CHINA

Many govt orders silly, or even illegal: experts


Experts say a significant amount of official orders and guidance issued by different levels of government are illegal, ridiculous and potentially corrupt, and are calling for more parties' involvement into official decision-making procedures.

Dark humor abounds as dream of home ownership fades in China’s big cities

The explosive price increases in China's housing market in the past year have made people less interested in predicting when the bubble will burst, and begin to accept and mock ...

Where China’s top officials go for advice

As a top think tank for China's central leadership, the Counselors' Office of the State Council, has been mysterious to the public.


China urges US, ROK to halt THAAD missile deployment

China on Friday urged the United States and the Republic of Korea (ROK) to halt the deployment of the Terminal High Altitude Area Defense (THAAD), an advanced US missile defense system, on the Korean Peninsula.
Source: Xinhua | 2016/9/30 17:49:41

China arrests sixth man from telecoms fraud fugitive list

A man suspected of telecom and cyber fraud has been arrested by police, the sixth arrested from 10 fugitives listed in a class-A warrant.
Source: Xinhua | 2016/9/30 17:49:06

602 Chinese firemen died on duty since 1949

Six hundred and two Chinese firefighters have died on duty since the founding of the People's Republic of China in 1949, the Ministry of Public Security (MPS) said Friday.
Source: Xinhua | 2016/9/30 17:27:30

China marks Martyrs' Day at Tian'anmen Square

Chinese President Xi Jinping and other senior leaders attended a ceremony Friday at Tian'anmen Square in Beijing to honor and remember deceased national heroes on Martyrs' Day.
Source: Xinhua | 2016/9/30 17:26:54

Chinese president, Brunei's sultan exchange congratulations on anniversary of ties

Chinese President Xi Jinping and Brunei's Sultan Haji Hassanal Bolkiah exchanged congratulations on Friday to mark the 25th anniversary of the establishment of bilateral ties.
Source: Xinhua | 2016/9/30 17:26:11

4 dead, 23 missing in East China landslide

At least four people were confirmed dead in a landslide that hit a village in East China's Zhejiang Province Wednesday, local authorities said Friday.
Source: Xinhua | 2016/9/30 14:31:11

China raises pensions for veterans, disabled servicemen

China will increase pension allowances for disabled soldiers, families of fallen soldiers and Red Army veterans, authorities said Friday.
Source: Xinhua | 2016/9/30 14:34:51

Former Shandong official sentenced to 12 years in prison

Wang Min, a former senior member of the Communist Party of China (CPC) Shandong Provincial Committee, has been sentenced to 12 years in prison, according to a court statement Friday.
Source: Xinhua | 2016/9/30 14:27:16

Former Guangzhou party chief given life sentence

Wan Qingliang, former secretary of the Communist Party of China Guangzhou City Committee, south China's Guangdong Province, was sentenced to life imprisonment on Friday for accepting bribes.
Source: Xinhua | 2016/9/30 14:27:00

China has provided aid worth 83 mln USD to Lebanon since 2010: ambassador

Chinese ambassador to Lebanon Wang Kejian said China has provided aid worth 550 million yuan (83 million US dollars) to the country since 2010.
Source: Xinhua | 2016/9/30 11:37:26

3 dead, more than 20 missing in east China landslide

Fifteen people have been rescued, but more than 20 are missing after a landslide in east China's Zhejiang Province Wednesday, authorities said Thursday.
Source: Xinhua | 2016/9/30 11:08:24

China voices support for Philippines' anti-drug campaign

China on Thursday voiced support for the Philippine government's efforts to crack down on drug-related crimes, despite criticism by some countries and human rights organizations of drug-related killings in the Southeast Asian country.
Source: Xinhua | 2016/9/30 11:07:27

China marks Martyrs' Day, end of Long March at Tian'anmen Square

Chinese President Xi Jinping and other senior leaders attended a ceremony Friday at the Tian'anmen Square in Beijing to honor and remember deceased national heroes on the Martyrs' Day.
Source: Xinhua | 2016/9/30 10:29:24