• Fri
  • Aug 22, 2014
  • Updated: 5:34pm

A low-ranking official accused in Guangzhou’s biggest-ever corruption case – involving some 400 million yuan (HK$503 million) – is now on trial.

Updated 22 Aug 2014 - 5:17pm

A former top Taiwanese negotiator on China policy has rejected allegations he was spying for mainland China, after he was forced to step down over suspicions of leaking secrets.

Updated 22 Aug 2014 - 5:15pm

The PLA has carried out a second, albeit unsuccessful test of a hypersonic vehicle, as China attempts to find a way to deliver nuclear weapons at immense speed to evade defence systems.

Updated 22 Aug 2014 - 5:10pm

Doctors among 15 involved in black-market organ trading sentenced to prison for harvesting and selling 51 kidneys, the largest haul in the mainland’s recent history.

Updated 22 Aug 2014 - 4:51pm

State media have started to lambast the luxurious lives of senior executives at state-owned enterprises - an indication that President Xi will make them the next target of his anti-graft campaign...

22 Aug 2014 - 9:06am

President Xi Jinping and his Mongolian counterpart, Tsakhiagiin Elbegdorj, signed a joint declaration yesterday to upgrade the bilateral ties of the two countries to a comprehensive strategic...

22 Aug 2014 - 8:39am

Five members of a banned religious group went on trial yesterday for allegedly beating a woman to death at a McDonald's restaurant.

22 Aug 2014 - 8:35am


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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...

21 Aug 2014 - 6:01pm

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 - 6:03pm

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 - 6:53pm

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 - 6:17pm

Want to join the Chinese army? Make sure you are not an internet addict. The People’s Liberation Army in northern Hebei province has introduced a measure to screen out internet-obsessed recruits...

21 Aug 2014 - 6:15pm

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

Xi Jinping's two-day state visit to Mongolia will see China and Mongolia boost trade and economic ties, but Mongolia is cautious not to become overly dependent on China.

21 Aug 2014 - 7:11pm

Officials in charge of China's state-owned enterprises face pay cuts of up to 50 per cent and new job descriptions under a reform plan approved by President Xi Jinping.

21 Aug 2014 - 9:08am

China's road to opening up and modernisation would be long and difficult, president said, but added that the country must move ahead - even calling on cadres to allow for a little dissent.

21 Aug 2014 - 7:19pm

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


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