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Report: Secret detentions used to extract confessions in China

The Chinese government still uses a secretive detention system called "shuanggui" to extract confessions from Communist Party members suspected of corruption, according to a Human Rights Watch...

Beijing reiterates protest after Trump tweets criticize China

After US president-elect Donald Trump took to Twitter Sunday evening to criticize China amid an ongoing uproar over his unexpected phone call with Taiwan's president, Beijing on Monday said it...

Hawkish state-run Chinese paper slams Trump's Taiwan call as "petty"

China's most hawkish state-run tabloid denounced the phone call between Taiwanese President Tsai Ing-wen and US president-elect Donald Trump as a "petty gesture," in a typically blistering online...

Chinese firm building full-size Titanic replica for tourists

Construction has begun on the world's first full-size replica of the Titanic in China, a country that fell in love with the 1997 blockbuster movie about the doomed ocean liner.

China's top court acquits man 21 years after his execution

China's top court on Friday denounced and revoked the conviction of a man executed for rape and murder 21 years ago, saying the original decision was made "without a shred of evidence".

18 dead in central China as bus plunges into lake

Eighteen people died when a bus plunged off a road and into a lake near the city of Ezhou in central China, state media reported on Friday.

Fire leaves 22 coal miners trapped in north-eastern China

Twenty-two miners were trapped after a fire at a mine in north-eastern China, state media reported Wednesday.

Chinese company Ctrip acquires Skyscanner for 1.74 billion dollars

China's top online travel agency Ctrip is planning to acquire British flight comparison website Skyscanner, the companies said on Thursday.

Report: 67 killed in eastern China construction accident

The death toll in a construction accident in eastern China has risen to 67, regional newspaper Jiangxi Xinwen reported Thursday.

Chinese spaceship Shenzhou 11 lands back on earth

China's longest manned space flight returned to earth on Friday after more than a month in orbit, local media reported.

Alibaba smashes sales record on annual Singles Day

Internet giant Alibaba broke its own sales record of 14.3 billion dollars during China's "Singles Day" 24-hour online shopping binge on Friday, defying fears of an economic slowdown in China. 

Death sentences handed to two high-ranking officials in China

Two senior Chinese officials were sentenced to death on Friday, making them the latest targets in an ongoing campaign against corruption among public officials.

At least 2 dead, 9 injured in power plant explosion in east China

At least 2 people were killed in an explosion at a thermal power plant in east China's Shandong province on Tuesday, state news agency Xinhua reported.

China passes far-reaching internet security law

China adopted a new cybersecurity law on Monday, reinforcing and upgrading systematic state control of the internet.

Beijing reviews, defends intervention into Hong Kong council row

Chinese legislators have defended their intervention into a Hong Kong constitutional row saying they are tackling a "grave threat to national sovereignty and security" posed by two separatist...