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.

SA-China ties strengthened: Zuma

2014-12-06 22:28

Ties between South Africa and China have been strengthened during a diplomatic visit to the East Asian country, President Jacob Zuma says.

Chinese village head found with 132 homes

2014-12-05 12:47

A former Chinese village head has accumulated 132 Shanghai residential properties, reports say, the latest ‘House Uncle’ to be identified in a corruption crackdown.

Get that Obama or Putin look for $44

2014-11-13 14:10

Chinese traders are offering the chance to get that "world leader look" by selling copies of the garb worn by Barack Obama, Vladimir Putin and Xi Jinping at this week's APEC summit in Beijing.

US China climate deal prods others to act

2014-11-12 13:10

A groundbreaking agreement struck by the US and China is putting the world's two worst polluters on a faster track to curbing heat-trapping gases blamed for global warming.

US and China announce 'historic' climate accord

2014-11-12 09:09

The US and China have announced an action plan on greenhouse emissions as part of a 'historic' pact that was acclaimed by climate scientists but denounced by US Republicans.

Putin's gesture sends social media buzzing

2014-11-11 13:37

A chivalrous gesture by Russian President Vladimir Putin HAS set social media buzzing and put Chinese censors into action at the Apec summit in Beijing.


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.

China pans anti-corruption group for low ranking

2014-12-05 14:42

A Chinese newspaper has criticised Transparency International for failing to recognise the achievements of China's anti-corruption campaign, after the organisation's latest corruption index shows China is faring worse.

Australia, China trade deal on the cards

2014-11-13 21:15

Chinese President Xi Jinping's visit to Tasmania underscores Australia's push to ramp up agricultural exports, with the two countries set to sign a free trade agreement.

Xi says US journalists to blame for visa denials

2014-11-12 14:01

Chinese President Xi Jinping suggested US news organisations had themselves to blame for Beijing not granting journalist visas, in response to a rare unscripted question from a foreign reporter.

Obama and Xi put their differences aside

2014-11-12 10:13

Despite their differences, the US and China have announced an unprecedented joint plan to cut greenhouse gas emissions, as well as agreements on visas, trade and military ties.

Heat on over climate as US, China leaders meet

2014-11-11 16:51

Barack Obama and Xi Jinping have few areas of common ground as they meet this week in Beijing, but could find themselves warming to each other on one longstanding sticking point: climate change.

China's Xi says smog his top priority during Apec

2014-11-11 10:36

Beijing's air quality readings have been at the top of Chinese President Xi Jinping's agenda in the last few days, he says, with the city desperate to keep smog under control during Apec.

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