China investigates diplomat suspected of taking bribes

Chinese authorities are investigating a diplomat working at the Chinese embassy in Paris for suspected bribe-taking, the state news agency, Xinhua, has said.

China closes 66 `illegal` golf courses
China closes 66 `illegal` golf courses

China has closed down nearly 70 "illegal" golf courses, a government statement said, in what appears to be the first sign of enforcement of a decade-old ban.

China court jails Christian pastor for a year: Group

 A Chinese court jailed a Christian pastor for one year for disturbing public order after he sought to stop a cross being removed from atop a church, a US-based religious rights group said. 

China probes official in Xi`s `second hometown`

Chinese authorities are investigating a senior official in a province President Xi Jinping has dubbed his "second hometown", the Communist Party`s internal watchdog said Friday, amid a much-publicised anti-graft campaign.

Disgraced former top Chinese military officer dies before trial

One of the most senior Chinese military officers to be accused of corruption has died of cancer, the state news agency Xinhua said on Monday, sparing the government what could have been an embarrassing trial.

Atheistic China claims 'right to reincarnate' Dalai Lama

China's Communist Party is officially atheist, but that has not stopped it from making some impassioned claims on the afterlife.

China to hold "open trial" for felled domestic security tsar

China will hold an "open trial" for fallen domestic security tsar Zhou Yongkang, the head of China`s top court said, state media reported on Friday, in an attempt to show transparency though the super-sensitive trial will likely be far from open.

China`s powerful Xi defies expectations two years on

Two years into his presidency China`s Xi Jinping has overturned his image as a consensus-builder, with some analysts questioning whether the Communist Party would have chosen him as leader if the full scope of his ambitions and his signature anti-corruption drive had been known.

Xi calls for civil-military integration to boost defence

Chinese President Xi Jinping has called for efforts to strengthen China's national defence and combat readiness of its armed forces by greater civil-military integration.

China mocks India's democratic system

 Deriding India's democratic system, official Chinese media here today defended ruling Communist Party's monopoly on power, saying if China had opted for democracy it would have become another India "where around 20 per cent of the world's poorest live".

'Tibetan woman self-immolates in China'

A Tibetan woman burned herself to death days before the anniversary of a failed uprising against Chinese rule, a rights group and media said, in the first such incident this year.

China`s wealthiest to take part in key political meetings

Five of the 10 wealthiest people in Communist-ruled China are due to take part in two major political meetings starting this week, government websites show, highlighting the influence of the country`s mega-rich.

Nemtsov assassination `heavy blow` to Russia: Chinese media

A Chinese newspaper with close ties to the ruling Communist Party on Monday condemned the assassination of Russian opposition leader Boris Nemtsov, saying it severely damaged the country`s body politic.

China to punish senior official for breaking family planning law

 China will prosecute a former senior provincial official suspected of crimes such as breaking the strict family planning laws, graft and abuse of power, the government said on Tuesday.

China expels senior Communist party leader for corruption

 China on Monday expelled a former vice chairman of the top political advisory body from ruling Communist Party of China for graft, abuse of power and ordered trial against him, as the anti-graft campaign by President Xi Jinping claimed more scalps of senior party leaders.

China official`s mandatory `two children` proposal draws rebuke

China should roll back its one-child policy and instead mandate that all couples have two children, a family planning official has said, drawing criticism on Friday from a ruling Communist Party newspaper.

Vietnam allows partly paralysed, jailed blogger to go home

A prominent Vietnamese blogger who is partially paralysed and was jailed two months ago for posting articles that oppose the Communist Party said on Wednesday he was released from prison on medical parole.

Five mafia gang members executed in China

China on Monday executed five members of a mafia-style gang, including a mining tycoon with alleged links to disgraced ruling Communist Party leader Zhou Yongkang in connection with eight murders and for crimes like vandalism and gunrunning.

Vietnam forces anti-graft news website offline

The website of an outspoken Vietnamese newspaper has had its licence revoked after publishing articles which "abuse freedom and democratic rights," authorities said Monday, as part of a growing crackdown on press freedom in the communist country.

China to toughen military checks to fight internet spying

 China`s military will toughen ideological background checks on its troops and strictly control their internet and mobile phone use in an effort to combat spying by "hostile forces", state media said on Wednesday.