China's president urges full efforts to rescue injured from Tianjin blast

2015-08-13 08:23

China's president Xi Jinping has urged full efforts to rescue those injured in massive explosions caused by flammable goods at an industrial area in the northeast Chinese port city of Tianjin.

China's Xi tells army to learn from uncorrupt past

2015-07-20 11:02

China's military must learn from the uncorrupt example of its revolutionary forebears and banish the deep-rooted influence of the army's worst corruption scandal in decades, President Xi Jinping told officers.

China targets rights lawyers as crackdown on activists widens

2015-07-12 12:59

BEIJING, July 12 - Chinese authorities have widened a crackdown on human rights groups, detaining or questioning more than 50 lawyers and activists in a sweep over the past few days, rights groups say.

Aung San Suu Kyi meets Chinese president in first China visit

2015-06-11 12:04

Myanmar opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi has met with China's president on the second day of an official trip to China, with few details emerging about the meeting.

Xi: Pacific Ocean is big enough for China, US

2015-05-17 17:48

China's relationship with the US is 'stable' despite tensions in the South China Sea, President Xi Jinping told top American diplomat John Kerry, adding that the Pacific Ocean is 'vast enough' for both powers, state media say.

Taiwan party leader affirms eventual reunion with China

2015-05-04 11:01

The head of Taiwan's Nationalists re-affirmed the party's support for eventual unification with the mainland when he met with Chinese President Xi Jinping as part of continuing rapprochement between the former bitter enemies.

Chinese police detain 5 women's rights activists

2015-03-13 08:51

China has formally detained five women's rights activists, apparently for planning to demonstrate against sexual harassment on public transport, paving the way for police to levy formal charges.

China president plans to make 1st state visit to US

2015-02-09 11:22

A top Chinese diplomat says President Xi Jinping plans to make his first state visit to the US later this year, Chinese state media reported.

China targets western textbooks ban

2015-01-30 11:17

Chinese authorities have ordered universities to ban the use of imported textbooks seen as promoting Western values, news reports say.

At least 35 killed in Shanghai stampede

2015-01-01 07:10

At least 35 people have died in a stampede during New Year's celebrations in Shanghai's historic waterfront area, city officials say - the worst disaster to hit one of China's showcase cities in recent years.


Former presidential aide to face trial in China

2015-07-21 12:22

A former presidential aide has been expelled from the ruling Communist Party and arrested for suspected bribery and other offences, a report says.

106 Chinese lawyers, activists arrested as nationwide crackdown continues

2015-07-13 12:26

More than 100 human rights lawyers and activists from 15 cities and provinces in China have been detained, have disappeared or summoned by police in a nationwide crackdown, according to rights groups.

US, China to co-operate on ocean preservation

2015-06-25 15:15

The US and China say they are stepping up co-operation on preserving the ocean and combating illegal fishing despite their differences on maritime security.

Chinese leader: Religions must be free of foreign influence

2015-05-21 13:38

China's president has warned in a key policy speech that religions must be independent from foreign influence, as the government asks domestic religious groups to pledge loyalty to the state.

China's Xi warns against Taiwan independence

2015-05-04 15:07

Chinese Communist Party chief Xi Jinping has warned against Taiwan being seen as a country as he met the head of the island's ruling party, the first such encounter in seven years.

China, Vietnam must manage sea dispute

2015-04-07 21:18

Chinese President Xi Jinping has told the visiting head of Vietnam's ruling Communist Party that the two countries must manage their dispute over the South China Sea well to maintain peace and stability.

China defends island building in South China Sea

2015-03-08 14:22

China's foreign minister has defended his government's controversial policy of reclamation on disputed isles in the South China Sea.

Argentine leader causes furore after 'mocking' Chinese accent

2015-02-05 14:40

Embattled Argentine President Cristina Fernandez, while on a state visit to China seeking badly needed investment, has caused a furore by joking about her hosts' accents on Twitter.

China woos Latin America with $250bn

2015-01-08 16:46

Chinese President Xi Jinping has pledged $250bn in investment in Latin America over the next 10yrs as part of a drive to boost China's influence.

China leaders preside at massacre remembrance

2014-12-13 07:30

President Xi Jinping and other Chinese leaders are presiding at a remembrance ceremony on the 77th anniversary of the Nanking massacre amid a drive to revive memories of Japan's brutal invasion.

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