China deletes 1000s of internet accounts

2015-02-27 16:32

Some of China's largest internet companies have deleted more than 60 000 online accounts because their names did not conform to regulations.

China bans ivory imports for 1 year to protect elephants

2015-02-27 08:01

China imposed a one-year ban on ivory imports with immediate effect amid criticism that its citizens' huge appetite for ivory has fuelled poaching that threatens the existence of African elephants.

World art sales hit new record in 2014

2015-02-26 09:54

Global art sales have set a fresh record in 2014 driven by acquisitions from new museums, while China maintained its place at the top of the market.

Tiger cub spooked by fireworks jumps to its death

2015-02-26 08:51

A forestry officer says a tiger cub spooked by Chinese New Year fireworks jumped off a building to its death in eastern China.

Zambia ex-minister guilty of corruption

2015-02-25 22:21

Zambia's former mines minister has been convicted of corruption for his role in the award of prospecting licences to a Chinese mining company in 2009.

Chinese investors boost Australia's visa scheme

2015-02-23 12:00

The past year has seen a five-fold increase in the number of visas Australia grants to wealthy foreign investors, according to a report.

How Spain is luring Chinese tourists

2015-02-23 05:00

White rice for breakfast, dim sum and fast visas - these are the key attractions being used by Spain to tap into the surging wave of Chinese tourists.

Relatives of MH370 Chinese passengers protest

2015-02-19 16:18

Relatives of Chinese passengers aboard missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 are protesting outside a building where Prime Minister Najib Razak is attending a Chinese New Year's party in Kuala Lumpur.

Tens of thousands of Myanmar refugees flee to China

2015-02-17 17:16

Tens of thousands of refugees from Myanmar’s ethnic region of Kokang have fled into the neighbouring Chinese province of Yunnan over the past week amid fighting between militants and government troops.

'Blood heads' do a roaring trade in China

2015-02-16 19:17

With hospital blood supplies tight in China, desperate patients are turning to agents who sell certificates that give patients access to state blood banks, creating a black market at the heart of the healthcare system.


Herb derivative could work against Ebola

2015-02-27 10:25

A small molecule derived from an Asian herb may help stop Ebola infection by preventing the virus from entering the cells of the body, researchers say.

China removes 'thoughts' from terror definition

2015-02-26 14:49

Thoughts will not be subject to prosecution under China's new definition of terrorism, state-run media says.

SA spies suspect China behind nuke facility break-ins

2015-02-26 09:31

South African spies suspect China was behind a series of break-ins at a nuclear facility near Hartbeespoort Dam, secret documents leaked to Al Jazeera state.

Chinese abducted in Nigeria

2015-02-26 05:00

A group of seven gunmen have kidnapped a Chinese national in central Nigeria.

Gas kills multiple workers at illegal Chinese mine

2015-02-24 13:24

Local Chinese authorities say three people have died and six others have been hospitalised after being poisoned by gas in an illegal gold mine.

Global economy week ahead: Fed rate in spotlight

2015-02-23 08:51

Greece's struggles with its eurozone creditors may have grabbed much of the world's attention, but the US Federal Reserve is to reclaim the spotlight this week.

Lunar New Year attack at nursing home kills 3

2015-02-19 18:21

A nursing home worker in central China went on a rampage, state media has reported, killing three people and leaving another 15 injured at the care facility.

Australia may get tougher on food after China hepatitis scare

2015-02-18 10:37

Tougher food screening measures could be introduced in Australia with frozen berries from China linked to a growing number of hepatitis A infections.

Two shot in first ever attack on Red Cross in Myanmar

2015-02-17 15:49

Unknown attackers shot and wounded two people in the first ever assault on a Red Cross convoy in Myanmar.

India nuclear pact aimed at pushing back Chinese

2015-02-16 14:15

India has sealed a nuclear energy agreement with Sri Lanka where China has been building ports and highways in a diplomatic push in recent years.

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