• Thu
  • Nov 27, 2014
  • Updated: 3:52pm

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.

27 Nov 2014 - 3:32pm

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

27 Nov 2014 - 2:25pm

A mainland municipal government department has asked lawyers to examine its spending after it could not account for spending 965,000 yuan (about HK$1.2 million) on cinema tickets in one year,...

27 Nov 2014 - 2:25pm

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

Updated 27 Nov 2014 - 2:54pm

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 - 2:14pm

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 - 3:01am

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

Opinion

Today's Poll

  • Yes: 85%
  • No: 15%
25 Nov 2014
  • Yes
  • No
Total number of votes recorded: 783

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

China has eased restrictions on the number of internet cafes legally allowed, their location and how many computers they may have but is now requiring they have a business area of at least 20...

24 Nov 2014 - 8:44pm
 

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