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  • Dec 18, 2014
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Chinese police chief who let off drink-driving son charged with corruption

The former police chief of a major city in northern China has been charged with corruption after being sacked for allowing his drink-driving son, who attacked a policeman, to be set free, state...

Updated 18 Dec 2014 - 3:28pm
12 charged over Taiwan gas blasts disaster

Prosecutors said deadly gas explosions in Taiwan earlier this year were caused by multiple human errors as they charged 12 people over the blasts, including the head of a chemical company and...

18 Dec 2014 - 3:08pm
12 charged over Taiwan gas blasts disaster

A senior Ministry of Justice official in Taiwan has said it is considering releasing former president Chen Shui-bian from prison to receive medical treatment.

18 Dec 2014 - 2:30pm
12 charged over Taiwan gas blasts disaster

Modernisation of farming in China will top the agenda at the government’s annual key agricultural policy meetings due to be held on Monday and Tuesday, mainland media reported.

18 Dec 2014 - 2:15pm
12 charged over Taiwan gas blasts disaster

The grandfather of an eight-year-old Chinese boy with HIV says he had no choice but to sign a petition backed by 200 residents calling for the boy to be banished.

Updated 18 Dec 2014 - 4:14pm
Chinese villagers sign petition to banish boy, 8, with HIV

More than 200 villagers, including Kun Kun’s guardian and grandfather, signed the petition to eject him from the village as he was deemed a "ticking time bomb".

Updated 18 Dec 2014 - 4:05pm

A senior official at the telecommunications giant China Unicom is under investigation for alleged corruption.

18 Dec 2014 - 12:24pm


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A vice-president of state-owned conglomerate China Resources (Holdings) has been in detention for at least a month as part of a graft investigation, a source and mainland media reports said.

18 Dec 2014 - 7:43am

The flagship mouthpiece of the People's Liberation Army dismissed speculation the graft crackdown in the military was on its last legs and accused interest groups of standing in the way.

18 Dec 2014 - 1:50am

China said that it would create a new US$3 billion investment fund focusing on central and eastern Europe, a move that will strengthen its foothold in the region as a door to the wider European...

18 Dec 2014 - 4:44am

'Damas refers to the burgeoning legions of women, usually middle aged, who gather in China's parks and squares to dance in unison to often deafeningly loud music.

18 Dec 2014 - 1:00pm

Pyongyang's decision not to invite Chinese officials to the memorial ceremony of late North Korean leader Kim Jong-il's death signals the state's intention to distance itself from its chief ally...

18 Dec 2014 - 4:51am

A report on a nine-year-old boy's suggestion that President Xi Jinping lose some weight was pulled from major news websites after going viral in China.

18 Dec 2014 - 9:27am

Beijing will stick to its cross-strait policy and continue its proactive interactions with the Kuomintang despite the Taiwanese ruling party’s landslide defeat in the island’s local elections last...

17 Dec 2014 - 2:37pm

Ji Jianye -  accused of using his Communist Party and government positions to receive massive bribes - is one of the highest-ranking officials caught in President Xi Jinping's anti-corruption...

17 Dec 2014 - 7:43pm

A homeless shelter in China triggered an internet storm after damning photos showed children being tied to a tree in its backyard and other charges forced to sleep in filth.

17 Dec 2014 - 3:42pm

A former Jiangxi official jailed for life on multiple fraud charges earlier this year took huge loans from banks and creditors to buy a whopping 248 properties, mainland media reported.

17 Dec 2014 - 12:33pm

An eight-day visit by the mainland's top negotiator shows that Beijing does not view the Kuomintang's crushing electoral defeat as a vote of no confidence in the party's cross-strait policy of the...

17 Dec 2014 - 9:01am

As mainland media continue to unveil unsavoury business dealings involving the family of Ling Jihua, the former presidential aide has kept active in political life.

17 Dec 2014 - 1:42pm

Macau casino stocks dropped on Wednesday after the South China Morning Post reported Beijing is set to launch a major crackdown on the multi-billion-dollar flow of illicit funds into the gaming...

17 Dec 2014 - 7:26pm

The mainland will make public at an appropriate time the names of fugitives who have fled overseas, the People's Daily said.

17 Dec 2014 - 9:25am

Ding Shumiao, the Shanxi businesswoman who colluded with the jailed former railways minister Liu Zhijun to help clients win contracts worth billions of yuan, has been jailed for 20 years.

17 Dec 2014 - 4:36am

When inaugural chief executive Edmund Ho threw the liberalisation dice that took Macau's gaming industry into the 21st century in 2002, few could have predicted its rise.

17 Dec 2014 - 8:34am

Hong Kong, Guangzhou, Nanjing and 14 other provincial capitals can expect this winter's chilliest morning on Wednesday, as a new cold front sweeps across the country.

17 Dec 2014 - 10:36am

China is to amend its 1988 wildlife protection law to recognise the concept of "animal welfare" for the first time.

17 Dec 2014 - 9:52am

Premier Li Keqiang is meeting 16 central and eastern European leaders at a summit to cement Beijing's plans for a new transport network to funnel exports into Europe.

17 Dec 2014 - 4:44am

Officials in Yulong county, Lijiang, are investigating a female tourist’s claims that staff at a local horse-riding centre beat her up, leaving her with a broken hand and a concussion, after she...

16 Dec 2014 - 2:07pm


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