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  • Dec 19, 2014
  • Updated: 3:49pm
Xinjiang terrorist cases must be dealt with ‘harshly and quickly’, says China’s top judge

The authorities must crack down “harshly and quickly” on cases involving terrorist attacks, national security and social stability in the restive region of Xinjiang in China, the country’s top...

19 Dec 2014 - 3:16pm
Worker at Forbidden City in Beijing faces execution for stabbing two of his bosses to death

A court in Beijing has sentenced a former employee at the Forbidden City, the former imperial palace in the centre of the capital, to be executed for stabbing two of his supervisors to death in...

19 Dec 2014 - 3:44pm
Worker at Forbidden City in Beijing faces execution for stabbing two of his bosses to death

Photographs posted online of an 80-year-old Chinese man buying a diamond ring for his wife have been hailed as “the most romantic thing” by hundreds of mainland microbloggers.

Updated 19 Dec 2014 - 3:37pm
Worker at Forbidden City in Beijing faces execution for stabbing two of his bosses to death

Former deputy chief of China’s Beijing Zoo, who claimed he earned 8 million yuan (about HK$10 million) from part-time jobs, including working as a taxi driver, is jailed for life for corruption

19 Dec 2014 - 2:44pm
Worker at Forbidden City in Beijing faces execution for stabbing two of his bosses to death

Move part of President Xi Jinping's efforts to curb extragant spending and corruption

19 Dec 2014 - 11:38am
Pilot jailed over China air crash disaster

The captain of an airliner that crashed in Heilongjiang province in northern China four years ago, killing 44 people, has been jailed for three years.

19 Dec 2014 - 1:23pm

A family in southeast China set up 16 billboards along a busy main road to publicise and celebrate their son’s 16th birthday, a mainland newspaper reported.

Updated 19 Dec 2014 - 3:01pm

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Road injuries have emerged as the third-leading cause of death in China, compared with eighth in the developing world and ahead of a range of cancers, according to a global study in The Lancet...

19 Dec 2014 - 9:05am

China is preparing to flex its financial strength amid the economic crisis in Russia as it closely watches how the slump of the Russian rouble affects cooperation.

19 Dec 2014 - 12:18pm

The grandfather of an eight-year-old Chinese boy with HIV says he had no choice but to sign a petition backed by 200 residents calling for the boy to be banished.

19 Dec 2014 - 7:22am

China's ambitions to attract more overseas students have been hampered by its lecturers' poor English proficiency and a lack of international courses, mainland education experts say.

19 Dec 2014 - 5:49am

Taiwan's Ministry of Justice is considering releasing former president Chen Shui-bian from prison for medical treatment.

19 Dec 2014 - 5:49am

Exporters in the Pearl River Delta are bracing for fallout from Russia's currency plunge.

19 Dec 2014 - 5:36am

China's Communist Party’s top anti-graft agency has revealed that Fridays and the weekend are officially good days for revealing big news about corrupt senior officials.

18 Dec 2014 - 5:13pm

Prosecutors said deadly gas explosions in Taiwan earlier this year were caused by multiple human errors as they charged 12 people over the blasts, including the head of a chemical company and...

18 Dec 2014 - 5:16pm

Heads of state in authoritarian countries with controlled media fare well in survey, according to a US-based research centre

18 Dec 2014 - 4:44pm

Chinese expatriates in Russia are snapping up popular electronic and luxury goods and then reselling them to cash in on the weakening rouble.

Apple gadgets, such as the iPhone and iPad, as...

18 Dec 2014 - 8:51pm

The former police chief of a major city in northern China has been charged with corruption after being sacked for allowing his drink-driving son, who attacked a policeman, to be set free, state...

18 Dec 2014 - 3:28pm

Modernisation of farming in China will top the agenda at the government’s annual key agricultural policy meetings due to be held on Monday and Tuesday, mainland media reported.

18 Dec 2014 - 2:15pm

A senior official at the telecommunications giant China Unicom is under investigation for alleged corruption.

18 Dec 2014 - 12:24pm

As the price flew skywards, an audience of middle-aged Chinese men erupted into cheers before the auctioneer slammed his hammer down at a record-breaking 2 million yuan – US$320,000.

18 Dec 2014 - 2:23pm

Financial regulators have called top bankers in Macau to a key meeting next month as part of a Beijing-inspired dirty-money crackdown that has rocked the city's casino sector.

18 Dec 2014 - 8:27am

A Chinese tourist has died after falling from a hot-air balloon in Turkey when a strong gust of wind caught the craft as it came in to land yesterday.

18 Dec 2014 - 7:37am

A vice-president of state-owned conglomerate China Resources (Holdings) has been in detention for at least a month as part of a graft investigation, a source and mainland media reports said.

18 Dec 2014 - 7:43am

The flagship mouthpiece of the People's Liberation Army dismissed speculation the graft crackdown in the military was on its last legs and accused interest groups of standing in the way.

18 Dec 2014 - 1:50am

China said that it would create a new US$3 billion investment fund focusing on central and eastern Europe, a move that will strengthen its foothold in the region as a door to the wider European...

18 Dec 2014 - 4:44am

'Damas refers to the burgeoning legions of women, usually middle aged, who gather in China's parks and squares to dance in unison to often deafeningly loud music.

18 Dec 2014 - 1:00pm
 

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