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13 May 2015 - 4:41PM
Chinese doctor, drunken patient plunge to death in elevator shaft in latest attack on medical staff

Staff at a local hospital in central China took to the streets on Sunday to mourn the death of their colleague, an orthopaedic surgeon who was killed during a row with a drunken patient at the weekend.

Staff at a local hospital in central China took to the streets on Sunday to mourn the death of their colleague, an orthopaedic surgeon who was killed during a row with a drunken patient at the weekend.

20 Jul 2018 - 2:54PM
Seeking a lesbian wife: pressured Chinese gays turn to online dating for ‘cooperative marriage’

Staying single is often not an option for gays and lesbians in mainland China. A solution? Marry each other for convenience.

Staying single is often not an option for gays and lesbians in mainland China. A solution? Marry each other for convenience.

22 Feb 2015 - 9:31PM
Outcry in Beijing as transport authorities ban Uber-like services

Media commentators and online users are waging a war against Beijing’s new transport policy after officials launched a campaign to crack down on paid transport services booked via mobile apps or online without proper taxicab licenses.

Media commentators and online users are waging a war against Beijing’s new transport policy after officials launched a campaign to crack down on paid transport services booked via mobile apps or online without proper taxicab licenses.

13 Jan 2015 - 7:24PM
Beijing officials crack down on Uber-like car services

Beijing officials have launched a crackdown on Uber-like transport services – allowing commuters to hire rides at the click of a button on their smartphone – in what they call a campaign against “unlicensed taxis”.

Beijing officials have launched a crackdown on Uber-like transport services – allowing commuters to hire rides at the click of a button on their smartphone – in what they call a campaign against “unlicensed taxis”.

7 Jan 2015 - 7:43PM
China set to spend hundreds of millions revamping Qing royal tombs

China is set to spend more than 700 million yuan in an effort to revamp the Eastern Qing Tombs, a royal mausoleum complex from the country’s last imperial dynasty northeast of Beijing, a report said on Wednesday.

China is set to spend more than 700 million yuan in an effort to revamp the Eastern Qing Tombs, a royal mausoleum complex from the country’s last imperial dynasty northeast of Beijing, a report said on Wednesday.

18 Dec 2014 - 11:23AM
China to launch ‘world’s largest’ coastguard patrol vessel

China is expected to soon launch its largest coastguard patrol vessel, which could give Beijing a considerable edge in its disputes with Japan over a group of uninhabited rocks in the East China Sea.

China is expected to soon launch its largest coastguard patrol vessel, which could give Beijing a considerable edge in its disputes with Japan over a group of uninhabited rocks in the East China Sea.

17 Dec 2014 - 11:20AM
'We have lagged too far behind': China hits back at US calls to stop island project

State-run newspaper Global Times hit back on Monday to demands by Washington that China halt its reclamation projects in the disputed waters of South China Sea, urging the US to “stay out of it”.

State-run newspaper Global Times hit back on Monday to demands by Washington that China halt its reclamation projects in the disputed waters of South China Sea, urging the US to “stay out of it”.

25 Nov 2014 - 9:07AM
Environmental complaints drop 30pc ahead of Apec summit, Beijing authorities say

Environmental complaints dropped 30 per cent ahead of the Apec summit, as harsh curbs to create "Apec blue" skies to impress visiting world leaders delivered stunning results.

Environmental complaints dropped 30 per cent ahead of the Apec summit, as harsh curbs to create "Apec blue" skies to impress visiting world leaders delivered stunning results.

13 Nov 2014 - 8:30PM
Lack of regulation behind spate of food and medical scandals, says People’s Daily

Communist Party mouthpiece the People’s Daily has blamed the lack of proper legislation in China as the main cause behind a string of food safety, medical malpractice and academic fraud scandals.

Communist Party mouthpiece the People’s Daily has blamed the lack of proper legislation in China as the main cause behind a string of food safety, medical malpractice and academic fraud scandals.

