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Angry residents of Kaohsiung accused the Taiwanese authorities of acting too slowly to prevent a series of gas explosions that killed and injured more than 300.

2 Aug 2014 - 4:07am

An explosion this morning at a Jiangsu automobile factory owned by the Zhongrong Plating company in Kunshan killed 65 people and injured over 150. 

Updated 2 Aug 2014 - 1:32pm

Buildings “jumped”, and then the sky turned red after explosions, residents along the roads in Taiwan where a series of blasts occurred on Friday recalled.

Updated 2 Aug 2014 - 2:11pm

China has acknowledged the existence of a new intercontinental ballistic missile said to be capable of carrying multiple nuclear warheads as far as the United States, state-run media reported...

2 Aug 2014 - 3:46am

Minutes after firefighter Wang Chung said goodbye to his wife and two daughters over the phone on Thursday night, he received reports of white foam erupting from drains with a strong smell of gas...

2 Aug 2014 - 7:48am

Education authorities may drop the requirement that pupils love the Communist Party. The suggestion is contained in reforms the Ministry of Education proposed to national guidelines for pupils,...

2 Aug 2014 - 4:29am

Burger King Worldwide said on Thursday it would no longer buy products from OSI Group suppliers in China, where the fast-food hamburger chain has about 200 restaurants.

1 Aug 2014 - 4:18pm


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Liu Wen, the director of CCTV-9, the documentary channel of Chinese Central Television, has been detained by authorities for investigation.

1 Aug 2014 - 3:31pm

Taiwan’s rescuers today used life sign detectors to scour several bustling streets that had been blasted into long trenches after a series of gas explosions overnight killed 25 people and injured...

1 Aug 2014 - 6:40pm

China today will lift air traffic control measures imposed to allow military drills and that have caused major delays and cancellations of flights, raising concerns over airline earnings.

1 Aug 2014 - 7:12pm

Brave enough to touch the tiger’s butt?

1 Aug 2014 - 7:13pm

At least 24 people were killed and 271 others injured when several underground gas explosions ripped through Taiwan’s second-largest city overnight, hurling concrete, parked scooters, even injured...

1 Aug 2014 - 5:23pm

Shanghai officials are jittery after a high-profile disciplinary inspection team from Beijing moved into the city on Wednesday.

1 Aug 2014 - 6:28pm

A high-profile pro-Beijing imam in Xinjiang has been assassinated by three men who were "influenced by radical religious beliefs", police say.

1 Aug 2014 - 7:16pm

The army has restated its allegiance to President Xi Jinping following the announcement of a corruption probe against former security tsar Zhou Yongkang.

1 Aug 2014 - 7:50am

President Xi Jinping has pledged to strike hard against graft in the military, urging soldiers to banish corrupt practices and ensure their loyalty to the ruling Communist Party, state media...

1 Aug 2014 - 2:39pm

An environmental lawyer and an investigative journalist whose work led to the sacking of corrupt officials are among this year's winners of the Ramon Magsaysay Awards, often regarded as Asia's...

1 Aug 2014 - 7:21pm

Last month alone, six officials committed suicide, according to media reports. Two, from Henan and Hubei respectively, left letters saying they were depressed; one was reported to have accepted...

1 Aug 2014 - 3:58am

The owner of the KFC and Pizza Hut restaurant chains said on Thursday that a food safety scandal in China has hurt sales and might be severe enough to cut into the company’s global profit.

31 Jul 2014 - 5:28pm

Taiwan’s government said on Thursday it would seal off a nuclear power plant due to open next year but repeatedly attacked as unsafe by the public, pending a referendum on its future.

31 Jul 2014 - 5:24pm

In his takedown of former security chief Zhou Yongkang, Chinese President Xi Jinping has bagged the most fearsome beast in his campaign against corrupt officials, both “tigers” and petty “flies”...

31 Jul 2014 - 11:51am

The authorities in the northeastern Jilin province are planning to ban kindergartens from giving pupils medicine without their parents’ permission.

The draft law was reviewed at a...

31 Jul 2014 - 5:32pm

A Beijing court began hearing a landmark case on “gay conversion” treatment on Thursday, as an activist in a nurse’s uniform knelt over a patient, wielding a giant needle, outside.

31 Jul 2014 - 4:31pm

Members of foreign press were finally permitted to attend the ministry’s monthly news briefing on Thursday - a small milestone in increasingly confident military’s efforts to project transparent...

31 Jul 2014 - 4:55pm

The central government is launching a campaign to stamp out “little coffers”, a reference to illicit accounts of officials with money siphoned from public funds.

31 Jul 2014 - 5:09pm

Xi, who greatly admires Deng, wanted to become a leader in a similar vein, who could lead China into a new era of reform and growth, said sources including senior officials and "princelings".

31 Jul 2014 - 3:52pm

Corporate sleuth Peter Humphrey believes he worked for the public good by helping victims of crime, according to a letter seen by the Post that he wrote to his son Harvey from prison.

31 Jul 2014 - 10:38am


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