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  • Oct 20, 2014
  • Updated: 11:33am

About 30,000 runners - some donning gas masks - took part in an international marathon in Beijing yesterday, braving the choking smog that again blanketed the capital.

20 Oct 2014 - 5:13am

Officials' attitudes could be a challenge for Beijing's push for governing by law, state media said yesterday ahead of a key Communist Party meeting that will focus on legal reforms.

20 Oct 2014 - 6:45am

Changes announced at fourth plenum have failed to take root at local level, experts say after the leadership said it would cut government interference in the market and judiciary, and improve...

Updated 20 Oct 2014 - 11:13am

Taiwan's navy successfully test-fired two anti-ship missiles from a submarine in the first such exercise since the weapons were bought from the United States, Taiwanese media reported.

20 Oct 2014 - 5:55am

The university president chosen to chair talks between Hong Kong’s protesting students and the government today pledged to remain impartial during Tuesday’s meeting on democratic reform – despite...

19 Oct 2014 - 6:18pm

China has sent coastguard vessels to disputed waters in the East China Sea after Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe angered Beijing by sending a ritual offering to a Tokyo shrine that honours the...

19 Oct 2014 - 2:19pm

China and Vietnam agreed in high-level meetings to resume military ties and resolve their maritime disputes, sending the first signals that tensions over their territorial claims in the South...

19 Oct 2014 - 6:09am

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Huang Han is known to hundreds of millions of young people in China. Her rise to fame came after she joined If You Are the One, China's most popular dating show, in 2010 as a guest commentator.

19 Oct 2014 - 6:09am

Beijing has quietly imposed strict border and health controls to prevent the spread of the deadly Ebola virus to China.

18 Oct 2014 - 4:55am

Apple's new iPhones hit the stores on the mainland yesterday without the hurly-burly typical of its product launches in the past, as the tech giant started accepting pre-orders for its new iPads...

18 Oct 2014 - 4:06am

The Beijing International Marathon will go ahead as planned tomorrow, despite the heavy smog enveloping the capital, a race official has said.

18 Oct 2014 - 4:06am

A Taiwan court yesterday ordered the detention of the former head of Wei Chuan Food, a subsidiary of mainland-based Ting Hsin International Group, over his alleged role in a cooking oil scandal....

18 Oct 2014 - 12:24pm

The grass-roots anger finally erupted into deadly social unrest in Kunming, Yunnan province, on Tuesday. Party mouthpiece People's Daily said this violence could have been avoided if the local...

18 Oct 2014 - 5:27am

Barry Sultane, the leader of the Guinea community in Guangzhou, said people from Ebola-hit African nations were not invited to this year’s Canton Fair, which kicked off on Wednesday, although a...

17 Oct 2014 - 8:39pm

A Chinese investigative journalist who wrote reports critical of a state-controlled construction equipment maker has been sentenced to prison after being found guilty of defamation and bribery.

17 Oct 2014 - 5:49pm

The People’s Liberation Army has rolled out more stringent auditing regulations for officers and expanded the scope of those put under scrutiny amid President Xi Jinping’s anti-corruption drive in...

17 Oct 2014 - 4:43pm

Construction of the mainland’s fourth and biggest spaceport, in tropical southern Hainan province, has been completed and was ready for launching vehicles, the People’s Daily reported.

17 Oct 2014 - 7:06pm

China and Vietnam have agreed to “address and control” maritime disputes, Chinese state media said on Friday, as differences over the potentially energy-rich South China Sea have upset relations...

17 Oct 2014 - 8:12pm

The former deputy chief engineer of the disbanded railways ministry has been given a suspended death sentence for corruption, Xinhua reported this morning.

17 Oct 2014 - 12:57pm

The mainland's health commission has ordered local governments to review whether public health facilities are prepared to handle Ebola cases.

17 Oct 2014 - 4:12am

Hazardous smog is expected to engulf the Beijing-Tianjin-Hebei region on the weekend,  while Shanghai, Nanjing and much of the Yangtze River Delta endured heavy air pollution yesterday.

17 Oct 2014 - 9:32am

Hong Kong, Macau and the mainland are among 32 countries and territories where Apple’s newly launched iPads will be initially made available later next week.

17 Oct 2014 - 12:55pm

PLA Navy chief Wu Shengli spent a week inspecting Beijing's construction projects on disputed islands in the South China Seas and oversaw a naval drill last month, Taiwan's intelligence boss has...

19 Oct 2014 - 6:36pm

Internet users were divided yesterday after President Xi Jinping called for an end to "weird architecture" in a country enjoying a huge building boom.

17 Oct 2014 - 4:31am

Fifty years ago yesterday, China detonated its first atomic bomb, joining the United States, Soviet Union, Britain and France as the only nuclear powers at the time.

17 Oct 2014 - 5:35pm

The Communist Party has tightened its grip on Chinese universities by reaffirming the party secretary’s leading role in them.

16 Oct 2014 - 5:45pm

The Communist Party's powerful Central Committee will decide whether to expel and prosecute former security tsar Zhou Yongkang when the party plenum gets under way on Monday.

16 Oct 2014 - 7:52am
 

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