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True cost of river diversion project to Beijing could take years to determine

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
Slow response to new high-speed sleeper trains

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 - 5:57am
Slow response to new high-speed sleeper trains

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
Slow response to new high-speed sleeper trains

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
Slow response to new high-speed sleeper trains

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 - 5:57am
Perverted thief caught after stolen women’s lingerie come tumbling down from ceiling

Some thieves have a penchant for the strangest things.

Residents in Yulin city, Guangxi province, were treated to a colourful array of more than 2,000 sets of women’s lingerie laid out...

21 Dec 2014 - 3:28pm

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


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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

The wife of a prominent human rights lawyer arrested in June has written an open letter to President Xi Jinping pleading for his release and voicing concern over the "inhuman torture" he faced in...

20 Dec 2014 - 7:25am

More than 3,000 officials have been stopped from studying for MBAs and other expensive courses as part of the authorities' crackdown on corruption and wasteful government spending.

20 Dec 2014 - 5:21am

Earlier this month, Beijing official Li Gang described Macau as a place where if you don't like the Basic Law you will be "despised like a rat on the street".

20 Dec 2014 - 3:37am

The captain of a plane that crashed in Heilongjiang province four years ago, killing 44 people, has been jailed for three years.

20 Dec 2014 - 5:25am

Authorities must crack down "harshly and quickly" on cases involving terrorist attacks, national security and social stability in Xinjiang, the mainland's top judge has said.

20 Dec 2014 - 5:27am

Zheng Zhibiao, who tried to kill himself after the stabbings, argued at his trial that he had been concerned about the lack of protection for historical artifacts.

20 Dec 2014 - 8:41am

A love-struck young “Romeo” from China tried, but failed to woo his “Juliet” – a female university student – by flying a luxury brand bag up to her window fixed to a camera drone.

19 Dec 2014 - 5:38pm

Photographs posted online of an 80-year-old Chinese man buying a diamond ring for his wife have been hailed as “the most romantic thing” by hundreds of mainland microbloggers.

19 Dec 2014 - 3:37pm

Former deputy chief of China’s Beijing Zoo, who claimed he earned 8 million yuan (about HK$10 million) from part-time jobs, including working as a taxi driver, is jailed for life for corruption....

19 Dec 2014 - 7:02pm

A Chinese woman came to blows with a Beijing subway inspector after she tried to enter a station without getting her bag checked by security officials, mainland media reports.

19 Dec 2014 - 4:30pm

A family in southeast China set up 16 billboards along a busy main road to publicise and celebrate their son’s 16th birthday, a mainland newspaper reported.

19 Dec 2014 - 5:53pm

Cadre in Shaanxi province in northern China photographed appearing to nod off during a packed meeting

19 Dec 2014 - 2:13pm

Documentary produced by China's top anti-corruption watchdog offers glimpse of the luxurious lifestyle of disgraced former Guangzhou party secretary Wan Qingliang.

19 Dec 2014 - 3:04pm

The authorities are investigating a senior policeman for his role in the wrongful execution in 1996 of a teenager who was exonerated this week for the rape and murder of a woman.

19 Dec 2014 - 1:03pm


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