Pastor clears air after Bahrain crash

2014-04-18 07:06

Lotus driver Pastor Maldonado has cleared the air with Sauber's Esteban Gutierrez after picking up a grid penalty for sending the Mexican flying at the 2014 Bahrain Grand Prix.

Strike at giant shoemaker's China plant

2014-04-17 16:30

Tens of thousands of workers have joined an escalating strike at a Chinese plant of Taiwan's Yue Yuen Industrial.

China's soil pollution, a serious secret

2014-04-17 13:13

A huge area of China's soil covering more than twice the size of Spain is estimated to be polluted, the government says, announcing findings of a survey previously kept secret.

VW reveals next SA-bound Touareg

2014-04-17 12:01

Volkswagen debuted its updated flagship SUV at the 2014 China auto show. The new Touareg will arrive in SA by 2015!

Weibo sells fewer shares - report

2014-04-17 10:11

Sina Weibo has sold fewer shares than expected in its US initial public offering, which has been priced below expectations, according to a report.

'Disgruntled' worker derailed China train

2014-04-17 09:41

A passenger train derailment in China that injured 15 people and made national headlines was caused by a "disgruntled" worker, a report says.

More dead pigs found in Chinese river

2014-04-17 07:36

At least 170 dead pigs have been found in a Chinese river, state media reported on Thursday, the latest in a string of similar incidents that have raised fears over food safety.

China could harm world economy growth - poll

2014-04-16 19:34

The world economy can expect steady growth at best, but any rapid slowdown in China could upset the still-unsteady progress, according to a Reuters poll.

F1 crisis: Angry teams speak out

2014-04-16 14:43

'We have a situation where we have enriched and empowered five teams and disenfranchised six,' Formula 1's four smallest teams have written to the FIA to complain about the current state of the sport.

New F1 'a form of self-harm'?

2014-04-16 12:52

Formula 1's new look makes no sense and is tantamount to 'self-harm', said the head of the Italian Olympic Committee...

Ferrari rejects Mattiacci criticism

2014-04-16 11:30

Ferrari president Luca di Montezemolo has dismissed early criticism of the team's new boss - Marco Mattiacci.

China's growth slows to 18-month low

2014-04-16 07:35

China's economy has shown slightly better than expected growth but is still at its slowest pace in 18 months in the first quarter of 2014, official data shows.

China bank loans surge

2014-04-15 12:28

China's bank lending surged in March from the previous month, the central bank says, but analysts dismissed the possibility of monetary easing.

China: Bears rescued from horror farm

2014-04-15 10:48

An animal welfare group says it will save 130 bears from a bile extraction farm in China, its largest rescue so far, in a bid to end a business that has sparked outrage.

China's tech potential

2014-04-15 07:47

Xi Jinping’s reforms could unlock huge opportunities for tech firms like Weibo.

China wants US action on IMF funding

2014-04-12 19:00

China has called on the US to approve by the end of the year funding for the IMF that is needed to carry out a reform programme that the leading agency adopted in 2010.

Boxster, Cayman GTS for China show

2014-04-11 15:06

Porsche will debut its new Boxster GTS and Cayman GTS at the 2014 China auto show in Beijing. Both models are available to order now in SA!

China set for budget airlines boom

2014-04-10 14:37

The budget aviation market in China is about to get a lot more competitive as the government moves to promote low-cost travel.

Woman held for nursery poisoning, 2 killed

2014-04-10 11:26

A Chinese woman has been detained for killing two children at a preschool nursery and making 30 others ill with poisoned food, state media says.

Landmark Beijing property sold for $928bn

2014-04-10 11:13

A company controlled by the family of Asia's richest man has sold a landmark Beijing property for more than $900m.

Circumcision patient held over doctor's murder

2014-04-09 13:25

A Chinese man "dissatisfied" with his circumcision is suspected of killing a doctor at the hospital where the operation was carried out, state media reports.

Nations wary of sucking greenhouse gases out

2014-04-09 09:26

Many nations want a draft UN report to tone down prospects for sucking greenhouse gases from the air to help fix global warming, reckoning the technologies are risky.

Hagel gets earful as China visit exposes tensions

2014-04-08 18:19

Tensions between China and the US have been on full display as Defence Secretary Chuck Hagel faced questions about America's position in bitter territorial disputes.


Rosberg: 'Lewis, we need to talk'

2014-04-18 09:47

Mercedes driver Nico Rosberg says he needs to discuss an incident during the thrilling battle in Bahrain with his team mate Lewis Hamilton. Rosberg claims Hamilton went "over the line".

