Corruption cases involving three million yuan ($463,000) or more may incur the death penalty in future.
Researchers from Guangzhou Medical University used a gene-editing technique CRISPR to artificially induce a mutation in human cells.
The head of US Steel has accused Britain and the wider European Union of negligence over China dumping cheep steel on world markets.
South Korea's Samsung announced the launch of its mobile payment service in China, a market its arch-rival Apple entered six weeks ago.
China's Guangzhou Evergrande Taobao has become the world's most valuable football club.
The path out of oblivion for Przewalski's horse lies in getting on a plane to China, Mongolia and, most recently, the Russian steppes.
China will raise its defence spending by seven to eight percent this year.
New United Nations sanctions against nuclear-armed North Korea leave plenty of room for China to continue business as usual.
Chinese court sentenced a Christian pastor to 14 years in jail for embezzlement, after he opposed forced removal of crosses from churches.
China deployed surface-to-air missiles on a disputed island in the South China Sea, insisting it had a right to build "self-defence".
Chinese consortium led by the Golden Brick Silk Road investment fund offered 10.5 billion kroner ($1.2 billion) to take over Opera Software
Official moves towards the deployment -- fiercely opposed by China -- of a US missile defence system in South Korea highlight the inherent dangers of disunity in dealing with North Korea's growing military threat.
French car giant Renault opened its first car factory in China.
China is planning to build a floating nuclear power station as it seeks to double its atomic capacity by 2020.
Chinese powerhouse Dalian Wanda is reportedly in talks to buy a controlling stake in US film studio Legendary, providing the company with a key anchor in Hollywood.
China adopted its first counter-terrorism law Sunday: its provisions may tighten media controls and threaten the intellectual property of foreign firms.
Beijing has ordered 2,100 factories to suspend or reduce production as part of its 'red alert' measures to deal with smog.
China's coal industry is now crippled by oversupply, but its companies are too big to fail.
Experts believe, the financial sector of Kazakhstan has not reached a complete freedom from pegging to the US dollar.
German automaker Volkswagen, tainted by an emissions scandal expected to cost it billions, said it had postponed a planned investment in China.
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