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China makes push to ditch coal addiction

2015-03-05 12:52

China will boost efforts this year to rid itself of a strong addiction to coal in a bid to reduce damaging pollution and cut the energy intensity of its economy.

Prince William's wildlife speech draws online applause

2015-03-05 09:40

Prince William has won praise from Chinese Internet users after he visited an elephant reserve in the country and condemned illegal wildlife trafficking as 'a vicious form of criminality'.

An in-depth look at how the US and China are fighting over Africa

2015-03-04 10:05

Africa has traditionally been considered a US sphere of influence. This article discusses how China has been fighting the US for influence, friends, and resources in Africa.

China fails to audit $637.42bn of overseas SEOs

2015-03-03 15:30

Chinese government does not audit assets of state owned firms hold overseas, highlighting difficulties it faces when expanding its anti-corruption drive to SOEs.

China cut key interest rates

2015-03-01 17:08

The People's Bank of China has reduced its benchmark one-year lending rate by 0.25% in an attempt to spur growth.

China denies being behind Pelindaba break-in

2015-03-01 12:15

China has vehemently denied spy cable leaks that it was behind the 2007 break-in at SA's Pelindaba Nuclear Research Centre, according to a report.

China deletes 1000s of internet accounts

2015-02-27 16:32

Some of China's largest internet companies have deleted more than 60 000 online accounts because their names did not conform to regulations.

China bans ivory imports for 1 year to protect elephants

2015-02-27 08:01

China imposed a one-year ban on ivory imports with immediate effect amid criticism that its citizens' huge appetite for ivory has fuelled poaching that threatens the existence of African elephants.

World art sales hit new record in 2014

2015-02-26 09:54

Global art sales have set a fresh record in 2014 driven by acquisitions from new museums, while China maintained its place at the top of the market.

Tiger cub spooked by fireworks jumps to its death

2015-02-26 08:51

A forestry officer says a tiger cub spooked by Chinese New Year fireworks jumped off a building to its death in eastern China.

 

China signals 'new lower' lower growth target

2015-03-05 11:38

China has announced an economic growth target for 2015 of about 7%, signalling that the lowest rate of expansion for a quarter of a century is its "new normal".

Chinese students learn wine trade in Bordeaux

2015-03-04 10:30

A young crop of Chinese students are flocking to France's largest wine-growing area, to train for careers in the wine trade, a burgeoning industry in China.

Bus carrying China opera troupe falls off cliff, killing 20

2015-03-03 20:35

A bus carrying an opera troupe has fallen off a cliff in central China, killing 20 people and injuring 13, a report says.

Chinese ivory traders find haven online - group

2015-03-03 14:23

China’s booming e-commerce websites have carried thousands of advertisements for illegal wildlife products including ivory, rhino and tiger bone, a wildlife trade monitoring network says.

China manufacturing activity rebounds

2015-03-01 14:29

Chinese manufacturing business activity rebounded in February after falling to a 28-month low in January, official data shows.

China's wild panda population up nearly 17%

2015-03-01 11:19

China's population of wild giant pandas has jumped nearly 17% over a decade, with conservation measures credited as being behind the increase.

Herb derivative could work against Ebola

2015-02-27 10:25

A small molecule derived from an Asian herb may help stop Ebola infection by preventing the virus from entering the cells of the body, researchers say.

China removes 'thoughts' from terror definition

2015-02-26 14:49

Thoughts will not be subject to prosecution under China's new definition of terrorism, state-run media says.

SA spies suspect China behind nuke facility break-ins

2015-02-26 09:31

South African spies suspect China was behind a series of break-ins at a nuclear facility near Hartbeespoort Dam, secret documents leaked to Al Jazeera state.

Chinese abducted in Nigeria

2015-02-26 05:00

A group of seven gunmen have kidnapped a Chinese national in central Nigeria.

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