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Woman who murdered abusive husband gets reprieve in China

2015-04-24 12:30

A woman who was sentenced to death in China after being convicted of murdering her abusive husband has received a two-day reprieve, which could become a life sentence with a possibility of parole.

Car makers to profit from China's booming market

2015-04-24 09:02

The majority of cars in the world's biggest auto market are purchased new, but a second-hand trade is beginning to emerge in China.

China province fines Mercedes Benz $56m

2015-04-23 14:45

Chinese authorities have fined Mercedes-Benz $56m for violating anti-monopoly laws and price fixing, investigators say.

Man jailed for splashing ink on Mao Zedong portrait

2015-04-22 20:14

A man has been sentenced to 14 months in jail for splashing ink on the giant portrait of Communist revolutionary leader Mao Zedong in the heart of Beijing.

Beijing says air had less pollution in 1st part of year

2015-04-22 15:53

Beijing authorities say a key measure of air pollutants show a 19% drop in the first three months of the year.

Solar Impulse 2 has landed in east China

2015-04-21 20:06

Solar Impulse 2 has landed in the Chinese city of Nanjing, finishing the sixth stage of its landmark 12-leg quest to circumnavigate the globe powered only by the sun.

7 dead, 17 trapped in flooded China coal mine

2015-04-21 10:31

Seven coal miners have died and 17 are trapped after a shaft flooded at a mine in northern China.

Venezuela receives $5bn funding from China

2015-04-20 11:32

Cash-strapped Venezuela has received $5bn in financing from China, President Nicolas Maduro announces as his country struggles with an economic crisis.

Thin-film solar tech under scrutiny in China

2015-04-19 12:30

The potential of thin-film solar panels has put Li Hejun at the top of China's rich-list, but his Hanergy has yet to prove it can turn commercially successful.

China's incredible shrinking factory

2015-04-17 15:15

Taiwanese light manufacturer has winnowed its workforce to just 200 and leased most of its space to other firms such as lamp workshops, a mobile phone maker.

 

China unemployment rate eases

2015-04-24 09:30

China's urban unemployment rate have ticked down to 4.05% at the end of March from 4.1% at the end of 2014, says the labour ministry.

Chinese scientists 'edit' human embryos

2015-04-23 20:26

In a controversial new research paper, Chinese scientists have described how they were able to manipulate the genomes of human embryos for the first time.

China factory activity disappoints again

2015-04-23 11:30

Manufacturing activity in Asia's top two economic powerhouses have slowed further in April, a disappointing outcome that calls for yet more stimulus.

Hong Kong unveils election reform package

2015-04-22 19:14

China's long-awaited electoral blueprint given to the lawmakers reflects China's desire for a tightly controlled poll despite calls for more democracy.

China's choking air pollution goes west - Greenpeace

2015-04-22 11:08

China's choking air pollution is moving to the country's west, environmental group Greenpeace says, though air quality may have modestly improved in eastern cities such as Beijing.

SA sends first 50 nuclear trainees to China

2015-04-21 17:07

Fifty SA trainees have left for China to embark on a 4-month nuclear training stint, kicking off an extensive programme with the Chinese nuclear industry.

Air pollution levels drop in China – Greenpeace

2015-04-21 09:06

Air pollution levels in some of China’s smoggiest cities fell by nearly a third in the first quarter of this year, environmental campaign group Greenpeace says.

New Zealand happy to talk to China about spy claims

2015-04-20 10:46

New Zealand Prime Minister John Key has invited Chinese officials to quiz him about reports that Wellington worked with US intelligence on a plan to hack Chinese diplomatic communications.

US, China top dumping of electronic waste

2015-04-19 07:35

The United States and China contributed most to record mountains of electronic waste such as cellphones, hair dryers and fridges in 2014 and less than a sixth ended up recycled worldwide, a UN study says.

Tibetan man self-immolates in China - report

2015-04-17 10:33

A Tibetan man has burned himself to death in China, reports say, the second such protest reported against Beijing's policies in the region in two weeks.

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