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  • Oct 1, 2014
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The Communist Party yesterday said its fourth plenum will be held from October 20-23 and would focus on improving the administration of law.

Updated 1 Oct 2014 - 3:08am

Five senior officials have been appointed by the central government to fill posts in Shanxi after nearly half the resource-rich province's leadership were detained for alleged corruption.

Updated 1 Oct 2014 - 3:12am

Apple's iPhone 6 and the slightly bigger iPhone 6 Plus have finally received approval to be sold on the mainland and will be available from October 17, the US-based technology giant said yesterday...

Updated 1 Oct 2014 - 3:03am

Former president Jiang Zemin made a rare public appearance as retired top Communist Party leaders joined President Xi Jinping and other current dignitaries at a concert that marked the 65th...

30 Sep 2014 - 6:31pm

Photos taken by China's most sophisticated civilian observation satellite can identify a white line on a road, say space authorities - a measure of how far the programme has come although it still...

Updated 1 Oct 2014 - 3:17am

The first high-speed railway in the Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region will open in mid-October and cut journeys to nearby provinces from 12 hours to about eight hours, Xinhua reported.

30 Sep 2014 - 6:29pm

President Xi Jinping and state leaders attended a high-profile ceremony yesterday at Tiananmen Square in Beijing to mark the first Martyrs' Day, in an apparent attempt to promote patriotism.

Updated 1 Oct 2014 - 3:14am


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Abandoning the principle of “class struggle” has been central to China’s achievements over the past 35 years, a flagship newspaper of the Communist Party’s Central Party School said on Monday, in...

29 Sep 2014 - 3:57pm

The Guangzhou government is soliciting public feedback on a draft anti-corruption regulation that would ban so-called “naked officials” – whose families have resettled overseas – from key...

29 Sep 2014 - 5:01pm

The mainland’s armed police force is ready to help if Hong Kong police cannot control protesters, according to a signed commentary in the Global Times.

29 Sep 2014 - 3:25pm

Beijing has launched a massive operation involving more than a million people to beef up security for the week-long national holiday beginning on Wednesday, according to media reports.

30 Sep 2014 - 6:46pm

Chinese state media went after Occupy Central with both barrels after a night of chaos that saw police in riot gear fire tear gas at pro-democracy protesters.

29 Sep 2014 - 1:25pm

The sale of hairy crabs, one of the most popular Mid-Autumn Festival gifts, has fallen under the government’s anti-corruption clampdown.

29 Sep 2014 - 12:26pm

A businessman detained for his links to disgraced army general Xu Caihou has been sued by his former employees. Former workers of an Inner Mongolia coal mine have launched legal action against...

29 Sep 2014 - 2:04pm

Foreign Minister Wang Yi repeated an assertion that no one should distort history and that "aggression should not be denied" in an apparent reference to Japan in a speech on Saturday.

29 Sep 2014 - 7:26pm

Geologists have finished mapping active faults in 50 provincial capitals and major cities to help designate no-building zones to reduce the loss of life and property if major earthquakes strike...

29 Sep 2014 - 7:27pm

At least 27 villagers in Shantou, Guangdong were detained by police on Saturday for allegedly inciting a two-day protest over the sale of their land and corruption.

29 Sep 2014 - 4:48am

A private mainland company plans to offer near-space tourism for ordinary people in a high altitude balloon, according to a Beijing newspaper.

29 Sep 2014 - 4:48am

President Xi Jinping has reiterated the close relationship between the party's survival and upholding Mao Zedong thought, according to newly released documents collected since the party's 18th...

28 Sep 2014 - 5:13am

Two Taiwanese accomplices of an alleged Hong Kong smuggling mastermind face decades in US prisons after being caught trying to export high-grade military technology to mainland China.

28 Sep 2014 - 5:13am

A US-based cryonics company that stores people's bodies at ultra-low temperatures in the hope that one day technology will be able to bring them back to life says it has attracted customers from...

28 Sep 2014 - 5:13am

Britain's Blenheim Palace is set to be "harmonised" further on China's National Day with the opening of an exhibition of politically charged works by Chinese dissident artist Ai Weiwei.

28 Sep 2014 - 5:13am

China's top legal supervisory body will launch a six-month campaign targeting suspects of corruption who have fled overseas, Xinhua reported.

28 Sep 2014 - 5:13am

Zhang Xinxin, 28, used to be the envy of his peers. As a software developer for network equipment giant Cisco Systems in Shanghai, he enjoyed the high salary and status that came with working for...

28 Sep 2014 - 5:13am

President Xi Jinping yesterday revived the idea of Taiwan and the mainland uniting under the formula of "one country, two systems".

27 Sep 2014 - 4:33am

A state newspaper has sought to downplay the significance of a claim by the head of a leading research organisation that "class struggle" would always be a feature of Chinese society.

27 Sep 2014 - 4:43am

A senior internet regulator has been dismissed and expelled from the Communist Party for corruption, the party's anti-graft watchdog announced on its website.

27 Sep 2014 - 4:35am


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