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  • Sep 23, 2014
  • Updated: 8:12pm

An illicit surrogacy trade is burgeoning in the Chinese capital Beijing, where would-be parents can pay surrogate mothers as much as 1 million yuan (HK$1.26 million) to carry their child, an...

Updated 23 Sep 2014 - 7:32pm

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.

23 Sep 2014 - 7:00pm

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”.

Updated 23 Sep 2014 - 7:33pm

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.

23 Sep 2014 - 4:57pm

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

Opinion

Today's Poll

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21 Sep 2014
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China's carbon emissions have soared to eclipse those of the United States and European Union combined, according to a study released on Sunday.

Updated 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

Authorities in the southern province of Guangdong have pledged to improve efforts to control dengue fever, with around 5,000 cases reported so far this year.

22 Sep 2014 - 12:08pm

A 22-year-old Tibetan man has burned to death in China’s Gansu province in what appears to be the first self-immolation in more than five months.

22 Sep 2014 - 11:25am

Tropical storm Fung-Wong pounded Taiwan with torrential rain and gales, claiming one life and forcing the cancellation of dozens of flights and ferry services.

22 Sep 2014 - 8:35am

The lack of extradition treaties and law enforcement agreements with foreign countries are the major challenges mainland detectives face as the hunt for corruption suspects abroad gatheres pace,...

22 Sep 2014 - 4:00am

President Xi Jinping said 'democracy is not a decoration' as he delivered a speech to the government's political advisers.

22 Sep 2014 - 9:16am

A senior official in Henan has been placed under investigation, the Communist Party's anti-corruption agency announced. Qin Yuhai, 61, was being investigated for "serious violations of party...

22 Sep 2014 - 5:18am

The threat of climate change is driving China and the US - frequent rivals and the world's two largest greenhouse-gas emitters - to collaborate on dozens of potential clean-energy breakthroughs....

22 Sep 2014 - 8:45am

Which reigns supreme - the Communist Party or China's constitution? The political elite have struggled for more than two decades to find an answer.

21 Sep 2014 - 5:29am
 

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