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  • Jul 30, 2014
  • Updated: 12:49pm

A parachute can be reduced to the weight and size of a shirt, according to the Chinese scientist who developed the lightest material on earth with cutting-edge nanotechnology.

30 Jul 2014 - 11:44am

With the launch of the formal investigation into former Politburo Standing Committee member Zhou Yongkang, President Xi Jinping has consolidated power in a way that eluded his predecessors.

Updated 30 Jul 2014 - 11:56am

Beijing yesterday announced an official investigation into former security chief Zhou Yongkang, shattering the decades-old political taboo of not prosecuting the highest ranking Communist Party...

Updated 30 Jul 2014 - 12:32pm

Dozens of people, ethnic Han and Uygur, were killed or injured in at least one terror attack in the restive Xinjiang region early on Monday, state media reported late last night.

30 Jul 2014 - 8:59am

Together with another airport in Pudong, at least 71 flights from the two Shanghai airports were cancelled as the People's Liberation Army began an exercise on the southeast coast.

30 Jul 2014 - 8:32am

China will use targeted measures to achieve reasonable growth, the ruling Politburo has said.

30 Jul 2014 - 5:21am

China will use targeted measures to achieve reasonable growth, the ruling Politburo has said.

30 Jul 2014 - 5:21am


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Eight Chinese airports won't allow landings this afternoon due to PLA exercises in East China Sea, with capacity at Shanghai’s two airports cut by 75 per cent, mainland’s civilian air traffic...

29 Jul 2014 - 5:40pm

The public trial of a foreign couple linked to GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) is set for August 8, a Shanghai court said on Tuesday.

29 Jul 2014 - 4:56pm

China’s top anti-graft body has established a new office to go after corrupt officials who have fled abroad and retrieve their illicit funds, an official says.

29 Jul 2014 - 5:21pm

The founder of Crazy English, Li Yang, has converted to Buddhism, according his posts on Weibo.

29 Jul 2014 - 2:41pm

Chinese officials painted a rectangular running track at a stadium as they rushed preparations for a visit by their superiors.

29 Jul 2014 - 7:39pm

Mainland business authorities are investigating Microsoft, the US technology giant confirmed yesterday, with reports that the focus was on antitrust behaviour.

29 Jul 2014 - 9:31am

A San Francisco-based cybersecurity expert claims he has hacked and taken control of hundreds of highly automated rooms at a five-star Shenzhen hotel.

29 Jul 2014 - 2:22pm

Deteriorating security in Syria and Iraq poses a severe risk to China, with the two countries becoming a training ground for "terrorists" from Xinjiang, a senior Chinese diplomat said.

29 Jul 2014 - 8:36am

A United States-based meat supplier whose Shanghai subsidiary is at the centre of a food safety scandal has promised sweeping changes to its management structure.

29 Jul 2014 - 5:55pm

Hundreds of police took down a church's cross yesterday in Wenzhou, known as "China's Jerusalem" because of its many houses of worship, amid a crackdown on church buildings.

29 Jul 2014 - 7:35pm

On Hainan Island, a fishing boat captain has one hi-tech piece of equipment: a navigation system that gives him a direct link to the Chinese coastguard should he run into bad weather or a...

29 Jul 2014 - 4:43am

President Xi Jinping's name has graced the pages of the Communist Party's flagship newspaper more frequently than any other leader since Mao Zedong, according to Hong Kong researchers.

29 Jul 2014 - 4:42am

Food imports should be increased so the country can dedicate more of its scarce water supplies to energy production, especially in arid but coal-rich regions like Xinjiang and Ningxia.

29 Jul 2014 - 7:54pm

A commentary published by the military's mouthpiece yesterday reflects the increasing assertiveness of the PLA. It cautioned that diplomats could not be expected to achieve any goal that could not...

29 Jul 2014 - 3:46am

The state-owned firms are still mainland university graduates’ first choice for employment, a recent survey shows, with 35.9 per cent of respondents preferring to work for them, Beijing Youth...

28 Jul 2014 - 7:08pm

Chinese President Xi Jinping has encouraged more incentives to sharpen military combat capacity and called on fewer accolades for administrative organs and officials.

28 Jul 2014 - 7:13pm

Anti-graft authorities have begun their latest round of inspections in Tibet, with a focus on high-ranking cadres and those expecting promotions.

29 Jul 2014 - 7:43pm

The yellow alert for flight delays at airports in Shanghai and Hangzhou has been lifted as weather in the region cleared up, the mainland’s civilian air traffic authority said in an update on its...

28 Jul 2014 - 7:12pm

Government employees should be banned from using iPhones, a web entrepreneur has suggested in a Global Times commentary.

28 Jul 2014 - 2:25pm

OSI Group, a meat supplier to McDonald’s, said it would recall all products made by its Shanghai plant.

28 Jul 2014 - 5:28pm


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