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  • Jul 23, 2014
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At least 47 people were killed and 11 injured in Taiwan yesterday when a local TransAsia Airways plane crashed on the beach resort island of Penghu, smashing into houses after an aborted landing...

Updated 23 Jul 2014 - 11:50pm

One woman was reportedly killed and another escaped serious injury after falling from platforms onto Beijing’s subway track this morning in separate incidents.

23 Jul 2014 - 6:04pm

If the Communist Party is to continue ruling the world’s most populous nation, it will have to win “eight new types” of battles, cautions a top party scholar.

23 Jul 2014 - 8:12pm

A county in Beijing is setting up an anti-corruption team to keep an eye on cadres so that they behave themselves away from work.

23 Jul 2014 - 3:50pm

A mainland author of popular historical novels is helping China’s top anti-graft watchdog in its efforts to promote its wide-ranging investigation into corrupt officials.

23 Jul 2014 - 6:47pm

Typhoon Matmo on Wednesday was downgraded to a tropical storm as it made landfall in heavily populated Fujian province after crossing Taiwan overnight causing only minor damage.

23 Jul 2014 - 9:02pm

Twelve mainland airports, many of them among the busiest, will be hit by widespread delays until the middle of next month because of what are believed to be PLA military exercises.

23 Jul 2014 - 5:20pm

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Last month was the world's hottest June since records began in 1880, US government scientists said, as authorities warned that temperatures in southern China could top 40 degrees Celsius today.

23 Jul 2014 - 4:34am

Part of a city in Gansu province remained sealed off yesterday after the death of a local man from pneumonic plague last week.

23 Jul 2014 - 4:15pm

Shanghai authorities are investigating 22 restaurants and food distributors, including McDonald's, Pizza Hut, Burger King, Papa Johns and 7-Eleven, that bought meat from Husi Food.

23 Jul 2014 - 3:59pm

Wenzhou in Zhejiang province is known as China's Jerusalem. One million of the city's eight million legal residents are Christian. Huge crosses rise towards the sky on many of the city's more than...

23 Jul 2014 - 9:55am

The first church in Wenzhou was founded by a one-legged Scotsman named George Stott and his wife, Grace.

23 Jul 2014 - 5:07am

E-commerce giant said the background of investors mattered less to the company than the market, after The New York Times revealed political connections of some shareholders.

23 Jul 2014 - 10:39am

A veteran Guangzhou-based journalist said he was sacked for writing a column for Hong Kong media following Beijing's introduction of a rule banning mainland reporters from contributing to overseas...

23 Jul 2014 - 7:13pm

Exactly half of all the Chinese consumers who took part in an online poll today say they no longer trust Western fast-food companies following the new scandal surrounding rotten meat.

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22 Jul 2014 - 6:07pm

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23 Jul 2014 - 10:52am

The National People’s Congress’ Standing Committee's inspection group to battle crimes committed against children report on findings in five provinces and Chongqing municipality.

22 Jul 2014 - 4:01pm

Mouldy bread was sent to victims of Typhoon Rammasun in Hainan province in the latest scandal involving mainland relief efforts.

22 Jul 2014 - 2:57pm

As mobile phones become the top way to access the internet on the mainland, rights activists are worried that online censorship may extend to mobile web applications.

22 Jul 2014 - 12:13pm

A plane from Shanghai to London was forced to make an emergency landing in Russia on Monday after a technical issue was detected.

22 Jul 2014 - 2:31pm

Starbucks has become the latest international chain to withdraw products from its shelves in the wake of the rotten meat scandal that has shaken China's fast food industry.

22 Jul 2014 - 8:35pm

The detention of a relative of Ling Jihua, a former senior aide to ex-president Hu Jintao, has led to speculation the authorities may be building a case against Ling himself.

22 Jul 2014 - 7:13am

Sending quilts to people affected by natural disasters is a routine practice even in summer, the scandal-plagued Red Cross Society of China said yesterday.

22 Jul 2014 - 5:58pm

The number of young male workers with no history of health problems who died suddenly in their sleep has risen sharply over the past decade in the manufacturing hub Dongguan, research shows.

22 Jul 2014 - 5:16pm

President Xi Jinping and his Venezuelan counterpart Nicolas Maduro have agreed to upgrade ties between their two countries. Xi was in the Venezuelan capital Caracas on the third leg of his Latin...

23 Jul 2014 - 5:33pm

Eric Sautede's last day as a professor at the University of Saint Joseph was July 11. Bill Chou Kwok-ping, a political scientist at the University of Macau, is waiting to be told when a 24-day...

23 Jul 2014 - 10:52am

Government officials should not be afraid of initiating political reforms, as these pose the least risk for themselves and ensure the most stable political future, one of the mainland's leading...

22 Jul 2014 - 5:47am
 

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