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  • Aug 1, 2014
  • Updated: 9:21am

Gas leaks triggered a series of powerful explosions in the southern Taiwanese city of Kaohsiung, killing at least 22 people and injuring up to 270, officials said, warning that the toll is...

Updated 1 Aug 2014 - 9:09am

Shanghai officials are jittery after a high-profile disciplinary inspection team from Beijing moved into the city on Wednesday.

1 Aug 2014 - 7:44am

The army has restated its allegiance to President Xi Jinping following the announcement of a corruption probe against former security tsar Zhou Yongkang.

1 Aug 2014 - 7:50am

Last month alone, six officials committed suicide, according to media reports. Two, from Henan and Hubei respectively, left letters saying they were depressed; one was reported to have accepted...

1 Aug 2014 - 3:58am

A high-profile pro-Beijing imam in Xinjiang has been assassinated by three men who were "influenced by radical religious beliefs", police say.

1 Aug 2014 - 3:40am

An environmental lawyer and an investigative journalist whose work led to the sacking of corrupt officials are among this year's winners of the Ramon Magsaysay Awards, often regarded as Asia's...

1 Aug 2014 - 4:02am

The owner of the KFC and Pizza Hut restaurant chains said on Thursday that a food safety scandal in China has hurt sales and might be severe enough to cut into the company’s global profit.

31 Jul 2014 - 5:28pm

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A Beijing court began hearing a landmark case on “gay conversion” treatment on Thursday, as an activist in a nurse’s uniform knelt over a patient, wielding a giant needle, outside.

31 Jul 2014 - 4:31pm

Members of foreign press were finally permitted to attend the ministry’s monthly news briefing on Thursday - a small milestone in increasingly confident military’s efforts to project transparent...

31 Jul 2014 - 4:55pm

The central government is launching a campaign to stamp out “little coffers”, a reference to illicit accounts of officials with money siphoned from public funds.

31 Jul 2014 - 5:09pm

Xi, who greatly admires Deng, wanted to become a leader in a similar vein, who could lead China into a new era of reform and growth, said sources including senior officials and "princelings".

31 Jul 2014 - 3:52pm

Corporate sleuth Peter Humphrey believes he worked for the public good by helping victims of crime, according to a letter seen by the Post that he wrote to his son Harvey from prison.

31 Jul 2014 - 10:38am

The decades-old distinction between urban and rural dwellers in the mainland's widely hated hukou, or household registration system, is to end.

31 Jul 2014 - 9:32am

By going after retired senior officials, President Xi Jinping has broken the Communist Party's unwritten tradition of not prosecuting a top leader once he has stepped down from power.

31 Jul 2014 - 11:40am

The nation's largest manufacturer of bear bile is looking at synthetic alternatives, a move welcomed by animal activists.

31 Jul 2014 - 11:10pm

When inspectors visited Shanghai Husi earlier this summer, the production line appeared in good order, with fresh meat being handled by properly attired workers and supervisors keeping a watchful...

31 Jul 2014 - 4:27am

In the early 1980s, Sheldon Lavin, a banker-turned-burger tycoon, returned from a trip to China with big plans for his food-processing company OSI Group.

31 Jul 2014 - 5:13pm

Creating a parachute as small and as light as a shirt is now possible, says a Chinese scientist who has developed the world's lightest material with cutting-edge nanotechnology.

31 Jul 2014 - 11:35am

Thousands of hotels, saunas and massage parlours that were closed down during a crackdown on prostitution in Dongguan have been allowed to reopen.

31 Jul 2014 - 4:27am

A Nanjing branch of the popular US-based fast-food restaurant Papa John's Pizza has been found to have used expired dough.

31 Jul 2014 - 4:27am

An outspoken Uygur academic has been formally charged with separatism amid continuing anti-government violence in Xinjiang.

31 Jul 2014 - 8:11am

Beijing subway passengers could face up to 10 days detention if they refuse to go through security checks, as the capital city beefs up such measures as more travellers visit during summer...

30 Jul 2014 - 5:18pm

Twenty-two attackers were shot dead and a further 41 arrested in a terror attack in Xinjiang on Monday in which at least 10 civilians died, according to sources and a report from a local party...

30 Jul 2014 - 5:56pm

Geologists have discovered the largest gold deposit so far in China’s northwest Xinjiang region, according to state media.

30 Jul 2014 - 11:55pm

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.

30 Jul 2014 - 8:47pm

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...

30 Jul 2014 - 7:21pm

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 - 3:47pm
 

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