China jails Hong Kong journalists

2016-07-27 16:07

A southern Chinese court has handed prison terms to four people, including at least two Hong Kong journalists, for running an illegal business after they reportedly sent copies of their sensitive political magazine to mainland China.

New standard gauge train service for Nigeria

2016-07-26 21:26

Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari has flagged off commercial train services on the country's first ever standard gauge rail track linking the capital Abuja with the northern city of Kaduna.

China, North Korea envoys hold talks in Laos

2016-07-26 09:48

North Korea's new top envoy sat down with his Chinese counterpart while relations between the secretive state and its historic benefactor are on edge as Pyongyang stubbornly pursues its nuclear programme.

WATCH: Tiger mauls woman to death in wildlife park

2016-07-25 14:45

A video has emerged, showing the moment a woman was attacked and dragged off by a tiger at a wildlife park in Beijing. Warning: video contains footage some viewers may find upsetting.

Tigers maul woman to death, injure another in China wildlife park

2016-07-24 10:36

Tigers at a wildlife park in Beijing have killed one woman and injured another after the pair left their vehicle following an argument, Chinese media has reported.

Nearly 100 dead or missing from China rains

2016-07-21 11:39

Torrential rain lashing northern China in recent days has left nearly 100 people dead or missing, official figures showed.

Hong Kong student leader Wong convicted for democracy protests

2016-07-21 09:01

Hong Kong student leader Joshua Wong was found guilty of participating in a protest that led to the city's mass pro-democracy rallies, in a case he has slammed as political persecution.

China HIV info leak violates patients' rights: WHO

2016-07-19 19:44

A leak of HIV-positive patients' identities in China was a violation of their 'fundamental right', the World Health Organisation has said, after reports that hundreds of infected people were approached by telephone swindlers.

Round 3: 2016 Chinese GP - Game of Sixes

2016-07-19 10:57

Halfway into the Hungarian Grand Prix (July 24, 2016), the F1 season will reach its halfway point. Egmont Sippel takes a look at events and trends that have dominated each of the year’s ten races, thus far.

Dramatic footage as landslide destroys homes in China

2016-07-18 16:30

Intense monsoon rains have caused widespread problems across southern and eastern China.


China mulls tightening wealth-product rules

2016-07-27 10:00

China’s banking regulator is considering tightening rules for the nation’s more than $3trn market for wealth-management products, according to a report.

China steel oversupply still ‘big worry’ for industry

2016-07-26 13:00

Steel supply from China remains a 'big worry' for the global industry, which continues to be under pressure despite an improvement in prices.

Nearly 300 dead or missing from China flooding

2016-07-26 08:17

Torrential rain lashing northern China this week has left nearly 300 people dead or missing.

China to shut political, social news sites run by websites

2016-07-25 09:58

Chinese state media say Beijing authorities have shut down several news programs run by major web portals in the latest round of efforts to restrict reporting of political and social news.

Floods kill at least 154 across China

2016-07-23 17:46

Torrential rains that have swept through China have killed at least 154 people and left 124 missing.

Stimulus bets undercut yen, euro on Brexit fallout

2016-07-21 09:36

Policy divergence is back, sending the yen, euro and New Zealand dollar to multi-week lows against the dollar.

Five dead after sea plane hits bridge in Shanghai

2016-07-20 12:54

An amphibious plane has crashed into a highway bridge on the edge of Chinese commercial hub Shanghai, killing at least five people, according to local media reports.

Beijing says air quality improved in first half of 2016

2016-07-19 11:49

Beijing says its notoriously awful air quality improved significantly in the first half of the year

Five drown trying to rescue woman in China

2016-07-18 16:41

Five people have drowned while attempting to rescue a woman who was trying to commit suicide in a river in northwest China, officials said.

Tokyo seeks to pressure Beijing on S China Sea ruling

2016-07-16 14:04

Tokyo has raised pressure on Beijing at an Asia-Europe summit to respect an international tribunal's ruling that dismissed its claims to much of the South China Sea.

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