Hong Kong leader: Beijing won't back down

2014-09-30 16:12

Hong Kong’s leader says China won't back down from its decision to limit voting reforms in the Asian financial hub.

Apple nails down date for China iPhone launch

2014-09-30 13:01

Apple has said it will begin selling its latest iPhones in China after the Chinese regulator pressed the US giant to improve personal data security to gain approval.

Microsoft boss promises full co-operation in China

2014-09-29 07:45

Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella has promised to co-operate fully with Chinese authorities in their antitrust investigation into his company.

Murray wins in Shenzhen

2014-09-28 13:45

Andy Murray has won his first title since his historic Wimbledon victory, surviving a scare to beat Tommy Robredo in three sets.

Hong Kong students storm government HQ

2014-09-26 18:06

Hundreds of pro-democracy activists stormed government headquarters after student leaders demanding greater democracy urged them to charge the compound.

Microsoft CEO visits China amid monopoly probe

2014-09-26 12:36

Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella is visiting China as authorities probe the US technology giant for alleged monopoly behaviour.

China, Spain sign business deals worth $4bn

2014-09-25 18:14

China and Spain have signed business deals worth about $4bn during a visit by Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy to the Asian powerhouse.

China results exceed target for pollution cut

2014-09-25 11:30

China is on track to exceed its 2014 target for cutting water pollution, amid reports that it plans a $326bn action plan to clean up its rivers and lakes.

Paradise comes at a price

2014-09-25 07:08

Let's hope the Beijing sneeze does not result in global flu, says Leopold Scholtz.

China factory activity up, employment shrinks

2014-09-23 16:15

China's manufacturing sector has unexpectedly picked up some momentum even as factory employment has slumped.

China travel warning hits Philippines

2014-09-23 15:30

Tens of thousands of Chinese tourists have cancelled trips to the Philippines after a travel warning by Beijing.

Uighur scholar gets life in prison

2014-09-23 11:00

A Chinese court has sentenced to life in prison the country's most prominent advocate for the rights of Muslim Uighur people, his lawyer says, the latest sign of Beijing's determination to suppress dissent.

Rand hit as commodity currencies suffer

2014-09-22 18:15

The rand has fallen to seven-month lows against the dollar as commodity-linked currencies bore the brunt of expected weak growth in China.

Tibetan man self-immolates in China

2014-09-22 07:45

A Tibetan man has burned himself to death in northwest China, overseas media and a campaign group reports, the latest in a string of self-immolation protests in recent years against Beijing's control.

Chinese firms face off with ratings agencies

2014-09-19 10:30

Chinese companies hounded by debt obligations accrued over the past few years are grappling with a new adversary at what is a very inconvenient time.

China official hangs himself after being fired

2014-09-18 16:58

An official in eastern China has hanged himself after being sacked following a corruption probe into his presence at an extravagant banquet, state media says.

India, China relations on new footing

2014-09-17 12:30

India's new prime minister Narendra Modi is determined to build closer relations with China, whose leader comes with pledges to invest billions.

Chinese dairy group buys Australian farms

2014-09-17 09:30

Chinese dairies looking for new sources of cows' milk are buying Australian farms and intend to bring Chinese workers to help staff them, reports a newspaper.

Global wild tiger population to be counted by 2016

2014-09-16 19:29

Thirteen countries with wild tiger populations have agreed to take part in a global count to establish how many of the critically endangered big cats are left and improve policies to protect them.

China bans 'dirty' coal sale, imports

2014-09-16 14:26

China will ban the sale and import of "dirty" coal in less than four months, in an anti-pollution move that could have repercussions.

China posts biggest daily loss in 6 months

2014-09-16 09:53

China shares have had their worst day in more than six months, as investors continue to fret about weak economic data and started to worry about liquidity.

Wild China sturgeon on brink of extinction

2014-09-15 13:40

The wild Chinese sturgeon is at risk of extinction, state media reports, after none of the rare fish were detected reproducing naturally in the polluted and crowded Yangtze river last year.

UPDATE Prost penalised for Heidfeld crash

2014-09-15 08:12

Nicolas Prost has admitted he was at fault for the final-corner crash with Nick Heidfeld at the inaugural Formula E race in Beijing on Saturday. Watch the bizzare crash!

