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  • Sep 19, 2014
  • Updated: 3:34pm

Five people were killed and 10 others were badly injured in an explosion at a Xiamen apartment building this morning, suspected to have been caused by a gas leak.

Updated 19 Sep 2014 - 3:34pm

Former Taiwanese president Lee Teng-hui left for Japan on Friday for a seven-day vacation, triggering speculation on whether he would visit the controversial Yasukuni war shrine.

Updated 19 Sep 2014 - 2:55pm

Guangzhou police have cracked a crime network that made and sold counterfeit Louis Vuitton products, confiscating a haul of knock-offs potentially worth 1 billion yuan (HK$1.26 billion).

19 Sep 2014 - 2:19pm

A top executive of Zhongjin Gold, a subsidiary of China National Gold Group, has been placed under investigation.

19 Sep 2014 - 2:02pm

China’s trial of Uygur scholar Ilham Tohti on separatism charges completed its two days of evidence on Thursday, and his lawyer said a verdict might come next week in a case that has drawn...

19 Sep 2014 - 1:03pm

China’s top climate change official on Friday stopped short of signalling new commitments ahead of next week’s UN climate summit, saying Beijing would explain “some positive actions” it will take...

19 Sep 2014 - 1:43pm

The mayor of Ziyang city in Sichuan province has been placed under investigation by the discipline inspection department, the Southern Weekly reported last night, quoting several anonymous sources...

19 Sep 2014 - 1:55pm

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Today's Poll

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  • No: 58%
17 Sep 2014
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Apple's iPhone 6 has yet to be approved for sale by  mainland authorities, but vendors in Beijing are already selling what they claim to be genuine models for more than 20,000 yuan (HK$25,200).

19 Sep 2014 - 7:54am

Keen to shake off its reputation as China's sex capital, Dongguan has rolled out new measures to tighten regulation of its entertainment industry.

19 Sep 2014 - 10:58am

China’s top naval commander has vowed to keep intercepting US spy planes but said China doesn't want a repeat of the 2001 mid-air collision incident which left a Chinese pilot dead.

18 Sep 2014 - 6:51pm

Beijing IT geek Yao Mingyang was an early adopter of smart wristbands. He bought a fitness tracker called UP, made by California-based Jawbone, when it came on the Chinese market last year.

18 Sep 2014 - 6:58pm

A Chinese man who had 3D-printed skull portion surgically embedded in his head has completely recovered, prompting doctors to call the operation a 'success'.

18 Sep 2014 - 5:12pm

The number of US dollar billionaires in China has risen by 33, to 190 in the last 12 months - but the country still has just a third the number of super-rich than the US, a new report reveals.

18 Sep 2014 - 4:45pm

Apple is hiring a head of law enforcement in Beijing to deal with user data requests from the government, according to a public job listing, after it last month began storing private data on...

19 Sep 2014 - 5:16am

China has sentenced four people to up to 20 years in jail for “plotting terror attacks”, state media said, the latest in a wave of rulings as the government accelerates a crackdown on what it says...

18 Sep 2014 - 6:28pm

President Xi Jinping has chided Chinese tourists, saying that they should behave themselves better when travelling abroad.

18 Sep 2014 - 9:28am

China and Asean members have called for a stronger mechanism to resolve trade disputes under their economic pact.

18 Sep 2014 - 11:53am

The mainland's efforts to name and shame its filthiest power stations and impose tough new emission standards are the leading weapons in President Xi Jinping's war on pollution.

18 Sep 2014 - 7:02pm

In the southern county of Boluo in Guangdong, thousands of people marched on Saturday, with some returning the next day, to protest about a planned incinerator.

18 Sep 2014 - 4:16am

Uygur academic Ilham Tohti denied allegations that he engaged in separatism as he went on trial on Wednesday in the far western region of Xinjiang.

17 Sep 2014 - 7:08pm

Jaycee Chan has been formally arrested on drug charges, nearly a month after he was caught smoking marijuana in Beijing.

18 Sep 2014 - 12:19pm

A deputy chief of the government of Inner Mongolia is the latest official to come under a corruption cloud, with the Communist Party's anti-graft watchdog announcing that he was under...

18 Sep 2014 - 9:06am

A newborn baby that was abandoned on a filthy Dongguan riverbank managed to survive a night of Typhoon Kalmaegi’s lashing rains and winds, before he was found.

18 Sep 2014 - 9:39am

The Beijing municipal government has set up a committee to crack down on “immoral” media practices after recent graft scandals resulted in the detention of top mainland journalists.

18 Sep 2014 - 5:31am

Xu Liqiang said he encountered a strong competitor – a fellow pilot in his early 30s from the Jinan military zone – during the largest air force drill in the history of the People’s Liberation...

17 Sep 2014 - 2:08pm

Jiangsu province witnessed its biggest-ever drug bust recently, seizing more than 2,000kg of drugs and arresting 16 people, state broadcaster CCTV reported.

17 Sep 2014 - 5:11pm

President Xi Jinping should find the “handshake across the Himalayas” a lot warmer than usual when he starts his India trip today.

17 Sep 2014 - 9:40pm
 

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