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  • Aug 21, 2014
  • Updated: 6:03pm

Five people accused by Chinese authorities of being members of a religious cult went on trial on Thursday for beating a woman to death at a McDonald’s restaurant, the court said.

Updated 21 Aug 2014 - 5:57pm

Governement proposes insurance for parents who have lost their only child and thus need support in their later years amid issues with an existing compensation system.

21 Aug 2014 - 4:55pm

A former deputy chief of the Beijing Zoo, when asked to explain the source of 8 million yuan (HK$10 million) in valuables and cash, told a court he had been moonlighting as a cab driver for...

Updated 21 Aug 2014 - 6:01pm

The “ice bucket challenge” – a splashy worldwide charity campaign – has gotten support from China’s national health authorities, who want to raise funds for the care of patients with rare diseases...

21 Aug 2014 - 4:25pm

Deng Xiaoping’s daughter said her father’s speeches on his famous 1992 southern tour saved China’s economic reform push at a “crucial moment” in history, as she paid tribute to the leader ahead of...

Updated 21 Aug 2014 - 5:51pm

A nationwide hunt for Jackie Chan's detained son, Jaycee, has begun on the mainland - albeit on a viral video game that asks the player to spot the troubled actor-singer from a sea of faces.

21 Aug 2014 - 1:19pm

Five Tibetans died in China after police opened fire on unarmed protesters, a rights group said on Wednesday, the latest report of unrest linked to ethnic minority rights.

21 Aug 2014 - 9:48am


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Liu Yunshan's inclusion in an influential macroeconomy task force suggests the leadership has attached more importance to economic work and reflects concerns over challenges faced by China.

21 Aug 2014 - 9:25am

More than 50 people from the mainland are to be charged with working illegally in the Philippines after they were arrested in a series of raids.

21 Aug 2014 - 11:46am

One person was killed and 19 others were injured after a public bus caught fire during rush hour in east China’s Shandong province on Wednesday.

21 Aug 2014 - 9:19am

The Red Cross Society of China, which has been in a financial crisis for a few years and in public relations trouble, is accused of having violated the law by leasing a large warehouse in Beijing...

20 Aug 2014 - 6:47pm

Chinese police have questioned a prominent human rights lawyer about meetings with the former US ambassador to China, his alleged “insults” against senior officials and his frequent trips to Japan...

20 Aug 2014 - 5:55pm

The fabled Shaolin Temple, said to be the birthplace of kung fu, is planning to hold a competition for martial artists from around the world – what could be the first of its kind, mainland media...

20 Aug 2014 - 6:34pm

A foreigner collapsing on the Shanghai metro caused passengers to flee the carriage and triggered a stampede to the exits, in a bizarre incident captured on camera.

20 Aug 2014 - 5:57pm

Amid concerns there was an ongoing crackdown on churches, the Zhejiang government came out with figures showing that religious buildings constituted only a tiny fraction of those demolished or...

20 Aug 2014 - 5:29pm

In a way, time stopped at about 4.30pm on August 3 for Cao Zhengxian. Just before that, the Zhaotong fault deep below Ludian county in the Wumeng mountains in Yunnan province slipped, unleashing a...

20 Aug 2014 - 5:05am

A former deputy chief of the government agency in Taiwan that handles relations with the mainland is under investigation for alleged breaches of national security.

20 Aug 2014 - 4:59am

A Chinese aircraft was forced to delay its landing after two air traffic controllers nodded off, reports said on Tuesday, sparking a wave of online anger about airline safety.

20 Aug 2014 - 9:22am

Beijing is integrating some of the 1,700 farms and 3,200 companies it oversees to build a stronger presence in sectors as diverse as seeds, dairy and rubber.

20 Aug 2014 - 5:38pm

Chinese naval and air forces will hold their first joint air combat drill, putting their personnel through realistic confrontations rather than scripted scenarios to improve battle readiness.

20 Aug 2014 - 9:12am

Authorities have arrested nearly 1,000 members of a Christian sect since June after its members were accused of murdering a woman at a McDonald's restaurant the previous month.

20 Aug 2014 - 9:13am

Two people have died in a Tibetan region of southwestern China after they were injured by police gunfire while protesting the detention of a local leader, overseas Tibetan rights groups said.

20 Aug 2014 - 3:53am

In light of President Xi Jinping’s anti-corruption campaign, which has unveiled officials with all kinds of investments and holdings, China is unlikely to ease its restrictions on overseas...

19 Aug 2014 - 2:09pm

Mainland dairy giant Mengniu is being sued on the claim that one of its popular children’s products, which it labels as pure milk, is in fact modified milk.

19 Aug 2014 - 6:29pm

Hong Kong superstar Jackie Chan has travelled to Beijing in a bid to help his son Jaycee, following the 32-year-old's arrest on drugs charges.

20 Aug 2014 - 8:43am

Ketchup maker H.J. Heinz Co has recalled some infant food in eastern China after it was found to contain lead in excess of the allowable limit.

19 Aug 2014 - 9:49am

President Xi Jinping called for the country to build a homegrown new media industry yesterday as he chaired the powerful central leading group for deepening reform.

19 Aug 2014 - 7:31am


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