China is dredging navigation channels in a disputed area of the South China Sea in a move analysts say shows Beijing's increasingly assertive stance over its claims to sovereignty in the region....
Forty-eight people were killed last night when a TransAsia Airways plane crashed into houses as it attempted to land in Taiwan during stormy weather.
A court in Yunnan has convicted a well-known microblogger on the charges of "illegal business practices" and "picking quarrels and provoking trouble".
The second-highest graft buster in Shanxi was detained immediately after his supervisor published an article yesterday urging the punishment of officials who objected to the leadership's anti-...
One woman was reportedly killed and another escaped serious injury after falling from platforms onto Beijing’s subway track this morning in separate incidents.
If the Communist Party is to continue ruling the world’s most populous nation, it will have to win “eight new types” of battles, cautions a top party scholar.
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Twelve mainland airports, many of them among the busiest, will be hit by widespread delays until the middle of next month because of what are believed to be PLA military exercises.
The Qinghai-Tibet Railway’s spur line from Lhasa to Shigatse may be open to traffic next month, with the completion of track tests on Tuesday, People’s Daily reported.
Chinese reports about a giant inflatable toad have been deleted from the internet after social media users compared the puffed-up animal to former Communist Party chief Jiang Zemin.
China's involvement in Africa will face complications because Western nations are stepping up their military presence on the continent, Chinese think tank says.
Last month was the world's hottest June since records began in 1880, US government scientists said, as authorities warned that temperatures in southern China could top 40 degrees Celsius today.
Part of a city in Gansu province remained sealed off yesterday after the death of a local man from pneumonic plague last week.
Shanghai authorities are investigating 22 restaurants and food distributors, including McDonald's, Pizza Hut, Burger King, Papa Johns and 7-Eleven, that bought meat from Husi Food.
Wenzhou in Zhejiang province is known as China's Jerusalem. One million of the city's eight million legal residents are Christian. Huge crosses rise towards the sky on many of the city's more than...
The first church in Wenzhou was founded by a one-legged Scotsman named George Stott and his wife, Grace.
E-commerce giant said the background of investors mattered less to the company than the market, after The New York Times revealed political connections of some shareholders.
A veteran Guangzhou-based journalist said he was sacked for writing a column for Hong Kong media following Beijing's introduction of a rule banning mainland reporters from contributing to overseas...
Exactly half of all the Chinese consumers who took part in an online poll today say they no longer trust Western fast-food companies following the new scandal surrounding rotten meat.
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The National People’s Congress’ Standing Committee's inspection group to battle crimes committed against children report on findings in five provinces and Chongqing municipality.
Mouldy bread was sent to victims of Typhoon Rammasun in Hainan province in the latest scandal involving mainland relief efforts.
As mobile phones become the top way to access the internet on the mainland, rights activists are worried that online censorship may extend to mobile web applications.
A plane from Shanghai to London was forced to make an emergency landing in Russia on Monday after a technical issue was detected.
Starbucks has become the latest international chain to withdraw products from its shelves in the wake of the rotten meat scandal that has shaken China's fast food industry.
The detention of a relative of Ling Jihua, a former senior aide to ex-president Hu Jintao, has led to speculation the authorities may be building a case against Ling himself.
Sending quilts to people affected by natural disasters is a routine practice even in summer, the scandal-plagued Red Cross Society of China said yesterday.