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New faces in Beijing, Tokyo may help mend ties

[2013-01-25 00:27]

The new leadership of China and Japan is likely to take steps to de-escalate tensions over the Diaoyu Islands and to prevent relations from spiraling further downward, leading experts said in Davos, Switzerland.

Taskforce looks into hukou fraud

[2013-01-24 23:50]

The Ministry of Public Security has set up a special taskforce to supervise the investigation into allegations against a former bank executive who is accused of buying property with multiple household registrations.

Proposals call for publication of officials' assets

[2013-01-24 23:50]

Policy advisers have called for legislation that demands the publication of officials' assets and regulates online allegations of officials' abuse of power.

Chinese fishing boat detained in Japan's waters

[2013-01-24 22:55]

A Chinese fishing boat was detained by Japanese authorities on Thursday for unauthorized fishing in waters around Nagasaki Prefecture in southwestern Japan, Chinese Consulate General in Fukuoka told Xinhua.

CPC sends inspectors to provincial elections

[2013-01-24 22:14]

The Communist Party of China (CPC) has sent inspection teams across the country to supervise ongoing elections of provincial authorities and ward off corruption in these power reshuffles.

Police seize 130,000 drug crime suspects in 2012

[2013-01-24 21:58]

Police cracked some 120,000 drug-related crimes and arrested 130,000 related suspects last year, according to the Ministry of Public Security (MPS).

China urges calm after DPRK statement

[2013-01-24 21:11]

A Foreign Ministry spokesman called for calm and restraint from all concerned parties on Thursday after the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) vowed to conduct "a higher-level nuclear test."

Marine surveillance to strengthen foreign ties

[2013-01-24 17:25]

Chinese maritime authorities are looking to strengthen their cooperation and communication with foreign counterparts, a senior maritime official said on Thursday, and that will include arranging more visits to foreign countries by its surveillance vessels.

Police suspended amid official's property scandal

[2013-01-24 11:09]

Three police officers in Northwest China were suspended after it was confirmed that a former deputy bank chief under their jurisdiction used multiple fake hukou to buy property.

Taiwan fishing vessel sails to Diaoyu Islands

[2013-01-24 10:49]

A fishing vessel from Taiwan left for the Diaoyu Islands on the morning of Thursday.

Xi's anti-corruption move arouses expectations

[2013-01-24 06:45]

CPC chief Xi Jinping's anti-corruption speech has received a warm welcome, as well as comments indicating increased expectations, from public intellectuals and netizens.

Philippines urged not to escalate islands issue

[2013-01-24 04:35]

Beijing has warned Manila against any moves that may complicate or escalate tensions between the two nations, in response to the Philippines' seeking United Nations arbitration over its territorial claims.

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