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In a first, Navy plane lands on Yongshu

[2016-04-19 03:01]

The historical landing of a naval patrol aircraft on Yongshu Reef, part of the Nansha Islands, reflects that China's installations in the South China Sea can provide better service in fulfilling the country's humanitarian mission there, analysts said.

China to step up regulation on GM crops

[2016-04-19 02:03]

The Ministry of Agriculture on Monday vowed to beef up its supervision over genetically modified (GM) crops in order to protect human health, ecology and the environment.

President Xi calls for 'people-centric' reform

[2016-04-19 00:00]

The deepened reform China is implementing must be "people-centric" and just, President Xi Jinping said at a meeting of the Leading Group for Overall Reform on Monday.

Corruption threshold raised by new judicial interpretation

[2016-04-18 15:20]

A higher legal threshold of 30,000 yuan ($4,629) has been set for bribery and embezzlement cases under a new judicial interpretation issued on Monday.

Former Guangdong vice governor expelled from CPC

[2016-04-18 11:04]

Liu Zhigeng, former vice governor of Southern China's Guangdong province, has been expelled from the Communist Party of China (CPC) for multiple offenses including graft, frequenting high-end clubs and "practicing superstitious activities."

China clarifies criteria for capital punishment in graft cases

[2016-04-18 10:54]

The maximum penalty for convicts found guilty of embezzling or accepting bribes of 3 million yuan (about 460,000 U.S. dollars) or more in an "extremely serious case" with "extremely vile impact" will be the death penalty, according to a new judicial explanation issued on Monday.

State Council fosters city cluster around Chengdu and Chongqing

[2016-04-18 07:50]

Editor's Note: Encouraged by the clustering effect of some of the country's coastal industrial towns, the Chinese central government has decided to build the Chengdu-Chongqing city cluster as a new economic power engine in the country's inland areas. In this Policy Review page, economic advisors suggest that proper coordination and cooperation will be needed to make the clustering program really work to replicate the success of the cities.

Debt concerns plague housing market, SOEs, technocrat says

[2016-04-18 07:50]

Beware the asset price bubbles in China's first-tier cities, especially those driven by credit.

National emissions trading rollout tricky, caution analysts

[2016-04-18 07:50]

China's enhanced efforts to curb pollution through market mechanisms could risk failure without appropriate emission permit allocation and market liquidity, according to analysts.

Shanghai solar energy project wins nation's first NDB loan

[2016-04-18 07:49]

A rooftop solar power project in Shanghai has become the first recipient in China of a loan from the New Development Bank, formerly known as BRICS Bank.

China bans reality shows featuring celebrity offspring

[2016-04-17 13:52]

Reality shows with celebrity kids are no longer allowed to be produced and broadcast on TV, according to a circular.

China mulls lifting ban on online lottery sales this year

[2016-04-17 13:35]

Want to try your luck online? It seems that lady luck could soon be smiling as the government mulls lifting the ban on online lottery sales.

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