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  • Nov 21, 2014
  • Updated: 9:49am

Gao Yu, one of mainland China's most respected and outspoken journalists, goes on trial today amid tight security at Beijing's No 3 Intermediate People’s Court this morning. She was accused of...

21 Nov 2014 - 9:35am

Premier Li Keqiang sought yesterday to reassure some of the world's biggest internet companies that the mainland would embrace market competition and a level playing field to foster its internet...

21 Nov 2014 - 3:53am

China has secured its biggest overseas engineering contract with a deal worth almost US$12 billion to build a railway in Nigeria.

21 Nov 2014 - 8:46am

The National Bureau of Statistics revealed the official estimate of its strategic petroleum reserves for the first time yesterday, taking steps to improve transparency in its energy development...

21 Nov 2014 - 8:33am

Beijing police had handed over the case of human rights lawyer Pu Zhiqiang to prosecutors after pressing a total of four charges against him, his lawyer said yesterday, confirming fears that he...

Updated 21 Nov 2014 - 9:34am

One of the country's most senior former military officers hoarded more than a tonne of cash and also precious jade in his basement, a magazine reported yesterday, the latest details to emerge from...

21 Nov 2014 - 3:08am

A shake-up of urban planning could make it harder for residents to move to the mainland's biggest cities if it comes with tougher population controls, according to experts.

21 Nov 2014 - 4:46am


Today's Poll

  • Yes: 77%
  • No: 23%
8 Nov 2014
  • Yes
  • No
Total number of votes recorded: 191

Chinese Premier Li Keqiang paid a surprise visit to an “ecommerce village” in Zhejiang late last night, saying “the online shopping industry has served the real economy” as top executives of the...

20 Nov 2014 - 4:14pm

A court in Inner Mongolia says it will reopen a 1996 murder case as early as next month after years of petitioning by parents of the convicted killer and activists.

20 Nov 2014 - 4:54pm

A school bus that crashed in Shandong province killing 11 kindergarten pupils and their driver had been carrying twice as many passengers as it was legally allowed to.

20 Nov 2014 - 6:22pm

The head of Hebei province’s organisation department – a former Shanxi official – is being investigated on suspicion of corruption.

20 Nov 2014 - 2:46pm

Guangdong's booming illicit drug trade and large population of addicts have made it a top target in a new nationwide police crackdown.

20 Nov 2014 - 5:20pm

The internet has become a significant player in the national economy, a senior leader told the inaugural World Internet Conference, being hosted by China's cyberspace regulator.

20 Nov 2014 - 3:39pm

The State Council fleshed out its plans for energy use yesterday, with a commitment to cap annual coal consumption at 4.2 billion tonnes in seven years. It was 3.61 billion tonnes last year.

20 Nov 2014 - 6:42pm

The "family photos" of state leaders attending last week's whirlwind of regional summits certainly offered clues to the power plays behind the scenes and to the hierarchy of nations.

20 Nov 2014 - 4:11am

The French International School in Beijing has announced an ambitious anti-smog design for its new campus, which is due to be completed by the end of next year.

20 Nov 2014 - 4:11am

Beijing issued its first yellow pollution alert since the Apec summit when the capital was choked in thick smog today.

20 Nov 2014 - 12:14pm

President Xi Jinping hailed China's warmest-ever relations with Australia after a successful state visit yesterday that his counterpart Tony Abbott called among "the most remarkable days of my...

20 Nov 2014 - 8:48am

The Beijing municipal government is moving ahead with plans to let public hospitals sell franchises to the private sector so that patients can get access to a wider range of quality services.

20 Nov 2014 - 8:51am

Eleven nursery school children packed into a minibus were killed when it collided with a truck in Shandong province yesterday, state media reported.

20 Nov 2014 - 4:11am

China will boost oil exploration, use less coal and more natural gas, build more nuclear plants and develop renewable energy under a new seven-year development plan.

19 Nov 2014 - 7:44pm

A new high-speed railway line is set to connect Guangzhou and Shanghai in just eight hours by the end of this year, according to Guangzhou Railway Group.

19 Nov 2014 - 8:13pm

Police failed to search for a stolen Alaskan Malamute dog which was later sold and cooked by a restaurant, the businessman who owned the expensive breed has said.

19 Nov 2014 - 8:18pm

China on Wednesday mourned the death of Japanese film star Ken Takakura, in a rare expression of cultural affinity between the Asian rivals.

19 Nov 2014 - 12:41pm

Authorities have arrested almost 24,000 suspects on drug offences and have investigated more than 100,000 users in the past 50 days alone.

19 Nov 2014 - 3:17pm

Couples who leave the countryside for a better life in the city are increasingly taking their children with them, a report has found.

19 Nov 2014 - 7:06pm

The Communist Party's anti-graft watchdog has warned its probes are to become more "targeted and focused" ahead of the latest round of inspections of state-owned enterprises.

19 Nov 2014 - 9:13am


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