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20 Jul 2018 - 2:54PM
China steps up political arrests and prosecutions, US-based rights group reports

China arrested or prosecuted more than 2,300 people for political offences in 2013 – the vast majority in secret, an advocacy group reported today as the ruling Communist Party continues a crackdown on dissent.

China arrested or prosecuted more than 2,300 people for political offences in 2013 – the vast majority in secret, an advocacy group reported today as the ruling Communist Party continues a crackdown on dissent.

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China media slams axed comedy The Interview at centre of Sony cyberattack row

China media has slammed the controversial film at the centre of a cyberattack on a Hollywood studio, adding that it was wrong for movie-makers to mock North Korean leader Kim Jong-un.

China media has slammed the controversial film at the centre of a cyberattack on a Hollywood studio, adding that it was wrong for movie-makers to mock North Korean leader Kim Jong-un.

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Mapping drone prompts PLA to scramble fighter jets, mobilise troops: official media

China on Thursday deployed more than 1,200 troops and scrambled fighter jets in response to an unauthorised flight near Beijing airport by what turned out to be a mapping drone, state-run media reported.

China on Thursday deployed more than 1,200 troops and scrambled fighter jets in response to an unauthorised flight near Beijing airport by what turned out to be a mapping drone, state-run media reported.

20 Jul 2018 - 2:54PM
Chinese police seize US$6.5 million worth of cocaine in shipping container after US tip-off

Chinese police seize 70 kg of cocaine with a street value of US$6.5 million in shipping container in Shanghai after a tip-off by United States drug officials.

Chinese police seize 70 kg of cocaine with a street value of US$6.5 million in shipping container in Shanghai after a tip-off by United States drug officials.

29 Aug 2014 - 4:45PM
Chinese dictionary's 100 new entries offer words for 'pollution' and nation's 'uncouth, newly rich'

Standard Dictionary of Modern Chinese's third edition features definitions for 'particulate', 'wealth management' and new take on 'tuhao' for 'rich who are lacking in correct values'

Standard Dictionary of Modern Chinese's third edition features definitions for 'particulate', 'wealth management' and new take on 'tuhao' for 'rich who are lacking in correct values'

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China provided 89.3 billion yuan in foreign aid in three years up to 2012

State Council says China provided a total of 89.3 billion yuan (HK$112 billion) in foreign aid in the three years to 2012.

State Council says China provided a total of 89.3 billion yuan (HK$112 billion) in foreign aid in the three years to 2012.

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French star Sophie Marceau sings in China TV New Year gala

French actress Sophie Marceau performed “La Vie En Rose” on Chinese state broadcaster CCTV’s New Year gala on Thursday, a show watched by hundreds of millions of people.

French actress Sophie Marceau performed “La Vie En Rose” on Chinese state broadcaster CCTV’s New Year gala on Thursday, a show watched by hundreds of millions of people.

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