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Scooter assailant who sent sprint star Usain Bolt flying says sorry with a red bracelet
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.

8 Jan 2015 - 4:45PM

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 steps up political arrests and prosecutions, US-based rights group reports
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.

20 Jul 2018 - 2:54PM

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 slams axed comedy The Interview at centre of Sony cyberattack row
Xi hails South Africa’s President Zuma as ‘good friend’
Shenzhen security chief 'funnelled World Student Games deals through wife's bogus company'
Xi echoes Mao's era with plans to send artists to live in rural communities
China buries more than 400 Korean War dead returned by Seoul
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.

20 Jul 2018 - 2:54PM

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.

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

29 Aug 2014 - 4:45PM

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 US$6.5 million worth of cocaine in shipping container after US tip-off
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'

29 Aug 2014 - 2:17PM

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'

Chinese dictionary's 100 new entries offer words for 'pollution' and nation's 'uncouth, newly rich'
Japan’s naming of disputed islands a ‘farce’ says China
Wenzhou broadcaster ‘displays anti-Communist messages’ in apparent hacking attack
Retired PLA officers told to ‘return houses’ in graft crackdown
China ‘cult’ members charged for McDonald’s killing: state media
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.

20 Jul 2018 - 2:53PM

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

China provided 89.3 billion yuan in foreign aid in three years up to 2012
More than 300 wealthy Chinese buy space flight tickets: report
Italian PM Matteo Renzi seeks Chinese investment during Beijing visit
Death toll hits 22 in Chongqing coal mine accident
China approves jail for consumers of rare wild animals: official media
Blogger becomes first to be jailed in China's official crackdown on internet rumours
Syria at ‘critical moment’, China tells opposition chief
Outgoing US ambassador Gary Locke calls for greater human rights in China
Nanjing seeks Unesco listing for massacre documents
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.

20 Jul 2018 - 2:53PM

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 star Sophie Marceau sings in China TV New Year gala
China manufacturing index at six-month low, says HSBC
Chinese Good Samaritan commits suicide over hit-and-run accusations
China probes almost 37,000 officials for graft
China's foreign exchange regulator urges consideration of ‘Tobin Tax’
China must retaliate for Japanese prime minister’s war shrine visit: official media
Beijing ‘seriously condemns’ Japan PM’s war shrine visit