MH370 families protest for information

2014-12-19 17:56

Grieving family members of Chinese passengers from a missing Malaysia Airlines flight have protested outside the foreign ministry in Beijing, accusing the government of failing to provide them with regular updates.

Clinic mum over 'gay conversion' therapy

2014-12-19 15:27

A psychological clinic has remained silent after being ordered to compensate a homosexual man for administering electric shocks to make him heterosexual.

Victory for plaintiff in China gay conversion case

2014-12-19 12:17

A Chinese psychological clinic has been ordered to pay compensation to a gay man who sued it for administering electric shocks intended to make him heterosexual.

Dalai Lama's star fading in the West - China

2014-12-19 09:27

Exiled Tibetan spiritual leader the Dalai Lama is drawing less and less attention in the West, and is only winning eyeballs with suggestions his title will die out with him, a top Chinese official says.

China hopes US will lift Cuba embargo

2014-12-18 13:19

China says it hopes the United States will lift its economic embargo on Cuba, in place for more than half a century, as the two countries normalise relations.

Mark Mobius: Emerging Markets poised to outperform in 2015

2014-12-18 07:52

OK, so Mark Mobius could be accused of talking his book. But the world’s foremost expert on Emerging Markets, a title won through years of being mostly right, is as bullish on developing world investments as he’s ever been.

Rights groups criticise use of dog skin in China

2014-12-17 15:50

Dog skin produced by Chinese factories is used to make gloves, shoes and other products destined for export, an animal rights group has said.

China's Baidu buys Uber stake

2014-12-17 11:31

Chinese Internet giant Baidu agreed to buy a stake in Uber as the online car-hailing service seeks to gain ground on rivals with powerful backers.

France's Accor hotels in strategic alliance

2014-12-15 10:56

French hotel group Accor and China's Huazhu have signed a deal to join forces in China, the world's largest travel market, as well as in Mongolia and Taiwan.

Hong Kong police begin closing last protest site

2014-12-15 09:00

Hong Kong police have pulled down barricades and folded up tents at the third and final pro-democracy protest camp, putting an end to demonstrations that have blocked traffic for 2 months.

China leaders preside at massacre remembrance

2014-12-13 07:30

President Xi Jinping and other Chinese leaders are presiding at a remembrance ceremony on the 77th anniversary of the Nanking massacre amid a drive to revive memories of Japan's brutal invasion.

China bank lending jumps 56%

2014-12-12 16:39

Chinese banks have increased new loans by 56% and have easily beaten market expectations to avert a sharper economic slowdown.

Tobacco firms sign pledge to end child labour

2014-12-12 12:30

Several of the world's biggest tobacco companies have pledged to end child labour in their supply chains, a landmark agreement a rights group says.


The presidency confirmed South Africa and China signed a number of strategic agreements aimed at strengthening bilateral relations and trade ties. Political economist explains who these links were formed by President Zuma's administration.

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Fidel Castro wins China's Confucius Peace Prize

2014-12-11 14:42

Former Cuban leader Fidel Castro is this year's winner of the Confucius Peace Prize, China's alternative to the Nobel Prize.

China censors loom large over Sony PlayStation

2014-12-11 10:03

Sony should fear China's censors almost as much as rival Microsoft as it prepares to unveil the price and release date of its PlayStation 4 gaming console.

KFC China calls for kitchen inspection

2014-12-10 17:12

KFC has told Chinese diners worried about eating their fried chicken that they're welcome to come and have a look.

China plans hike in cigarette taxes, prices

2014-12-10 11:05

China is considering raising cigarette prices and taxes as the world's largest tobacco consumer fights to stub out a pervasive habit.

Taiwanese Protesters: Crawl back to China

2014-12-09 14:18

Dozens of anti-Beijing demonstrators have protested a senior Chinese envoy’s arrival in Taiwan, some of them scuffling with police and demanding the official 'crawl back to China'.

25% of ivory sold in China is illegal

2014-12-09 13:27

About a quarter of elephant ivory sold in retail outlets in Beijing and Shanghai is illegal, a report issued by two charities says.

A quarter of China's drinking water is 'substandard'

2014-12-08 14:58

Almost a quarter of purified drinking water tested by China's safety watchdog is substandard, with many products found to contain excessive levels of bacteria, the official Shanghai Daily newspaper say.

Taiwan offers 'tiny welcome' for Chinese

2014-12-08 10:45

Chinese officials and business leaders visiting Taiwan can expect a lukewarm welcome at best, with the resurgence of the pro-independence opposition.

Labour 'concertmaster' tests Beijing's boundaries

2014-12-07 18:30

China's ruling Communist Party is deeply paranoid about social instability arising from labour disputes.

Hong Kong protester ends hunger strike

2014-12-06 22:26

The Hong Kong teen protest leader has ended his hunger strike after 108 hours at his doctor's urging.

