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  • Dec 27, 2014
  • Updated: 2:58pm
Senior Chinese leader Yu Zhengsheng calls for 'correct path' in relations with Vietnam

Beijing has called for Sino-Vietnamese links to proceed along a "correct path", sending a senior politician to Hanoi amid ongoing tension between the two nations over the South China Sea.

27 Dec 2014 - 5:21am
Chiang Kai-shek’s great-grandson handed six-month sentence in Taiwan for intimidation

A Taipei court on Friday sentenced a great-grandson of former Taiwan leader Chiang Kai-shek to six months in prison for making threats against staff at his former school.

27 Dec 2014 - 10:02am
Chiang Kai-shek’s great-grandson handed six-month sentence in Taiwan for intimidation

The restive far-western region of Xinjiang was tied closer to the rest of the mainland yesterday with the opening of a high-speed rail line between its remote capital and a city nearly 1,800km...

27 Dec 2014 - 2:37am
Chiang Kai-shek’s great-grandson handed six-month sentence in Taiwan for intimidation

Dozens of top military cadres, including the commander and the political commissar of the key South Sea Fleet, have been swept up in a major reshuffle at the top of the People's Liberation Army...

27 Dec 2014 - 2:37am
Chiang Kai-shek’s great-grandson handed six-month sentence in Taiwan for intimidation

A man has been detained in Nanyang , Henan province, for allegedly hiring six HIV carriers to intimidate residents into moving out to make way for a real estate project.

27 Dec 2014 - 1:31am
Chinese officials warned to clean up their act and rein in corrupt family members

A state media commentary on Friday called on party cadres to clean up their act and put their house in order as it alleged that family members of disgraced senior official Ling Jihua had become...

26 Dec 2014 - 9:54pm

A new free-trade zone in southern China will sprawl across more than 100 sq km, according to Minister of Commerce Gao Hucheng, who offered more details on Friday of the country’s plan to set up...

27 Dec 2014 - 12:47am


Today's Poll

  • Too lenient: 68%
  • Just right: 23%
  • Too harsh: 9%
23 Dec 2014
  • Too lenient
  • Just right
  • Too harsh
Total number of votes recorded: 685

Police have fired on Tibetan protesters demonstrating in Sichuan province after a series of deadly self-immolations by people from Tibet campaigning against Beijing’s rule of their Himalayan...

26 Dec 2014 - 5:06pm

Two people have been arrested for allegedly selling the personal details of about 130,000 passengers who use the official rail ticket website in China.

The suspects were detained on...

26 Dec 2014 - 2:05pm

The deputy chief at the State Administration for Industry and Commerce is under investigation for alleged corruption.

26 Dec 2014 - 12:10pm

China is on track to surpass its 2014 target for reducing the energy intensity of its economy, the country’s top climate change official said this week, according to state news agency Xinhua.

26 Dec 2014 - 11:10am

Taiwan President Ma Ying-jeou said Thursday he has asked his lawyer to sue a political commentator accusing him of taking bribes, the same day the Special Investigation Division (SID) of the...

26 Dec 2014 - 9:47am

China on Thursday called on Japan to pursue ”peaceful development” under its new defence minister appointed this week after Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s re-election, as tensions simmer over a...

26 Dec 2014 - 9:35am

A university in northwestern China has banned Christmas, calling it a "kitsch" foreign celebration

25 Dec 2014 - 2:39pm

China's anti-corruption watchdog said on Thursday it was investigating 

25 Dec 2014 - 2:31pm

Hong Kong kung fu movie star Jackie Chan feels ashamed of his son's drug abuse and hopes that one day he will speak out about the dangers of taking drugs, state news agency Xinhua reported.

25 Dec 2014 - 5:39pm

Chinese police in the southwestern region of Guangxi stopped a group of “religious extremists” from illegally crossing into neighbouring Vietnam after shooting one person dead and detaining 21...

24 Dec 2014 - 4:08pm

Ling Jihua, the one-time top aide of former president Hu Jintao, is likely to face the same fate as disgraced Chongqing party chief Bo Xilai, mainland analysts say.

24 Dec 2014 - 4:04am

China's tight balancing act between supply and demand for agricultural products will become a "new normal" as the nation continues its urbanisation drive, Agriculture Minister Han Changfu said.

24 Dec 2014 - 7:12am

From urinating toddlers to Hong Kong protesters' teargas-fuelled clashes with police - and a rather unusual rendition of We Are The World - these were the 10 most-viewed videos on scmp.com of 2014...

24 Dec 2014 - 1:51pm

China’s Christmas lights may bring more risk than festive cheer, the country’s quality control watchdog said on Wednesday.

26 Dec 2014 - 9:46am

Santa Claus is coming to town - a Chinese town, that is. As Hong Kong turns on its Christmas lights, mainland China is also getting into the festive spirit with a growing number of events starring...

24 Dec 2014 - 9:59am

Taiwan's Navy yesterday took possession of the island's first self-developed missile-carrying "stealth" corvette.

24 Dec 2014 - 6:12am

A Tibetan woman died after setting herself on fire in protest against Beijing's rule in the Himalayan region, a rights groups and a media report said.

24 Dec 2014 - 6:13am

His name means "planning", but being investigated for alleged corruption was likely the last thing one-time Communist Party stalwart administrator Ling Jihua had on his to-do list.

24 Dec 2014 - 4:36am

Mainland media unleashed an exposé on the business dealings of Ling Jihua's nephew and his mother, focusing on a public relations and advertising business.

24 Dec 2014 - 5:15am

With his rimless glasses, dapper shirts and neat, close-cropped hair, Wang Cheng cut an athletic figure on Beijing's top golf courses.

24 Dec 2014 - 4:43am


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