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China's corn stockpiles climb as policy pushes prices higher

A corn stockpiling policy begun in 2008 to raise rural income in China has raised domestic corn pri

Chinese infrastructure company sues local governments over debt payments

China Pacific Construction Group founder Yan Jiehe announced Monday that his company was suing six

Regulators to require online authors to register real names

New guidelines from the State Administration of Press, Publication, Radio, Film and Television requ

Shanghai abandons growth target in 2015

Shanghai Mayor Yang Xiong announced on Sunday that the municipality would abolish its annual econom

Recreational drug use an $82 billion business in China

Recreational drug use has grown to an US$82 billion annual domestic business in China despite inten

Up, up and away

Countless economic indicators rise to the skies

Vetting of foreign IT products to begin this year, regulator says

Director of the Cyberspace Administration of China Peng Bo announced on Wednesday that a new system

Party committee reveals plans to end conviction, arrest rate targets

The Communist Party's Political and Legal Committee announced on Wednesday that it would end the us

China's 2014 GDP growth the slowest in decades

Official figures released Tuesday showed China's economic growth decelerated to 7.4% in 2014 as the

Civil servant salaries rise as state employees' pension burden grows

Some civil servants in mainland China could see their salaries increase considerably following rece

Sentence reduction law spurs underground market in prisoner patents

A Chinese law granting inmates who patent new technologies eligibility for sentence reductions has

Excerpt: The rise and fall of Shanghai's alleyways

Shanghai Homes

Two dead in Fujian from H7N9 avian flu as 22,000 birds culled in Taiwan

Two people have died of H7N9 avian influenza in the coastal province of Fujian, where 15 have cases

Police arrest 60,500 people in multi-city anti-drug sweep

Police in China seized a total of 11.14 tons of narcotics and arrested a total of 60,500 people in

No shortage of shortage

You can't always get what you want

State Council announces reform plan for troubled pension system

China's State Council has announced a new national pension plan under which the country's 40 millio

Minister says 2014 pollution control goals met as hazardous haze hits Beijing

China's Environmental Protection Minister Zhou Shengxian asserted China had met its 2014 targets fo

Uniqlo owner promises action following labor-abuse allegations in China

Uniqlo casual-clothing chain owner Fast Retailing (9983.TYO) pledged on Thursday to improve conditi

Nearly half of 7,000 mainland food processors fail quality inspection

48.1% of the 7,000 probes carried out on the mainland by quality control group AsiaInspection found

China's chronic water shortage will only get worse, report says

A report published in China's Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences journal has

The spirit of giving

A wave of generosity sweeps over China

Sony delays PlayStation 4 mainland launch at government's request

Sony (6758.TYO, SNE.NYSE) has postponed the launch of its PlayStation 4 and PlayStation Vita game c

China agrees to invest $20bn in Venezuela after Maduro meets with Xi

Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro announced Thursday that China has agreed to invest more than US

Q&A: Evan Osnos on the rise of the individual in China and the outsider's perspective

Age of ambition

Beijing plans doubling of patent applications, with focus on agriculture

Authorities have announced plans to double the number of patent applications in China to 14 per 10,

Xinhua names party factions tied to disgraced officials

State news agency Xinhua made a rare acknowledgement of factions within the Chinese Communist Party

Media clampdown after deadly stampede in Shanghai

Authorities have begun intensely censoring local coverage of Shanghai's deadly New Year stampede, i

Anti-corruption campaign nabs an assistant minister of foreign affairs

China's assistant minister of foreign affairs for Latin America and the Caribbean, Zhang Kunsheng,

Polluters in Jiangsu slapped with record fine for acid discharge

The Higher People's Court of Jiangsu Province fined six companies RMB160 million (about US$26 milli

State media blame Google for blocking of Gmail on mainland

State media are blaming Google for the effective shutdown of its email service in mainland China af

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