7 Nov 2014 - 10:12PM
Under pressure over trademark, Alibaba says it won’t monopolise ‘Double Eleven’ brand

Alibaba has sparked a new round of controversy over its registration of the trademark “Double Eleven” – a highly successful one-day promotion event it launched on November 11, 2009.

Alibaba has sparked a new round of controversy over its registration of the trademark “Double Eleven” – a highly successful one-day promotion event it launched on November 11, 2009.

7 Nov 2014 - 9:32PM
Mainland visitors flock to Hong Kong despite Occupy protests

Mainland tourists have been undeterred by Hong Kong’s ongoing Occupy Central protests and have not cancelled future travel plans to the city, although some remained disapproving of the “Umbrella Movement” after visiting protest sites in Mong Kok, Admiralty and Causeway Bay.

Mainland tourists have been undeterred by Hong Kong’s ongoing Occupy Central protests and have not cancelled future travel plans to the city, although some remained disapproving of the “Umbrella Movement” after visiting protest sites in Mong Kok, Admiralty and Causeway Bay.

6 Nov 2014 - 2:55PM
Top general and Xi ally slams corruption in PLA

General Liu Yuan – an ally of president Xi Jinping who sources say may be promoted to a senior military position soon – launched a fierce criticism against corruption in the People’s Liberation Army (PLA) in recent comments published by the Chinese military’s official mouthpiece.

General Liu Yuan – an ally of president Xi Jinping who sources say may be promoted to a senior military position soon – launched a fierce criticism against corruption in the People’s Liberation Army (PLA) in recent comments published by the Chinese military’s official mouthpiece.

4 Nov 2014 - 6:57PM
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Disgraced entertainers banned from CCTV’s annual Spring Festival Gala

China’s state broadcaster CCTV banned artists who have criminal records, or who are “morally flawed”, from appearing in its flagship Spring Festival Gala next year.

China’s state broadcaster CCTV banned artists who have criminal records, or who are “morally flawed”, from appearing in its flagship Spring Festival Gala next year.

31 Oct 2014 - 9:28PM
Retrial may start for man wrongly executed for murder, rape

A court in China’s Inner Mongolia may start a retrial for a 19 year-old man who was wrongly executed 18 years ago for murder and rape, according to newspaper Fazhi Wanbao.

A court in China’s Inner Mongolia may start a retrial for a 19 year-old man who was wrongly executed 18 years ago for murder and rape, according to newspaper Fazhi Wanbao.

31 Oct 2014 - 7:12PM
Beijing hospital successfully removes 12 needles from infant girl

Doctors have successfully removed all 12 needles deliberately inserted into the body of an 11-month-old girl, who was rushed to a Beijing hospital last week after a Shandong hospital was unable to undertake the risky operation.

Doctors have successfully removed all 12 needles deliberately inserted into the body of an 11-month-old girl, who was rushed to a Beijing hospital last week after a Shandong hospital was unable to undertake the risky operation.

28 Oct 2014 - 9:34PM
Founder of China's best known vocational school embroiled in domestic abuse scandal

Lan Rongxiang, controversial founder of China’s best-known vocational school Lanxiang, has been drawn into a scandal over allegations of domestic violence and accusations that he was the mastermind behind a fight in which his father-in-law was beaten up.

Lan Rongxiang, controversial founder of China’s best-known vocational school Lanxiang, has been drawn into a scandal over allegations of domestic violence and accusations that he was the mastermind behind a fight in which his father-in-law was beaten up.

25 Oct 2014 - 7:42AM
Chinese baby girl has 12 sewing needles deliberately inserted into her body

An 11-month-old girl was rushed to Beijing by high-speed train after 12 sewing needles were discovered inside her body at a provincial hospital – just one month after four other needles were found inside her.

An 11-month-old girl was rushed to Beijing by high-speed train after 12 sewing needles were discovered inside her body at a provincial hospital – just one month after four other needles were found inside her.

