• Fri
  • Nov 28, 2014
  • Updated: 10:39am

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 - 5:31am

A surprise audit has been launched of state lottery funds around the country that generate billions of yuan each year, amid fears that cash may have been misused.

28 Nov 2014 - 5:03am

Beijing's controversial ADIZ over the East China Sea has ensured safety and security, the Defence Ministry said, dismissing criticism that it had exacerbated regional tension.

28 Nov 2014 - 9:18am

A city government department in Hubei has denied a claim by a cinema chain that it spent 965,000 yuan (HK$1.2 million) on tickets in a single year.

28 Nov 2014 - 5:07am

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.

Updated 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

Opinion

Today's Poll

  • Yes: 84%
  • No: 16%
25 Nov 2014
  • Yes
  • No
Total number of votes recorded: 922

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

Legal experts say new circuit courts in China and other new courts that cross administrative lines will promote judicial independence and reduce interference by local party officials.

26 Nov 2014 - 11:19am

The PLA, the world's largest standing army, has relaxed its rules to allow civilian companies to supply some of its training equipment for the first time.

26 Nov 2014 - 4:24am

Three farmers from Shaanxi and Shandong Provinces, posing as senior military officials, allegedly swindled 34 million yuan from 19 construction companies through a fake “secret military project...

26 Nov 2014 - 4:17am

The Communist Party’s graft watchdog has launched a one-month inspection of the China Petrochemical Corp (Sinopec Group) as a part of the latest round of inspections of state-owned enterprises.

25 Nov 2014 - 11:32pm

Smog is expected to again choke Beijing this week after a brief respite brought on by a cold front, the authorities have warned.

25 Nov 2014 - 5:10am

The government is seeking public opinion on the first nationwide smoking ban in public spaces, which if implemented would be a big step towards honouring a commitment to reduce tobacco use.

25 Nov 2014 - 11:19am
 

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