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  • Sep 24, 2014
  • Updated: 10:13am

Moderate Uygur scholar Ilham Tohti plans to appeal against his conviction for separatism and sentence of life imprisonment, his lawyers say.

24 Sep 2014 - 8:40am

Beijing is expected to step up counterterrorism measures, analysts say, amid fears that militants will return from Syria and Iraq to launch attacks in China.

Updated 24 Sep 2014 - 9:42am

In a keynote speech Xi highlighted the need to underpin what he called China's 'consultative democracy' - or system of consultative conferences.

Updated 24 Sep 2014 - 9:20am

A deadly outbreak of dengue fever in Guangdong has spiked alarmingly in the last week, with 1,200 cases alone reported in Guangzhou between Saturday and Monday.

24 Sep 2014 - 8:14am

Amnesty has criticised China in a new report for failing to regulate the production and trade of excessively violent law enforcement equipment such as spiked batons or thumb cuffs.

24 Sep 2014 - 8:59am

A noodle shop owner was detained after he was discovered to have been adding parts of a poppy plant – from which opium is made – to food so that customers would keep coming back.

24 Sep 2014 - 6:05am

Hundreds of Indian and Chinese troops have dug into positions on a high Himalayan plateau, leading India's army chief to cancel an overseas trip to monitor the stand-off.

24 Sep 2014 - 4:33am


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A gang of six people have been arrested in Meizhou, Guangdong province, for illegally carbonating draft beer with industrial carbon dioxide, the Guangzhou Daily reported.

Updated 24 Sep 2014 - 9:59am

Newly appointed Shanxi party chief Wang Rulin went on his first inspection trip to the coal-rich province, pledging to promote cadres who are “respected for their integrity”.

23 Sep 2014 - 7:33pm

An outspoken ethnic Uygur economics professor has been sentenced to life in prison on charges that he sought to split China.

23 Sep 2014 - 5:31pm

A policeman who fell asleep on the job and allowed a woman convict to escape during hospital treatment has been charged with breach of duty and sentenced to six months in jail.

23 Sep 2014 - 3:56pm

Shenzhen border police have arrested five people – all college students in Guangdong – for smuggling 41 air guns modelled on real pistols and more than 3,000 lead bullets for the replica weapons...

23 Sep 2014 - 1:49pm

An explosion at a fireworks factory in southern China killed 12 people and injured 33 others, the local government said on Tuesday.

23 Sep 2014 - 6:54pm

A US supplier said on Monday it is laying off most of the workforce of a Chinese subsidiary accused of selling expired meat to McDonald’s, KFC and other major restaurant chains.

23 Sep 2014 - 9:05am

President Xi Jinping will promote two People's Liberation Army generals closely associated with him in a move to deepen the anti-corruption drive and speed up reform in the world's largest...

22 Sep 2014 - 7:22am

China's carbon emissions have soared to eclipse those of the United States and European Union combined, according to a study released on Sunday.

23 Sep 2014 - 7:57pm

President Xi Jinping told the military's top brass yesterday that the People's Liberation Army had to develop "new types" of military commands.

23 Sep 2014 - 3:16am

Food-scandal-hit Shanghai Husi, a subsidiary of United States food supplier OSI Group, says it will lay off 226 staff and 114 contractors, but a few workers will stay on at factory to help inquiry...

23 Sep 2014 - 4:55am

Poor roads, water and electricity supplies and medical services are just some of the factors holding back the country's vast rural areas, Premier Li Keqiang said.

23 Sep 2014 - 3:16am

Chinese students are increasingly choosing to return home after studying overseas, with some graduates saying better job prospects are driving their decision.

23 Sep 2014 - 7:58am

Engineers are developing a new generation of robotic mining equipment to cut the cost of extracting coal and to make more seams of the fuel economically viable.

23 Sep 2014 - 9:10am

At least two people were killed and many more injured in a series of explosions in China’s restive western region of Xinjiang on Sunday, state media reported.

22 Sep 2014 - 6:36pm

Several bird markets in Tianjin were found to have sold migratory birds captured illegally, and on a daily basis hundreds of thousands of them, some endangered, are sold to restaurants, China...

23 Sep 2014 - 4:47pm

Mustard oil poured into a suspect’s nose and use of electric shock were some of the gruesome details revealed in a lawsuit filed on behalf of a man who died after being tortured for “refusing to...

22 Sep 2014 - 6:01pm

The president of a mainland private vocational university has been criticised by the PLA for riding in a limousine like a top official while inspecting army cadets.

22 Sep 2014 - 5:19pm

A major highway that opened in Henan province in April has caved in 14 times, causing a headache for drivers who have been warned to be on the alert for sudden collapses.

22 Sep 2014 - 6:47pm

An anti-corruption expert at China’s top school for party cadres has called for corrupt officials to be prevented from “escaping justice” by killing themselves.

22 Sep 2014 - 2:37pm


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