CHINA

Top-ranking ‘tiger’ probed


China on Tuesday announced an official investigation into former security chief Zhou Yongkang, the highest-ranking official that has been probed for corruption since the republic was founded in 1949.

Elephants kick drug habit

As many elephants are hunted in Africa to feed the international demand for ivory, a smaller number of these animals in Asia fall in the traps of drug dealers.

More couples split as modern pressures on marriages grow

The past 10 years have seen changes in Chinese attitudes toward marriage that have helped give rise to the increasing divorce rate. Divorce used to be something shameful, a secret ...


Eid Mubarak

Muslims offer prayers outside the worship hall as they attend an Eid al-Fitr morning prayer at the Niujie mosque, the oldest and largest mosque in Beijing, Tuesday. Muslims in China celebrate the Eid al-Fitr that marks the end of the holy fasting month of Ramadan.
Source: Global Times | 2014-7-30 1:43:01

CPC to hold key session on rule of law

The Communist Party of China (CPC) will hold the Fourth Plenary Session of the 18th Central Committee in October, to discuss key issues concerning the rule of law, it was announced on Tuesday.
Source: Xinhua | 2014-7-30 1:43:01

Top-ranking ‘tiger’ probed

China on Tuesday announced an official investigation into former security chief Zhou Yongkang, the highest-ranking official that has been probed for corruption since the republic was founded in 1949.
Source: Global Times | 2014-7-30 1:38:01

Dozens dead, injured in violent ‘premeditated’ terror attack in Kashi: police

Dozens of civilians were killed or injured in a terrorist attack early Monday morning in Shache county, Kashi Prefecture, Northwest China’s Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region, local police were quoted by the Xinhua News Agency as saying.
Source: Global Times | 2014-7-30 1:03:01

Crushed in the crowd

Passengers pack the waiting hall at Hongqiao Railway Station, which services terminal two at Shanghai Hongqiao International Airport, on Tuesday. Eastern China was bracing for more flight delays on Tuesday with aviation authorities warning of busy airspace. The warning was removed late Tuesday.
Source: AFP | 2014-7-30 0:53:01

GM crackdown

Chinese authorities have vowed zero tolerance and harsh punishments for rule-violating sales and the growing of genetically modified (GM) crops, days after media revealed that GM rice was on sale at a supermarket in central China.
Source: Xinhua | 2014-7-30 0:48:02

University disclosure

The Ministry of Education (MOE) on Tuesday released a circular calling for timely information disclosure following a series of scandals in college admissions and other areas.
Source: Xinhua | 2014-7-30 0:48:01

Henan ramps up emergency measures for worst drought in 63 years

Suffering from the worst drought in 63 years, Henan Province kicked off a level-three emergency response to drought on Monday, the China News Service reported.
Source: Global Times | 2014-7-30 0:43:01

Watchdog to eye fugitive officials

China’s top anti-graft watchdog has established a new office called the “International Cooperation Bureau” to track corrupt officials who have fled abroad with their ill-gotten gains, in an attempt to strengthen efforts to catch fugitive officials.
Source: Global Times | 2014-7-30 0:43:01

Edge of the class

“Sometimes I even tell her to go and die,” confesses Gao Lin, the frustrated mother of a 10-year-old girl with developmental difficulties.
Source: Global Times | 2014-7-29 21:23:01

Elephants kick drug habit

As many elephants are hunted in Africa to feed the international demand for ivory, a smaller number of these animals in Asia fall in the traps of drug dealers.
Source: Global Times | 2014-7-29 20:08:01

CPC to hold key session on rule of law

The Communist Party of China (CPC) will hold the Fourth Plenary Session of the 18th Central Committee in October, to discuss key issues concerning the rule of law, it was announced on Tuesday.
Source: Xinhua | 2014-7-29 19:43:47

Ask Uncle Wang

Q: Dear Uncle Wang, I have heard that Shanghainese men make the best husbands in China. Why is that? What are their characteristics?
Source: Global Times | 2014-7-29 18:58:01