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  • Apr 20, 2014
  • Updated: 11:56pm

More than 1,000 police officers started patrols in Shanghai carrying guns on Sunday, Xinhua reported.

The Ministry of Public Security said last month that more armed patrols would be...

20 Apr 2014 - 10:26pm

China’s desire for luxury cars remains undimmed by an economic slowdown and political austerity drive as the country’s growing band of wealthy motorists set their sights on high-end wheels.

20 Apr 2014 - 6:33pm

Song Lin, the scandal-hit chairman of state-owned China Resources, was yesterday sacked for "suspected serious violations of discipline and law violations".

20 Apr 2014 - 5:24am

A vice-president of China's fourth-largest bank has resigned after he was investigated and subsequently cleared of suspicion of corruption by the Communist Party's top disciplinary body, mainland...

20 Apr 2014 - 9:02am

Sean Lien Sheng-wen has won a primary election to become the Taiwanese ruling party's election candidate for mayor of Taipei, a post seen as a stepping stone towards the presidency.

20 Apr 2014 - 6:58am

Experts have called for more detailed analysis of the extent of soil pollution on the mainland to gauge its seriousness, after the government released its first findings from an eight-year study...

20 Apr 2014 - 10:28am

A 23-year-old man from Hunan has been arrested over a frenzied knife attack and fire that left two women dead and a third critically injured in their flat in Shenzhen early on Tuesday.

20 Apr 2014 - 5:24am


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Scientists are researching whether so-called solar chimneys, which rise half a kilometre or even higher from the earth, might produce enough clean energy to help reduce the mainland's chronic air...

19 Apr 2014 - 3:26am

Dongguan authorities are considering reducing licence rental fees for taxis after many cabbies went on strike yesterday.

19 Apr 2014 - 3:43am

A top mainland internet regulator has been placed under investigation for graft, less than a month after a fellow supervisor committed suicide.

19 Apr 2014 - 3:44am

Lawyer Hao Junbo wants to make you rich if you're a whistle-blower after a bounty. But for big business on the mainland he's a headache - part of a small but fast-growing industry built around...

19 Apr 2014 - 3:46am

The mainland's anti-corruption agency is investigating the chairman of China Resources Holdings after domestic media repeated accusations that a unit of the state-owned company deliberately...

19 Apr 2014 - 3:47am

China sentences four activists to jail for up to three-and-a-half years for urging officials to reveal their assets, a lawyer says.

18 Apr 2014 - 6:34pm

A county government in Hunan province admitted it asked an administrating city government to grant bail for a local businessman detained for allegedly trafficking ivory because they didn’t want...

18 Apr 2014 - 5:32pm

China’s obscenity watchdog busted three popular online literature sites this week amid a recent clean-up campaign aimed at rooting out pornographic content on the internet, mainland media reported...

18 Apr 2014 - 6:04pm

Weibo Corp executives on Thursday toasted the Chinese social media firm’s debut at Nasdaq’s New York headquarters.

18 Apr 2014 - 6:55pm

Engineers are desperately trying to revive China's crippled lunar rover Jade Rabbit as fears grow that its mission could be over.

18 Apr 2014 - 9:48am

Large colonies of micro-organisms – some capable of causing serious disease – have been discovered inside pipelines carrying drinking water to homes in most major mainland cities, the South China...

18 Apr 2014 - 5:06pm

Zhejiang authorities have arrested the owner of a clinic who allegedly helped pregnant women find out the sex of their fetuses by sending their blood samples to Hong Kong for tests.

18 Apr 2014 - 7:17am

A two-year delay in the completion of the HK$67 billion high-speed railway connecting Hong Kong with Shenzhen and Guangzhou will have a serious impact on the Pearl River Delta, government advisers...

18 Apr 2014 - 4:46pm

The central government's top anti-corruption agency said yesterday it was investigating Song Lin, chairman of the state-owned conglomerate China Resources Holdings.

18 Apr 2014 - 12:24pm

The Australian Broadcasting Corporation (ABC) has forged a deal with Shanghai Media Group (SMG) to make its content available online.

18 Apr 2014 - 2:37am

The world's largest shoemaker caved in to some demands by striking workers yesterday, but the four-day labour stoppage involving tens of thousands of employees continued to brew over company...

18 Apr 2014 - 3:29am

The mainland's workforce is growing more restive as it shrinks. The number of strikes so far this year is up by nearly a third, the biggest surge in protests since the global financial crisis,...

18 Apr 2014 - 3:16am

The mainland's anti-graft watchdog has hit back at suggestions that its corruption crackdown is in fact a political witch-hunt in disguise.

18 Apr 2014 - 3:16am

The government has raised new fears over the safety of the mainland’s home-grown food after admitting that nearly one-fifth of the nation’s soil – including 19.4 per cent of its crop-growing areas...

18 Apr 2014 - 3:32pm

The Forbidden City is spending 440 million yuan to increase security, improve conservation and help build another museum in the suburbs, a mainland newspaper reported.

18 Apr 2014 - 3:16am


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