China slated for not doing enough for Ebola

2014-10-20 11:16

China has lagged behind in contributions to fighting West Africa's Ebola epidemic despite being the largest investor in the region, says the World Food Programme.

Bear bites boy's arm off in Chinese zoo

2014-10-19 18:01

A bear in central China has bitten off the arm of a 9-year-old boy who tried to feed it through its cage, state media and a doctor said.

Top China engineer sentenced for $8m bribes

2014-10-17 11:00

The engineer who designed China's high-speed rail network has received a suspended death sentence after being found guilty of taking $7.8m in bribes.

US calls for probe into Hong Kong brutality

2014-10-16 10:32

The United States has called for a "swift and transparent" investigation into the beating of a handcuffed Hong Kong democracy protester.

Hong Kong police use pepper spray on protesters

2014-10-16 07:37

Hong Kong police have used pepper spray to stop pro-democracy protesters from blocking a major road near the office of the city's embattled leader amid public anger over the police.

China blocks BBC website amid Hong Kong protests

2014-10-15 14:40

The BBC's website has been blocked in China, one day after a video of Hong Kong police beating and kicking a pro-democracy protester began circulating online.

Putin's tiger attacked henhouse – China media

2014-10-15 12:03

Chinese media say a rare Siberian tiger released into the wild by Russian President Vladimir Putin has attacked a henhouse in northeastern China, raising concerns that farmers may hunt it down.

SABMiller beer sale trend worsens

2014-10-14 13:15

Poor weather in China has hit SABMiller's lager sales in the second quarter, though higher prices and a jump in soft drink sales have helped boost revenues.

Hong Kong police remove barricades at protest sites

2014-10-13 07:26

Hundreds of Hong Kong police have begun removing some barricades from protest sites early, as pro-democracy demonstrations enter into their third week.

China's central bank sees low risk of hard landing

2014-10-12 13:45

The chance of a hard landing for China's economy is small despite worries about the real-estate sector, says the chief economist of the People's Bank of China.

Airbus-China partnership keeps growing

2014-10-10 17:00

Airbus and its Chinese partners have re-confirmed their intention to set up an A330 completion and delivery centre in Tianjin, China.

Days of heavy air pollution blight China

2014-10-10 12:37

Days of heavy smog shrouding swathes of northern China have pushed pollution to more than 20 times safe levels, despite government promises to tackle environmental blight.

Hong Kong protesters vow to fight on

2014-10-09 22:04

Crunch talks between Hong Kong's democracy protesters and the government have been called off, just hours after demonstrators vowed to ratchet up their occupations.

China, EU close to deal on telecoms dispute

2014-10-08 19:30

China and the European Union are closing in on a deal to resolve a long-running telecoms dispute, people close to the matter say.

China builds military airstrip on disputed island

2014-10-08 13:40

Beijing has completed a runway for military aircraft on a South China Sea island also claimed by Vietnam, state-run media reported, as it asserts its territorial claims in the area.

3 from missing Thai helicopter survive

2014-10-08 10:26

A passenger onboard a helicopter that disappeared 10 days ago has walked into Myanmar village, saying both pilots also survived but were injured and needed help, organisers of the search say.

Japanese Muslim quizzed over plan to join ISIS

2014-10-07 18:04

Police are questioning a 26-year-old Japanese Muslim on suspicion of trying to join ISIS in Syria, media reports and the top government spokesperson says.

Dearth of doctors in China private healthcare

2014-10-07 10:00

As China tries to privatise an overburdened public healthcare system, private hospitals face a shortage of doctors.

6 die in dengue virus outbreak in south China

2014-10-07 08:08

The dengue virus has killed six people and infected more than 20 000 in southern China's worst outbreak of the mosquito-transmitted disease in about two decades.

Hong Kong protests fade

2014-10-06 20:07

As Hong Kong protests shrink after tumultuous week, students vow to keep up pressure.

HK Man threatens to jump off bridge

2014-10-05 12:59

A man has threatened to jump from an overhead pedestrian walkway in the middle of a Hong Kong protest site.

Hong Kong residents, protesters clash

2014-10-03 22:31

Pushing and yelling, hundreds of Hong Kong residents have tried to force pro-democracy activists from the streets they were occupying as tensions rose in the protests that have shut down parts of the city.

$1.1bn Zimbabwe, China power deal delayed

2014-10-03 12:27

Zimbabwe will brace for more power cuts as the $1.1bn power deal with China’s Sinohydro to boost the country’s power generation has been postponed.

US partially lifts 40-year ban on Vietnam arms sales

2014-10-03 08:41

The US is to partially lift a 40-year arms embargo against its former foe Vietnam, in a landmark decision set to infuriate China.


