Xi to give speech at opening of Paris climate conference

2015-11-25 13:17

China has announced that President Xi Jinping will give a speech at the opening of a key climate change conference in Paris later this month, before making state visits to South Africa and Zimbabwe.

Presidential Burgernomics: Zuma tops Big Mac index

2015-11-11 06:10

According to Burgernomics, President Jacob Zuma can afford to tuck into 293 Big Macs per day compared to Chinese leader Xi Jinping's modest 22.

Taiwan says China summit 'first step' to normalising ties

2015-11-05 15:23

Taiwan’s president has defended a historic summit with China as the first step to normalising relations between the leaders.

China, France agree climate pact should have automatic cuts

2015-11-02 14:09

French President Francois Hollande says he and his Chinese counterpart have agreed that a global climate change pact should require countries to increase their emission cuts every five years.

Chinese state visit to the UK sees stronger nuclear ties

2015-10-21 10:32

Britain and China are set to seal business contracts worth billions, the second day of President Xi Jinping's state visit, including on Britain's first nuclear power plant in decades.

World leaders push for women's equality at UN summit

2015-09-28 12:02

World leaders have pledged money and political clout to achieve equality for women by 2030 at a UN meeting co-chaired by China's President Xi Jinping, who has faced strong criticism for cracking down on women's rights activists.

Obama greets Xi with 'ni hao' and superpower supper

2015-09-25 12:19

President Barack Obama has offered Xi Jinping a warm welcome at the White House, greeting his Chinese counterpart with a 'ni hao,' or hello, at the start of a tricky state visit.

Xi calls for 'new model' US-China relationship

2015-09-23 12:35

Chinese President Xi Jinping has called for the US and China to better understand each other’s "strategic intentions", asking for "a new model of major country relationship" with more understanding and less suspicion.

Western media 'welcome' in China, Xi tells Murdoch

2015-09-19 14:38

Chinese President Xi Jinping has told Rupert Murdoch that Western media organisations are 'welcome' in China, despite the continued blocking of numerous foreign websites for their reporting on the country.

China celebrates 70 years since victory over Japan

2015-09-03 10:12

China has kicked off a huge military ceremony marking the 70th anniversary of Japan's defeat in World War II as major Western leaders stayed away.


Zuma’s value revisited: As a % of tax, 189 times more than China’s Xi Jinping

2015-11-13 06:19

As all fingers point to an overpaid SA president, statistics show Zuma's salary as a percentage of tax collected is 189 times more than that of China's Xi Jinping.

China, Taiwan leaders join hands

2015-11-07 22:44

The presidents of China and Taiwan have reached across decades of Cold War-era estrangement and rivalry to exchange a historic handshake and warm words.

Taiwan, Chinese presidents to meet

2015-11-04 07:45

Taiwan's President Ma is to meet with China's President Xi in the first such meeting since 1949.

China's richest man says firm had ties to Xi's family

2015-10-30 13:58

Chinese President Xi Jinping's brother-in-law owned shares in a firm controlled by the country's richest man Wang Jianlin, the businessman confirmed after allegations that political connections helped Wanda Group grow.

Pomp and protests as Xi meets Queen Elizabeth II

2015-10-20 21:45

China's President Xi Jinping rode in a gilded carriage to Buckingham Palace with Queen Elizabeth II past protesters at the start of a visit to Britain.

China pledges to help poor states meet UN goals

2015-09-28 08:43

Chinese President Xi Jinping has announced that Beijing will establish an assistance fund with an pledge to help developing countries implement a development agenda

China's Xi defends internet rules

2015-09-24 12:16

Reports from Seattle say Chinese President Xi Jinping has defended China's right to impose its own regulations on the internet.

US officials expect robust talks with China on cyber, trade

2015-09-23 10:23

White House officials will seek to demonstrate during Chinese President Xi Jinping's visit that cracking down on theft of commercial secrets and promoting fair trade is in China's best interests in helping to sustain and grow the world's second-largest economy.

China frees intellectual held for 11 months

2015-09-15 16:15

China has released a scholar and human rights advocate detained for almost a year, a rights group says, though his lawyer continues to be held.

China to reduce military by 300 000 troops

2015-09-03 08:03

China will reduce its military ranks by around 300 000 personnel, President Xi Jinping says.

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