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A leading Chinese rights activist who organised rallies for media freedom pleaded not guilty to charges of disturbing public order in an all-night trial in which the judge rejected his requests...

29 Nov 2014 - 12:09pm

A senior Guangdong official who forged the peaceful settlement of the 2011 Wukan protests and was a close aide of Vice-Premier Wang Yang is under investigation for corruption.

29 Nov 2014 - 9:30am

Leaders of Taiwan's ruling and opposition parties criss-crossed the island yesterday in their final push to secure votes for their candidates today in what are billed as the island's biggest-ever...

29 Nov 2014 - 3:45am

A laid-off chemical factory worker in Guangzhou has been arrested for allegedly selling the raw materials to make methamphetamines and teaching others how to make the drug.

29 Nov 2014 - 3:02am

'Chalk and talk' teaching has been phased out in Western countries over the past 40 years. The success of Chinese pupils is forcing a rethink.

29 Nov 2014 - 3:50am

Like many young adults across the world, Harold Chen could hardly wait to get his driving licence. But the bubble of excitement quickly popped when test time came.

29 Nov 2014 - 8:54am

Chinese social media users were stunned by online images of the lavish multimillion-yuan wedding of a mainland energy and real estate tycoon's son.

29 Nov 2014 - 8:59am

Opinion

Today's Poll

  • Yes: 84%
  • No: 16%
25 Nov 2014
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Total number of votes recorded: 1,070

China’s former party personnel chief has called for party members who criticise the party and party policy to be punished with disciplinary action.

28 Nov 2014 - 7:19pm

Sean Lien, son of wealthy KMT honorary chairman Lien Chan; former chairman of the Taipei Smart Card Corp, the company that operates Easycards

28 Nov 2014 - 7:03pm

Taiwanese politicians shouted slogans through loudspeakers and swept streets with brooms as they made last-ditch appeals to voters ahead of elections on Saturday.

28 Nov 2014 - 6:17pm

A surprise audit has been launched of state lottery funds around the country that generate billions of yuan each year, amid fears that cash may have been misused.

28 Nov 2014 - 5:03am

Beijing's controversial ADIZ over the East China Sea has ensured safety and security, the Defence Ministry said, dismissing criticism that it had exacerbated regional tension.

28 Nov 2014 - 9:18am

A city government department in Hubei has denied a claim by a cinema chain that it spent 965,000 yuan (HK$1.2 million) on tickets in a single year.

28 Nov 2014 - 5:07am

Scientists say they have discovered that the pepper-like fruit of a plant native to Yunnan can kill germs as efficiently as antibiotics, with few side effects.

28 Nov 2014 - 5:40am

Dr Ko Wen-je's remarks at a campaign rally on Sunday had their intended effect on Howard Lai, a 27-year-old market planner.

28 Nov 2014 - 10:23am

All eyes are on the fiercely fought mayoral elections in the central city of Taichung this weekend, as a victory by the opposition camp could pave the way to success in the 2016 presidential...

28 Nov 2014 - 5:31am

Beijing is keeping a close eye on Taiwan's weekend polls, which will see a record 11,130 public servants selected for nine types of offices, ranging from village wardens to municipality mayors.

28 Nov 2014 - 5:31am

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

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...

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

Xi Jinping said that his anti-graft campaign had the "staunch backing" of retired party cadres, amid speculation that some former party leaders may not be prepared to fully support it.

27 Nov 2014 - 10:22am

A clothing store in Beijing has sparked a bizarre race row by banning Chinese customers from the premises for being "too annoying".

27 Nov 2014 - 10:59am

A scandal hanging over Taipei's mayoral elections intensified when a campaign policy director was interviewed by prosecutors as a witness over an alleged wiretapping incident.

27 Nov 2014 - 10:21am

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
 

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