28 Oct 2014 - 8:52PM
New Internet rules allow websites to be sued for defamation in China

China’s Supreme Court announced new rules on Thursday that would allow websites to be sued for defamation and breach of privacy.

China’s Supreme Court announced new rules on Thursday that would allow websites to be sued for defamation and breach of privacy.

11 Oct 2014 - 12:00PM
Mainland Chinese youths launch Facebook campaign to support Hong Kong protesters

A Facebook page was set up on Wednesday by a group of mainlanders seeking to support the ongoing Umbrella Revolution in Hong Kong.

A Facebook page was set up on Wednesday by a group of mainlanders seeking to support the ongoing Umbrella Revolution in Hong Kong.

10 Nov 2014 - 3:33PM
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20 Jul 2018 - 2:54PM
Ex-Guangzhou vice mayor paid mistress HK$17 million in ‘break-up fees’

Former Guangzhou vice-mayor Cao Jianliao spent HK$17 million to break up with his mistress, a documentary by Guangdong province’s discipline body has revealed.

Former Guangzhou vice-mayor Cao Jianliao spent HK$17 million to break up with his mistress, a documentary by Guangdong province’s discipline body has revealed.

19 Sep 2014 - 8:57AM
Millionaires plan to leave, the less wealthy strive to stay

While rich Chinese have millions to spend on investor-immigration schemes for a “better life” abroad, many less wealthy but equally ambitious young people are paying as much as 700,000 yuan (HK$881,400) for the privilege to reside in the coutnry's capital Beijing.

While rich Chinese have millions to spend on investor-immigration schemes for a “better life” abroad, many less wealthy but equally ambitious young people are paying as much as 700,000 yuan (HK$881,400) for the privilege to reside in the coutnry's capital Beijing.

17 Sep 2014 - 7:58PM
Chinese man petitions WHO to ban ‘gay cure’ therapy worldwide

A 30-year-old Chinese man is petitioning to the World Health Organisation to demand a ‘gay cure’ ban worldwide.

A 30-year-old Chinese man is petitioning to the World Health Organisation to demand a ‘gay cure’ ban worldwide.

15 Sep 2014 - 2:11PM
Workers strike for ‘mooncake’ bonus at Guangdong subsidiary of Apple supplier

A day after the Mid-Autumn Festival, hundreds of workers from Dongguan Masstop, a subsidiary of Apple supplier Wintek, went on a strike to demand their holiday reward: mooncakes, and a 600-yuan bonus.

A day after the Mid-Autumn Festival, hundreds of workers from Dongguan Masstop, a subsidiary of Apple supplier Wintek, went on a strike to demand their holiday reward: mooncakes, and a 600-yuan bonus.

11 Sep 2014 - 3:11PM
Back on track: Chinese star hurdler Liu Xiang rumoured to have married in Shanghai

China’s star hurdler Liu Xiang is rumoured to have married his actress-girlfriend at a Shanghai on Tuesday.

China’s star hurdler Liu Xiang is rumoured to have married his actress-girlfriend at a Shanghai on Tuesday.

10 Sep 2014 - 9:08AM
Gay wedding of British diplomat in China draws online support

Chinese web users applauded a rare same-sex marriage on Chinese soil as a British diplomat announced his wedding online.

Chinese web users applauded a rare same-sex marriage on Chinese soil as a British diplomat announced his wedding online.

10 Sep 2014 - 12:24AM
Residents rally round noodle shop owner after son severely scalded

Residents of Jingzhou city in Hubei flocked to dine at a local noodle restaurant to raise funds for its owner’s two-year-old son, who was severely scalded after falling into a steaming stockpot on October 24.

Residents of Jingzhou city in Hubei flocked to dine at a local noodle restaurant to raise funds for its owner’s two-year-old son, who was severely scalded after falling into a steaming stockpot on October 24.

10 Nov 2014 - 6:54PM