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  • Apr 24, 2014
  • Updated: 11:52pm

China’s former president Jiang Zemin, who has largely shunned the spotlight in recent years, made two appearances in public in the past few days, according to images published online.

Updated 23 Apr 2014 - 11:23pm

When Chinese naval supply vessel Qiandaohu entered Australia’s Albany Port this month to replenish Chinese warships helping search for a missing Malaysian airliner, it highlighted a strategic...

23 Apr 2014 - 12:29pm

A mainland banking regulatory official who led the opening and restructuring of the country’s trust sector died of a heart attack on Wednesday morning, mainland media reported.

23 Apr 2014 - 7:03pm

Eight police officers, including a the deputy chief of Henan province’s Hengzhou city, are being investigated for their role in a prostitution ring that was busted last year, state media have...

23 Apr 2014 - 6:42pm

Beijing’s water authorities defended their plan to ease the capital’s water shortage by sourcing seawater from the highly polluted Bohai Gulf.

23 Apr 2014 - 3:06pm

China will soon establish a court exclusively handling intellectual property (IP) disputes, judges and officials said, in a welcome move for a country long criticised for insufficient protection...

23 Apr 2014 - 1:56pm

A Xinjiang airline has started providing self-defence training for cabin crew amid heightened security concerns in the wake of unrest and “terrorism” in the autonomous region.

23 Apr 2014 - 5:17pm


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More details have emerged from the relatives of the disgraced China Resources chairman about his humble upbringing, which are contrary to rumours that he came from a well-connected family.

23 Apr 2014 - 5:07pm

He deprecatingly calls himself a tuhao - the Putonghua term for nouveau riche with barely the culture to match the wealth. But billionaire Liu Yiqian's huge collection of Chinese art suggests a...

23 Apr 2014 - 2:31am

An armed People’s Liberation Army soldier stationed on the border between Yunnan province and Vietnam has gone missing since last Tuesday, according to a notice posted by the military in the area...

23 Apr 2014 - 4:58pm

Watching Deng Xiaoping chain smoke through a lunch of bear paw and mao-tai liquor at the Great Hall of the People in 1982, Virginia Li saw what she was up against.

23 Apr 2014 - 4:28am

China’s central commission has stripped an ex-Hubei deputy governor of his party membership amid an investigation into his alleged corrupt activities and extramarital affairs.

22 Apr 2014 - 6:17pm

A Beijing-based weekly newspaper will publish its final issue this week after suffering years of losses amid the changing mainland media landscape.

22 Apr 2014 - 11:52pm

Amendments to China’s 1989 environmental protection law that will mean stiffer punishments for polluters have been submitted to the country’s parliament for deliberation, the official Xinhua news...

22 Apr 2014 - 6:34pm

After decades of calls to develop Beijing, Tianjin and Hebei as an integrated region, the government has finally created a draft report which may be formally announced in June, reports said today...

22 Apr 2014 - 2:34pm

Japan’s Hitachi said on Monday it will provide the world’s fastest elevators, which can clock speeds of up to 72 kilometres per hour, to a high-rise building in China.

22 Apr 2014 - 12:39pm

A proposal to create a free-trade pilot zone encompassing Hong Kong, Macau and parts of Guangdong had got the backing of Beijing, the province's governor, Zhu Xiaodan, said yesterday.

22 Apr 2014 - 3:51pm

China is considering the use of military technology that monitors a pilots' in-flight physical and mental state on civilian airliners to improve air safety, according to scientists involved in the...

22 Apr 2014 - 3:02am

More cases against Japan are likely to be filed in Chinese courts following a Shanghai court's order to impound a ship linked to a wartime contractual dispute, observers say.

22 Apr 2014 - 7:20am

Beijing needs to use economic incentives to lure people away from the crowded capital toward neighbouring provinces, a senior urban development official says.

22 Apr 2014 - 7:41am

A fire that broke out at a 34-storey block of flats in Dalian yesterday prompted renewed concerns over fire safety in high-rise buildings on the mainland.

22 Apr 2014 - 5:05pm

On the first Sunday of March, China awoke to sickening news: Attackers with knives had hacked through crowds at the train station in the southern city of Kunming , killing 29 people and injuring...

22 Apr 2014 - 8:32am

A Chinese film director has hit back at American filmmaker Oliver Stone after the Oscar winner accused counterparts in China of not confronting the damaging legacy of the country's past.

22 Apr 2014 - 2:37am

More than 100 Air China pilots have signed an open letter alleging that they have an excessive workload, get inadequate rest and receive unequal pay.

22 Apr 2014 - 2:33am

Infighting and the impact of Taiwan’s student-led protests will take their toll on the ruling Kuomintang party in upcoming local government elections, according to analysts.

21 Apr 2014 - 5:02pm

Tokyo warned on Monday that the seizure of a Japanese ship in Shanghai over pre-war debts threatened ties with China and could undermine the very basis of their diplomatic relationship.

21 Apr 2014 - 5:12pm

The investigation into the dealings of tycoon Liu Han has revealed the intricate relationships between officials and businesspeople on the mainland.

21 Apr 2014 - 9:55am


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