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Hong Kong civil servants show support for protests

2014-10-23 09:19

Hong Kong civil servants have taken to Facebook to anonymously voice support for ongoing democracy protests on a public page.

Hong Kong protesters plan march after fruitless talks

2014-10-22 07:28

Protesters in Hong Kong have planned to march to the home of the city's Beijing-backed leader to push their case for greater democracy a day after talks between student leaders and senior officials failed.

US, China can tip climate balance

2014-10-21 17:29

The United States and China, the biggest greenhouse gas polluters, could reduce by a quarter the envisaged 2020 shortfall in emissions cuts required to curtail global warming.

China posts slowest growth since global crisis

2014-10-21 09:47

China's economic growth has slowed to its weakest since the global financial crisis as a slumping property market dragged on manufacturing and investment.

China best place to invest, say US execs

2014-10-21 09:07

China has the strongest foreign investment opportunities with Britain second and Germany third, according to a survey of US corporate executives.

Hong Kong protesters add helmets to their umbrellas

2014-10-21 07:39

When protestors first joined Hong Kong's pro-democracy rallies they carried little more than a raincoat. But as police began wielding pepper spray and batons, the protestors are now wearing hard hats and body armour.

Aus to help China seize assets of corrupt officials

2014-10-20 10:01

Australian police have agreed to assist China in the extradition and seizure of assets of corrupt Chinese officials who have fled with hundreds of millions of dollars in illicit funds, a report says.

Australia reluctant to tackle climate change

2014-10-17 15:00

Business and political leaders worldwide want action to avert the financial repercussions of climate change, but G20 host Australia remains a vocal sceptic.

Chinese villagers burn workers to death

2014-10-16 15:57

Local Chinese authorities say villagers engaged in a dispute with a property developer have detained several construction workers and burnt four to death.

China sends Ebola drug to Africa

2014-10-16 09:28

A Chinese drugmaker has sent an experimental Ebola drug to Africa for use by Chinese aid workers and is planning clinical trials there.

Police brutality at Hong Kong protest sparks outrage

2014-10-15 19:24

Hong Kong police have come under fire after plainclothes officers were filmed beating and kicking a handcuffed protester during mass pro-democracy rallies.

Decline in Chinese tourists hits Singapore

2014-10-15 13:45

International visitor arrivals to Singapore have fallen, hurt by a drop in tourists from China, official data shows.

Police, protesters in violent clashes in Hong Kong

2014-10-15 05:43

Hong Kong police and protesters have clashed in some of the most violent scenes since pro-democracy demonstrations began more than a fortnight ago.

Russia, China sign energy, finance deals

2014-10-13 19:43

Russia and China have signed a host of economic agreements to boost trade and investment between both countries.

US investment talks done in two years - China

2014-10-12 19:45

Negotiations to bring about a bilateral investment treaty between China and the United States could be concluded within two years.

HK leader: Democracy movement has 'almost zero chance'

2014-10-12 10:26

Hong Kong's pro-democracy protesters have an "almost zero chance" of changing Beijing's stance and securing free elections, the city's embattled Chief Executive Leung Chun-ying has said.

Hamburg, China deepen ties as trade booms

2014-10-10 12:50

Hamburg sees itself as China's gateway to Europe, with the city in northern Germany hosting the most important port for the world's second-biggest economy.

China coal-mining region turns to wine

2014-10-10 10:30

To reinvent itself in China's new consumption-driven economy, one region will need to crush a few grapes.

Yum China sees big sales recovery

2014-10-08 19:45

Yum Brands expects China sales to bounce back strongly in 2015, but cautioned that it likely faces a bumpy, multi-month recovery from a recent supplier scandal.

China earthquake leaves 300 injured, 1 dead

2014-10-08 14:29

Thousands of rescuers have deployed in southwest China after a strong earthquake left one person dead and more than 300 injured, a report says.

China military calls for stronger cyber security

2014-10-08 13:40

China's armed forces will ramp up their cyber security and speed domestic development of software, state media have said.

Hong Kong protests dwindle, as talks continue

2014-10-08 07:37

Hong Kong pro-democracy protests that brought tens of thousands on to the streets have dwindled to a few hundred after activist leaders agreed to talks with the government.

Malaysia urged not to deport 155 migrants to China

2014-10-07 18:04

Human rights groups have urged Malaysia not to deport 155 ethnic Uighur migrants back to China,, fearing they could face persecution.

Hong Kong protests at crossroads

2014-10-07 13:04

Hong Kong pro-democracy demonstrators have risked a backlash from commuters and retailers as lingering protests cause traffic chaos and sales slump.

Hong Kong protests at crossroads

2014-10-07 09:19

Hong Kong pro-democracy demonstrators have risked a backlash from commuters and retailers, as lingering protests caused traffic chaos and sales slump in the global financial hub.

