Northwest China's Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region is encouraging more people to settle in southern Xinjiang by relaxing the conditions required to obtain a household registration, or hukou, in an effort to attract talent and investment to facilitate development in the area. Full Story

China unveils rule to curb research funds misuse

China will reform state research fund management, delegating power to independent institutes in a bid to curb academic corruption and sharpen innovation. Full Story

Top meeting to yield guidelines for legal reform

The fourth plenary session of the 18th Central Committee of the Communist Party of China (CPC), the first such meeting dedicated to the theme of "rule of law," started Monday in Beijing. Full Story

Senior Hong Kong government officials will meet student leaders for the first time on Tuesday in an attempt to defuse more than three weeks of protests which have brought parts of the Asian financial center to a standstill. Full Story

Landslides trap over 200 in Tibet

2014-10-18 10:45:36 GMT

LHASA, Oct. 18 (Xinhua) -- Over 200 people and some 70 vehicles have been trapped in a mountain town after landslides cut off a highway in Tibet Autonomous Region Saturday morning. Full Story

Chinese coastguard ships entered waters off disputed islands in the East China Sea on Saturday, the Japan coastguard said, a day after Prime Minister Shinzo Abe angered Beijing by sending an offering to a controversial war shrine. Full Story