2014 China GP: Alonso fastest in practice 1

2014-04-18 06:23

Ferrari has dominated during the opening practice session as Fernando Alonso was fastest and proved the team is a worthy contender for the 2014 contender's title. Watch out Mercedes?

China gears up for massive auto show

2014-04-17 14:42

As automakers will flock to Bejing for the 2014 Chinese auto show, environmental concerns and the slowing Chinese economic growth mean the road ahead could be bumpy.

China gears up for massive auto show

2014-04-17 14:01

As automakers will flock to Bejing for the 2014 Chinese auto show to showcase all the latest concepts and new models.

Alonso praises Domenicali

2014-04-17 12:43

Fernando Alonso paid tribute to former Ferrari team boss Stefano Domenicali and admitted that he had not even spoken to the new chief at the helm.

China gears up for massive auto show

2014-04-17 11:15

As automakers will flock to Bejing for the 2014 Chinese auto show, environmental concerns and the slowing Chinese economic growth mean the road ahead could be bumpy.

F1 analysis: The 2014 season so far

2014-04-17 09:54

Formula 1 heads to Shanghai for the 2014 Chinese GP on April 20. Ahead of the race at the Shanghai International Circuit, we look back on the first three races of the season!

China jails blogger in 'rumour' crackdown

2014-04-17 07:29

A Chinese court has jailed a blogger for three years, the first person to be sentenced in a government-led crackdown on so-called internet rumours.

2014 critics have 'agenda' - Mosley

2014-04-16 15:18

Since the sport switched to turbo V6 power units, its loudest critic has been Ferrari, said Former F1 Max Mosley president.

China gets first bitcoin ATM

2014-04-16 13:15

BTC China, one of the country's leading digital currency exchanges, has installed China's first bitcoin ATM and launched an app for mobile users.

Ricciardo surprised by Lotus struggles

2014-04-16 11:30

Red Bull Formula 1 driver Daniel Ricciardo has admitted he is "surprised" Lotus is still struggling with its Renault engine.

New F1 'a form of self-harm'?

2014-04-16 08:20

Formula 1's new look makes no sense and is tantamount to 'self-harm', said the head of the Italian Olympic Committee back by Ferrari's criticism of the sport.

Massive China shoe factory strike rolls on

2014-04-15 15:30

Thousands of workers at a giant Chinese shoe factory has shrugged off an offer for improved social benefits, prolonging one of the largest strikes in China.

China's 'Twitter' set for Wall St debut

2014-04-15 12:08

China's version of Twitter, is set to go public in the United States after three weeks of sell-offs took their toll on technology stocks.

China gets tough on polluting factories

2014-04-15 08:32

China is set to pass a new law that would give Beijing more powers to shut polluting factories and punish officials, and even place protected regions off-limits to industrial development.

Metal-hungry China buys Glencore mine

2014-04-14 14:20

A Chinese consortium has bought the Las Bambas copper mine in Peru from Glencore Xstrata.

Oil pipe leak blamed for tainted water in China

2014-04-12 15:06

Leak in crude oil pipe blamed for dangerous levels of benzene in Chinese city

Panic in China over fears of contaminated water

2014-04-11 14:37

Lanzhou residents have rushed for supermarket bottled water after authorities said the city's drinking water contained high levels of benzene, a cancer-inducing chemical.

China official commits suicide in his office

2014-04-10 14:08

A senior Chinese official has killed himself in his Beijing office this week, reports say, in the latest mysterious suicide of a ruling Communist Party cadre.

China finds nearly 2 000 polluting firms

2014-04-10 11:25

Nearly 2 000 Chinese enterprises were found to be in violation of state pollution guidelines following a nationwide inspection campaign covering 25 000 industrial firms.

Chinese enterprises violate guidelines

2014-04-10 10:06

Nearly 2 000 Chinese enterprises have been found to be in violation of state pollution guidelines following a nationwide inspection campaign.

China city officers beat old man to death

2014-04-09 12:15

Chinese police say they are investigating the death of an elderly man, after reports that he died following a beating by city enforcement officers triggered outrage online.

Ming Dynasty cup sold for record $36m

2014-04-08 21:53

A Shanghai collector has paid a record $36m for a rare Ming Dynasty cup that's touted as the "holy grail" of China's art world.

China approves handset sale to Microsoft

2014-04-08 13:14

Finnish telecommunications group Nokia has cleared another hurdle in the sale of its handset business to US software giant Microsoft.

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