 

China, Boeing turn cooking oil into jet fuel

2014-10-22 17:21

Aircraft makers Boeing and Commercial Aircraft of China have launched a joint pilot project to turn used cooking oil into jet fuel.

Hong Kong leader indicates possible concession

2014-10-21 19:06

The panel chosen to pick candidates for Hong Kong's 2017 election could be made 'more democratic', the territory's leader says, and the first indication of a possible concession to pro-democracy protesters.

China executed 2 400 last year - rights group

2014-10-21 11:17

The world's top executioner China put 2 400 people to death last year, a US-based rights group says, shedding rare light on a statistic Beijing considers a state secret.

Gold steady near one-month high

2014-10-21 09:23

Gold has clung to overnight gains to trade near a one-month high as worries persisted over a slowdown in the global economy after China's growth eased.

Popular flagship: 100 000 S-Class units sold

2014-10-21 08:28

Despite retailing from R1.2-million, Mercedes-Benz's new S-Class has proved incredibly popular since its launch late in 2013 with more than 100 000 units sold. Incredibly, for many Chinese customers, the luxury sedan is their first car!

China slated for not doing enough for Ebola

2014-10-20 11:16

China has lagged behind in contributions to fighting West Africa's Ebola epidemic despite being the largest investor in the region, says the World Food Programme.

Bear bites boy's arm off in Chinese zoo

2014-10-19 18:01

A bear in central China has bitten off the arm of a 9-year-old boy who tried to feed it through its cage, state media and a doctor said.

Top China engineer sentenced for $8m bribes

2014-10-17 11:00

The engineer who designed China's high-speed rail network has received a suspended death sentence after being found guilty of taking $7.8m in bribes.

US calls for probe into Hong Kong brutality

2014-10-16 10:32

The United States has called for a "swift and transparent" investigation into the beating of a handcuffed Hong Kong democracy protester.

Hong Kong police use pepper spray on protesters

2014-10-16 07:37

Hong Kong police have used pepper spray to stop pro-democracy protesters from blocking a major road near the office of the city's embattled leader amid public anger over the police.

China blocks BBC website amid Hong Kong protests

2014-10-15 14:40

The BBC's website has been blocked in China, one day after a video of Hong Kong police beating and kicking a pro-democracy protester began circulating online.

Putin's tiger attacked henhouse – China media

2014-10-15 12:03

Chinese media say a rare Siberian tiger released into the wild by Russian President Vladimir Putin has attacked a henhouse in northeastern China, raising concerns that farmers may hunt it down.

SABMiller beer sale trend worsens

2014-10-14 13:15

Poor weather in China has hit SABMiller's lager sales in the second quarter, though higher prices and a jump in soft drink sales have helped boost revenues.

Hong Kong police remove barricades at protest sites

2014-10-13 07:26

Hundreds of Hong Kong police have begun removing some barricades from protest sites early, as pro-democracy demonstrations enter into their third week.

China's central bank sees low risk of hard landing

2014-10-12 13:45

The chance of a hard landing for China's economy is small despite worries about the real-estate sector, says the chief economist of the People's Bank of China.

Airbus-China partnership keeps growing

2014-10-10 17:00

Airbus and its Chinese partners have re-confirmed their intention to set up an A330 completion and delivery centre in Tianjin, China.

Days of heavy air pollution blight China

2014-10-10 12:37

Days of heavy smog shrouding swathes of northern China have pushed pollution to more than 20 times safe levels, despite government promises to tackle environmental blight.

Hong Kong protesters vow to fight on

2014-10-09 22:04

Crunch talks between Hong Kong's democracy protesters and the government have been called off, just hours after demonstrators vowed to ratchet up their occupations.

China, EU close to deal on telecoms dispute

2014-10-08 19:30

China and the European Union are closing in on a deal to resolve a long-running telecoms dispute, people close to the matter say.

China builds military airstrip on disputed island

2014-10-08 13:40

Beijing has completed a runway for military aircraft on a South China Sea island also claimed by Vietnam, state-run media reported, as it asserts its territorial claims in the area.

3 from missing Thai helicopter survive

2014-10-08 10:26

A passenger onboard a helicopter that disappeared 10 days ago has walked into Myanmar village, saying both pilots also survived but were injured and needed help, organisers of the search say.

Japanese Muslim quizzed over plan to join ISIS

2014-10-07 18:04

Police are questioning a 26-year-old Japanese Muslim on suspicion of trying to join ISIS in Syria, media reports and the top government spokesperson says.

Dearth of doctors in China private healthcare

2014-10-07 10:00

As China tries to privatise an overburdened public healthcare system, private hospitals face a shortage of doctors.

6 die in dengue virus outbreak in south China

2014-10-07 08:08

The dengue virus has killed six people and infected more than 20 000 in southern China's worst outbreak of the mosquito-transmitted disease in about two decades.

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