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  • Dec 18, 2014
  • Updated: 8:11pm
For China’s anti-corruption crackdown, Fridays and weekends are good days for big news

China's Communist Party’s top anti-graft agency has revealed that Fridays and the weekend are officially good days for revealing big news about corrupt senior officials.

18 Dec 2014 - 5:13pm
China says Russia can sort out current economic woes that triggered slump in rouble

Beijing believes Russia has the capability to resolve its current economic crisis, which triggered the recent slump in the value of the Russian rouble.

18 Dec 2014 - 6:41pm
China says Russia can sort out current economic woes that triggered slump in rouble

Prosecutors said deadly gas explosions in Taiwan earlier this year were caused by multiple human errors as they charged 12 people over the blasts, including the head of a chemical company and...

18 Dec 2014 - 5:16pm
China says Russia can sort out current economic woes that triggered slump in rouble

Heads of state in authoritarian countries with controlled media fare well in survey, according to a US-based research centre

18 Dec 2014 - 4:44pm
China says Russia can sort out current economic woes that triggered slump in rouble

A senior Ministry of Justice official in Taiwan has said it is considering releasing former president Chen Shui-bian from prison to receive medical treatment.

18 Dec 2014 - 2:30pm
Grandfather of boy, 8, with HIV defends signing petition to have him banished from village

The grandfather of an eight-year-old Chinese boy with HIV says he had no choice but to sign a petition backed by 200 residents calling for the boy to be banished.

18 Dec 2014 - 4:14pm

The former police chief of a major city in northern China has been charged with corruption after being sacked for allowing his drink-driving son, who attacked a policeman, to be set free, state...

18 Dec 2014 - 3:28pm

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Financial regulators have called top bankers in Macau to a key meeting next month as part of a Beijing-inspired dirty-money crackdown that has rocked the city's casino sector.

18 Dec 2014 - 8:27am

A Chinese tourist has died after falling from a hot-air balloon in Turkey when a strong gust of wind caught the craft as it came in to land yesterday.

18 Dec 2014 - 7:37am

A vice-president of state-owned conglomerate China Resources (Holdings) has been in detention for at least a month as part of a graft investigation, a source and mainland media reports said.

18 Dec 2014 - 7:43am

The flagship mouthpiece of the People's Liberation Army dismissed speculation the graft crackdown in the military was on its last legs and accused interest groups of standing in the way.

18 Dec 2014 - 1:50am

China said that it would create a new US$3 billion investment fund focusing on central and eastern Europe, a move that will strengthen its foothold in the region as a door to the wider European...

18 Dec 2014 - 4:44am

'Damas refers to the burgeoning legions of women, usually middle aged, who gather in China's parks and squares to dance in unison to often deafeningly loud music.

18 Dec 2014 - 1:00pm

Pyongyang's decision not to invite Chinese officials to the memorial ceremony of late North Korean leader Kim Jong-il's death signals the state's intention to distance itself from its chief ally...

18 Dec 2014 - 4:51am

A report on a nine-year-old boy's suggestion that President Xi Jinping lose some weight was pulled from major news websites after going viral in China.

18 Dec 2014 - 9:27am

Beijing will stick to its cross-strait policy and continue its proactive interactions with the Kuomintang despite the Taiwanese ruling party’s landslide defeat in the island’s local elections last...

17 Dec 2014 - 2:37pm

Ji Jianye -  accused of using his Communist Party and government positions to receive massive bribes - is one of the highest-ranking officials caught in President Xi Jinping's anti-corruption...

17 Dec 2014 - 7:43pm

A homeless shelter in China triggered an internet storm after damning photos showed children being tied to a tree in its backyard and other charges forced to sleep in filth.

17 Dec 2014 - 3:42pm

A former Jiangxi official jailed for life on multiple fraud charges earlier this year took huge loans from banks and creditors to buy a whopping 248 properties, mainland media reported.

17 Dec 2014 - 12:33pm

An eight-day visit by the mainland's top negotiator shows that Beijing does not view the Kuomintang's crushing electoral defeat as a vote of no confidence in the party's cross-strait policy of the...

17 Dec 2014 - 9:01am

As mainland media continue to unveil unsavoury business dealings involving the family of Ling Jihua, the former presidential aide has kept active in political life.

18 Dec 2014 - 5:55pm

Macau casino stocks dropped on Wednesday after the South China Morning Post reported Beijing is set to launch a major crackdown on the multi-billion-dollar flow of illicit funds into the gaming...

17 Dec 2014 - 7:26pm

The mainland will make public at an appropriate time the names of fugitives who have fled overseas, the People's Daily said.

17 Dec 2014 - 9:25am

Ding Shumiao, the Shanxi businesswoman who colluded with the jailed former railways minister Liu Zhijun to help clients win contracts worth billions of yuan, has been jailed for 20 years.

17 Dec 2014 - 4:36am

When inaugural chief executive Edmund Ho threw the liberalisation dice that took Macau's gaming industry into the 21st century in 2002, few could have predicted its rise.

17 Dec 2014 - 8:34am

Hong Kong, Guangzhou, Nanjing and 14 other provincial capitals can expect this winter's chilliest morning on Wednesday, as a new cold front sweeps across the country.

17 Dec 2014 - 10:36am

China is to amend its 1988 wildlife protection law to recognise the concept of "animal welfare" for the first time.

17 Dec 2014 - 9:52am
 

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