Li named as China premier

2013-03-15 08:23

China's parliament has named Communist bureaucrat Li Keqiang to the post of premier, a role that involves running day-to-day government in the world's second-largest economy.

At least 42 dead in China landslide

2013-01-11 22:27

A landslide has killed at least 42 people including seven from a single family when it smashed into a remote village in south-western China.

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.

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.

China probe into Wen 'family wealth'

2012-11-05 15:05

China's ruling Communist Party has launched an inquiry into the alleged wealth of Premier Wen Jiabao's family at his own request, says a report.

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.

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.

China’s Wen again warns about corruption

2012-03-26 15:52

Outgoing Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao has said that rampant corruption could undermine Beijing's power structure.

China government debt 'controllable'

2012-01-30 12:47

Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao says government debt is "overall safe and controllable" and key projects will continue to receive funding to avoid "systemic risks", reports state media.

Putin slams 'arrogant' world powers

2011-11-08 00:00

Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin has lashed out at "arrogant world powers" as he hosted his Chinese counterpart Wen Jiabao for a regional security summit.

China says it won’t abandon eurozone

2011-09-14 11:08

Premier Wen Jiabao says China will expand its eurozone investment, and called on Western countries to "put their houses in order".

China's foreign reserves at new record

2011-07-12 14:21

Beijing's accumulation of foreign exchange has grown steadily to more than $3 trillion.

Inflation under control: Wen Jiabao

2011-06-24 11:02

Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao has sounded his most upbeat note this year on Beijing’s fight against inflation, saying he expects price pressures to decline steadily.

Social stability at heart of economy: China

2011-02-27 15:40

Fighting inflation is a priority for China where rapid price rises and pressure to sharply raise the value of the yuan are a threat to social stability, premier Wen Jiabao says.

China, Pakistan sign $35bn in deals

2010-12-18 22:23

China and Pakistan have concluded almost $15bn worth of deals, adding to the $20bn in deals signed the day before.

Turkish FM to visit China

2010-10-27 16:08

Turkish Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoglu will fly to China to meet with Chinese officials and visit the World Expo, says a foreign ministry official.

Japan urges calm with China

2010-09-20 16:26

Japan says it regrets China's decision to suspend high-level exchanges over Tokyo's arrest of a Chinese boat captain in disputed waters.

China cool to action against N Korea

2010-05-25 20:21

China has called on all parties to calmly and properly handle the North Korea situation.


New York Times 'targeted by China hackers'

2013-01-31 09:00

The New York Times says Chinese hackers have "persistently" attacked its computers over the past four months since the paper published a story on Premier Wen Jiabao.

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: 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.

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.

Typhoons shut down Taiwan, China on alert

2012-08-02 10:01

Torrential rain and strong winds have triggered landslides and flooding, forcing financial markets to shut and disrupting transport, after a typhoon made landfall in Taiwan, say authorities.

China's Wen sees risks to global recovery

2012-04-26 10:45

China's Prime Minister Wen Jiabao says while the global economy has improved, the recovery is still fragile.

China’s Wen pledges reform push

2012-03-14 11:48

Outgoing Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao says economic and political reforms will be stepped up to spread wealth and boost growth.

China flexes military muscle with drills

2011-11-23 18:53

China says it will conduct naval exercises in the western Pacific a week after the US reinforced its Asia-Pacific footprint with plans to operate 2 500 Marines out of northern Australia.

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.

Apology over China train signal failure

2011-07-28 11:43

The Chinese company that designed the signalling equipment blamed for a deadly train crash in China has apologised over the accident.

China dismisses Clinton swipe

2011-06-14 14:15

A Chinese government spokesperson has scorned US Secretary of State Hilary Clinton’s comments suggesting that it behaves like a colonial power in Africa.

China targets 7% growth: Wen

2011-02-27 10:54

Premier Wen Jiabao says China had set a lower than usual economic growth target and pledged to contain soaring prices as concern over runaway growth mounts.

Chinese medicine threat to Amur tiger

2010-11-22 19:05

Ancient Chinese medicines using products derived from tigers are encouraging poaching and threatening the Amur tiger which lives in Russia and China.

Myanmar elections a 'farce'

2010-10-27 15:21

World leaders are expected to launch a last-ditch plea this week for free and fair elections in military-run Myanmar.

China: global double dip may come

2010-05-31 11:41

Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao warns that global economic growth remains vulnerable to sovereign debt risks and a second downturn is a possibility.

Ban adds to climate expectations

2009-12-09 08:24

UN chief Ban Ki-moon said he expected the Copenhagen climate summit to seal a historic deal on cutting emissions amid warnings that the last decade broke the record for global warming.

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