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Zuma meets with Bashir to 'strengthen relations'

2015-09-03 15:50

President Jacob Zuma has met with Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir to "strengthen relations" between the two countries.

China celebrates 70 years since victory over Japan

2015-09-03 10:12

China has kicked off a huge military ceremony marking the 70th anniversary of Japan's defeat in World War II as major Western leaders stayed away.

China pledges to cut 300 000 troops from its massive army

2015-09-03 07:49

China has pledged to cut 2.3 million-member People's Liberation Army by 300 000 troops, amid rising manpower costs and technological capabilities that reduce the need for large numbers of personnel.

China manufacturing contracts, eurozone and US slows

2015-09-02 19:07

China's giant manufacturing industry has contracted and eurozone and US growth eased in August data, while the IMF cut its forecast for world growth this year.

China enlists monkeys to keep birds from spoiling parade

2015-09-02 16:03

China is leaning on the animal kingdom - including a squad of nest-wrecking monkeys - to ensure its military parade commemorating the end of World War II goes smoothly.

S Korea's Park thanks China for help easing tension with North

2015-09-02 14:36

South Korean President Park Geun-hye thanked China for help in defusing recent tension with North Korea that had pushed the neighbours to the brink of an armed conflict.

China chemical factory blast toll rises to 5

2015-09-02 07:38

The death toll from an explosion at a chemical factory in eastern China has risen to five and the cause of the blast is still under investigation, state media report.

Cees Bruggemans: Zuma fingers private sector – real story lies overseas

2015-09-01 13:32

Cees Bruggemans questions President Jacob Zuma's claims that the responsibility of a failing government is now at the hands of the private sector.

Weak China data point to economic slowdown

2015-09-01 12:30

Activity in China's factory sector has shrunk at its fastest rate in at least three years as domestic and export orders tumbled, increasing investors' fears.

Blast at chemical plant in northern China

2015-08-31 21:20

An explosion has rocked a chemical plant in the eastern Chinese province of Shandong, but there have been no immediate reports of casualties.

 
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China to reduce military by 300 000 troops

2015-09-03 08:03

China will reduce its military ranks by around 300 000 personnel, President Xi Jinping says.

City of lights dimming

2015-09-02 20:55

Hong Kong's famous city lights are being targeted as the city strives for more sustainable energy consumption.

Zuma arrives in China for WWII anniversary

2015-09-02 18:04

President Jacob Zuma has arrived in Beijing where he will be attending the country's 70th anniversary of the end of the occupation of China and World War II.

China slowdown: How it's affecting SA

2015-09-02 14:54

After years of China’s record economic growth, its recent slowdown is taking a toll on emerging markets.

US calls for release of Chinese rights activists

2015-09-02 10:27

The US has urged Chinese authorities to release a dozen human rights and religious freedom defenders detained during a recent visit by a top US diplomat.

China factory sector decline continues

2015-09-01 17:51

Activity in China's factory sector shrank at its fastest rate in at least three years in August as domestic and export orders tumbled, increasing investors' fears.

China welcomes 'old friend' Omar Bashir

2015-09-01 13:25

Chinese President Xi Jinping has welcomed Sudan's President Omar Hassan al-Bashir, an accused war criminal, as an 'old friend', as China's foreign ministry defended his invite to a military parade to mark the end of WWII.

China new home prices rise in August

2015-09-01 09:15

New house prices in China have risen in August from a year ago for the first time in 11 months, as government monetary easing policies boosted demand.

Chinese military unveils new drone

2015-08-31 16:57

The Chinese military has unveiled a new armed drone equipped with wall-penetrating radar.

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