Chinese ships seen near disputed islets

28 minutes ago

Two Chinese coast guard ships have entered what Japan considers its territorial waters around a group of disputed islets in the East China Sea.

Chinese airport closed after arson attack aboard plane

2015-07-29 10:10

Chinese authorities have suspended operations at a small regional airport in the country's east after an arson attack aboard a local flight left two passengers injured.

China stocks end lower as Beijing renews support

2015-07-28 13:23

China stocks have ended lower in a volatile session, even as Beijing pledged to lend further support after stocks sank 8% in the previous session, raising concerns about financial stability.

GRAPHIC FOOTAGE: Chinese woman mangled to death by escalator

Graphic CCTV footage has been released showing an incident where a woman was tragically killed by a freak escalator accident in the Chinese city of Jingzhou. The mother had pushed her 2-year old son out the way of the malfunctioning escalator moments before, but could not save herself. WARNING: Viewers may find this footage disturbing

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China shares tumble in largest drop since 2007

2015-07-27 14:33

Chinese shares have tumbled more than 8% as an unprecedented government rescue plan to prop up valuations abruptly ran out of steam.

Watch: Chinese woman dies after trapped in escalator, but saves son

2015-07-27 12:52

A Chinese woman has died after being trapped in a shopping mall escalator, but not before pushing her 2-year-old son to safety.

China stocks plunge, suffer biggest one-day loss

2015-07-27 09:57

China stocks have plunged more than 8%, their biggest one-day drop in more than eight years, as a government-triggered rebound petered out amid profit-taking.

China launches another two GPS satellites

2015-07-26 18:54

China has successfully launched the 18th and 19th satellites of its next generation of global positioning technology.

Zim firm inks $1.1bn power deal with China

2015-07-24 13:30

A Zimbabwean company has signed a $1.1bn agreement with the China State Construction Engineering Corporation to build a 600-megawatt thermal power plant.

Hong Kong, Shanghai stocks fall after China data

2015-07-24 12:06

Hong Kong and stocks have fallen 1.06% following another Wall Street sell-off and after worse-than-expected Chinese manufacturing data.


California's shark fin ban upheld

33 minutes ago

A federal appeals court has dismissed a legal challenge to a California law banning the sale, distribution and possession of shark fins.

Would you save your smartphone before your cat?

2015-07-28 21:28

Consumers around the world admit it: they sleep with their smartphone and take it in the shower.

China state planner optimistic on economy

2015-07-28 13:00

China's top economic planner says that it is optimistic on the outlook for the economy in the second half of 2015.

China to keep buying stocks amid market panic

2015-07-27 18:54

China will unleash more funds to stabilise its sharemarket, state media reports, after Shanghai stocks saw their biggest daily fall for more than eight years.

China slides again, Europe follows

2015-07-27 13:18

European stocks and major commodity prices have fallen hard as concerns over China dominated financial markets in the wake of the biggest drop in Shanghai shares.

China's engineered stock rally comes unhinged

2015-07-27 11:50

Chinese shares have tumbled more than 8% as an unprecedented government rescue effort to prop up valuations abruptly ran out of steam.

Six Chinese miners saved after 7 days underground

2015-07-27 05:37

Six men have been rescued from a flooded Chinese coal mine having survived a week underground after at least four of their co-workers were killed, state media says.

China arrests 2 'terrorists' in Wenzhou

2015-07-24 16:27

Chinese police have arrested two men with explosives in the city of Wenzhou, authorities say, describing them as members of a “violent, terrorist, criminal group”.

Manage or magnify? China's corporate debt threat

2015-07-24 12:54

Beijing may have averted a crisis in its stock markets with heavy-handed intervention, but the world's biggest corporate debt pile is a much greater threat.

GM earnings double on US truck demand

2015-07-24 09:46

Growing demand in the US for GM trucks (bakkies) and better-than-expected sales in China have doubled first-quarter net income..

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