China pans anti-corruption group for low ranking

2014-12-05 14:42

A Chinese newspaper has criticised Transparency International for failing to recognise the achievements of China's anti-corruption campaign, after the organisation's latest corruption index shows China is faring worse.


Hong Kong ex-civil servant guilty of graft

2014-12-19 17:45

A former top Hong Kong civil servant has been found guilty of accepting millions of dollars in bribes from a property developer.

China, Thailand agree on new rail deal

2014-12-19 15:24

Thailand and China have agreed to build dual track railways in the southeast Asian nation, a deal which could be a boon for Thai trade and tourism.

Big Chinese opportunity for W Cape winery

2014-12-19 10:08

A Chinese businessman has purchased a majority stake in a Western Cape winery because of the big opportunity he sees for this region's wine in China.

Chinese pilot gets 3 years for crash that killed 44

2014-12-19 09:05

A Chinese court has sentenced an airplane captain to three years in prison over the deaths of 44 people killed when his plane crashed.

Chinese village votes to expel HIV+ boy

2014-12-18 08:47

The plight of a Chinese boy with the HIV virus, reportedly pushed to leave his home by 200 villagers who signed a petition has sparked intense online soul-searching in the country.

China signs Balkan bullet train deal

2014-12-17 18:15

China has signed a huge deal to finance a high-speed bullet train between Budapest and Belgrade, a key link in Beijing's expanding network.

Dalai Lama: World must push for democracy in China

2014-12-17 11:46

The Dalai Lama says the world has a 'moral responsibility' to push for democracy and rule of law in China.

Chinese manufacturing contracts

2014-12-16 11:35

Factory production has contracted in China for the first time in seven months, according to a survey.

Executed Chinese teen found innocent 18 years on

2014-12-15 10:17

A Chinese teenager executed after being convicted of murder and rape 18 years ago has been declared innocent by a court, in a rare overturning of a wrongful conviction.

13 killed at power plant site in Ecuador

2014-12-15 07:46

A sudden collapse at the site of Ecuador's largest-ever infrastructure project has killed 13 people and injured a dozen more, officials say.

Italy seizes fake coins minted in China

2014-12-12 20:54

Italian police have seized €556 000 in fake euro coins minted in China from a ship container in the port city of Naples.

Joy as panda mom reunites with cubs

2014-12-12 12:51

A Giant panda in China has been reunited with her triplets after they were taken away in order to be treated.

China data show further weakness

2014-12-12 11:46

China's economy has shown further signs of fatigue, with factory growth slowing more than expected and investment expansion hovering near a 13-year low.


The ANC's close relationship with China was blamed earlier this year for the Dalai Lama's visa refusal to South Africa. Political economist Daniel Silke explains that SA-China links will certainly dictate SA's foreign policy in the coming year.

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Chinese police seek 100 Vietnamese runaway brides

2014-12-11 13:00

Chinese police are seeking more than 100 Vietnamese brides who vanished after marrying bachelors from a poor rural area, with reports saying an 'organised ring' could be behind the disappearance.

Zimbabwe gets $110m water, power upgrades

2014-12-10 21:51

Zimbabwe has received a $110m grant from the African Development Bank to repair and upgrade ageing infrastructure.

Japan's budget airline to merge with ANA

2014-12-10 17:00

Struggling Japanese budget carrier Skymark Airlines says it is considering asking for help from domestic giant All Nippon Airways.

Ivory prices soar in China

2014-12-09 20:15

Street prices for illegal ivory are soaring in China, where newly wealthy middle and upper class citizens are buying carved ivory and whole tusks as a status symbol, a report has found.

5 girls killed after wall collapses in China

2014-12-09 13:27

Five schoolgirls have been killed and two others injured after a school wall collapses during a basketball game in eastern China.

Elephant slaughter, ivory sales 'out of control'

2014-12-09 13:27

The slaughter of Africa's elephants and the illegal trade in ivory in China is 'out of control', conservationists say, with wild elephants potentially disappearing within a generation.

Quarter of China's drinking water substandard

2014-12-08 11:27

Almost a quarter of purified drinking water tested by China's top safety watchdog has been found to contain high levels of bacteria.

Concerns about emerging market company debt

2014-12-08 06:00

Cross-border debt issued by emerging market companies may be less stable than it appears due to the increasing role of overseas subsidiaries, a report shows.

SA-China ties strengthened: Zuma

2014-12-06 22:28

Ties between South Africa and China have been strengthened during a diplomatic visit to the East Asian country, President Jacob Zuma says.

Brics Bank starts at opportune moment - Zuma

2014-12-05 17:00

The Brics Bank is coming to Africa at a good time as the continent is promoting regional integration and cross-border trade, says President Jacob Zuma.

Chinese village head found with 132 homes

2014-12-05 12:47

A former Chinese village head has accumulated 132 Shanghai residential properties, reports say, the latest ‘House Uncle’ to be identified in a corruption crackdown.

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