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  • Dec 18, 2014
  • Updated: 10:15am
Macau watchdog to meet bankers over dirty-money crackdown

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
Chinese tourist dies in balloon fall in Cappadocia, Turkey

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
Chinese tourist dies in balloon fall in Cappadocia, Turkey

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
Chinese tourist dies in balloon fall in Cappadocia, Turkey

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
Chinese tourist dies in balloon fall in Cappadocia, Turkey

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
The dancing damas: China's 'square dancers' take society by storm

'Damasd 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 - 9:10am

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


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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.

17 Dec 2014 - 1:42pm

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

Premier Li Keqiang is meeting 16 central and eastern European leaders at a summit to cement Beijing's plans for a new transport network to funnel exports into Europe.

17 Dec 2014 - 4:44am

Officials in Yulong county, Lijiang, are investigating a female tourist’s claims that staff at a local horse-riding centre beat her up, leaving her with a broken hand and a concussion, after she...

16 Dec 2014 - 2:07pm

An airline passenger on board an internal flight in China sparked a safety scare by yanking open an emergency exit just before a plane was due to take off to "get some fresh air", according to...

16 Dec 2014 - 6:11pm

Three companies have been prosecuted for producing “beef jerky” that does not contain any beef.

16 Dec 2014 - 4:29pm

Like a growing number of young graduates on the mainland, An Chuandong, 23, chose to take a risk and prove himself by starting his own business.

16 Dec 2014 - 8:52am

A mainland court has exonerated a young man executed for rape and murder nearly 20 years ago, but analysts cautioned that wrongful convictions would continue until the judicial system was...

16 Dec 2014 - 7:51pm

Mainlanders who forced flight to turn back after seating row will be punished by tourism authority

16 Dec 2014 - 5:36pm

As a former deputy governor of Anhui admitted taking more than 13 million yuan (HK$16.5 million) in bribes, mostly in jade, a military newspaper criticised some senior generals for sharing his...

16 Dec 2014 - 4:35am

Premier Li Keqiang is on the road, the Silk Road, to Kazakhstan this week as China seeks to increase its sway in a region long dominated by Russia.

16 Dec 2014 - 5:13am

A Kuomintang heavyweight stressed the need for "all compatriots" to benefit from cross-strait trade as the mainland's top negotiator met party officials.

16 Dec 2014 - 8:48am


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