Path to corruption: Economic official's journey

2014-12-11 17:14:10

A report published by China's top discipline watchdog disclosed Liu Tienan's roller-coaster-like path from the country's top economic planner to a prisoner.

No more running for authorized street artists in Shanghai

2014-12-11 14:36:51

The Wangs are among the eight street performers who obtained licenses, the first of their kind in China, issued in October by the Shanghai Performance Trade Association (SPTA).

China to mark Nanjing massacre with full honors

2014-12-11 14:29:33

A state memorial ceremony will be held in the East China city of Nanjing on Saturday for China's first National Memorial Day for Nanjing Massacre Victims.

Hong Kong police clear remaining occupy sites

2014-12-11 10:32:14

Hong Kong authorities started clearing barriers in Admiralty to free up main roads and streets blocked by protesters for over two months.

Officials eye another tax hike for cigarettes

2014-12-11 07:53:45

Top health authority is pushing for a hike in the cigarette tax and retail prices to curb smoking in China, the world's largest tobacco producer and consumer.

Xi chosen as 'Person of the Year' in Russia

2014-12-11 07:52:41

President Xi Jinping was named as "Person of the Year 2014" by the Russian Biographical Institute for the "strengthening of economic and political ties with the Russia", which reflects the rising influence of China and its leader.

China to continue aid to Maldives

2014-12-10 18:58:10

China will continue to provide aid to the Maldives, which is struggling with a severe shortage of water.

Chinese premier to start three-nation visit

2014-12-10 18:56:39

Chinese Premier Li Keqiang will pay a visit to Kazakhstan, Serbia and Thailand from Dec 14 to 20.

Cult members imprisoned in NE China

2014-12-10 15:53:00

Two core members of a cult were sentenced to seven and four years in prison on Wednesday by a court in northeast China's Liaoning Province.

Medical burden still heavy for Chinese

2014-12-10 13:14:12

Medical reform fiscal measures have lined the pockets of hospitals and companies but not done much toward advancing the country's healthcare system, experts said on Wednesday.

Life in prison for former energy chief

2014-12-10 10:46:19

Liu Tienan, 60, a former star of China's energy industry, was sentenced to life imprisonment for bribery on Wednesday at a court in Hebei province.

Watchdog goes online to fight graft

2014-12-10 08:00:21

The top anti-graft watchdog has opened a special channel on its website to receive tipoffs about corrupt officials who flee abroad and transfer illegally acquired assets overseas.