• Tue
  • Sep 16, 2014
  • Updated: 11:23pm

Rural Chinese are almost twice as likely to be suffering financially than their urban counterparts, according to the first ever Gallup-Healthways Global Well-Being Index, offering a glimpse into...

16 Sep 2014 - 5:56pm

A top mainland prosecutor has refuted a warning by some academicians that high-level officials who have fallen in the anti-corruption campaign would gang together to fight back, saying this was...

16 Sep 2014 - 5:42pm

Sources who have been drawn into antitrust investigations with China's National Development and Reform Commission paint an alarming picture of a "culture of intimidation" under the leadership of...

16 Sep 2014 - 2:08pm

Sanya is considering building a new airport by reclaiming land from the sea, to cope with the massive influx of tourists to the southern Chinese island resort.

16 Sep 2014 - 3:32pm

At least eight people were killed after a runaway truck smashed into a bus stop in Hebei province on Tuesday.

The six-wheeler truck lost control of its brakes and ploughed into waiting...

16 Sep 2014 - 5:47pm

Today's Poll

  • Yes: 77%
  • No: 8%
  • Not sure: 15%
11 Sep 2014
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Total number of votes recorded: 206

New environmental standards have tightened the emission of dioxins across the mainland by a factor of 10 in response to rising public fears over incinerating household waste.

16 Sep 2014 - 9:04am

Around half of China's rich aim to move to another country within the next five years, according to a Barclays Wealth report.

16 Sep 2014 - 7:10am

Beijing has issued new guidelines calling for stricter scrutiny of foreigners working in the capital – especially teachers from abroad – following child sex scandals in Beijing and Nanjing last...

16 Sep 2014 - 9:02am

Award-winning film director Wang Quanan has been arrested by the police in Beijing for allegedly soliciting prostitutes, becoming the latest celebrity to be held on criminal charges in the capital...

16 Sep 2014 - 4:21am

China National Offshore Oil Corp said yesterday that its semi-submersible rig, a structure that was at the centre of a dispute with Vietnam, had found a deepwater gas field about 150km south of...

16 Sep 2014 - 4:33am

Dutch artist Florentijn Hofman's giant white rabbit, which drew more than two million visitors on show in Taiwan, was damaged by a fire when workers were trying to dismantle it, organisers said...

16 Sep 2014 - 4:29am

At least five people were detained by police on Sunday in Huizhou in Guangdong for allegedly spreading false information online to "incite" protests against a waste incinerator project.

16 Sep 2014 - 4:24am

A well-known 81-year-old writer was taken from his Beijing home and detained by police, his wife said yesterday, adding that he had written several articles critical of a senior politician...

16 Sep 2014 - 4:29am

Senior mainland officials have been ordered to stop studying for executive master’s business administration degrees as part of President Xi Jinping’s anti-corruption campaign.

15 Sep 2014 - 6:47pm

A dedicated pedestrian lane for people on their mobile phones has been opened in Chongqing, offering a path for those too engrossed in texting or gaming to watch where they're going.

15 Sep 2014 - 5:44pm

The Chinese government has again cautioned its citizens in the Philippines to be mindful of their safety in the wake of a Chinese national being seriously injured by a gun shot on Saturday.

15 Sep 2014 - 1:09pm

As water shortages continue to plague Beijing, unauthorised wells are becoming a common sight in the city - a solution that might ease supplies now but risk long-term damage, experts say.

15 Sep 2014 - 1:52pm

The de facto head of Shanghai's free-trade zone is expected to step down, five separate sources have said, likely striking another blow to the already struggling economic project ahead of its...

15 Sep 2014 - 8:05am

Demonstrations against a controversial waste incinerator project continued in Huizhou in Guangdong yesterday ahead of today's close of the public consultation over the plan.

15 Sep 2014 - 7:58am

President Xi Jinping arrived in the Maldives on his southern Asia tour, with climate change, trade and tourism expected to be high on the agenda.

15 Sep 2014 - 6:59pm

Rampant corruption at the municipal level in China could be the worst obstacle authorities face in their fight against graft, experts say.

15 Sep 2014 - 9:10am

Japanese actress and singer Yoshiko "Shirley" Yamaguchi, who was nearly executed in China at the end of the second world war, has died aged 94 after a life as dramatic as her films.

15 Sep 2014 - 4:48am

Scientists believe Chinese sturgeon may have failed to breed in the wild over the past year, putting the critically endangered species of fish at risk of extinction.

15 Sep 2014 - 2:14pm

Several thousand people took to the streets in the town of Luoyang in Guangdong, some clashing with police, to protest against a proposed waste incinerator, participants and witnesses said.

14 Sep 2014 - 2:02pm

Taiwanese authorities detained the head of the company at the centre of the widening "gutter oil" scandal as dozens more food items that contain the tainted products were added to a list of goods...

14 Sep 2014 - 9:09am


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