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  • Oct 21, 2014
  • Updated: 2:17pm

The world’s top executioner, China, put 2,400 people to death last year, a US-based rights group said on Tuesday, shedding rare light on a statistic Beijing considers a state secret.

Updated 21 Oct 2014 - 1:49pm

The World Health Organisation has praised China’s response to combat Ebola as the mainland’s health and immigration authorities remain on alert against the disease.

21 Oct 2014 - 1:35pm

A new English-language magazine released by al-Qaeda describes China’s restive Xinjiang region as an “occupied Muslim land” to be “recovered [into] the shade of the Islamic Caliphate”.

Updated 21 Oct 2014 - 1:40pm

China's corporations and billionaires have lagged behind in contributions to fighting the Ebola epidemic in West Africa despite vast economic ties to the region, the World Food Programme (WFP)...

21 Oct 2014 - 4:37am

China has turned a strategically important reef into probably the biggest island in the Spratlys, Chinese scholars say, and the expansion is expected to continue.

21 Oct 2014 - 8:10am

China is seeking Australia's cooperation to track suspects wanted for corruption amid media reports police in Australia are about to apprehend Chinese fugitives and seize their assets.

21 Oct 2014 - 7:45am

The rule of law does not conflict with the Communist Party's rule because the country's legal system was established by the ruling party, a mainland scholar says.

21 Oct 2014 - 8:12am


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A nine-year-old boy had his arm bitten off by a black bear after attempting to feed the animal through the bars of its cage at a zoo in central China.

21 Oct 2014 - 12:12am

China has donated US$6 million to help stave off food shortages in the three African countries worst affected by the Ebola virus, the World Food Program announced Monday, part of Beijing’s growing...

20 Oct 2014 - 4:21pm

Mainland media has revealed details of President Xi Jinping’s “fox hunt” for criminal fugitives abroad which was launched several months ago.

20 Oct 2014 - 3:15pm

The capital was still shrouded in smog on Monday amid continuing controversy over the decision to stage the marathon despite the choking pollution.

20 Oct 2014 - 5:36pm

About 30,000 runners - some donning gas masks - took part in an international marathon in Beijing yesterday, braving the choking smog that again blanketed the capital.

20 Oct 2014 - 6:19pm

Officials' attitudes could be a challenge for Beijing's push for governing by law, state media said yesterday ahead of a key Communist Party meeting that will focus on legal reforms.

20 Oct 2014 - 6:45am

Changes announced at fourth plenum have failed to take root at local level, experts say after the leadership said it would cut government interference in the market and judiciary, and improve...

20 Oct 2014 - 11:13am

Taiwan's navy successfully test-fired two anti-ship missiles from a submarine in the first such exercise since the weapons were bought from the United States, Taiwanese media reported.

20 Oct 2014 - 6:48pm

The university president chosen to chair talks between Hong Kong’s protesting students and the government today pledged to remain impartial during Tuesday’s meeting on democratic reform – despite...

20 Oct 2014 - 7:08pm

China has sent coastguard vessels to disputed waters in the East China Sea after Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe angered Beijing by sending a ritual offering to a Tokyo shrine that honours the...

19 Oct 2014 - 2:19pm

China and Vietnam agreed in high-level meetings to resume military ties and resolve their maritime disputes, sending the first signals that tensions over their territorial claims in the South...

19 Oct 2014 - 6:09am

US Secretary of State John Kerry hosted China's top diplomat at his Boston home for two days of talks aimed at easing tensions between the two nations.

20 Oct 2014 - 7:13pm

As the Communist Party elite converge on Beijing tomorrow to discuss rule of law, few specifics are likely to emerge of the case of former law and order chief Zhou Yongkang.

19 Oct 2014 - 6:09am

One topic high on the agenda at this week's Communist Party plenum is likely to be how local governments can raise and spend funds more efficiently.


19 Oct 2014 - 6:09am

Huang Han is known to hundreds of millions of young people in China. Her rise to fame came after she joined If You Are the One, China's most popular dating show, in 2010 as a guest commentator.

19 Oct 2014 - 6:09am

Beijing has quietly imposed strict border and health controls to prevent the spread of the deadly Ebola virus to China.

18 Oct 2014 - 4:55am

Apple's new iPhones hit the stores on the mainland yesterday without the hurly-burly typical of its product launches in the past, as the tech giant started accepting pre-orders for its new iPads...

18 Oct 2014 - 4:06am

The Beijing International Marathon will go ahead as planned tomorrow, despite the heavy smog enveloping the capital, a race official has said.

18 Oct 2014 - 4:06am

A Taiwan court yesterday ordered the detention of the former head of Wei Chuan Food, a subsidiary of mainland-based Ting Hsin International Group, over his alleged role in a cooking oil scandal....

18 Oct 2014 - 12:24pm

The grass-roots anger finally erupted into deadly social unrest in Kunming, Yunnan province, on Tuesday. Party mouthpiece People's Daily said this violence could have been avoided if the local...

18 Oct 2014 - 5:27am


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