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  • Aug 28, 2014
  • Updated: 1:01pm

China’s top judge says foreigners will be regularly allowed into courts to listen to cases, state media reported today, as the government embarks on legal reform at a time of public discontent...

Updated 28 Aug 2014 - 12:37pm

China has called on Japan to break from its aggressive past and win the trust of its Asian neighbours, the day after news that Prime Minister Shinzo Abe had honoured Japanese war criminals from...

28 Aug 2014 - 11:38am

A pilot project to set up wholly foreign-funded hospitals will be launched in seven mainland cities or provinces as part of reforms to improve services and introduce more competition in the...

28 Aug 2014 - 10:27am

For the first time in 33 years, someone from outside the ranks of Guangdong cadres has been named the Communist Party secretary of its biggest city, Guangzhou.

28 Aug 2014 - 11:20am

President Xi Jinping said China and Vietnam should take appropriate steps to address their conflicts as he held talks with a senior Vietnamese politician.

28 Aug 2014 - 11:09am

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.

28 Aug 2014 - 4:40am

Guangdong is seeking to expand business links with Southeast Asian countries as part of a national initiative to forge new trade ties with nations in the region, says the chief of the province's...

28 Aug 2014 - 7:20am

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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

The Agricultural Bank of China’s president became the first among the mainland’s big five state banks to openly advocate a salary-reduction plan for top executives in state-owned enterprises.

27 Aug 2014 - 1:24pm

The president of China Resources Power and a Shanxi tycoon, believed to be the biggest beneficiary of a controversial coal investment, have been detained by authorities.

27 Aug 2014 - 10:01am

Top prosecutors have ordered greater scrutiny to ensure corrupt officials and law-breaking business executives do not use money or exert power to avoid serving their full sentences.

27 Aug 2014 - 11:43am

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
 

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