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Thin-film solar tech under scrutiny in China

2015-04-19 12:30

The potential of thin-film solar panels has put Li Hejun at the top of China's rich-list, but his Hanergy has yet to prove it can turn commercially successful.

China's incredible shrinking factory

2015-04-17 15:15

Taiwanese light manufacturer has winnowed its workforce to just 200 and leased most of its space to other firms such as lamp workshops, a mobile phone maker.

Apple digs in on green with China solar

2015-04-16 22:03

Apple is looking for greener paper and is investing in solar power in China in an endeavour to fight climate change.

China accuses Dalai Lama of inciting self-immolations

2015-04-15 16:54

China has accused Tibet's exiled spiritual leader the Dalai Lama of inciting a wave of self-immolations among Tibetans as desperate protests against Chinese rule.

China release of five feminists welcomed

2015-04-14 19:25

Campaigners have welcomed China's release of five feminist activists held for more than a month, saying the surprise move after an international outcry showed Beijing does sometimes respond to outside pressure.

SA records R73bn trade deficit with China

2015-04-14 17:44

South Africa has recorded a trade deficit of R73bn with China, says International Relations Minister Maite Nkoana-Mashabane following bilateral talks.

Shock fall in China's March exports

2015-04-13 08:49

China's export sales have contracted 15% in March while import shipments fell at their sharpest rate since the 2009 global crisis, deepening growth concerns.

China blasts Obama over military 'muscle' in South China Sea

2015-04-10 14:09

Beijing has hit back at US President Barack Obama's criticism of Chinese construction in the disputed South China Sea, arguing that it is Washington that has greater military 'muscle'.

China's environment ministry blocks hydro project

2015-04-09 11:33

China's environment ministry has refused approval for a hydropower dam on an ecologically vulnerable river already damaged by construction, a rare setback for the country's extensive dam-building programme.

China netizens grieve after family of 7 drown

2015-04-07 17:58

Chinese netizens express grief after seven members of the same family drowned when a teenage girl fell into a reservoir and relatives frantically tried to save her.

 

US, China top dumping of electronic waste

2015-04-19 07:35

The United States and China contributed most to record mountains of electronic waste such as cellphones, hair dryers and fridges in 2014 and less than a sixth ended up recycled worldwide, a UN study says.

Tibetan man self-immolates in China - report

2015-04-17 10:33

A Tibetan man has burned himself to death in China, reports say, the second such protest reported against Beijing's policies in the region in two weeks.

'Dalai Lama can decide whether to reincarnate'

2015-04-16 12:20

It is up to the Dalai Lama to decide whether he will be reborn, Tibetan Buddhism's third highest religious leader has says, after Chinese officials repeatedly sy the exiled Dalai Lama had no right to abandon reincarnation.

China economic growth is 'reasonable'

2015-04-15 09:45

China's economy faces downward pressure but growth is within a reasonable range, says the spokesperson of the statistics bureau.

China tells EU not to ignore its new trade status

2015-04-14 19:20

China's top diplomat has warned the EU not to disregard changes to global trade rules set to favour Beijing, leaving European companies fearing a flood of cheap Chinese goods.

Nepal clears $1.6bn China hydropower project

2015-04-13 20:52

Nepal's investment board has cleared China's Three Gorges International to build a long-delayed $1.6bn new hydropower project.

Tibetan nun sets herself on fire, cries out for Dalai Lama

2015-04-11 10:01

A nun has set herself on fire while crying out for the Dalai Lama to return to Tibet in the latest self-immolation by Tibetans protesting Beijing's controls over the region.

Saudi-bound apes fall victim of monkey business

2015-04-09 15:44

Four Amazonian monkeys due to be transferred from Sweden to Saudi Arabia have been left stranded in a Stockholm zoo after a diplomatic row prompted Riyadh to stop issuing business visas.

China, Vietnam must manage sea dispute

2015-04-07 21:18

Chinese President Xi Jinping has told the visiting head of Vietnam's ruling Communist Party that the two countries must manage their dispute over the South China Sea well to maintain peace and stability.

One reported dead after pollution protest in China

2015-04-07 12:07

One person died and 50 were arrested after some 2 000 police, using rubber bullets, tear gas and water cannons, put down a protest by villagers against pollution from a chemical plant in China's Inner Mongolia.

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