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Associated Press in Beijing
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Ji Jianye -  accused of using his Communist Party and government positions to receive massive bribes - is one of the highest-ranking officials caught in President Xi Jinping's anti-corruption drive.

China’s legislature has designated December 4 as Constitution Day amid a drive to strengthen the authority of the country’s legal system.

The US Air Force’s new commander in the Pacific says she is hoping to continue a dialogue with Beijing on avoiding dangerous airborne encounters that have added to regional tensions.

Visa, Mastercard and other foreign credit card companies may gain greater access to the market in the mainland following Cabinet announcement

China launched an experimental spacecraft on Friday to fly around the moon and back to Earth in preparation for the country’s first unmanned return trip to the lunar surface in 2017.

A US supplier said on Monday it is laying off most of the workforce of a Chinese subsidiary accused of selling expired meat to McDonald’s, KFC and other major restaurant chains.

Members of foreign press were finally permitted to attend the ministry’s monthly news briefing on Thursday - a small milestone in increasingly confident military’s efforts to project transparent image.

Zhang Shaojie, pastor of the Nanle County Christian Church in Henan province, was sentenced to 12 years in prison on Friday in what supporters say is a crackdown aimed at curbing fast-growing religious activity, his lawyer said.  

China on Friday announced a crackdown on internet content promoting terrorism and violence that it has blamed for inspiring a recent string of deadly attacks by Islamic extremists.

Foreign Minister Julie Bishop says Sydney will "do what we can to release him" after reports 52-year-old Tiananmen veteran and Australian citizen Guo Jian had been detained in Beijing.

US prosecutors say Pangang Group aimed high. The Chinese state-owned company wanted a better process to make titanium dioxide, a white pigment used in paint, toothpaste and Oreo cookie fillings. So it paid spies to steal it from industry giant DuPont.

Heavy rains sparked landslides in an earthquake-shattered region of northwestern China, killing at least nine people and burying another eight. The landslides struck just south of the city of Dingxi where Monday’s earthquake left 95 dead, five missing and more than 800 people in hospital.

No details were given, although the charge of violating discipline is usually shorthand for bribery, embezzlement, the selling of offices or other forms of corruption.

Lin Binwei confessed to setting the fire on February 23 in revenge against a man he thought was having an affair with his girlfriend. Eight people were killed in the attack.

A court sentenced the brother-in-law of imprisoned Nobel Peace Prize winner Liu Xiaobo, to 11 years in prison yesterday - an unusually harsh punishment for a business dispute that the activist's wife immediately decried as a warning to the whole family.

Foreign Ministry spokesman Hong Lei said that China urges the US “to discard political prejudice and correctly treat China’s development”.

The Ministry of Public Security says the four are all Chinese citizens and were seized in China and Russia following joint investigations by police in both countries.

An ethnic Uygur man has been charged with murder in the knifing of five people last week in China’s restive northwestern region of Xinjiang.

Chinese authorities say 14 people were killed after a sleeper bus fell off a bridge in central Hubei province. Hubei highway police said on its microblog on Tuesday night that the bus went off a bridge spanning the Yangtze River in the city of Jingzhou and crashed into a river beach, killing 14 and injuring eight more

China announced plans Sunday to streamline government ministries, doing away with the powerful Railways Ministry and creating a super-agency to regulate the media and realigning other bureaucracies in a bid to boost efficiency.