Top court vows strict penalties for terror attacks

2015-03-13 09:34:33

Chinese courts will continue to fight terrorism-related crimes and sentence attackers strictly this year to ensure national security and stability, the country's top court said on Thursday.

Japanese position scrutinized

2015-03-13 09:28:48

China is "closely watching" Japan's policy agenda and stances this year related to history, according to a senior Chinese diplomat.

Fears voiced over violent scenes

2015-03-13 09:20:52

Violence against parallel traders and mainland visitors in Hong Kong has triggered widespread concern among academics and even the most radical faction in the opposition camp.

Old-style romance

2015-03-13 07:18:21

When Victoria Allan initiated her "bold" idea of redeveloping a tong lau, a tenement building built in early 20th century, in Hong Kong's Western District nine years ago, the Australian entrepreneur had no idea the project would take nearly a decade of labor.

Xi calls for closer civil-military integration

2015-03-13 07:08:37

Chinese President Xi Jinping called to strengthen defense and the combativeness of its armed forces, by greater civil-military integration.

'Tigers' caught in graft probe triple: Top procurator

2015-03-12 10:09:41

Number of senior officials investigated in graft cases jumped from 8 to 28 in just one year, said the procurator general on Thursday.

Chief justice expresses self-reproach for wrongful convictions

2015-03-12 09:42:20

China's Chief Justice Zhou Qiang on Thursday expressed self-reproach for wrongful convictions and urged fellow judges to learn from them.

Two Chinese universities climbs up world university reputation rankings

2015-03-12 08:48:05

Five Chinese universities entered the World Reputation Rankings published by Times Higher Education on Wednesday.

Officials consider visit rule changes

2015-03-12 07:31:40

Regulations covering individual visits to Hong Kong and multiple-entry permits are to be revised to promote contact between tourists from the mainland and the region's residents.

Xi's set direction for cross-Strait development

2015-03-11 19:01:35

Xi Jinping's comments last week stressing peaceful development of cross-Strait ties and vigilance against Taiwan independence have set the direction for the mainland's future Taiwan affairs work, a spokesperson said on Wednesday.

Protecting nature tops agenda

2015-03-11 08:14:11

Achieving ecological civilization is atop the agenda of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of China, which, under the leadership of General Secretary Xi Jinping, has strived to enhance environmental qualities, Xinhua News Agency said on Tuesday.

Review agencies face tighter controls

2015-03-11 08:13:14

The national environmental watchdog will tighten the reins on assessment agencies having close relationships with officials of the ministry, a move to fight corruption.