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Senior officials from Canada and China met quietly in Ottawa last week to discuss relations that have deteriorated so badly that they could threaten Prime Minister Stephen Harper’s planned visit...

Updated 3 Sep 2014 - 11:32am

Eleven people died and 27 others are missing after torrential rains battered southwest China’s Chongqing municipality, causing thousands of houses to collapse, state media said on late Tuesday.

3 Sep 2014 - 10:39am

A county in the restive Xinjiang region has introduced a package of perks and cash rewards to encourage people from ethnic minorities to marry members of the Han majority.

3 Sep 2014 - 9:53am

Taiwan’s High Court sentenced socialite Justin Lee, heir to one of the island’s richest men, to 79 years and seven months in prison for raping and illegally making sex tapes of 20 women.

Updated 3 Sep 2014 - 11:59am

Top leaders will attend a ceremony in Beijing today to commemorate the 69th anniversary of China's victory in the second Sino-Japanese war, which ended in 1945.

Updated 3 Sep 2014 - 12:14pm

China has sent a new oil rig to explore the East China Sea, an area that includes waters disputed with Japan. Cosco Shipyard did not disclose the exact location of the Kaixuan-1.

3 Sep 2014 - 4:49am

The Communist Party chief of the Red Cross Society of China has stepped down as the organisation still struggles to restore public confidence after a series of scandals.

3 Sep 2014 - 4:49am


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A top Communist Party leader said yesterday that severe corruption and a "problematic" political scene had prompted a reshuffle in coal-rich Shanxi province.

2 Sep 2014 - 9:01am

Thousands of hoe-wielding farmers joined police to take in an anti-terror drill in Toksun county in the Xinjiang Uygur autonomous region on Sunday, state media reported today.

2 Sep 2014 - 4:15pm

A masked gunman who shot and wounded three pedestrians in a busy district of a county in Heilongjiang on Monday was still at large this afternoon.

2 Sep 2014 - 6:44pm

The absolute power of the top party officials on the mainland is the major reason so many are corrupt and changes are needed to dilute their influence, analysts have cautioned.

2 Sep 2014 - 9:57am

Satya Nadella could face his stiffest test yet as Microsoft's chief executive when he visits the mainland later this month amid efforts by the world's largest software company to resolve its anti-...

2 Sep 2014 - 9:05am

A knifeman stabbed three children and a teacher to death and wounded five more pupilsp before killing himself in a rampage at a primary school in Hubei province yesterday.

2 Sep 2014 - 12:18pm

Three prestigious mainland universities have vowed to strengthen ideological control over students and teachers, according to statements in the latest issue of Qiushi, the Communist Party journal...

2 Sep 2014 - 7:33am

Pregnant mothers seeking C-sections filled hospitals in Guangdong last weekend as the August 31 cut-off date for children enrolling in mainland primary schools neared, Nanfang Daily reported on...

2 Sep 2014 - 8:01am

Thirteen suspects who smuggled nearly 500 Chinese nationals out of the country would be prosecuted soon, state media quoted police in southern Guangdong province as saying.

1 Sep 2014 - 1:55pm

Five Kazakh fighter jets made emergency landings at an airport in the northwestern Ningxia Hui autonomous region during the weekend after the crew of one of the planes, an Sukhoi Su-27, reported...

1 Sep 2014 - 1:40pm

China’s first drug against Ebola virus disease (EVD) has obtained manufacturing approval for emergency use, a military newspaper reports.

1 Sep 2014 - 1:42pm

Dr Fernando Chui Sai-on was re-elected uncontested as Macau's chief executive in a choreographed exercise that prompted thousands of residents to demand universal suffrage.

1 Sep 2014 - 8:53am

The People's Liberation Army (PLA) would soon take delivery of a new generation of the country's aerial drone, state media reported.

1 Sep 2014 - 5:14am

The Communist Party promoted Jilin Governor Bayanqolu to be the province's new party chief, Xinhua reported. Bayanqolu, an ethnic Mongolian, will take over from Wang Rulin.

1 Sep 2014 - 6:27am

The mainland's top legislature passed an amendment to the Budget Law yesterday, paving the way for more local governments to sell bonds directly to raise funds for public projects.

1 Sep 2014 - 5:14am

Macau casino croupiers began an unprecedented campaign of industrial action for better working conditions - the first such move in the former Portuguese enclave's history.

31 Aug 2014 - 11:28am

The party boss of Shanxi province will be sidelined and replaced by his Jilin counterpart, making him the most senior leader to be tangled in a wide-ranging anti-graft campaign in the resource-...

31 Aug 2014 - 3:33am

President Xi Jinping has called for the country's military to make technical and strategic "innovations" and to narrow the gap with other powers as new trends in warfare emerge.

31 Aug 2014 - 3:54am

Softly spoken and easily embarrassed, Teng Biao has a reserved, childlike gentleness. Yet few people have his moral courage to speak up for what they believe in, particularly when there is a price...

31 Aug 2014 - 4:49am

The world could be just two years away from the first serious showdown between a robot and a top-flight ping-pong player with a mainland breakthrough in high-speed vision in robots.

31 Aug 2014 - 4:49am


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