China factory growth slows to near 6-year low

2014-09-14 17:30

China's factory output has grown at the weakest pace in nearly six years in August while growth in other key sectors also cooled.


Hong Kong protesters reject demands to end rallies

2014-09-30 19:01

Hong Kong demonstrators have rejected demands to end rallies that have paralysed the city's downtown.

China makes bold move to lift housing market

2014-09-30 14:15

China has cut mortgage rates for some home buyers for the first time since the 2008 global financial crisis to help boost the economy.

2 men get death for killing imam in China

2014-09-29 10:42

Chinese state media say two men have been sentenced to death and another to life imprisonment for killing a pro-government Muslim cleric in the far western city of Kashgar.

Hong Kong police use tear gas on protesters

2014-09-28 17:31

Hong Kong police have used tear gas and warned of further measures as they tried to clear thousands of pro-democracy protesters gathered at government headquarters.

Stampede kills 6 primary schoolchildren

2014-09-27 10:42

A stampede has killed 6 schoolchildren in southern China, while 4 have been stabbed to death in an adjacent province.

Intel to buy stake in two Chinese firms

2014-09-26 10:21

US semi-conductor maker Intel says it will invest $1.5bn in two Chinese cellphone parts companies.

China considers replacing central bank head

2014-09-25 13:00

Chinese central bank governor Zhou Xiaochuan, an advocate of pro-market financial reforms, may lose his job in a reshuffling.

China shares mixed after best levels in 2014

2014-09-25 10:53

China shares have ended narrowly mixed after coming off their highest levels this year on optimism over broad economic reforms.

Adobe to shut development in China

2014-09-24 16:30

Computer software maker Adobe Systems says it will shut its Chinese research and development arm over hostile atmosphere.

Explosion at Chinese fireworks factory kills 12

2014-09-23 15:52

An explosion at a fireworks factory in southern China has killed 12 people and injured 33 others, the local government says.

Abalone farmers storm shipyard over pollution

2014-09-23 14:37

A shipyard in China has suspended operations after at least 500 farmers, who blame water pollution from the yard for killing their abalone harvest, stormed the yard and smashed its offices.

Ditching coal a massive step forward

2014-09-22 20:30

Phasing out coal as an electricity source by 2050 would bring the world 0.5°C closer to the UN's targeted cap for climate warming.

Blasts in China's Xinjiang kill 2

2014-09-22 10:05

Two people were killed and 'many' injured by multiple explosions in China's Xinjiang, the local government says.

China's billionaires - 358 and counting

2014-09-20 15:17

China's rapid economic development has produced more high-net-worth individuals in a shorter period than anywhere else in history.

Apple iPhone lacks key licence in China

2014-09-19 07:26

Apple's iPhone 6 still lacks a key network access licence in China, state media has confirmed.

China sentences 4 for 'plotting terror attacks'

2014-09-18 08:12

China has sentenced four people to up to 20 years in jail for 'plotting terror attacks', and the latest in a wave of rulings as the government accelerates a crackdown on Islamist militants.

Australia plays down China 'dirty coal' ban

2014-09-17 12:00

Australia has played down the impact of China banning the sale and import of "dirty" coal, saying miners would adapt and exports would not be affected.

China dairy group buys Australian farms

2014-09-17 07:53

Chinese dairies looking for new sources of cows' milk are buying Australian farms and intend to bring Chinese workers to help staff them, a newspaper reports.

Birds' nests land Chinese man in soup

2014-09-16 15:41

A Chinese man has been arrested in Colombo while trying to smuggle out swallow’s nests with a street value of $50 000, hours before the country’s president was due to arrive.

China ups medics in Ebola-hit Sierra Leone

2014-09-16 13:58

China is set to send more medics to Ebola-hit Sierra Leone to help boost laboratory testing for the virus, raising the total number of Chinese medical experts there to 174, the UN says.

Wife says police detain 81-year-old Chinese writer

2014-09-15 12:41

A well-known 81-year-old Chinese writer has been taken from his home and detained by police after he wrote several articles critical of a senior politician, his wife says.

China's giant online shopping 'crocodile'

2014-09-15 07:00

Alibaba has become by far the dominant e-commerce company in China, a country with the world's greatest number of internet users, in only 15 years.

China on track to develop Indian railways

2014-09-14 17:00

China will pledge to invest billions of dollars in India's rail network during a visit by President Xi Jinping this week.

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