Huawei denounces US spying activities

2014-03-23 14:00

Chinese telecommunications giant Huawei has condemned alleged US National Security Agency infiltration and spying on its corporate network revealed by a German magazine.

China frees jailed opponent of Bo Xilai

2012-11-20 15:22

A Chinese official sentenced without trial to hard labour for opposing the Maoist revival policies of disgraced politician Bo Xilai has been freed and is seeking compensation, says his lawyer.

China Communist Party unveils new leaders

2012-11-15 08:27

China's ruling Communist Party has unveiled its new leadership line-up with Vice President Xi Jinping taking over from outgoing President Hu Jintao as party chief.

How China's leadership is selected

2012-11-08 09:29

China's communist elite are meeting to install a new generation of leaders in a process that is part public show and part backroom politicking.

World leaders hail Obama victory

2012-11-07 13:11

World leaders have hailed President Barack Obama's sweeping re-election, with allies pledging to deepen co-operation with the United States.

China contemplates new leaders

2012-11-06 13:38

The heirs of Mao Zedong convene this week to anoint China's next leaders, as the Communist Party maintains an iron grip on the economic powerhouse despite mounting calls for change.

China clears way for Bo prosecution

2012-10-26 07:51

Disgraced Chinese politician Bo Xilai has been expelled from the country’s parliament and stripped of his legal immunity, clearing the way from his prosecution, a report says.

China's 'absent' VP cited in state media

2012-09-13 09:00

China has issued its first public communication from president-in-waiting Xi Jinping since his unexplained disappearance from the public eye ignited rumours over his health.

China: Official sidelined over car crash

2012-09-03 14:01

China's leadership transition has been hit by reports of fresh scandal, with a senior official being demoted after sources said the ally's son was involved in a crash involving a sports car.

China censors coverage of Beijing floods

2012-07-24 16:56

Beijing authorities have reportedly ordered Chinese media to stick to positive news about recent floods, after the death of at least 37 people sparked criticism of the government.

Russia accuses West of inciting Syrians

2012-07-18 20:31

Russia has accused the West of inciting the Syrian opposition, criticising a proposed UN resolution.

Putin, Hu meet to bolster alliance

2012-06-05 11:26

The leaders of Russia and China are meeting this week to foster an evolving partnership that has counterbalanced US influence and shielded Syria from international moves to halt its crackdowbn on a 15-month uprising.

Eyes on China after deal on dissident

2012-05-05 10:37

US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has ended a tense visit to China with a fragile deal in hand over a top dissident, as activists wait to see if he will be allowed to leave China.

Chinese dissident seeks exile in US

2012-05-03 08:01

Blind Chinese dissident Chen Guangcheng says he fears for his safety in China and wants to leave for the US, straining ties during Hillary Clinton's visit to Beijing.

Sudan planes drop 8 bombs on S Sudan

2012-04-24 14:55

Sudan has continued with its aerial of South Sudan, dropping eight bombs, an official says, as South Sudan's president says the attacks mounted to a declaration of war by Sudan.

China to let N Koreans leave for S Korea

2012-03-28 15:00

Some of the North Korean fugitives who have taken refuge for many months in South Korean consulates in China will soon be allowed by Beijing to leave for Seoul, says a report.

China to spend $111bn on police

2012-03-05 15:00

China will spend $111.6bn on its police forces in 2012, says the government, as it focuses on quelling rising social unrest ahead of a 10-yearly leadership change.

China warns against US military focus

2012-02-13 12:02

China's likely next leader Xi Jinping has warned the United States against plans to boost its military strength in Asia as he prepares for a closely watched visit to Washington.

China backs Europe to sort out debt mess

2011-10-31 19:00

China remains confident Europe can solve its crippling debt crisis even though it continues to balk at requests for it to use its financial firepower.

China gives Benin $34m in loans, grants

2011-09-22 09:14

China has given Benin $34m in loans and grants, part of which will fund an anti-piracy patrol drive off the coast of the west African country where hijackings have surged this year.

SA, China discuss AU plan on Libya

2011-07-22 19:02

President Jacob Zuma and his Chinese counterpart Hu Jintao have spoken by telephone to discuss AU proposals for ending the conflict in Libya, his spokesperson says.

China's communists mark 90th

2011-07-01 11:04

Chinese President Hu Jintao has celebrated the Communist Party on its 90th anniversary for its ability to adapt and survive and says it must use that skill to fight corruption.

Dismay as China fails to arrest Bashir

2011-06-30 14:00

The UN rights chief has expressed disappointment that China failed to arrest Sudanese leader Omar al-Bashir, who is wanted on genocide charges, during his visit to Beijing.

China cosies up to Khartoum

2011-06-29 22:18

Chinese President Hu Jintao says that relations with Sudan will remain good no matter what changes may occur as the African nation prepares for its south to secede.

Bashir arrives in China for talks

2011-06-28 10:06

Sudanese leader Omar al-Bashir has arrived in China for talks with President Hu Jintao, as the US and rights groups criticise Beijing for hosting an alleged war criminal.


