Chinese auto slump hits industry fortunes

2015-07-31 12:11

The once-booming Chinese demand for automobiles seems to have hit a crisis - but there are plans to get things back on track...

IMF: China 'strong enough' to handle market rout

2015-07-30 10:00

International Monetary Fund managing director believes that China could weather the turmoil battering its stock exchanges.

California's shark fin ban upheld

2015-07-29 22:02

A federal appeals court has dismissed a legal challenge to a California law banning the sale, distribution and possession of shark fins.

Would you save your smartphone before your cat?

2015-07-28 21:28

Consumers around the world admit it: they sleep with their smartphone and take it in the shower.

China state planner optimistic on economy

2015-07-28 13:00

China's top economic planner says that it is optimistic on the outlook for the economy in the second half of 2015.

China to keep buying stocks amid market panic

2015-07-27 18:54

China will unleash more funds to stabilise its sharemarket, state media reports, after Shanghai stocks saw their biggest daily fall for more than eight years.

China slides again, Europe follows

2015-07-27 13:18

European stocks and major commodity prices have fallen hard as concerns over China dominated financial markets in the wake of the biggest drop in Shanghai shares.

China's engineered stock rally comes unhinged

2015-07-27 11:50

Chinese shares have tumbled more than 8% as an unprecedented government rescue effort to prop up valuations abruptly ran out of steam.

Six Chinese miners saved after 7 days underground

2015-07-27 05:37

Six men have been rescued from a flooded Chinese coal mine having survived a week underground after at least four of their co-workers were killed, state media says.

China arrests 2 'terrorists' in Wenzhou

2015-07-24 16:27

Chinese police have arrested two men with explosives in the city of Wenzhou, authorities say, describing them as members of a “violent, terrorist, criminal group”.


Chinese potatoes to chip in as water shortages hit staple crops

2015-07-30 11:36

Once seen as food for the poor, the humble potato is being pushed in China as a tasty, nutritious part of any meal as the world's most populous country struggles with water shortages and looks for alternatives to the traditional rice and noodles.

Chinese ships seen near disputed islets

2015-07-29 22:07

Two Chinese coast guard ships have entered what Japan considers its territorial waters around a group of disputed islets in the East China Sea.

Chinese airport closed after arson attack aboard plane

2015-07-29 10:10

Chinese authorities have suspended operations at a small regional airport in the country's east after an arson attack aboard a local flight left two passengers injured.

China stocks end lower as Beijing renews support

2015-07-28 13:23

China stocks have ended lower in a volatile session, even as Beijing pledged to lend further support after stocks sank 8% in the previous session, raising concerns about financial stability.

GRAPHIC FOOTAGE: Chinese woman mangled to death by escalator

Graphic CCTV footage has been released showing an incident where a woman was tragically killed by a freak escalator accident in the Chinese city of Jingzhou. The mother had pushed her 2-year old son out the way of the malfunctioning escalator moments before, but could not save herself. WARNING: Viewers may find this footage disturbing

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China shares tumble in largest drop since 2007

2015-07-27 14:33

Chinese shares have tumbled more than 8% as an unprecedented government rescue plan to prop up valuations abruptly ran out of steam.

Watch: Chinese woman dies after trapped in escalator, but saves son

2015-07-27 12:52

A Chinese woman has died after being trapped in a shopping mall escalator, but not before pushing her 2-year-old son to safety.

China stocks plunge, suffer biggest one-day loss

2015-07-27 09:57

China stocks have plunged more than 8%, their biggest one-day drop in more than eight years, as a government-triggered rebound petered out amid profit-taking.

China launches another two GPS satellites

2015-07-26 18:54

China has successfully launched the 18th and 19th satellites of its next generation of global positioning technology.

Zim firm inks $1.1bn power deal with China

2015-07-24 13:30

A Zimbabwean company has signed a $1.1bn agreement with the China State Construction Engineering Corporation to build a 600-megawatt thermal power plant.

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