Aus to help China seize assets of corrupt officials

2014-10-20 10:01

Australian police have agreed to assist China in the extradition and seizure of assets of corrupt Chinese officials who have fled with hundreds of millions of dollars in illicit funds, a report says.

Australia reluctant to tackle climate change

2014-10-17 15:00

Business and political leaders worldwide want action to avert the financial repercussions of climate change, but G20 host Australia remains a vocal sceptic.

Chinese villagers burn workers to death

2014-10-16 15:57

Local Chinese authorities say villagers engaged in a dispute with a property developer have detained several construction workers and burnt four to death.

China sends Ebola drug to Africa

2014-10-16 09:28

A Chinese drugmaker has sent an experimental Ebola drug to Africa for use by Chinese aid workers and is planning clinical trials there.

Police brutality at Hong Kong protest sparks outrage

2014-10-15 19:24

Hong Kong police have come under fire after plainclothes officers were filmed beating and kicking a handcuffed protester during mass pro-democracy rallies.

Decline in Chinese tourists hits Singapore

2014-10-15 13:45

International visitor arrivals to Singapore have fallen, hurt by a drop in tourists from China, official data shows.

Police, protesters in violent clashes in Hong Kong

2014-10-15 05:43

Hong Kong police and protesters have clashed in some of the most violent scenes since pro-democracy demonstrations began more than a fortnight ago.

Russia, China sign energy, finance deals

2014-10-13 19:43

Russia and China have signed a host of economic agreements to boost trade and investment between both countries.

US investment talks done in two years - China

2014-10-12 19:45

Negotiations to bring about a bilateral investment treaty between China and the United States could be concluded within two years.

HK leader: Democracy movement has 'almost zero chance'

2014-10-12 10:26

Hong Kong's pro-democracy protesters have an "almost zero chance" of changing Beijing's stance and securing free elections, the city's embattled Chief Executive Leung Chun-ying has said.

Hamburg, China deepen ties as trade booms

2014-10-10 12:50

Hamburg sees itself as China's gateway to Europe, with the city in northern Germany hosting the most important port for the world's second-biggest economy.

China coal-mining region turns to wine

2014-10-10 10:30

To reinvent itself in China's new consumption-driven economy, one region will need to crush a few grapes.

Yum China sees big sales recovery

2014-10-08 19:45

Yum Brands expects China sales to bounce back strongly in 2015, but cautioned that it likely faces a bumpy, multi-month recovery from a recent supplier scandal.

China earthquake leaves 300 injured, 1 dead

2014-10-08 14:29

Thousands of rescuers have deployed in southwest China after a strong earthquake left one person dead and more than 300 injured, a report says.

China military calls for stronger cyber security

2014-10-08 13:40

China's armed forces will ramp up their cyber security and speed domestic development of software, state media have said.

Hong Kong protests dwindle, as talks continue

2014-10-08 07:37

Hong Kong pro-democracy protests that brought tens of thousands on to the streets have dwindled to a few hundred after activist leaders agreed to talks with the government.

Malaysia urged not to deport 155 migrants to China

2014-10-07 18:04

Human rights groups have urged Malaysia not to deport 155 ethnic Uighur migrants back to China,, fearing they could face persecution.

Hong Kong protests at crossroads

2014-10-07 13:04

Hong Kong pro-democracy demonstrators have risked a backlash from commuters and retailers as lingering protests cause traffic chaos and sales slump.

Hong Kong protests at crossroads

2014-10-07 09:19

Hong Kong pro-democracy demonstrators have risked a backlash from commuters and retailers, as lingering protests caused traffic chaos and sales slump in the global financial hub.

Militants may be planning to strike US

2014-10-06 21:22

The FBI director says militants based in Syria may be working on a plan to strike the US.

HK demos withdraw from some protest sites

2014-10-05 14:03

Pro-democracy demonstrators in Hong Kong have announced a partial withdrawal from some protest sites.

Scuffles at Hong Kong protests

2014-10-05 09:45

Police have scuffled with Hong Kong protesters as the pro-democracy movement faces a clear-out deadline.

China 'does not dictate to SA'

2014-10-03 12:44

The perception that China dictates to South Africa is unfounded, and the Dalai Lama was not denied a visa as this would have been unjust, Parliament's portfolio committee on international relations says.

Macau dealers walk off, labour unrest rises

2014-10-03 10:30

Hundreds of casino workers in gambling hub Macau have walked off the job to demand higher wages and better benefits, the latest in a wave of labour unrest.

Hong Kong leader refuses to step down

2014-10-02 18:21

Hong Kong's leader, Leung Chun-ying, has told pro-democracy protesters he has no intention of stepping down and warned them that the consequences of occupying government buildings would be serious.

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