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  • Dec 23, 2014
  • Updated: 5:37am
Luxury French villa of jailed Chinese politician Bo Xilai 'up for sale at HK$66 million'

For sale: French villa with views of the Mediterranean, five bedrooms, indoor and outdoor swimming pools, and featured in the high-profile trial of jailed former Politburo member Bo Xilai.

23 Dec 2014 - 3:11am
Ex-Hu Jintao aide Ling Jihua placed under graft probe

Ling Jihua, the one-time top aide to former president Hu Jintao , is being investigated by the nation's anti-graft watchdog.

23 Dec 2014 - 1:33am
Ex-Hu Jintao aide Ling Jihua placed under graft probe

Jaycee Chan Jo-ming, the son of kung fu action superstar Jackie Chan, faces up to three years in jail after prosecutors in Beijing charged him with sheltering others to use drugs.

23 Dec 2014 - 2:20am
Ex-Hu Jintao aide Ling Jihua placed under graft probe

The mainland is set to implement comprehensive reforms to its rural land use system to boost growth following an annual national conference that wraps up today in Beijing.

23 Dec 2014 - 5:22am
Ex-Hu Jintao aide Ling Jihua placed under graft probe

Two former Shanxi officials were expelled from the Communist Party, months after they were placed under internal investigation for graft, the mainland's top graft-buster said.

Updated 23 Dec 2014 - 5:05am
Foreign NGOs, state security focus of draft Chinese laws

The newly expanded State Security Law - branded as "comprehensive" and "fundamental" in ensuring the nation's safety in this new era - was submitted to the national legislature for vetting, Xinhua...

Updated 23 Dec 2014 - 5:14am

The fate of liberal political magazine Yanhuang Chunqiu hangs in the balance after an effort to save its editorial independence suffered a major setback.

23 Dec 2014 - 5:22am


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Several surgeons at a Chinese hospital have been punished by health officials after taking group photos in an operating theatre - while a patient was still undergoing surgery.

22 Dec 2014 - 3:33pm

Wang Lixin, the anti-corruption chief of China National Petroleum Corporation - who earlier was said to be helping anti-corruption officials with their inquiries - has been removed from his post,...

22 Dec 2014 - 1:29pm

China’s military is building a large-scale base on islands off the coast of Zhejiang province, stepping closer to the Diaoyu Islands, several Chinese sources said yesterday.

22 Dec 2014 - 5:00pm

Grandparents of Kunkun – whose case attracted global headlines after residents in Sichuan province petitioned for him to be banished – hope a guardian can be found despite officials offering help...

22 Dec 2014 - 4:07pm

Water that has travelled almost 1,500km should be flowing through the taps of one in four Beijing residences by the end of the year as the central route of the massive South-North Water Transfer...

22 Dec 2014 - 3:42am

People snapped up rail tickets as bookings opened for the Lunar New Year's Eve services, but there was limited enthusiasm for the debut of the new high-speed sleeper services.

22 Dec 2014 - 6:24pm

The debt problems of failing "zombie" companies that local governments keep ticking over with undeserved support could come to life as the economy slows next year, a senior official has warned.

22 Dec 2014 - 5:57am

China will support Russia in tackling its economic difficulties, while proposing greater use of the yuan to ensure safe and reliable trade between the two countries, senior Chinese officials say...

22 Dec 2014 - 5:57am

Nasa announced last week that its rover had found methane gas on Mars, and now a Chinese-led team of scientists has reported finding an organic, coal-like substance in a meteorite knocked off the...

22 Dec 2014 - 12:42pm

The used underwear, which belonged to women in Yulin City, China, had been stolen by a male resident and hidden above ceiling tiles in his residential building's stairwells.

22 Dec 2014 - 9:34am

President Xi Jinping has urged Macau to put its gambling house in order by exerting greater control over the casino industry which has turned the city into the world's biggest gaming location.

21 Dec 2014 - 3:56am

China has arrested an American aid worker based near its border with North Korea, a sign authorities are increasingly sensitive about activities by foreigners in the region.

21 Dec 2014 - 3:24am

A war of words between the bosses of several major Chinese companies highlights a lack of intellectual property protection and business ethics on the mainland, industry experts say.

21 Dec 2014 - 5:35am

Chinese scientists hope a pioneering surgery that helped paralysed dogs walk again will one day enable millions of people confined to wheelchairs regain control of their legs.

21 Dec 2014 - 10:27am

Hong Kong's Occupy Central movement has inspired the younger generation in Macau to press for universal suffrage in their own city, young locals joining a pro-democracy rally say.

21 Dec 2014 - 11:22am

When Qiao Qiao was admitted into the Beijing Film Academy, he thought his future held the promise of glamour, fame and wealth.

21 Dec 2014 - 5:35am

Wang Jianlin, chairman of Dalian Wanda Group and one of the richest man on the mainland, is positioning his entertainment empire as a challenger to global leader Disney.

21 Dec 2014 - 3:56am

Macau should resolve its deep-rooted social conflicts and put more effort into its youth policy, President Xi Jinping said as he attended celebrations for the 15th anniversary of the city's...

20 Dec 2014 - 8:52am

The missile has an estimated range of 12,000km and can carry up to 10 warheads, which separate from the rocket body and target individual cities.

20 Dec 2014 - 3:03pm

China will double the volume of its imports of agricultural produce from Thailand next year, expanding its purchases of rice and rubber.

20 Dec 2014 - 5:33am


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