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, Japan hold ice-breaking meeting

2014-11-10 10:17

Chinese President Xi Jinping and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe are holding an ice-breaking meeting in Beijing, following more than two years of deep tensions over an island dispute.

China nets 180 fraud suspects in massive hunt

2014-10-31 10:50

China says it has captured 180 people suspected of committing economic crimes as part of an aggressive anti-corruption campaign targeting suspects who have fled abroad.

Aus to help China seize assets of corrupt officials

2014-10-20 10:01

Australian police have agreed to assist China in the extradition and seizure of assets of corrupt Chinese officials who have fled with hundreds of millions of dollars in illicit funds, a report says.

Dalai Lama in 'informal' talks to return to Tibet

2014-10-02 14:33

The Dalai Lama has indicated that he is in informal talks with China to make a historic pilgrimage to Tibet after more than half a century in exile.

Uighur scholar gets life in prison

2014-09-23 11:00

A Chinese court has sentenced to life in prison the country's most prominent advocate for the rights of Muslim Uighur people, his lawyer says, the latest sign of Beijing's determination to suppress dissent.

China official hangs himself after being fired

2014-09-18 16:58

An official in eastern China has hanged himself after being sacked following a corruption probe into his presence at an extravagant banquet, state media says.

China's President Xi to make first visit to India

2014-09-09 08:37

Chinese President Xi Jinping will make his first visit to India as head of state on a regional visit that will also take him to Sri Lanka, the Maldives and Tajikistan, the foreign ministry says.

Japan and India vow to boost strategic ties

2014-09-01 15:00

Japan and India have agreed to strengthen strategic ties as Asia's second and third biggest economies keep a wary eye on a rising China.

Mugabe a true son of Africa – diplomats

2014-08-27 12:42

African diplomats in China have reportedly hailed Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe as a true son of Africa, during his week-long visit to that country.

Uighur group: 100 casualties in China clash

2014-07-30 10:21

A clash in Xinjiang, home to China's mostly Muslim Uighur minority, left nearly 100 people dead or wounded, an exile group says.

China's Xi Jinping arrives in Cuba

2014-07-22 09:51

Chinese President Xi Jinping has arrived in Cuba, officials say, the last stop on a Latin American tour that has stressed trade and aid more than ideology.

China-US confrontation would be a disaster - Xi

2014-07-09 11:23

Confrontation between China and the US would be a disaster and both must respect each others' sovereignty, Chinese President Xi Jinping says as he opened annual talks between the world's two biggest economies.

North Korea fires projectiles before Xi's Seoul visit

2014-07-02 09:47

North Korea has fired two short-range projectiles into waters off its east coast, South Korean officials say, on the eve of Chinese President Xi Jinping's talks in Seoul.

Hateful gossip in Beijing 'targets govt, rich'

2014-06-11 11:27

A majority of "rumours" swirling in Beijing target government officials and the rich, state-run media says, underscoring popular resentment at society's "haves" amidst deepening inequality in China.

China pins Xinjiang attacks on terrorists groups

2014-06-06 09:28

Chinese state media has issued details on 81 people sentenced on terror-related charges saying the bulk had belonged to terrorist organisations and committed murder and other violent crimes.

Beijing ramps up security for Tiananmen anniversary

2014-06-04 15:13

China imposed smothering security in central Beijing on the 25th anniversary of the Tiananmen Square crackdown, a topic that remains a taboo in the communist nation.

China sentences 55 in mass trial at stadium

2014-05-28 08:33

Authorities in China's mainly Muslim Xinjiang have mounted a mass sentencing in a stadium for 55 people on offences including terrorism, state media says, as they press a crackdown on escalating violence.


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.

Chinese officials 'went on illegal ivory buying sprees'

2014-11-06 08:49

Chinese diplomatic and military staff went on buying sprees for illegal ivory while on official visits to Tanzania, sending prices soaring, an environmental activist group says.

New Afghan president heads to China

2014-10-27 14:09

The new Afghan president will travel to China, signalling the role he hopes Beijing will play in Afghanistan's future, not only economically but also strategically.

Police get ready to use rubber bullets in Hong Kong

2014-10-02 16:11

Tensions in Hong Kong have soared after police were seen unloading boxes of tear gas and rubber bullets close to the city's besieged government headquarters.

China, Spain sign business deals worth $4bn

2014-09-25 18:14

China and Spain have signed business deals worth about $4bn during a visit by Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy to the Asian powerhouse.

Tibetan man self-immolates in China

2014-09-22 07:45

A Tibetan man has burned himself to death in northwest China, overseas media and a campaign group reports, the latest in a string of self-immolation protests in recent years against Beijing's control.

Birds' nests land Chinese man in soup

2014-09-16 15:41

A Chinese man has been arrested in Colombo while trying to smuggle out swallow’s nests with a street value of $50 000, hours before the country’s president was due to arrive.

China makes rare admission of naval near-miss

2014-09-04 12:15

China has honoured a submarine captain for averting an underwater 'emergency' after his crew reportedly saved the vessel from sinking into waters thousands of metres deep.

Can China save Mugabe?

2014-08-29 10:26

Even Beijing's support may not be enough to rescue Zimbabwe's sinking economy, as President Robert Mugabe turns to 'old friend' China after being snubbed by the US.

China's Xi hails Mugabe as renowned leader

2014-08-25 23:12

China’s president Xi Jinping has hailed Zimbabwe’s Robert Mugabe – a pariah in the West – as a renowned African liberation leader and an "old friend" of the Chinese people.

China's Xi eyes increased investment in Cuba

2014-07-23 10:30

Chinese President Xi Jinping has met his Cuban counterpart Raul Castro in a visit to expand investment in the fellow communist nation, his last stop on a four-country Latin American charm offensive.

North Korea missiles a 'serious provocation' - South

2014-07-10 11:29

South Korea has condemned a series of missile launches by nuclear-armed North Korea as a "serious provocation" that threatened stability on the peninsula.

China holds ceremony to mark China-Japan war

2014-07-07 09:55

President Xi Jinping has criticised people who he says "beautify the history of aggression" as China marks the 77th anniversary of the start of a war with Japan amid rising tensions.

China: 32 terror groups broken up in crackdown

2014-06-23 15:41

Chinese authorities say they broke up 32 terror groups and arrested more than 380 suspects in the far west in the first month of a crackdown aimed at demonstrating the Communist Party's resolve to maintain order.

Western democracy only brings chaos - China paper

2014-06-09 10:13

China's top newspaper has warned against aping Western-style democracy, pointing to Thailand and Ukraine as examples of the kind of chaos the system can bring.

China says 29 arrested in anti-terror crackdown

2014-06-05 09:16

Chinese authorities have announced 29 more arrests in their continuing anti-terrorism crackdown in Xinjiang following a series of deadly attacks blamed on Muslim extremists.

China police seize 1.8 tons of bomb material

2014-05-27 07:37

Police in China's restive Xinjiang seized 1.8 tons of bomb making material and detained five people, authorities say, following a string of deadly attacks blamed on militants.

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