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 A senior Guangdong official who was instrumental in the peaceful settlement of the 2011 Wukan village protests is being investigated for corruption.

28 Nov 2014 - 7:29pm

Two prominent Chinese political activists went on trial today for helping to organise small-scale protests against censorship, their lawyer said – the latest prosecution in a deepening government...

28 Nov 2014 - 9:38pm

China’s former party personnel chief has called for party members who criticise the party and party policy to be punished with disciplinary action.

28 Nov 2014 - 7:19pm

Sean Lien, son of wealthy KMT honorary chairman Lien Chan; former chairman of the Taipei Smart Card Corp, the company that operates Easycards

28 Nov 2014 - 7:03pm

Chinese social media users were stunned by online images of the lavish multimillion-yuan wedding of a mainland energy and real estate tycoon's son.

28 Nov 2014 - 5:30pm

A laid-off chemical factory worker in Guangzhou has been arrested for allegedly selling the raw materials to make methamphetamines and teaching others how to make the drug.

28 Nov 2014 - 2:32pm

Taiwanese politicians shouted slogans through loudspeakers and swept streets with brooms as they made last-ditch appeals to voters ahead of elections on Saturday.

28 Nov 2014 - 6:17pm


Today's Poll

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25 Nov 2014
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Scientists say they have discovered that the pepper-like fruit of a plant native to Yunnan can kill germs as efficiently as antibiotics, with few side effects.

28 Nov 2014 - 5:40am

Dr Ko Wen-je's remarks at a campaign rally on Sunday had their intended effect on Howard Lai, a 27-year-old market planner.

28 Nov 2014 - 10:23am

All eyes are on the fiercely fought mayoral elections in the central city of Taichung this weekend, as a victory by the opposition camp could pave the way to success in the 2016 presidential...

28 Nov 2014 - 5:31am

Beijing is keeping a close eye on Taiwan's weekend polls, which will see a record 11,130 public servants selected for nine types of offices, ranging from village wardens to municipality mayors.

28 Nov 2014 - 5:31am

At least 11 people were killed on Thursday in the second deadly coal mine accident to hit China in two days, pointing to continuing safety issues in the industry.

27 Nov 2014 - 4:18pm

To be or not to be? That is the question. Is this photo of a dead leopard cat – one of mainland China’s endangered species – or simply a dead domestic cat that looked like a leopard cat?

27 Nov 2014 - 6:25pm

China's state media sparked public anger today after it reported that the mainland government will increase Beijing's subway and bus fares next month as part of a drive to cut public transport...

27 Nov 2014 - 6:51pm

China’s efforts to extradite corrupt officials that have fled abroad are being hampered by a reluctance by some Western governments to offer help, a Chinese foreign ministry official said.

27 Nov 2014 - 4:22pm

Xi Jinping said that his anti-graft campaign had the "staunch backing" of retired party cadres, amid speculation that some former party leaders may not be prepared to fully support it.

27 Nov 2014 - 10:22am

A clothing store in Beijing has sparked a bizarre race row by banning Chinese customers from the premises for being "too annoying".

27 Nov 2014 - 10:59am

A scandal hanging over Taipei's mayoral elections intensified when a campaign policy director was interviewed by prosecutors as a witness over an alleged wiretapping incident.

27 Nov 2014 - 10:21am

Sean Lien played the sympathy card to remind the voters in the party’s traditional stronghold of his brush with death four years ago on the eve of a council election.

27 Nov 2014 - 10:21am

Shenzhen police are targeting more than 100 suspected members of a cross-border gang believed to be burgling luxury homes in Hong Kong and the Pearl River Delta.

26 Nov 2014 - 8:32pm

Landlords and worker dormitory operators who fail to comply with Guangzhou Province city’s strict new residency regulations will face a fine of up to 30,000 yuan (about HK$30,790).

26 Nov 2014 - 8:38pm

A fire at a Chinese coal mine killed 24 workers early on Wednesday, state media reported, the latest fatal incident to hit the accident-prone industry.

26 Nov 2014 - 7:14pm

Chinese patrol ships returned to disputed waters in the East China Sea yesterday for the first time since President Xi Jinping and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe met in Beijing earlier this...

26 Nov 2014 - 7:21am

Public health experts are optimistic that the mainland's draft tobacco-control regulation has a good chance of curbing smoking if properly implemented.

26 Nov 2014 - 11:18am

Seven minority students stood trial on separatism charges yesterday for working on a website run by their prominent Uygur teacher in Urumqi in Xinjiang, a rights lawyer said.

26 Nov 2014 - 8:22am

Developed countries must do more than their less-wealthy counterparts to tackle climate change, the world's biggest polluter China said, reaffirming its position before a UN climate conference...

26 Nov 2014 - 11:19am

The mainland is seeking public opinion on a draft of a domestic violence law, which if passed would make it much easier for victims to win restraining orders against an abusive partner.

26 Nov 2014 - 11:20am


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