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  • Sep 30, 2014
  • Updated: 1:33pm

The first high-speed railway in the Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region will open in mid-October and cut journeys to nearby provinces from 12 hours to about eight hours, Xinhua reported.

Updated 30 Sep 2014 - 12:58pm

President Xi Jinping and state leaders attended a high-profile ceremony today at Tiananmen Square in Beijing to mark the country’s first Martyrs’ Day in an apparent attempt to promote patriotism...

30 Sep 2014 - 12:27pm

New provincial collective bargaining rules passed last week in Guangdong have drawn fire from both unionists and industrialists in Hong Kong.

30 Sep 2014 - 3:48am

Two teenagers have been sentenced to death and a third man was given life imprisonment for their roles in the brutal assassination of a high-profile pro-Beijing imam in Kashgar.

30 Sep 2014 - 8:55am

A former top executive of embattled 21st Century Media Group admitted to state media while in police custody that he was involved in the alleged news extortion schemes of the group's publications...

30 Sep 2014 - 3:48am

Abandoning the principle of “class struggle” has been central to China’s achievements over the past 35 years, a flagship newspaper of the Communist Party’s Central Party School said on Monday, in...

29 Sep 2014 - 3:57pm

The Guangzhou government is soliciting public feedback on a draft anti-corruption regulation that would ban so-called “naked officials” – whose families have resettled overseas – from key...

29 Sep 2014 - 5:01pm


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The sale of hairy crabs, one of the most popular Mid-Autumn Festival gifts, has fallen under the government’s anti-corruption clampdown.

29 Sep 2014 - 12:26pm

A businessman detained for his links to disgraced army general Xu Caihou has been sued by his former employees. Former workers of an Inner Mongolia coal mine have launched legal action against...

29 Sep 2014 - 2:04pm

Foreign Minister Wang Yi repeated an assertion that no one should distort history and that "aggression should not be denied" in an apparent reference to Japan in a speech on Saturday.

29 Sep 2014 - 7:26pm

Geologists have finished mapping active faults in 50 provincial capitals and major cities to help designate no-building zones to reduce the loss of life and property if major earthquakes strike...

29 Sep 2014 - 7:27pm

At least 27 villagers in Shantou, Guangdong were detained by police on Saturday for allegedly inciting a two-day protest over the sale of their land and corruption.

29 Sep 2014 - 4:48am

A private mainland company plans to offer near-space tourism for ordinary people in a high altitude balloon, according to a Beijing newspaper.

29 Sep 2014 - 4:48am

President Xi Jinping has reiterated the close relationship between the party's survival and upholding Mao Zedong thought, according to newly released documents collected since the party's 18th...

28 Sep 2014 - 5:13am

Two Taiwanese accomplices of an alleged Hong Kong smuggling mastermind face decades in US prisons after being caught trying to export high-grade military technology to mainland China.

28 Sep 2014 - 5:13am

A US-based cryonics company that stores people's bodies at ultra-low temperatures in the hope that one day technology will be able to bring them back to life says it has attracted customers from...

28 Sep 2014 - 5:13am

Britain's Blenheim Palace is set to be "harmonised" further on China's National Day with the opening of an exhibition of politically charged works by Chinese dissident artist Ai Weiwei.

28 Sep 2014 - 5:13am

China's top legal supervisory body will launch a six-month campaign targeting suspects of corruption who have fled overseas, Xinhua reported.

28 Sep 2014 - 5:13am

Zhang Xinxin, 28, used to be the envy of his peers. As a software developer for network equipment giant Cisco Systems in Shanghai, he enjoyed the high salary and status that came with working for...

28 Sep 2014 - 5:13am

President Xi Jinping yesterday revived the idea of Taiwan and the mainland uniting under the formula of "one country, two systems".

27 Sep 2014 - 4:33am

A state newspaper has sought to downplay the significance of a claim by the head of a leading research organisation that "class struggle" would always be a feature of Chinese society.

27 Sep 2014 - 4:43am

A senior internet regulator has been dismissed and expelled from the Communist Party for corruption, the party's anti-graft watchdog announced on its website.

27 Sep 2014 - 4:35am

China has vowed to hand out the “harshest penalties” to food safety violators and to further reform the food and drug safety administration, the official Xinhua news agency said on Saturday.

27 Sep 2014 - 1:47pm

Six primary school pupils were trampled to death and another four were murdered on their way to school in two separate incidents in China's southwest, adding to mounting concerns over child safety...

27 Sep 2014 - 9:41am

Harbin city is set to enforce a landmark regulation protecting women against violence – but it has also stirred debate online for covering touchy issues such as a husband’s right to cut off...

26 Sep 2014 - 5:54pm

Beijing has pulled out all the stops to spruce up the capital’s landmarks ahead of National Day – even sending 60 guards to keep round-the-clock watch on flower beds – as well as ensure “absolute...

26 Sep 2014 - 3:26pm

Authorities will rein in the rampant construction of new urban districts across China in an attempt to stem the appearance of so-called “ghost towns”, the Ministry of Land and Resources said on...

26 Sep 2014 - 6:41pm


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