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National Security

Law has become an idling curiosity

For those who regularly have to put up with exhaust fumes emitted by stationary vehicles, there is finally some good news. After a wait of 14 years, the ban on idling engine comes into force today.

Thursday, 15 December, 2011, 12:00am

Who said it?

China seems to be embracing state capitalism more strongly each year rather than continuing to pursue economic reform goals

Gary Locke, US ambassador

Regarding the invasion of privacy of the target, I'd say it is close to nonsense

Surveillance Commissioner Woo Kwok-hing, on the government's refusal to let him listen to intercepted recordings

6 Dec 2011 - 12:00am

Pollution sensors offer some hope

Officials tend to drag their feet when it comes to measures intended to force people to change their behaviour to help ease pollution. There have been plenty of carrots offered, but few sticks wielded. Now, there is some good news. Starting from 2013, vehicles will be checked while on the road and those found to be exceeding permitted levels will face penalties.

18 Nov 2011 - 12:00am

CCTV rebuts attack over report of monopoly probe

The war of words surrounding anti-monopoly investigations into two state-owned telecoms giants has escalated, with China Central Television hitting back at a newspaper report last week that criticised as unfounded and unprofessional its reporting of the probe.

16 Nov 2011 - 12:00am

State giants take sides in telecoms duopoly war

A newspaper under the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology (MIIT), the supervisor of the two state-owned telecoms giants at the centre of a duopoly scandal, has fired back at accusations aired by China Central Television this week.

12 Nov 2011 - 12:00am

Liquor firms lead way in race for cctv advert slots

Prime-time advertising slots on state broadcaster China Central Television for next year were once again snapped up by liquor brands this week despite new restrictions on alcohol advertising coming into effect next year.

10 Nov 2011 - 12:00am

Police suspended amid probe of brothel

Five police officers have been suspended after they were arrested by anti-corruption agents investigating allegations that they were either running a brothel or accepting free sexual services from prostitutes in return for turning a blind eye to the vice den.

6 Nov 2011 - 12:00am

Fears over new rules on ID and 'terrorism'

Mainland rights advocates are alarmed by the passage yesterday of new national rules that expand police powers of detention and define what constitutes terrorism.

The National People's Congress Standing Committee endorsed amendments to the Resident Identity Card Law that effectively allow police to detain citizens in busy public areas if they are not carrying their ID cards.

30 Oct 2011 - 12:00am

Cabinet weighs more powerful agency for soccer

The central government is mulling setting up a soccer office with a ranking higher than the game's current governing agency, in a bid to raise the standards of the country's most popular sport and improve its standing on the global stage, state media reported.

24 Oct 2011 - 12:00am

Safe as houses

It's your parents' 20th anniversary. They've decided to celebrate with a relaxing weekend getaway on a beautiful island resort. You, however, will remain in the concrete jungle known as Hong Kong.

24 Oct 2011 - 12:00am