China will take a "zero tolerance" approach to a wide range of environmental violations and has promised stronger action against regional governments that protect polluters or hinder inspections, according to a Cabinet document.
An Australian parliamentary committee Thursday recommended strengthening rules on foreign investment in the country`s booming housing market, calling enforcement of the current framework "severely lacking".
Taiwan goes to the polls on Saturday to choose city mayors and local councillors in a vote that will show how much support the ruling Kuomintang (KMT) has lost with its pro-China stance less than two years before a presidential election.
Hong Kong police on Wednesday cleared one of the largest protest sites that have choked the city for months, arresting scores of pro-democracy activists in a blow to those hoping to wrest greater political freedom from authorities in Beijing.
A senior Chinese diplomat on Wednesday called on the US and other Western countries to put aside their wariness of China's justice system and work with Beijing to send back officials who have absconded overseas with ill-gained loot.
Seven students of a prominent scholar from China`s Uighur minority have been tried in secret for separatism, a lawyer said Wednesday, after their professor lost an appeal against a life sentence for the same offence.
Seven students of prominent Uighur scholar Ilham Tohti have been tried in secret for separatism, a lawyer said Wednesday, days after the professor lost his appeal against a life sentence for the same offence.
A coal mine fire in China`s northern Liaoning province has killed 24 workers and left 52 injured, the official Xinhua news agency reported on Wednesday, underscoring the poor safety record of the world`s biggest coal producing country.
As some nations along with Pakistan pushing for China's active membership at South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC), India on Tuesday rejected the demand saying that there was "no great support" for new membership.