Obama seeks to bolster cybersecurity

2016-02-09 19:34

US President Barack Obama has unveiled an effort to bolster the government's cybersecurity amid a growing threat from hackers.

China puts coal production capacity on chopping block

2016-02-07 12:57

China plans to chop coal production capacity as part of efforts by President Xi Jinping’s government to cut industrial overcapacity and use cleaner energy sources.

China acquits four after over two decades in jail

2016-02-04 20:35

Four men jailed in China more than two decades ago for murder, haver been acquitted - the latest in a series of wrongful convictions overturned in the country.

South Korea, Japan, China warn Pyongyang

2016-02-03 20:34

North Korea should abandon its plan to fire a rocket into space, neighbouring South Korea, Japan and China have said.

China sets 6.5% to 7% growth target

2016-02-03 14:15

China has set a range for its economic growth target for the first time in two decades, saying the economy would expand 6.5% to 7% this year.

Dalai Lama portraits confiscated in China

2016-02-03 10:45

A Chinese province with a large Tibetan population has ordered shopkeepers to hand in portraits of the Dalai Lama, state-run media says, quoting Beijing experts likening the Nobel laureate to executed Iraqi leader Saddam Hussein.

China unleashes steps to control financial risks

2016-02-02 15:26

China’s government is stepping up efforts to ward off a potential financial crisis, warning bank executives that their jobs are on the line.

China cuts mortgage deposit to 20% for first time buyers

2016-02-02 11:48

China’s central bank has said it will allow banks to cut the minimum required mortgage down payment to 20% from 25% for first home purchases to support the market.

20 years on, China punishes officials over teen's execution

2016-02-01 05:23

Twenty-seven officials in China have been "penalised" for the wrongful execution of a teenager 20 years ago, state news agency Xinhua reports.

China accuses Canadian of carrying out spying missions

2016-01-29 13:24

China says it has evidence that a Canadian man charged with spying and stealing Chinese state secrets carried out assignments for Canadian intelligence agencies.


'Dead' baby awakes just before cremation

2016-02-09 13:13

A Chinese baby boy who was declared dead and spent the night in a morgue showed signs of life just as he was about to be cremated.

More Chinese choose tourism over tradition

2016-02-07 11:46

While hundreds of millions of Chinese return to their ancestral homes for the Lunar New Year celebration, others choose to defy custom and travel.

China’s debt default risk climbs

2016-02-04 12:44

The cost of insuring Chinese sovereign debt against default has climbed to the highest level since a record cash crunch in June 2013.

Pope Francis under fire over China 'Realpolitik'

2016-02-03 18:30

Pope Francis has come under fire after lavishing praise on China in a move widely seen as oiling the wheels of Vatican moves to improve relations with Beijing.

Chinese firm to buy Swiss giant Syngenta

2016-02-03 12:45

State-owned China National Chemical has offered $43bn in an agreed takeover for Swiss pesticide and seed giant Syngenta.

Gold demand to increase in China

2016-02-03 09:03

China’s gold demand will keep expanding as investors seek safe assets and jewelry buying increases, says the China Gold Association.

'Nearly 100 000' Chinese new year travellers stranded

2016-02-02 12:14

Nearly 100 000 Lunar New Year travellers in China were stranded in the city of Guangzhou, police say, as snow and ice disrupted the world's largest annual human migration.

China money rates fall to one-week lows

2016-02-01 11:45

Most of China’s short-term money-market rates have fallen to their lowest levels as daily operations were used to keep the financial system flush with cash.

Four miners rescued in China after 36 days trapped underground

2016-01-30 07:12

Four miners who had been trapped underground for 36 days in a collapsed Chinese gypsum mine have been rescued, state media reports.

Can Africa still rise?

2016-01-29 06:45

Many are sceptical of the “Africa rising” narrative. Sim Tshabalala, joint chief executive of Standard Bank, discusses six points to build his case for optimism about Africa’s prospects.

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