a mainland newspaper reported.

24 Apr 2014 - 3:29am

Police blocked a prominent human rights lawyer from meeting Germany's deputy chancellor in Beijing, the lawyer said yesterday, in the latest example of curbs on government critics.

24 Apr 2014 - 3:54am

The mainland will soon establish a special court to handle intellectual property (IP) disputes, judges and officials said, a welcome move in a country long criticised for insufficient protection...

24 Apr 2014 - 3:55am

An airline is teaching self-defence to its cabin crews based in Xinjiang amid increased security concerns in the restive northwestern region. China Southern Airlines staff in Urumqi started the...

24 Apr 2014 - 3:38am

When Chinese naval supply vessel Qiandaohu entered Australia’s Albany Port this month to replenish Chinese warships helping search for a missing Malaysian airliner, it highlighted a strategic...

23 Apr 2014 - 12:29pm

A mainland banking regulatory official who led the opening and restructuring of the country’s trust sector died of a heart attack on Wednesday morning, mainland media reported.

24 Apr 2014 - 2:36pm

Eight police officers, including a the deputy chief of Henan province’s Hengzhou city, are being investigated for their role in a prostitution ring that was busted last year, state media have...

23 Apr 2014 - 6:42pm

China is among 21 countries to have approved a charter aimed at preventing unintended military conflict at sea, including a ban on the radar locking of weaponry on vessels of other nations in...

23 Apr 2014 - 9:09am

Shares of the five Hong Kong-listed units of China Resources Holdings tumble following the sacking and corruption probe into company chairman Song Lin.

23 Apr 2014 - 11:10am

More details have emerged from the relatives of the disgraced China Resources chairman about his humble upbringing, which are contrary to rumours that he came from a well-connected family.

23 Apr 2014 - 5:07pm

He deprecatingly calls himself a tuhao - the Putonghua term for nouveau riche with barely the culture to match the wealth. But billionaire Liu Yiqian's huge collection of Chinese art suggests a...

23 Apr 2014 - 2:31am

An armed People’s Liberation Army soldier stationed on the border between Yunnan province and Vietnam has gone missing since last Tuesday, according to a notice posted by the military in the area...

23 Apr 2014 - 4:58pm

Watching Deng Xiaoping chain smoke through a lunch of bear paw and mao-tai liquor at the Great Hall of the People in 1982, Virginia Li saw what she was up against.

23 Apr 2014 - 4:28am

China’s central commission has stripped an ex-Hubei deputy governor of his party membership amid an investigation into his alleged corrupt activities and extramarital affairs.

22 Apr 2014 - 6:17pm

A Beijing-based weekly newspaper will publish its final issue this week after suffering years of losses amid the changing mainland media landscape.

22 Apr 2014 - 11:52pm

Amendments to China’s 1989 environmental protection law that will mean stiffer punishments for polluters have been submitted to the country’s parliament for deliberation, the official Xinhua news...

22 Apr 2014 - 6:34pm


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