• Thu
  • Oct 23, 2014
  • Updated: 3:50pm

A man in China has been dubbed the country’s “worst driver” after video emerged of him taking a full 10 minutes to reverse out of a parking space.

Updated 23 Oct 2014 - 3:42pm

Dozens of suspects were detained at a hotel and a night club in Dongguan last week for alleged involvement in the sex trade, local police said.

Police launched a sudden raid on the hotels...

Updated 23 Oct 2014 - 3:27pm

Twenty four suspects were paraded in public in front of 5,000 spectators during a public trial in China – despite laws banning the display of defendants, according to Modern Express newspaper.

Updated 23 Oct 2014 - 3:18pm

China, in an effort to streamline bureaucracy, has scrapped over 130,000 of the many “leading groups” that operate at all levels of governments across the nation, state media reported on Thursday...

23 Oct 2014 - 2:36pm

Beijing will be shrouded in smog until Saturday, forecasters have warned.

Pollution returned to the capital on Thursday, with the official Air Quality Index standing at 155 at 10am –...

Updated 23 Oct 2014 - 3:27pm

With a self-deprecating warning that 'my Chinese is very bad', Mark Zuckerberg launched into a Q&A in Putonghua.

Updated 23 Oct 2014 - 3:21pm

Graft-busters on the mainland are closing the net around a powerful family headed by Ling Jihua, for long the right-hand man of former president Hu Jintao.

23 Oct 2014 - 10:31am


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Guangdong has given the all-clear to 43 people under observation for Ebola amid growing efforts by mainland health authorities to prevent an outbreak.

23 Oct 2014 - 11:18am

Japanese Deputy Prime Minister Taro Aso held an informal meeting with Vice-Premier Zhang Gaoli yesterday, telling him the first official meeting between their top leaders should be held next month...

23 Oct 2014 - 5:32am

China has installed 17 sets of submerged buoys in “key marine areas” of the western Pacific ocean, state media said, a move that could exacerbate territorial tensions in the region.

22 Oct 2014 - 4:34pm

Facebook and Tsinghua University are looking forward to closer cooperation in future, Facebook CEO and founder Mark Zuckerberg and the university’s president said in a meeting on Tuesday.

22 Oct 2014 - 5:17pm

The mainland “China Jockey Club” – which was reportedly backed by a member of the British royal family – has been revealed as hoax.

22 Oct 2014 - 5:47pm

An image of disgraced former Communist Party princeling Bo Xilai in handcuffs has won second place at the China News Award, triggering discussion and jokes on social media.

22 Oct 2014 - 4:50pm

The head of the World Health Organisation said the agency would be upfront about its handling of the Ebola outbreak after an internal report detailed failures in containing the virus.

22 Oct 2014 - 5:49pm

China will soon start building its second locally designed aircraft carrier in Shanghai, according to a Canadian report.

22 Oct 2014 - 8:24am

China put 2,400 people to death last year, a US-based human rights group said yesterday, shedding rare light on a statistic Beijing considers a state secret.

22 Oct 2014 - 3:24am

Hebei province will idle more than 800 polluting factories for nearly two weeks to stop smog shrouding Beijing as world leaders visit the capital for next month's Apec summit.

22 Oct 2014 - 4:26am

The head of a lard supplier in Taiwan was formally charged yesterday with deliberately selling adulterated cooking oil.

22 Oct 2014 - 3:21am

Chen Ziming, the veteran pro-democracy activist and one of the leading figures in the Tiananmen Square protests in 1989, has died, a close friend said.

22 Oct 2014 - 11:33am

China is aiming to raise the value of its sports industry to 5 trillion yuan by 2025, the State Council, the mainland’s cabinet, announced on Monday.

21 Oct 2014 - 7:42pm

Two Taiwan air force jets collided mid-air during a routine training flight in southern Taiwan on Tuesday, killing one pilot, the air force said.

21 Oct 2014 - 4:56pm

The Ministry of Culture said it is reforming the evaluation criteria for art and literature awards to assess works’ “social benefits” in a response to President Xi Jinping’s landmark speech on...

21 Oct 2014 - 7:52pm

The World Health Organisation has praised China’s response to combat Ebola as the mainland’s health and immigration authorities remain on alert against the disease.

21 Oct 2014 - 7:46pm

A new English-language magazine released by al-Qaeda describes China’s restive Xinjiang region as an “occupied Muslim land” to be “recovered [into] the shade of the Islamic Caliphate”.

21 Oct 2014 - 1:40pm

China's corporations and billionaires have lagged behind in contributions to fighting the Ebola epidemic in West Africa despite vast economic ties to the region, the World Food Programme (WFP)...

21 Oct 2014 - 6:48pm

China has turned a strategically important reef into probably the biggest island in the Spratlys, Chinese scholars say, and the expansion is expected to continue.

21 Oct 2014 - 8:10am

China is seeking Australia's cooperation to track suspects wanted for corruption amid media reports police in Australia are about to apprehend Chinese fugitives and seize their assets.

21 Oct 2014 - 7:45am


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