Russia, China seek chemical weapons probe in Iraq

2017-03-25 11:34

Russia and China have proposed that a United Nations panel investigating chemical weapons use in Syria be extended to Iraq, a proposal Britain immediately rejected.

Morocco's Tangiers to host Chinese industrial city

2017-03-22 16:14

Morocco and China's Haite Group have signed an agreement to launch an industrial park near Tangiers for 200 Chinese companies that will create tens of thousands of jobs.

Deadly stampede at Chinese school

2017-03-22 08:41

A local government in central China says one student has died and 20 others were injured following a stampede during a morning bathroom break at an elementary school.

Singapore's looming debt wall fuels concern

2017-03-20 09:32

Default fears are resurfacing in Singapore ahead of a wall of maturing corporate debt, as a US bankruptcy filing of a firm from the city flags lingering pain.

North Korea tensions at 'dangerous level', Tillerson warns

2017-03-18 12:27

Korean Peninsula tensions were at a "rather dangerous level", Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said as he pledged the US would work with China to address the North Korean problem.

Merkel, Xi call for free trade, open markets

2017-03-16 22:06

German Chancellor Angela Merkel and Chinese President Xi Jinping have stressed their commitment to free trade ahead of a G20 finance ministers' meeting.

China shows explosive growth in patent applications

2017-03-15 17:45

Chinese international patent applications are on track to outpace their US counterparts within two to three years, says the UN's intellectual property agency.

China's economy gathers pace as output, investment accelerate

2017-03-14 07:59

China’s economy has started the year on a firm footing as its old growth engines gathered pace, with steel and aluminum rebounding on higher prices and home sales remain resilient.

Officials warn of global religious extremism threat to China

2017-03-13 13:47

Chinese officials are issuing new warnings about the spectre of global religious extremism seeping into the country, following reports of fighters from China's Muslim minority fighting alongside militants in Syria and Iraq

China fines trader $170m in first stock link penalty

2017-03-13 09:22

Chinese regulators have handed down penalties in the country’s first market manipulation case involving the stock exchange connect programme.


Chinese police detain centre head after 21 deaths

2017-03-23 21:02

A care centre director in southern China, where 21 people including a 15-year-old autistic boy died the past few months, is now in police custody.

China's new bond rules seen threatening losses

2017-03-22 10:32

China’s plan to tighten rules governing the use of corporate notes as collateral for short-term loans is fuelling concern that yield hunters may face losses.

Chinese police arrest dinosaur-egg bandit

2017-03-20 18:25

Chinese police have arrested a man accused of stealing dozens of fossilised dinosaur eggs, state media say, but some eggs are apparently still unaccounted for.

Tillerson lauds China-US contacts in meeting with leader Xi

2017-03-19 18:27

Secretary of State Rex Tillerson says the US is looking forward to the first meeting between President Donald Trump and his Chinese counterpart, Xi Jinping.

Farmers slash corn planning as China's stockpiles decay

2017-03-17 18:07

While China’s agricultural output has surged along with its robust economic growth, state-run stockpiles are overwhelming demand and prompting the government to re-evaluate costly buying programs intended to bolster food security.

US envoy in Japan to reassure on North Korea threat

2017-03-16 08:50

The United States' top diplomat was in Tokyo to reassure allies that Washington stands with them in the face of the accelerating missile threat from North Korea.

China introduces new index to reflect changing economy

2017-03-14 10:32

China has introduced a new indicator for the services sector to better track the vast range of activity that accounts for more than half of the economy.

Duterte asks military to tell China sea area 'is ours'

2017-03-13 17:29

The Philippine president has told the military to assert the country's ownership of a vast ocean region off its northeastern coast where Chinese survey ships have been seen.

Driver hits accelerator by mistake, lands SUV on rooftop

2017-03-13 10:32

CCTV footage captures the moment a driver accidentally hits the accelerator of his Honda CR-V instead of braking and ends up landing on a rooftop. Watch the insane clip!

China attacks US racial tensions, police brutality in report

2017-03-10 12:43

China has issued a report on rights abuses in the United States, assailing what it calls America's "terrible human rights problems" including police brutality, high levels of incarceration, racial prejudice and money politics

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