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Old Harrovian expat killed in China ‘had affair with the wife of party chief and feared for his life’

British businessman Neil Heywood was killed on the orders of a powerful Chinese politician who discovered the Old Harrovian was having an affair with his wife, it was claimed yesterday. Read more

Neil Heywood was poisoned with cyanide, official Chinese report reveals

The Old Harrovian businessman Neil Heywood was poisoned with cyanide on the orders of a powerful Chinese politician’s wife, according to a report compiled for the Chinese government, The Daily Telegraph can disclose. Read more

China’s censors tested by microbloggers who keep one step ahead of state media

China may have the world’s most internet-savvy government but Beijing has been struggling to keep a lid on bold social networks. Read more

Police detain 21 in alleged coal mine coverup

Police have detained 21 people suspected of trying to cover up the death toll from a coal mine accident.  Ten miners were killed and another remains missing after a flood on Friday at an illegal coal mine in Changzhi, Shanxi province. Read more

 More travelers from Chinese mainland going overseas

The Chinese mainland is on its way to becoming the largest source of cross-border tourists in the world, according to a report released by the national tourism authority on Wednesday. Read more

US, IMF welcome China’s move on widening yuan trading band

The U.S. and the IMF welcomed China’s decision to widen the trading band on the nation’s currency, while analysts downplayed Sunday the likelihood of wide swings in the value of the yuan. Read more

Student’s speech against education system causes sensation

After making an impassioned speech attacking China’s exam-oriented education system, a teenager from east China’s Jiangsu province has found himself in the national spotlight. Read more

Chinese fishing boat returns after stalemate with Philippine Navy

One of the 12 Chinese fishing boats has returned to port, nearly a week after they were harassed by the Philippine Navy in the Huangyan Island in the South China Sea. Read more


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