McDonald's takes steps in China meat scandal

2014-07-25 20:30

McDonald's has suspended sales of chicken nuggets and other items in Hong Kong after it said it imported from the Chinese company at the centre of a food scare.

Indian minister irked by basketball turban row

2014-07-24 16:13

Basketball's no-headgear rule has irked the Indian sports minister who has reacted with anger after two Sikh members of the men's national team had to remove their turbans.

China probes firms as food scare spreads

2014-07-24 13:34

China's food regulator has visited close to 600 restaurants, businesses and food distributors over a food scare that has dragged in a number of global brands.

Man arrested in China for testicle chopping

2014-07-24 10:55

A man has been arrested for using a blunt razor to chop off the testicles of three patients at a Chinese nursing home, state media say.

China shuts large coal plant to curb smog

2014-07-24 10:38

Beijing has closed the first of four large coal-fired power plants that are set to be shut down as part of efforts to curb its choking air pollution, media report.

China meat scandal: Supplier has global reach

2014-07-24 05:20

The American meat supplier in the China scandal has ties to many well-known fast-food chains operating around the world, including McDonald's.

China to crack down on online pornography

2014-07-23 14:54

China will crack down on smartphone apps featuring pornography and obscene content, the government has said.

Five held in China food scandal probe

2014-07-23 13:45

Police have detained five people in an investigation into a supplier of foreign fast-food brands including KFC and McDonald's over allegations of expired meat.

China's Xi eyes increased investment in Cuba

2014-07-23 10:30

Chinese President Xi Jinping has met his Cuban counterpart Raul Castro in a visit to expand investment in the fellow communist nation, his last stop on a four-country Latin American charm offensive.

City sealed off after man dies of plague in China

2014-07-22 18:51

A Chinese city has been sealed off and 151 people placed in quarantine since last week after a man died of bubonic plague.

China internet population breaks records

2014-07-22 14:28

China is now home to 632 million internet users, a government agency has said, although use of social networks has dropped amid a crackdown.

Fatal mudslides in southwest China

2014-07-21 17:59

Eleven people have been killed and 14 others are still missing after mudslides swept through two villages in southwest China.

Typhoon kills 11 in Vietnam, China deaths up to 26

2014-07-21 13:41

A typhoon that barrelled into northern Vietnam has killed at least 11 people and left several missing, state media says, while in China the death toll rose to 26.

Death toll rise in China fiery crash

2014-07-20 10:50

The death toll from the southern China highway collision between a bus and a truck loaded with flammable liquid rose to 43.

Super Typhoon Rammasun hits southern China

2014-07-18 19:51

The strongest typhoon to hit southern China in more than 40 years has made its second landfall, after leaving a trail of destruction and at least 64 dead in the neighbouring Philippines.

China to loan Argentina $7.5bn

2014-07-18 15:41

Argentina will sign deals to borrow $7.5bn from China for power rail projects, at a time when the Latin American country cannot tap global capital markets.

Fruit colours evolved to please picky birds

2014-07-18 14:05

Tropical Asian birds have a penchant for red and black, a proclivity that likely prompted jungle plants to sprout fruit in these colours, scientists say.

Germany most energy efficient nation

2014-07-18 08:27

Germany is the world's most energy efficient nation with strong codes on buildings while China is quickly stepping up its own efforts, an environmental group says.

'Bizarre' sea creatures found in China

2014-07-17 13:31

Researchers have discovered the fossilised remains, showing in fine detail the brain structures, of a bizarre group of sea creatures that were the top predators half a billion years ago.

Evolution of pig trade between China & US

2014-07-16 10:42

European pig producers have found a lucrative market selling porkers to China for breeding purposes. But a new study shows that this business is a remarkable tale of trade flowing in reverse.

Beijing steps up 'naked officials' crackdown

2014-07-15 20:55

Beijing is ramping up its efforts to identify "naked officials" - those whose relatives have moved abroad - reports say, as part of a high-publicised anti-graft crackdown.

Tunnel collapses in China trapping 14

2014-07-14 19:28

Part of a railway tunnel has collapsed in southwest China trapping an estimated 14 workers, the country's official news agency reported.

Tencent gains ground as Alibaba nears IPO

2014-07-14 07:58

China's biggest social media company Tencent Holdings is leading the revolt against Alibaba's online retail dominance, as Alibaba gears up for its $140bn IPO.

More than half of foreign aid given to Africa - China

2014-07-10 12:19

More than half of China’s foreign aid of over $14bn between 2010 and 2012 was directed to Africa, the government has said.

Up to US to drive global economy - China

2014-07-10 10:15

China's finance minister says that the country is not planning any new stimulus measures and it is up to the United States to drive the global economy.


