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.

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.


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.

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.

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