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August 27: 12 executives, suspects arrested over Tianjin explosions; Obama to raise cybersecurity issue on Xi's US visit
August 26: Mainland China and Taiwan sign tax, aviation deals; UN experts say China sold missiles to South Sudan
August 25: Jin Liqun named president-elect of AIIB; Mass murderer suspect arrested in Hunan
August 18: Tianjin blast prompts nationwide safety checks; 10b yuan in housing funds 'embezzled'
August 17: Internet censorship restrains Tianjin blast discussion; China warned over secret operations in US
August 11: Central bank devalues yuan; Typhoon Soudelor kills 17 in southeast China
August 10: Vast construction projects rejected amid environmental concerns; Car dealerships slash price amid slow market
August 6: Top court orders heavy penalties for food hazards; one-third of investors flee Chinese stock market
August 5: China vows to deploy police at internet firms 'to combat cybercrime'; Taiwan's education protests hit stalemate
August 4: China demands that US return Ling Jihua's brother; PetroChina investors' complaint struck down
August 3: Securities regulator warns 'program-oriented trading'; Visitors to Japan expected to surge
July 30: Domestic violence law approved; hackers target United airline
July 29: New rule allows Chinese officials to be demoted; Beijing to shut steel mills ahead of military parade
China In 3 Minutes | July 28: Zhou Yongkang among Communist Party's 'negative examples'; Shaolin Temple abbot snubs embezzlement rumours

China’s officials have been told by the Communist Party to draw lessons from the ignominy of senior officials indicted for corruption

28 Jul 2015 - 11:47AM

China’s officials have been told by the Communist Party to draw lessons from the ignominy of senior officials indicted for corruption

July 28: Zhou Yongkang among Communist Party's 'negative examples'; Shaolin Temple abbot snubs embezzlement rumours
China In 3 Minutes | July 27: Chinese national killed in Somalia bomb attack; enhanced safety checks ordered after flight chaos

Beijing, which hosted the 2008 Olympics, is seeking to become the first city to stage both summer and winter games as the International Olympic Committee will vote Friday on the host city for the 2022 Winter Games, choosing between Beijing and Almaty, Kazakhstan.

27 Jul 2015 - 12:22PM

Beijing, which hosted the 2008 Olympics, is seeking to become the first city to stage both summer and winter games as the International Olympic Committee will vote Friday on the host city for the 2022 Winter Games, choosing between Beijing and Almaty, Kazakhstan.

July 27: Chinese national killed in Somalia bomb attack; enhanced safety checks ordered after flight chaos
China In 3 Minutes | July 23: Government promises to slash internet charges; ‘Spartan’ male models arrested in Beijing

The nationwide medical insurance system will expand to include 20 serious diseases including leukaemia and various cancers by the end of this year, the State Council said.

23 Jul 2015 - 1:43PM

The nationwide medical insurance system will expand to include 20 serious diseases including leukaemia and various cancers by the end of this year, the State Council said.

July 23: Government promises to slash internet charges; ‘Spartan’ male models arrested in Beijing
China In 3 Minutes | July 22: One child policy under review; art school librarian secretly sells paintings

Family planning authorities are considering completely lifting restrictions on having more than one child, with the policy adjustment to be implemented by the end of this year at the earliest.

22 Jul 2015 - 11:15AM

Family planning authorities are considering completely lifting restrictions on having more than one child, with the policy adjustment to be implemented by the end of this year at the earliest.

July 22: One child policy under review; art school librarian secretly sells paintings
July 21: Defence Ministry tells US not to take sides in sea disputes; Jobless rate dips in June
China In 3 Minutes | July 20: President Xi Jinping optimistic about economic outlook; RoboCup convened to promote robotic science

President Xi Jinping said China's economy still enjoys a promising outlook despite downward growth pressure. 

20 Jul 2015 - 1:34PM

President Xi Jinping said China's economy still enjoys a promising outlook despite downward growth pressure. 

July 20: President Xi Jinping optimistic about economic outlook; RoboCup convened to promote robotic science
China In 3 Minutes | July 15: Tourists detained over terrorism video clips; Official in hot water over attack on website office

The Administration for Industry and Commerce has rolled out draft guidelines on stepping up inspections of goods traded online in a bid to crack down on fake products.

15 Jul 2015 - 10:01AM

The Administration for Industry and Commerce has rolled out draft guidelines on stepping up inspections of goods traded online in a bid to crack down on fake products.

July 15: Tourists detained over terrorism video clips; Official in hot water over attack on website office
July 14: China’s carbon emissions growth rate slows; Chinese, Kazakh mine workers brawl over canteen food
China In 3 Minutes | July 8: France returns stolen antiques; stocks rout hits car purchases

General Secretary Xi Jinping led all seven members of the Politburo Standing Committee of the Communist Party in a visit to an exhibition at the Museum of the War of Chinese People's Resistance against Japanese Aggression on Tuesday

8 Jul 2015 - 11:06AM

General Secretary Xi Jinping led all seven members of the Politburo Standing Committee of the Communist Party in a visit to an exhibition at the Museum of the War of Chinese People's Resistance against Japanese Aggression on Tuesday

July 8: France returns stolen antiques; stocks rout hits car purchases
July 7: New anti-corruption push to start; ministry promises to make mobile tariff cuts happen
July 6: Chinese tourists ‘attacked’ by anti-Beijing protesters in Turkey; World Bank removes criticisms from China economy report
July 2: Airstrip in disputed isles nears completion; Guangzhou Evergrande football club eyes IPO
China In 3 Minutes | June 25: Weibo the main source of 'fake' news; new app to help tourists find clean toilets

Nearly 60 per cent of “fabricated” news that was widely circulated last year originated from Weibo, China's answer to Twitter.

25 Jun 2015 - 12:00PM

Nearly 60 per cent of “fabricated” news that was widely circulated last year originated from Weibo, China's answer to Twitter.

June 25: Weibo the main source of 'fake' news; new app to help tourists find clean toilets
China In 3 Minutes | June 24: Drug abusers could top 14 million; Airbus in big China plane deal

The National Anti-drugs Committee revealed China had nearly three million registered drug abusers as of the end of 2014, 6.5 times more than in 2008. 

24 Jun 2015 - 8:31PM

The National Anti-drugs Committee revealed China had nearly three million registered drug abusers as of the end of 2014, 6.5 times more than in 2008. 

June 24: Drug abusers could top 14 million; Airbus in big China plane deal
June 23: Food safety flaws highlighted in report; 70 million still live below poverty line
June 22: Anti-corruption app proves hugely popular; world’s second-tallest building set to open in Shanghai
June 17: China signs free trade agreement with Australia; armed police raid village producing drugs and weapons