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Disgraced official’s luxury villa on sale for US$8.5m

The luxury villa in France, a bribe given to disgraced Chinese senior official Bo Xilai, is being advertised for sale at 6.95 million euros (US$8.52 million).

Record breaking’s a piece of cake

Baby Qiqi and her parents blow out a candle on her first birthday cake yesterday at the Children’s Hospital of Fudan University. The 11-month-old, was given the cake (slightly prematurely) by staff to celebrate her discharge from the hospital.

Central heating for cleaners

Public sector cleaners tuck into a free lunch of hot dumplings yesterday in Zhengzhou, capital of central China’s Henan Province. The local government handed out more than 500 kilograms of food and 1,000 scarves to the cleaners to mark the winter solstice, or dongzhi.


Top party official in graft probe

CHINA announced a corruption investigation into a senior Communist Party official and national political adviser yesterday, as President...


BBC report prompts probe into ‘Apple’ firm

LABOR authorities said yesterday they have spoken to an electronics manufacturing company in the Pudong New Area that supplies tech...


China’s lawmakers consider ways to deal with air pollution crisis

Major revisions for China’s air pollution control law are under way, with the country planning harsher punishment for offenders, the...


Roads set to close for New Year fun runs

A NUMBER of traffic restrictions will be introduced on New Year’s Day to accommodate three fun runs in the city, police said yesterday....


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Female soldiers’ mission of peace

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Female soldiers take part in a rally in the city of Laiyang in east China’s...

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Kazakhstan: Time for bigger Central Asian role with seat on UN Security Council

As we look around the world at the end of 2014, it is hard to think of a recent time when the role of the UN Security Council...

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France urges caution after attacks

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President Francois Hollande yesterday urged the French not to panic as authorities...

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Falling ruble erode spending at Chinese exporters

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Chinese exporters on the China-Russia border are feeling the pinch as the ruble’s...

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Bankers shown as least confident in economy

Bankers displayed the least confidence in the economy since the third quarter of 2012 while consumers showed the...


Greenland tops the height in Seoul

The Greenland Group, China’s second-largest residential developer, said yesterday that it plans to invest over...


Financing costs hit SOEs’ profits

Profits of China’s state-owned enterprises continued to be squeezed by heavy financing costs in November, maintaining...


Banks help shares end higher

Bank shares pushed Shanghai stocks to close higher yesterday despite profit taking in brokerages....


Haitong aims to raise US$3.9b

Haitong Securities, China’s second-largest brokerage by market value, said it plans to raise HK$29.9 billion (US$3.9...


SGX greets reverse takeover

China Everbright Water Ltd, formerly known as Hankore Environment Tech Group, was welcomed to the main board of...

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70 ‘ghostwriters’ sit English exam

SEVENTY people from Shanghai are likely to be banned from sitting a national English-language proficiency examination...


BBC report prompts probe into ‘Apple’ firm

LABOR authorities said yesterday they have spoken to an electronics manufacturing company in the Pudong New Area...


Passport ‘imposter’ given fine

A WOMAN who tried to travel to South Korea using a friend’s passport has been fined for people smuggling, the Pujiang...


Love cheat nabbed

A MAN alleged to be the leader of a gang that preyed on men in search of love in Ningbo, east China’s Zhejiang...


New bus stops

MOre than 200 new bus stops equipped with sun shields and electronic screens have been erected in the Pudong New...


Roadworks to start

Construction of the east-to-west Beiheng Passage got under way yesterday, the city’s transport authority said....


Bus service to stay

A public bus service that was set to be discontinued with the opening of an extension to Metro Line 16 has been...

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2 senior officials expelled on graft charges

A FORMER senior legislator has been expelled from the Communist Party of China on suspicion of corruption, the...


Jaycee Chan indicted for ‘sheltering’ drug users

Prosecutors yesterday formally indicted Jaycee Chan, son of Hong Kong action-film star Jackie Chan, on the charge...


Minorities to be given bigger voice

The central government yesterday promised to do more to cultivate and appoint officials from minority groups....

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’14 Clicks of the year

Heroes Ma YunJack Ma, billionaire founder of global giant online retailer Alibaba, has become the...


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’14 Headlines of the year

We laughed, we cried. We felt despair and we felt hope....

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Spanish princess to be tried in court for tax fraud

A SPANISH judge ordered the king’s sister, Princess Cristina, to be tried along with her husband on charges of...


Australian family lost in remote park found

A 5-YEAR-OLD boy and his 7-year-old brother were recovering in an Australian hospital yesterday after surviving...


France urges caution after attacks

President Francois Hollande yesterday urged the French not to panic as authorities probed the motives and profiles...

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