China approves three private banks

2014-07-25 13:16

China has approved the setting up of three private banks, including one by internet giant Tencent, in a long-awaited economic reform.

Chinese coal industry's outlook worse

2014-07-24 15:00

More than 70% of China's coal firms are making losses, with prices eroded by falling demand growth, a worsening supply glut and a war on smog.

South Korea offers $11bn in stimulus spending

2014-07-24 11:34

South Korea has offered billions of dollars in stimulus spending and property market-boosting steps to shore up demand.

Yum cuts ties with firm in meat scandal

2014-07-24 10:45

Yum Brands has severed ties with OSI Group, which is at the center of a food-safety scare that has ensnared several major Western brands.

McDonald's feels 'deceived' by China meat audit

2014-07-24 08:59

McDonald's CEO Don Thompson says the company feels "a bit deceived" by the audit it received for the China supplier shut down because of a meat scandal.

Zimbabwe arrests Chinese man with 33 000 rounds of ammo

2014-07-23 17:03

Zimbabwean police have arrested a Chinese man in possession of ivory, gold and a large quantity of ammunition.

Rhino poacher gets 77 years in jail

2014-07-23 14:03

A rhino poacher has been sentenced to 77 years in prison in one of the heaviest penalties aimed at curbing poachers who target rhinos for their horns.

China braces for 2nd typhoon, Taiwan drenched

2014-07-23 11:46

China is bracing for the arrival of a second typhoon as communities along the country's southern coast cleared away debris in the wake of the earlier storm that killed 46 people.

China's rich pimp their planes

2014-07-23 09:45

The market for private jets is a small but fast growing aviation segment in China, where rapid economic development has created a surge of new wealth.

Second typhoon nears China

2014-07-22 16:34

The death toll from the strongest storm to hit China for decades has reached 46 with another 25 missing as another typhoon approaches.

China's Xi Jinping arrives in Cuba

2014-07-22 09:51

Chinese President Xi Jinping has arrived in Cuba, officials say, the last stop on a Latin American tour that has stressed trade and aid more than ideology.

Man slashes 3 children, killing 1 in China

2014-07-21 16:37

A man wielding a kitchen knife killed a 1-year-old boy and injured two other children in the southern Chinese province of Guangdong.

Plus-sized parking spaces for Chinese women

2014-07-21 10:33

The parking spaces outside a Chinese shopping mall are distinctive: marked out in pink, signposted 'Respectfully reserved for women', and around 30cm wider than normal.

38 die in fiery China road accident

2014-07-19 08:30

At least 38 people have been killed when a van carrying inflammable liquid hit a bus on a highway in central China.

West 'should not rush to blame Russia' for MH17

2014-07-18 17:26

China's state news agency warned against rushing to implicate Russia in the downing of a Malaysian airliner over eastern Ukraine.

China deepens ties to Brazil

2014-07-18 15:00

China has expanded its trade partnership with Brazil with $7.5bn in financing for Brazilian miner Vale, the purchase of 60 passenger jets and more.

China to hold public trial for GSK

2014-07-18 09:05

China will publicly prosecute a foreign couple linked to drugmaker GlaxoSmithKline on charges of illegally obtaining private information, reports say.

China lightning, floods, landslides kill dozens

2014-07-17 21:38

Dozens of people have died as torrential rain batters swathes of China, with at least six killed by lightning, thousands of homes destroyed and more than 300 000 evacuated.

Kids with lead poison are given milk in China

2014-07-16 14:00

Children with high levels of lead poisoning in China's Hunan province were offered medicine and milk as a form of treatment, but in return officials asked the families to hand over all blood test.

Brics bank: SA to host African hub

2014-07-16 09:25

South Africa will be the home of an Africa Regional Centre, the Brics group of emerging powers has announced at the unveiling of a $100bn development bank.

WTO faults US over duties on China

2014-07-15 10:15

World Trade Organisation judges say the US broke its rules in imposing hefty duties on Chinese products that Washington argues enjoyed government subsidies.

China busts World Cup gambling rings

2014-07-14 12:38

Chinese police have uncovered a series of illegal World Cup betting cases involving almost $3bn as authorities struggle to control the country's gambling problem.

Standard Bank has $170m exposure to China

2014-07-10 13:37

Standard Bank says it has total exposure of about $170m worth of aluminium that is at risk over possible fraud at China's Qingdao port.

Chinese hackers 'hit US networks'

2014-07-10 11:34

Report: Chinese hackers break into US network , target security clearance files with the intention of accessing the files of tens of thousands of federal employees.

Zuma to open China-funded auto plant in Coega

2014-07-09 18:30

President Jacob Zuma is to launch a R600m plant jointly funded by China FAW group corporation and the China-Africa Development Fund in Coega's industrial zone.

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