Politics & Society

China pulls out of Thai rice deal

China has cancelled a deal to buy 1.2 million tonnes of Thai rice, about 14% of the country’s annua

How to win friends and pass bribes at Chinese New Year's

Holiday corruption

Waning China demand hits Treasury Wine earnings

Australian wine maker Treasury Wine Estates (TWE.ASX) has announced that first-half earnings fell d

Zhou Yongkang probe close to conclusion: Sources

Senior Chinese officials are being briefed on a graft investigation into former security tsar Zhou

China challenging US military technological edge

Pentagon officials said on Tuesday the US military’s technological superiority is increasingly thre

China, Taiwan to hold highest-level talks since 1949

Mainland China and Taiwan will hold their highest-level official talks since 1949 in February, but

Premier Li says officials should use green cars

Chinese Premier Li Keqiang on Monday called on local governments across China to use clean energy c

China jails prominent rights activist for four years

A Chinese court sentenced prominent legal activist Xu Zhiyong to four years in prison on Sunday, fi

Beijing smog will soon become America's problem

China's dirty little secret

Abe compares Japan-China tensions to pre-WWI Europe

Speaking at the World Economic Conference in Davos, Switzerland, Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe

China's six new economic reform teams get to work

Chinese President Xi Jinping and Premier Li Keqiang will oversee six teams to effect comprehensive

Chinese dissident awaits trial verdict

The one-day trial of Xu Zhiyong, a prominent Chinese social activist, ended on Wednesday and is now

China to begin regular patrols from South China Sea island

China will base a 5,000-tonne civilian patrol ship on one of the Paracel Islands in the disputed So

Time for China's economy to grow like it's 1999

GDP figures

China building second aircraft carrier: Reports

China has started building the second of four planned aircraft carriers,

US calls China fishing curbs “provocative”

The US State Department on Thursday called China’s new fishing restrictions in the disputed South C

Beijing calls for ceasefire in South Sudan

Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi called for an end to the fighting in South Sudan on Monday in a ra

China Railway president dies in accident

China Railway Group (390.HKG, 601390.SHA) president Bai Zhongren has died following an accident,

37,000 Chinese officials probed for graft

China probed 36,907 officials for corruption from January to November of 2013, according to a Sunda

Year of the Chinese dream

2013 in review

China says Japanese Prime Minister ‘unwelcome’

China said on Monday that Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe is "unwelcome" in China aft

China reforms one-child policy, abolishes labor camps

China formally altered its one-child policy on Saturday while also abolishing the country's labor c

One-child policy reform to start in first quarter of 2014

China will allow more parents to have a second child in some areas of China in the first quarter of

US to name senator as next ambassador to China

President Barack Obama will name US Senator Max Baucus the next ambassador to Beijing,

Xinjiang police kill 14 after bomb attack

Police in Xinjiang on Sunday killed 14 members of a group described by the Foreign Ministry as “ter

China, Japan exchange barbs over East China Sea

China and Japan continue to exchange verbal barbs over a territorial dispute in the East China Sea

Work conference sets China's 2014 economic goals

China’s leaders have set out their economic goals for 2014 at the Central Economic Work Conference,

SK airlines to comply with China air zone

Seoul has allowed South Korean airlines to comply with China’s air defense zone after a reversal of

NDRC stripped of more powers

The powerful National Development and Reform Commission (NDRC) is to see more of its powers strippe

Shanghai air pollution 13 times higher than WTO standard

Air pollution in Shanghai today was thirteen times the level recommended by the World Health Organi


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