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  • Jul 25, 2014
  • Updated: 9:22am

Bereaved relatives of passengers killed when a TransAsia Airways plane crashed on Taiwan's resort island of Penghu have one question: who gave the go-ahead for it to take off in bad weather?

Updated 25 Jul 2014 - 9:12am

Military couple Tsai Pei-ju and Yen Wan-ju were on their way back to the navy base on Penghu Island where they are stationed when they boarded flight GE222 at Kaohsiung International Airport.

Updated 25 Jul 2014 - 9:07am

Supporters of the local dialect of Guangdong are campaigning to name July 25 "Cantonese Day", it being the anniversary of boisterous street rallies four years ago in support of the language.

Updated 25 Jul 2014 - 9:08am

The mainland's civil aviation regulator confirmed yesterday that PLA military exercises and the weather have caused widespread delays at 12 busy airports in the east of the country.

Updated 25 Jul 2014 - 9:06am

Eleven Uygurs are working as part of an urban management force helping migrants from China’s far west Xinjiang region living in the southern Chinese city of Guangzhou.

24 Jul 2014 - 7:42pm

Li Xiaolin has warned staff at the major power company she runs to stay out of trouble amid the widening anti-corruption campaign sweeping the country’s energy sector.

24 Jul 2014 - 6:48pm

Bus drivers in Beijing have been trained by SWAT officers on how to deal with arsonists, and knife-proof vests and pepper spray were distributed to 21 hospitals in the latest move to step up anti-...

Updated 25 Jul 2014 - 9:18am

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One of the survivors of the Taiwan plane crash clambered from the wreckage and ran to a nearby house to call her father for help, reports said.

24 Jul 2014 - 5:10pm

People quarantined inside a section of a town in Gansu province finally can move about as they please, as the quarantine, caused by a man who died of pneumonic plague, was lifted last night

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24 Jul 2014 - 4:28pm

A 28-year-old Chinese man pleaded guilty on Wednesday of attempting to smuggle military technology obtained from undercover US agents out of the United States to China.

24 Jul 2014 - 3:47pm

China plans to extend a railway line linking Tibet with the rest of the country to the borders of India, Nepal and Bhutan by 2020 once an extension to a key site in Tibetan Buddhism opens.

24 Jul 2014 - 5:41pm

China is dredging navigation channels in a disputed area of the South China Sea in a move analysts say shows Beijing's increasingly assertive stance over its claims to sovereignty in the region....

24 Jul 2014 - 9:23am

A court in Yunnan has convicted a well-known microblogger on the charges of "illegal business practices" and "picking quarrels and provoking trouble".

24 Jul 2014 - 9:21am

The second-highest graft buster in Shanxi was detained after his supervisor published an article urging the punishment of officials who objected to the leadership's anti-graft crackdown.

24 Jul 2014 - 7:06pm

Organisers of Macau's unofficial referendum on its chief executive election faced their first setback yesterday when the government refused to grant them a public space as a campaign base.

24 Jul 2014 - 12:55pm

One woman was reportedly killed and another escaped serious injury after falling from platforms onto Beijing’s subway track this morning in separate incidents.

23 Jul 2014 - 6:04pm

If the Communist Party is to continue ruling the world’s most populous nation, it will have to win “eight new types” of battles, cautions a top party scholar.

24 Jul 2014 - 9:55am

A county in Beijing is setting up an anti-corruption team to keep an eye on cadres so that they behave themselves away from work.

23 Jul 2014 - 3:50pm

A mainland author of popular historical novels is helping China’s top anti-graft watchdog in its efforts to promote its wide-ranging investigation into corrupt officials.

23 Jul 2014 - 6:47pm

Typhoon Matmo on Wednesday was downgraded to a tropical storm as it made landfall in heavily populated Fujian province after crossing Taiwan overnight causing only minor damage.

23 Jul 2014 - 9:02pm

Twelve mainland airports, many of them among the busiest, will be hit by widespread delays until the middle of next month because of what are believed to be PLA military exercises.

23 Jul 2014 - 5:20pm

The Qinghai-Tibet Railway’s spur line from Lhasa to Shigatse may be open to traffic next month, with the completion of track tests on Tuesday, People’s Daily reported.

23 Jul 2014 - 4:54pm

Chinese reports about a giant inflatable toad have been deleted from the internet after social media users compared the puffed-up animal to former Communist Party chief Jiang Zemin.

23 Jul 2014 - 3:52pm

China's involvement in Africa will face complications because Western nations are stepping up their military presence on the continent, Chinese think tank says.

23 Jul 2014 - 11:47am

Last month was the world's hottest June since records began in 1880, US government scientists said, as authorities warned that temperatures in southern China could top 40 degrees Celsius today.

23 Jul 2014 - 4:34am

Part of a city in Gansu province remained sealed off yesterday after the death of a local man from pneumonic plague last week.

23 Jul 2014 - 4:15pm

Shanghai authorities are investigating 22 restaurants and food distributors, including McDonald's, Pizza Hut, Burger King, Papa Johns and 7-Eleven, that bought meat from Husi Food.

23 Jul 2014 - 3:59pm
 

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