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  • Apr 24, 2014
  • Updated: 8:47am

A request by Macau for more space on the neighbouring mainland island of Hengqin has brought a call for Hong Kong to follow suit and seek to expand into Shenzhen or Guangzhou.

Updated 24 Apr 2014 - 8:36am

Guangzhou's anti-graft watchdog is under pressure to re-investigate a high-profile corruption case involving a former media executive, sources said. Dai Yuqing, the former president of the...

Updated 24 Apr 2014 - 8:45am

Beijing's water authorities have defended their plan to ease the capital's water shortage by processing seawater from the highly polluted Bohai Gulf, a mainland newspaper reported.

24 Apr 2014 - 3:29am

Police blocked a prominent human rights lawyer from meeting Germany's deputy chancellor in Beijing, the lawyer said yesterday, in the latest example of curbs on government critics.

24 Apr 2014 - 3:54am

The mainland will soon establish a special court to handle intellectual property (IP) disputes, judges and officials said, a welcome move in a country long criticised for insufficient protection...

24 Apr 2014 - 3:55am

An airline is teaching self-defence to its cabin crews based in Xinjiang amid increased security concerns in the restive northwestern region. China Southern Airlines staff in Urumqi started the...

24 Apr 2014 - 3:38am

China’s former president Jiang Zemin, who has largely shunned the spotlight in recent years, made two appearances in public in the past few days, according to images published online.

23 Apr 2014 - 11:23pm


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China is among 21 countries to have approved a charter aimed at preventing unintended military conflict at sea, including a ban on the radar locking of weaponry on vessels of other nations in...

23 Apr 2014 - 9:09am

Shares of the five Hong Kong-listed units of China Resources Holdings tumble following the sacking and corruption probe into company chairman Song Lin.

23 Apr 2014 - 11:10am

More details have emerged from the relatives of the disgraced China Resources chairman about his humble upbringing, which are contrary to rumours that he came from a well-connected family.

23 Apr 2014 - 5:07pm

He deprecatingly calls himself a tuhao - the Putonghua term for nouveau riche with barely the culture to match the wealth. But billionaire Liu Yiqian's huge collection of Chinese art suggests a...

23 Apr 2014 - 2:31am

An armed People’s Liberation Army soldier stationed on the border between Yunnan province and Vietnam has gone missing since last Tuesday, according to a notice posted by the military in the area...

23 Apr 2014 - 4:58pm

Watching Deng Xiaoping chain smoke through a lunch of bear paw and mao-tai liquor at the Great Hall of the People in 1982, Virginia Li saw what she was up against.

23 Apr 2014 - 4:28am

China’s central commission has stripped an ex-Hubei deputy governor of his party membership amid an investigation into his alleged corrupt activities and extramarital affairs.

22 Apr 2014 - 6:17pm

A Beijing-based weekly newspaper will publish its final issue this week after suffering years of losses amid the changing mainland media landscape.

22 Apr 2014 - 11:52pm

Amendments to China’s 1989 environmental protection law that will mean stiffer punishments for polluters have been submitted to the country’s parliament for deliberation, the official Xinhua news...

22 Apr 2014 - 6:34pm

After decades of calls to develop Beijing, Tianjin and Hebei as an integrated region, the government has finally created a draft report which may be formally announced in June, reports said today...

22 Apr 2014 - 2:34pm

Japan’s Hitachi said on Monday it will provide the world’s fastest elevators, which can clock speeds of up to 72 kilometres per hour, to a high-rise building in China.

22 Apr 2014 - 12:39pm

A proposal to create a free-trade pilot zone encompassing Hong Kong, Macau and parts of Guangdong had got the backing of Beijing, the province's governor, Zhu Xiaodan, said yesterday.

22 Apr 2014 - 3:51pm

China is considering the use of military technology that monitors a pilots' in-flight physical and mental state on civilian airliners to improve air safety, according to scientists involved in the...

22 Apr 2014 - 3:02am

More cases against Japan are likely to be filed in Chinese courts following a Shanghai court's order to impound a ship linked to a wartime contractual dispute, observers say.

22 Apr 2014 - 7:20am

Beijing needs to use economic incentives to lure people away from the crowded capital toward neighbouring provinces, a senior urban development official says.

22 Apr 2014 - 7:41am

A fire that broke out at a 34-storey block of flats in Dalian yesterday prompted renewed concerns over fire safety in high-rise buildings on the mainland.

22 Apr 2014 - 5:05pm

On the first Sunday of March, China awoke to sickening news: Attackers with knives had hacked through crowds at the train station in the southern city of Kunming , killing 29 people and injuring...

22 Apr 2014 - 8:32am

A Chinese film director has hit back at American filmmaker Oliver Stone after the Oscar winner accused counterparts in China of not confronting the damaging legacy of the country's past.

22 Apr 2014 - 2:37am

More than 100 Air China pilots have signed an open letter alleging that they have an excessive workload, get inadequate rest and receive unequal pay.

22 Apr 2014 - 2:33am

Infighting and the impact of Taiwan’s student-led protests will take their toll on the ruling Kuomintang party in upcoming local government elections, according to analysts.

21 Apr 2014 - 5:02pm


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