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China toddler started fire which killed 12: Report

Last Updated: Thursday, April 03, 2014, 13:16

Investigators in China have accused a three-year-old girl of playing with a cigarette lighter and starting a workshop fire which killed 12 people, state media reported.

Rebel China village set for new elections

Last Updated: Monday, March 31, 2014, 03:27

A Chinese village which held landmark democratic elections after it rebelled against Communist Party officials heads to the polls again on Sunday, shadowed by fears that local authorities are reasserting their grip on power.

Chinese official gets suspended death sentence for taking bribes

Last Updated: Friday, February 28, 2014, 13:47

A former party chief of the United Front Work Department of the Communist Party of China (CPC) in Guangdong province was sentenced to death with a two year reprieve Friday for taking bribes. This means the sentence could be reduced to a life term.

First wave of Chinese IPOs headed for boards as investors eye valuations

Last Updated: Thursday, January 09, 2014, 05:22

Signs of strong appetite were already in evidence during the book-building process, which analysts credited with reforms to the way new issues are priced on the mainland.

China reports first H7N9 bird flu death this year

Last Updated: Wednesday, January 08, 2014, 11:51

China has reported its first death from the H7N9 bird flu virus in 2014 after a significant drop-off in fatalities following an outbreak last year.

Drugs seized in raids on southern Chinese village

Last Updated: Friday, January 03, 2014, 12:56

Police in the southern Chinese province of Guangdong have seized nearly three metric tons of the drug crystal methamphetamine.

End dictatorship: China activists

Last Updated: Tuesday, December 31, 2013, 09:41

Their banners have urged an end to China’s “dictatorship”, scorned the regime as “rogue” and dared leaders to disclose their assets as a step against graft -- all dangerous calls under Communist Party rule.

China exposes corrupt disciplinary officials

Last Updated: Thursday, December 26, 2013, 01:28

The top disciplinary arm of the Communist Party of China (CPC) Wednesday detailed four corruption cases involving disciplinary officials as part of an anti-graft effort, Xinhua reported.

Test of China's reforms in a region wealthier than most nations

Last Updated: Tuesday, November 26, 2013, 13:45

The aim of the reforms is increasing productivity and transforming China's export-based economy into a consumption and services-driven model.

China issues warning over Super Typhoon Usagi

Last Updated: Friday, September 20, 2013, 16:08

Chinese authorities issued a disaster relief alert for typhoon Usagi, expected to hit coastal regions of southern China`s Guangdong Province on September 22.

Man detained in China for spreading rumours

Last Updated: Friday, August 23, 2013, 16:44

Chinese police have detained a man in southern Guangdong province for allegedly spreading rumours that a man has placed bombs on board a train to falsely implicate him.

India`s top secrets are in Guangdong

Last Updated: Wednesday, March 13, 2013, 09:04

A successful Chinese hacking attack has caused what is arguably the biggest security breach in India.