• Fri
  • Nov 21, 2014
  • Updated: 7:41pm

A Qianhai authority engineer accused of taking bribes worth HK$240,000 in return for granting construction contracts, says he had four accomplices.

Updated 21 Nov 2014 - 6:57pm

A Korean-American living on the border of China and North Korea has been detained by Chinese authorities, US officials have confirmed.

Updated 21 Nov 2014 - 7:22pm

A boom in online shopping has prompted the Chinese government to beef up anti-counterfeiting measures aimed at electronic retailers.

21 Nov 2014 - 4:31pm

Commercial involvement in farming on the mainland is being encouraged in an effort to modernise methods and ensure food security, but some executives have expressed reservations about the move.

Updated 21 Nov 2014 - 7:24pm

A “deep reflection on history” and the need to adapt to a changing security environment are behind the Chinese government’s determination to accelerate its military modernisation, Defence Minister...

Updated 21 Nov 2014 - 7:26pm

Six “urban wind passages” are to be created in Beijing to help cool the capital and disperse its notorious smog – which remains at hazardous levels this morning following a code yellow warning on...

21 Nov 2014 - 2:12pm

Gao Yu, one of the mainland’s most respected and outspoken journalists, has defended herself in court against allegations she revealed state secrets.

21 Nov 2014 - 6:13pm


Today's Poll

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8 Nov 2014
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Beijing police had handed over the case of human rights lawyer Pu Zhiqiang to prosecutors after pressing a total of four charges against him, his lawyer said yesterday, confirming fears that he...

21 Nov 2014 - 9:34am

One of the country's most senior former military officers hoarded more than a tonne of cash and also precious jade in his basement, a magazine reported yesterday, the latest details to emerge from...

Updated 21 Nov 2014 - 7:30pm

A shake-up of urban planning could make it harder for residents to move to the mainland's biggest cities if it comes with tougher population controls, according to experts.

21 Nov 2014 - 4:46am

A kitchen hand suspected of knifing to death six nurses and a guard in a hospital dormitory in Hebei province has a history of mental illness.

20 Nov 2014 - 7:52pm

A quack doctor who believes water causes disease and has had at least 16 patients die from his treatment was released early from prison only to kill again.

20 Nov 2014 - 4:49pm

Qufu, the hometown of Confucius, is booming as investors pour tens of billions of yuan into setting up schools to teach people about the celebrated philosopher.

20 Nov 2014 - 7:25pm

Chinese Premier Li Keqiang paid a surprise visit to an “ecommerce village” in Zhejiang late last night, saying “the online shopping industry has served the real economy” as top executives of the...

20 Nov 2014 - 4:14pm

A court in Inner Mongolia says it will reopen a 1996 murder case as early as next month after years of petitioning by parents of the convicted killer and activists.

20 Nov 2014 - 4:54pm

A school bus that crashed in Shandong province killing 11 kindergarten pupils and their driver had been carrying twice as many passengers as it was legally allowed to.

20 Nov 2014 - 6:22pm

The head of Hebei province’s organisation department – a former Shanxi official – is being investigated on suspicion of corruption.

20 Nov 2014 - 2:46pm

Guangdong's booming illicit drug trade and large population of addicts have made it a top target in a new nationwide police crackdown.

20 Nov 2014 - 5:20pm

The internet has become a significant player in the national economy, a senior leader told the inaugural World Internet Conference, being hosted by China's cyberspace regulator.

20 Nov 2014 - 3:39pm

The State Council fleshed out its plans for energy use yesterday, with a commitment to cap annual coal consumption at 4.2 billion tonnes in seven years. It was 3.61 billion tonnes last year.

20 Nov 2014 - 6:42pm

The "family photos" of state leaders attending last week's whirlwind of regional summits certainly offered clues to the power plays behind the scenes and to the hierarchy of nations.

20 Nov 2014 - 4:11am

The French International School in Beijing has announced an ambitious anti-smog design for its new campus, which is due to be completed by the end of next year.

20 Nov 2014 - 4:11am

Beijing issued its first yellow pollution alert since the Apec summit when the capital was choked in thick smog today.

20 Nov 2014 - 12:14pm

President Xi Jinping hailed China's warmest-ever relations with Australia after a successful state visit yesterday that his counterpart Tony Abbott called among "the most remarkable days of my...

20 Nov 2014 - 8:48am

The Beijing municipal government is moving ahead with plans to let public hospitals sell franchises to the private sector so that patients can get access to a wider range of quality services.

20 Nov 2014 - 8:51am

Eleven nursery school children packed into a minibus were killed when it collided with a truck in Shandong province yesterday, state media reported.

20 Nov 2014 - 4:11am

China will boost oil exploration, use less coal and more natural gas, build more nuclear plants and develop renewable energy under a new seven-year development plan.

19 Nov 2014 - 7:44pm


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