Discovery still optimistic about UK business - CEO

2017-02-23 18:26

Discovery’s CEO Adrian Gore speaks to Fin24 about the company's interim results, as well as perspectives on global business opportunities.

Convicted ex-Hong Kong leader jailed 20 months for misconduct

2017-02-22 10:50

Former Hong Kong leader Donald Tsang was sentenced to 20 months in prison after a high-profile corruption trial found him guilty of misconduct during his time at the helm of the city.

Nkoana-Mashabane China visit a 'success'

2017-02-19 22:21

International Relations Minister Maite Nkoana-Mashabane has declared her weekend visit to China a “success”.

China carfentanil ban a 'game-changer'

2017-02-16 17:43

China is adding the deadly drug carfentanil and three other opioids to its controlled substances list.

BMW recalls over 40 000 cars in China for faulty airbags

2017-02-15 09:31

German luxury automaker BMW will recall around 41 500 vehicles in China due to faulty airbags, according to the country's quality regulator.

Deaths from India air pollution rival China - study

2017-02-14 17:44

India's air now rivals China's as the world's deadliest, according to a new study published amid warnings that efforts to curb pollution from coal will not yield results any time soon.

'Unfair' Hong Kong election sparks fresh democracy calls

2017-02-13 11:34

The vote for Hong Kong's new leader kicks off this week, but most of its 3.8 million-strong electorate will have no say in choosing the winner, prompting calls for an overhaul of a system skewed towards Beijing.

SONA: SA to foster US trade and support China one-state policy

2017-02-10 17:11

SA will continue to foster trade relations with the US and consider Taiwan as an integral part of the People’s Republic of China, says President Jacob Zuma.

China exports surge ahead of trade friction risk

2017-02-10 10:01

China’s overseas shipments have rebounded in January with exports to the US rising, just as it braces for potential trade frictions under Donald Trump’s presidency.

China car sales fall first time in 11 months

2017-02-09 11:31

A sales hangover and holiday-shortened month have combined to send China’s passenger-vehicle sales to their first decline in almost a year.


China muzzles feminist group over anti-Trump posts

2017-02-23 14:51

Chinese authorities have blocked a prolific feminist social media account for allegedly breaking the law with posts critical of US President Donald Trump, its editors say.

Satellite tracking could be used to save lives on the road

2017-02-22 08:14

A prefecture in China's Xinjiang region is requiring all vehicles to install satellite tracking systems as part of stepped-up measures against violent attacks

China stops coal imports from North Korea

2017-02-18 21:31

China will suspend all imports of coal from North Korea for the remainder of 2017, says the commerce ministry.

Human rights lawyers in China beaten, arrested

2017-02-16 13:35

A report says lawyers who defend human rights activists and dissidents accused of subverting the authority of China's communist government are increasingly themselves becoming the targets of political prosecutions, violence and other means of suppres

8 dead after knife attack in China

2017-02-15 08:45

Authorities in China's far western Xinjiang region say eight people were killed, including three assailants, in the latest outbreak of violence in the volatile region.

At least 8 dead after central China coal mine blast

2017-02-14 13:24

A coal mine explosion in central China has left eight people dead and three injured, state media reported.

China jails eight for selling newborns' personal data

2017-02-10 22:33

A Chinese court says it had sentenced eight people to jail for selling the personal data of more than 5 000 newborns.

Trump supports 'One China' policy in first call with Xi

2017-02-10 11:53

US president reaffirms Washington's position recognising China's sovereignty over Taiwan, in a move welcomed by Beijing.

Chinese authorities probe endangered pangolin banquet

2017-02-09 19:33

Chinese authorities are investigating a banquet where government officials may have feasted on endangered pangolins, considered the most trafficked mammal on earth, after social media posts about the meal drew outrage.

China tightens smog data controls

2017-02-08 10:51

China has established a single network to monitor air pollution levels across the country, as the government attempts to control the spread of information about the country's toxic smog in response to rising public anger.

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