Gambling hub at crossroads as revenues decline

2015-03-06 07:41:13

Macao is standing at a critical juncture in changing from a gaming hub into a world-leading tourism and leisure center with a diversified economy.

Li gets tough in pollution fight

2015-03-06 04:08:13

Premier Li Keqiang promised to build a more effective environmental regime in a country plagued by frequent smog and other types of pollution from industrial operations.

Li gets tough in pollution fight

2015-03-06 04:08:13

In his annual Government Work Report to China's lawmakers at the opening of their 2015 plenary session, the premier called pollution a "blight on people's quality of life and a trouble that weighs on their hearts".

Premier Li delivers govt work report

2015-03-05 09:09:53

Premier Li Keqiang began delivering his government work report with the start of the 3rd session of 12th National People's Congress in Beijing.

Website spreads Diaoyu messages

2015-03-05 07:44:40

English-language and Japanese versions of a website were launched by China on Wednesday to demonstrate its sovereignty over the Diaoyu Islands.

Defense budget to rise about 10%

2015-03-05 03:44:14

China will raise its defense budget by around 10 percent this year to support its military modernization, a senior official said on Wednesday.

Law to get tough on domestic violence

2015-03-05 03:42:48

Committing domestic violence can result in penalties as severe as the death sentence, according to a guideline released by China’s top judicial authorities on Wednesday.

China's regional strategy gets nod

2015-03-04 11:14:10

The US backs China's engagement and bilateral cooperation in the Asia-Pacific region, said a State Department official on Tuesday.

Call for better detention centers to ensure justice

2015-03-04 07:53:17

Facilities in detention centers should be improved and suspects given better protection, according to political advisers and legislators.

2 men in underage-sex case sentenced for rape

2015-03-04 07:49:17

A court in Qionglai, Sichuan province, has sentenced two men in the city to five years in prison for having sex with a 13-year-old girl.

Cybersecurity law 'makes perfect sense'

2015-03-04 07:38:30

Foreign Ministry says the country's first counter terrorism law is a "very necessary" requirement to combat terror and leaks.

Advisers vow to boost reform drive

2015-03-04 03:32:16

China's top political advisory body vowed on Tuesday to improve the quality of its proposals to better serve the country's reform drive.