SA gears up for historic Brics summit

2013-02-18 20:02

Preparations for the first Brics summit on African soil, hosted by South Africa in March, are at an advanced stage, says Minister Maite Nkoana-Mashabane.

Xi warns of unrest if graft not tackled

2012-11-19 10:01

If corruption is allowed to run wild in China then the ruling Communist Party risks major unrest and the collapse of its rule, state media has quoted Communist Party chief Xi Jinping as saying.

China's Communist Party congress closes

2012-11-14 09:02

China's ruling Communist Party has closed a pivotal congress that has approved a new leadership committee, putting Vice President Xi Jinping on course to take power in a landmark transition.

China: Hu warns of corruption at congress

2012-11-08 08:10

Outgoing Chinese President Hu Jintao has warned that corruption threatens the ruling Communist Party and the state, but says the party must stay in charge as it battles growing social unrest.

World celebrates Obama's re-election

2012-11-07 11:09

From his old school in Indonesia to a Japanese beach town that happens to share his name, people around the world are cheering US President Barack Obama's re-election.

Chinese censors block New York Times

2012-10-26 10:02

Chinese censors have blocked online searches related to the New York Times as well as the newspaper's websites after it published an investigation on the wealth of the Chinese premier's family.

China: Disgraced Bo expelled from party

2012-09-28 14:02

Disgraced Chinese politician Bo Xilai has been expelled from the ruling Communist Party and will face corruption and other criminal charges, the latest step in a scandal that has overshadowed a political transition now set to take place in early November.

No breakthrough for Clinton in China

2012-09-05 10:02

Talks between US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and Chinese leaders have failed to narrow gaps on how to end the crisis in Syria and how to resolve Beijing's territorial disputes.

China, wary of Arab Spring, hosts Morsi

2012-08-29 09:06

Egypt's newly elected president has met with China's future leader on a visit that seeks to deepen ties despite Beijing's uneasiness with the Arab Spring revolution that helped bring him to power.

China doubles loans to Africa

2012-07-19 07:44

President Hu Jintao says China would offer $20bn in new loans to Africa, as he delivered a speech to a Beijing forum on co-operation with the resource-rich continent.

Syria bombing adds urgency to UN debate

2012-07-18 15:07

A suicide attack in Syria which has killed the defence minister and President Bashar Assad's brother-in-law has added urgency to a UN debate on Syrian sanctions.

China detains 2 over T-shirts backing Bo

2012-05-18 17:43

Police in central China have detained 2 women for 10 days after they printed T-shirts supporting deposed regional leader Bo Xilai, one of the women says.

China's Chen appeals to US congress

2012-05-04 09:00

Blind Chinese dissident Chen Guangcheng has made a dramatic plea for US protection in a cellphone call to a congregational hearing from his hospital bed in Beijing.

Bo bugged phone call to China President Hu

2012-04-26 10:01

A wiretapping network has been detected on a phone call made to Chinese President Hu Jintao, a discovery that has helped topple the city's party chief Bo Xilai, says a report.

Sudan parly brands Juba govt 'enemy'

2012-04-17 12:49

Sudan's parliament has branded the government of South Sudan an enemy after southern troops invaded the north's main oilfield, as the United States condemned the bombing of a UN base in the south.

Tibetan 'critical' after immolation bid

2012-03-27 10:00

Indian doctors have operated on a Tibetan exile who set himself alight and suffered severe burns in a protest against a visit by Chinese President Hu Jintao, says his family.

China to curb rising land abuse

2012-02-15 14:01

Chinese authorities are moving to tighten oversight on illegal land development following a spike in land abuse cases last year, reports state media.

China's Hu lauds promotion for young Kim

2011-12-31 22:02

Chinese President Hu Jintao has sent congratulations to North Korea's Kim Jong-un on his appointment as supreme military leader.

China launches space module

2011-09-29 18:01

China has taken its first step towards building a space station when it launched an experimental module ahead of National Day celebrations.

Aquino urges China to boost investment

2011-08-31 18:00

The Philippine president has urged Chinese companies to invest more in his country despite a territorial spat and pledged they would receive open and equal access.

Jintao promises strong ties with South Sudan

2011-07-10 12:51

Chinese President Hu Jintao congratulated South Sudan on its independence, promising stronger ties between the two countries.

Sudan's Bashir returns from China

2011-07-01 08:53

President Omar al-Bashir has returned to Sudan, a report say, after a three-day visit to China that drew condemnation from the UN and rights groups.

China cosies up to Khartoum

2011-06-29 22:18

Chinese President Hu Jintao says that relations with Sudan will remain good no matter what changes may occur as the African nation prepares for its south to secede.

Bashir meets China's Hu

2011-06-29 07:54

Sudanese leader Omar al-Bashir, who is wanted on genocide charges, has been given a red carpet welcome by Chinese President Hu Jintao, despite criticism from Washington and human rights groups.

Kim Jong-Il says he wants stability, talks

2011-05-26 19:02

North Korea needs a stable region to develop and wants to return to nuclear disarmament talks, leaderKim Jong-Il has said during his latest secretive trip to China.

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