Toyota recalls nearly 6-million more Takata airbags

2016-10-26 10:30

Toyota is recalling another 5.8 million Takata-made airbags in a global safety scandal blamed for a string of deaths and injuries.

Typhoon Haima lashes China; toll up in Philippines

2016-10-21 21:34

Typhoon Haima isbarreling into southern China after hammering the northern Philippines with ferocious wind and rain, triggering flooding, landslides and power outages.

China, Philippines: Money talks

2016-10-20 18:56

China has scored a major diplomatic victory, wielding its economic might and political clout to coax the Philippines into resuming a bilateral dialogue on their South China Sea territorial dispute following months of acrimony.

Chinese officials contest Dalai Lama's visit to Milan

2016-10-20 13:12

The Chinese Embassy in Rome has strongly protested plans by Milan city council to bestow honorary citizenship on the Dalai Lama, saying it would have a negative impact on bilateral relations and regional co-operation.

Starbucks plans to double number of locations in China

2016-10-19 12:58

Starbucks will more than double its number of locations in China by 2021, increasing the company’s bet on a country that eventually could be a bigger market than the US.

7 coal miners dead in China after gas explosion

2016-10-15 13:38

A gas explosion inside a coal mine in southwestern China has killed seven people and injured two more.

Study says China's 2-child policy won't lead to population boom

2016-10-14 15:35

A study predicts that China's loosening of its one-child policy to allow all married couples to have two children will bring only a small increase in population growth

Avocados to US, nuts to China a boost for SA

2016-10-12 17:58

US consumers may soon see South African avocados on their supermarket shelves as growers from the country look for new markets to sustain export growth momentum.

Girl found wrapped in dead parents' arms in China collapse

2016-10-11 14:27

Chinese state media say rescuers have recovered a 3-year-old girl who survived under the remains of collapsed homes in the arms of her dead parents.

Taiwan president says won't bow to Beijing, calls for talks

2016-10-10 17:32

Taiwan's new president Tsai Ing-wen says her self-ruled island will not bow to Beijing's pressure and that China should recognise her government's existence and engage with it in talks, in remarks likely to further anger China.


China's Xi to enforce will at Communist Party meeting

2016-10-24 20:33

Chinese President Xi Jinping will use a key meeting to drive home that his signature anti-graft campaign is far from done and his authority remains undiminished

China home prices rise in fewer cities amid tougher curbs

2016-10-21 10:01

China’s overheated property market is showing tentative signs of cooling, as authorities stepped up home-buying curbs to avert a housing bubble.

Bye-Bye, Bao Bao!

2016-10-20 18:51

Washington's National Zoo will be saying bye-bye to panda cup Bao Bao early next year.

Walmart to invest $25m in China food safety research

2016-10-19 13:31

Walmart and its foundation are investing $25m over five years in food safety research in China, as the retailer seeks to strengthen its foothold in the country.

In space, the looming threat of a new arms race

2016-10-16 18:22

Killer satellites, blinding lasers, sophisticated jammers - the world's military powers are quietly readying for a war in outer space at the risk of fuelling a dangerous new arms race.

Complaints about iPhone 7 reception stir in China

2016-10-14 15:57

Complaints about call connection problems with Apple’s iPhone 7 models are spreading across social media in China just weeks after the devices were released.

Don't let go! Reckless driver carries policeman on bonnet for 2km!

2016-10-14 08:49

If you're planning to outrun the police, it's best not to take an officer along for the ride as a bizarre clip in China shows. Watch as this dedicated officer clings to the bonnet of fleeing criminal's car for 2km!

Over 1 000 protest at Chinese defence ministry

2016-10-11 20:02

More than 1 000 protesters have walked and chanted in front of China's defence ministry in the latest apparent demonstration by soldiers as the world's largest standing military modernises and downsizes.

Multiple China building collapse kills at least 20 - Xinhua

2016-10-10 19:38

A series of multi-storey buildings built by local villagers and packed with migrant workers have collapsed in China, killing at least 20 people, the government and reports said.

A ranger, poacher and investigator explain pangolin trade

2016-10-06 19:22

Commercial trade in the pangolin, a scaly anteater with a distinctive coat of hard shells, is now forbidden following decisions made last week at a conservation meeting in Johannesburg.

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