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  • Apr 24, 2014
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Schools were closed and visibility was reduced to just 20 metres in places as the strongest sandstorm to strike the northern Chinese city of Dunhuang swept in.

24 Apr 2014 - 12:04pm

An influx of deep-pocketed mainland Chinese has helped New Zealand reach its highest intake of immigrants in more than 10 years, official data shows.

24 Apr 2014 - 1:40pm

Desperate to avoid protests in the capital, the central government has banned citizens from bypassing local authorities to file petitions in Beijing.

24 Apr 2014 - 1:50pm

China on Thursday released a seized Japanese ship after owner Mitsui O.S.K. Lines paid 2.9 billion yen ($28 million) to the Chinese side in a contract dispute dating back to the 1930s, a Chinese...

24 Apr 2014 - 10:52am

China’s former president Jiang Zemin, who has largely shunned the spotlight in recent years, made two appearances in public in the past few days, according to images published online.

24 Apr 2014 - 11:30am

A request by Macau for more space on the neighbouring mainland island of Hengqin has brought a call for Hong Kong to follow suit and seek to expand into Shenzhen or Guangzhou.

24 Apr 2014 - 8:36am

Guangzhou's anti-graft watchdog is under pressure to re-investigate a high-profile corruption case involving a former media executive, sources said. Dai Yuqing, the former president of the...

24 Apr 2014 - 2:27pm


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An airline is teaching self-defence to its cabin crews based in Xinjiang amid increased security concerns in the restive northwestern region. China Southern Airlines staff in Urumqi started the...

24 Apr 2014 - 3:38am

When Chinese naval supply vessel Qiandaohu entered Australia’s Albany Port this month to replenish Chinese warships helping search for a missing Malaysian airliner, it highlighted a strategic...

23 Apr 2014 - 12:29pm

A mainland banking regulatory official who led the opening and restructuring of the country’s trust sector died of a heart attack on Wednesday morning, mainland media reported.

24 Apr 2014 - 2:36pm

Eight police officers, including a the deputy chief of Henan province’s Hengzhou city, are being investigated for their role in a prostitution ring that was busted last year, state media have...

23 Apr 2014 - 6:42pm

China is among 21 countries to have approved a charter aimed at preventing unintended military conflict at sea, including a ban on the radar locking of weaponry on vessels of other nations in...

23 Apr 2014 - 9:09am

Shares of the five Hong Kong-listed units of China Resources Holdings tumble following the sacking and corruption probe into company chairman Song Lin.

23 Apr 2014 - 11:10am

More details have emerged from the relatives of the disgraced China Resources chairman about his humble upbringing, which are contrary to rumours that he came from a well-connected family.

23 Apr 2014 - 5:07pm

He deprecatingly calls himself a tuhao - the Putonghua term for nouveau riche with barely the culture to match the wealth. But billionaire Liu Yiqian's huge collection of Chinese art suggests a...

23 Apr 2014 - 2:31am

An armed People’s Liberation Army soldier stationed on the border between Yunnan province and Vietnam has gone missing since last Tuesday, according to a notice posted by the military in the area...

23 Apr 2014 - 4:58pm

Watching Deng Xiaoping chain smoke through a lunch of bear paw and mao-tai liquor at the Great Hall of the People in 1982, Virginia Li saw what she was up against.

23 Apr 2014 - 4:28am

China’s central commission has stripped an ex-Hubei deputy governor of his party membership amid an investigation into his alleged corrupt activities and extramarital affairs.

22 Apr 2014 - 6:17pm

A Beijing-based weekly newspaper will publish its final issue this week after suffering years of losses amid the changing mainland media landscape.

22 Apr 2014 - 11:52pm

Amendments to China’s 1989 environmental protection law that will mean stiffer punishments for polluters have been submitted to the country’s parliament for deliberation, the official Xinhua news...

22 Apr 2014 - 6:34pm

After decades of calls to develop Beijing, Tianjin and Hebei as an integrated region, the government has finally created a draft report which may be formally announced in June, reports said today...

22 Apr 2014 - 2:34pm

Japan’s Hitachi said on Monday it will provide the world’s fastest elevators, which can clock speeds of up to 72 kilometres per hour, to a high-rise building in China.

22 Apr 2014 - 12:39pm

A proposal to create a free-trade pilot zone encompassing Hong Kong, Macau and parts of Guangdong had got the backing of Beijing, the province's governor, Zhu Xiaodan, said yesterday.

22 Apr 2014 - 3:51pm

China is considering the use of military technology that monitors a pilots' in-flight physical and mental state on civilian airliners to improve air safety, according to scientists involved in the...

22 Apr 2014 - 3:02am

More cases against Japan are likely to be filed in Chinese courts following a Shanghai court's order to impound a ship linked to a wartime contractual dispute, observers say.

22 Apr 2014 - 7:20am

Beijing needs to use economic incentives to lure people away from the crowded capital toward neighbouring provinces, a senior urban development official says.

22 Apr 2014 - 7:41am

A fire that broke out at a 34-storey block of flats in Dalian yesterday prompted renewed concerns over fire safety in high-rise buildings on the mainland.

22 Apr 2014 - 5:05pm


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