Crisis-gripped Gambia bars seven foreign journalists

2017-01-17 21:33

Seven foreign journalists have been barred from entering The Gambia, where President Yahya Jammeh is refusing to quit days before the planned inauguration of his rival Adama Barrow.

Hundreds protest against elephant trade in Tanzania

2017-01-14 21:29

Around 500 people, half from the Chinese community, have protested in Dar es Salaam to call for the protection of elephants against poachers.

'Brexit tourists' take advantage of weak pound

2017-01-13 15:31

Spending by tourists visiting the UK, especially from Hong Kong, China and the Middle East has surged in December with the pound slumping after the Brexit vote.

Taiwan slams Nigeria, Beijing over trade office snub

2017-01-12 16:59

Taiwan has protested after Nigeria asked it to shut down its trade office in the capital, in what it says is an attempt by Beijing to push it out of Africa's largest economy.

Japan, S Korea scramble jets after China flies bombers

2017-01-10 18:56

Japan and South Korea say Chinese military planes flew over East China Sea and the Sea of Japan for hours on Monday.

UN urges probe of DRC officers involved in gold trafficking

2017-01-10 08:09

A UN group of experts is urging the Democratic Republic of Congo to investigate army officers involved in gold trafficking and a mining firm allegedly owned by Chinese nationals.

Why Zimbabwe's use of elephants to pay off old debt to China is problematic

2017-01-09 17:08

Zimbabwe are looking to resolve a debt to China by selling animals to them. But one of the concerns is that the elephants sold will eventually be farmed and their ivory harvested, writes Keith Somerville.

Bitcoin assault shows no target is too small for China

2017-01-09 10:39

Anyone wondering how serious China is about stemming the outflows that brought its currency reserves to their lowest since February 2011 need only to look at bitcoin.

Beijing creates new environmental police

2017-01-08 12:26

Officials in Beijing are creating a new environmental police squad in the latest effort to fight China's persistent problems with heavy smog.

China to send thousands of workers to Israel

2017-01-04 19:41

China has agreed for thousands of migrant construction labourers to work in Israel in a bid to alleviate a housing crisis in the Jewish state.


Gadget mountain rising in Asia threatens health, environment

2017-01-16 20:06

The waste from discarded electronic gadgets and appliances has increased by two-thirds in East Asia over five years, posing a growing threat to health and the environment unless proper disposal becomes the norm

China outrage over 92-year-old woman kept in pigsty

2017-01-13 20:20

Footage of a 92-year-old Chinese woman reportedly kept for years by her son in a pigsty has incited an online firestorm, as China grapples with the question of how to provide for its increasingly ageing population.

China’s exports remain tepid as Trump trade challenge looms

2017-01-13 08:49

China’s exports have remained subdued as soft global demand weighed on sales, as it braces for potential trade frictions with the US under a Donald Trump presidency.

Bitcoin price plunges as China probes exchange

2017-01-12 12:26

Bitcoin tumbled to a one-month low on worries that Chinese authorities are going to tighten their oversight of the digital currency.

China's poorest, trying to stay warm, add greatly to smog

2017-01-10 08:23

Across vast swaths of northern China's countryside, residents still go to great lengths to burn untreated coal in home stoves despite government efforts to ban the practice and introduce cleaner but costlier types of coal or electrical heating.

McDonald’s sells China stake for $1.7bn

2017-01-09 17:33

McDonald’s has agreed to sell a controlling stake in its China and Hong Kong operations to a group of investors for about $1.7bn.

Embattled Volkswagen to recall 50 000 cars in China

2017-01-09 11:02

German carmaker Volkswagen will recall almost 50 000 vehicles in China due to brake problems when using cruise control, according to the country's quality regulator.

Embattled Volkswagen to recall 50 000 cars in China

2017-01-09 08:58

German carmaker Volkswagen will recall almost 50 000 vehicles in China due to brake problems when using cruise control, according to the country's quality regulator.

Chinese site publishes first pic of 'Zim elephants' in concrete enclosure

2017-01-06 14:00

This is the grim concrete enclosure that's now home for some of the latest batch of elephants shipped from Zimbabwe's beautiful Hwange National Park to a zoo in China.

Ugandans at Chinese company strike over alleged sexual harassment

2017-01-04 18:07

At least 400 Ugandan workers at a Chinese-owned construction company have gone on strike to protest alleged sexual harassment by managers and poor pay.

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