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China is building a massive island in the South China Sea that could host an airfield in an area where Beijing is locked in bitter territorial disputes with neighbouring states, a US military...

22 Nov 2014 - 8:45am

Only one thing will be clear in Beijing this weekend - and it won't be the skies. More smog is on the way after pollution exceeded the maximum reading on the Air Quality Index in parts of the...

22 Nov 2014 - 4:27am

An earthquake of magnitude 6.3 hit China’s southwestern province of Sichuan on Saturday, the US Geological Survey said.

The quake struck 103 kilometres west of the city of Leshan around 5pm...

22 Nov 2014 - 6:01pm

Gao Yu, one of the mainland’s most respected and outspoken journalists, has defended herself in court against allegations she revealed state secrets.

22 Nov 2014 - 3:20am

A Chinese court on Friday rejected an appeal against a life sentence handed to a prominent scholar from the mostly-Muslim Uygur minority, as a 70-year-old journalist stood trial in a deepening...

22 Nov 2014 - 6:07pm

Stephen Schwarzman, one of the most powerful dealmakers on Wall Street, says one thing that could help to improve Sino-US relations, in particular among the general public, is to make it easier...

22 Nov 2014 - 3:22am

Basic American interests are at stake in the Asia-Pacific as the regional military balance tilts in China's favour, a US Congress report has warned.

22 Nov 2014 - 3:11am


Today's Poll

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  • No: 24%
8 Nov 2014
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Total number of votes recorded: 195

The obesity epidemic is now so widespread it is hurting economies as much as war and terrorism, new research reveals.

22 Nov 2014 - 4:27am

A Korean-American living on the border of China and North Korea has been detained by Chinese authorities, US officials have confirmed.

21 Nov 2014 - 7:22pm

A boom in online shopping has prompted the Chinese government to beef up anti-counterfeiting measures aimed at electronic retailers.

21 Nov 2014 - 4:31pm

A Qianhai authority engineer accused of taking bribes worth HK$240,000 in return for granting construction contracts, says he had four accomplices.

21 Nov 2014 - 6:57pm

Six “urban wind passages” are to be created in Beijing to help cool the capital and disperse its notorious smog – which remains at hazardous levels this morning following a code yellow warning on...

21 Nov 2014 - 2:12pm

Premier Li Keqiang sought yesterday to reassure some of the world's biggest internet companies that the mainland would embrace market competition and a level playing field to foster its internet...

21 Nov 2014 - 4:38pm

China has secured its biggest overseas engineering contract with a deal worth almost US$12 billion to build a railway in Nigeria.

21 Nov 2014 - 8:46am

The National Bureau of Statistics revealed the official estimate of its strategic petroleum reserves for the first time yesterday, taking steps to improve transparency in its energy development...

21 Nov 2014 - 7:28pm

Beijing police had handed over the case of human rights lawyer Pu Zhiqiang to prosecutors after pressing a total of four charges against him, his lawyer said yesterday, confirming fears that he...

21 Nov 2014 - 9:34am

One of the country's most senior former military officers hoarded more than a tonne of cash and also precious jade in his basement, a magazine reported yesterday, the latest details to emerge from...

21 Nov 2014 - 7:30pm

A shake-up of urban planning could make it harder for residents to move to the mainland's biggest cities if it comes with tougher population controls, according to experts.

21 Nov 2014 - 4:46am

A kitchen hand suspected of knifing to death six nurses and a guard in a hospital dormitory in Hebei province has a history of mental illness.

20 Nov 2014 - 7:52pm

A quack doctor who believes water causes disease and has had at least 16 patients die from his treatment was released early from prison only to kill again.

20 Nov 2014 - 4:49pm

Qufu, the hometown of Confucius, is booming as investors pour tens of billions of yuan into setting up schools to teach people about the celebrated philosopher.

20 Nov 2014 - 7:25pm

Chinese Premier Li Keqiang paid a surprise visit to an “ecommerce village” in Zhejiang late last night, saying “the online shopping industry has served the real economy” as top executives of the...

20 Nov 2014 - 4:14pm

A court in Inner Mongolia says it will reopen a 1996 murder case as early as next month after years of petitioning by parents of the convicted killer and activists.

20 Nov 2014 - 4:54pm

A school bus that crashed in Shandong province killing 11 kindergarten pupils and their driver had been carrying twice as many passengers as it was legally allowed to.

20 Nov 2014 - 6:22pm

The head of Hebei province’s organisation department – a former Shanxi official – is being investigated on suspicion of corruption.

20 Nov 2014 - 2:46pm

Guangdong's booming illicit drug trade and large population of addicts have made it a top target in a new nationwide police crackdown.

20 Nov 2014 - 5:20pm

The internet has become a significant player in the national economy, a senior leader told the inaugural World Internet Conference, being hosted by China's cyberspace regulator.

20 Nov 2014 - 3:39pm


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