• Wed
  • Nov 26, 2014
  • Updated: 5:41am

Chinese patrol ships returned to disputed waters in the East China Sea yesterday for the first time since President Xi Jinping and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe met in Beijing earlier this...

26 Nov 2014 - 4:24am

Public health experts are optimistic that the mainland's draft tobacco-control regulation has a good chance of curbing smoking if properly implemented.

26 Nov 2014 - 4:24am

Seven minority students stood trial on separatism charges yesterday for working on a website run by their prominent Uygur teacher in Urumqi in Xinjiang, a rights lawyer said.

26 Nov 2014 - 4:24am

Developed countries must do more than their less-wealthy counterparts to tackle climate change, the world's biggest polluter China said yesterday, reaffirming its long-standing position before a...

26 Nov 2014 - 4:24am

The mainland is seeking public opinion on a draft of a domestic violence law, which if passed would make it much easier for victims to win restraining orders against an abusive partner.

26 Nov 2014 - 4:24am

The leadership's decision to allow the Supreme People's Court to set up circuit courts and other new courts that cross administrative lines will promote judicial independence and reduce...

26 Nov 2014 - 4:13am

The PLA, the world's largest standing army, has relaxed its rules to allow civilian companies to supply some of its training equipment for the first time.

26 Nov 2014 - 4:24am

Opinion

Today's Poll

  • Yes: 90%
  • No: 10%
25 Nov 2014
  • Yes
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Total number of votes recorded: 357

The government is seeking public opinion on the first nationwide smoking ban in public spaces, which if implemented would be a big step towards honouring a commitment to reduce tobacco use.

25 Nov 2014 - 11:19am

China was weighing up a proposal to let its troops head overseas on counterterrorism missions, analysts said, citing military officials attending a security forum in Beijing last week.

25 Nov 2014 - 8:56am

Tibet's biggest ever hydropower project has begun generating electricity, state-run media reported, the latest dam developed on Himalayan rivers to prompt concern in neighbouring India.

25 Nov 2014 - 5:06am

A court in the Philippines has fined nine Chinese fishermen more than US$102,000 each for poaching endangered species in disputed waters in the South China Sea.

25 Nov 2014 - 5:06am

Any person, local or foreign, with no permanent residence in Guangzhou must register their temporary address with city authorities within 72 hours of arrival, according to new rules aiming at...

24 Nov 2014 - 10:58pm

After a series of high-profile events highlighting their marriage bonds, China’s president, Xi Jinping, and his wife, Peng Liyuan, now have a song praising their relationship.

24 Nov 2014 - 9:46pm

China has eased restrictions on the number of internet cafes legally allowed, their location and how many computers they may have but is now requiring they have a business area of at least 20...

24 Nov 2014 - 8:44pm

The PLA will work to institutionalise mechanisms to ensure the ideological purity of the army and ensure its absolute loyalty to the Communist Party.

24 Nov 2014 - 7:20pm

Beijing aims to give aviation a lift by streamlining the time it takes to approve low-altitude flights for private and commercial jets.

24 Nov 2014 - 8:47am

It's a public holiday but surgeon Li Yang is surrounded by students at a university lecture theatre in Beijing as they cram for the tests that would allow them to practise medicine in the United...

24 Nov 2014 - 9:01am

The Duke of Cambridge, Prince William, plans to visit China next year - but it's unlikely his pregnant wife Catherine will be with him.

24 Nov 2014 - 7:56pm

The health ministers of China, Japan and South Korea said yesterday they would collaborate closely in preventing Ebola and other deadly diseases from entering their borders.

24 Nov 2014 - 8:25pm

Investigators are still wrapping up the case against fallen former general Xu Caihou but speculation mounted that graft-busters were targeting another senior military officer.

24 Nov 2014 - 8:09pm

Wang Kun, the celebrated Chinese opera singer, has died. She passed away in Beijing on Friday. She was 89.

24 Nov 2014 - 5:43am

A Chinese-French film about blind masseurs and Chinese actor and director Chen Jianbin scooped the most accolades at Taiwan’s 51st Golden Horse movie awards, considered the Chinese-language...

23 Nov 2014 - 12:07pm

The United States has urged Beijing to stop its reclamation projects in the South China Sea, as a report provided more details on a massive island being built in the disputed waters.

23 Nov 2014 - 8:48am

Rapid economic development of China's coastal regions, which produce 60 per cent of the country's gross domestic product, has also enclosed once lush wetlands with a string of seawalls, raising...

23 Nov 2014 - 6:51am

China appreciates Fiji's efforts to help the government chase corrupt mainland officials and their illegal assets, President Xi Jinping said during his official visit to the South Pacific nation...

23 Nov 2014 - 6:51am

The theme of last month's fourth plenum was the "rule by law" - but President Xi Jinping wants it to be complemented by the "rule of virtue".

23 Nov 2014 - 6:51am

A Qingdao man who was recruited by a foreign spy to take photos of mainland military bases has been apprehended and awaiting sentencing.

23 Nov 2014 - 6:51am
 

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